I am a trial lawyer and former President of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. I’ve served on the Board of Governors of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, the American Association for Justice, and am a fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation. I also serve as a mediator with the American Arbitrators Association and have been appointed as Special Master by judges of the Superior Court of Massachusetts.
I frequently lecture on a variety of trial-related subjects for the American Association for Justice, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Suffolk University Law School, and the National Business Institute. I am a graduate of the University of Massachusetts (B.A.) (M.B.A.) and Suffolk University Law School.
My trial experience includes many jury verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million and my practice has taken me to the courts of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Washington, Missouri, and Illinois.
I have been named in Best Lawyers in America for many years (including Lawyer of the Year, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs, for the New England area in 2013), as well as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer, and as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association. I also have a “AV” rating, the highest available rating, from Martindale-Hubbell, a highly respected independent legal rating publisher.
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Suffolk University, J.D. (1980)
University of Massachusetts, M.B.A. (1976)
University of Massachusetts, B.B.A., cum laude (1974)
Construction and jobsite accidents
Insurance bad faith
Mesothelioma and asbestos claims
Truck and bus accidents
Industry Leadership and Affiliations
Massachusetts Bar Association (Vice Chair, Section on Civil Litigation, 1989-1992; Chairman, Education Committee, 1989-1993; Chairman, Young Lawyers Division, 1987-1988; Board of Delegates, 1987-1988)
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (Member, Board of Governors, 1987; Chairman, Membership Committee, 1993 and 2000; Chairman, Education Committee, 1994-1996; Assistant Secretary, 1993; Executive Committee, 1993; President Elect, 1996; President, 1997)
The American Association for Justice (Co-Chair, Lead Paint Litigations Group, 1999; Board of Governors, 2004)
Awards & Honors
Managing Editor, Advocate Law Journal, 1979-1980
Author, “Technolawyer: Technical Resources For The Legal Profession,” Advocate Law Journal, Vol. 11, No. 2, Spring, 1980
Recipient, Outstanding Young Lawyers Award, Massachusetts Bar Association, 1989
Co-Author, “Trying The Automobile Injury Case in Massachusetts,” National Business Institute, Inc., 1992
Lecturer, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys; Massachusetts Bar Association; Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education; National Business Institute, Inc.
Co-Chair, Mealey’s National Lead Conference, 2001 and 2008
Recipient, Best Lawyers in America, 2005; Lawyers of the Year, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs, New England area, 2013; Top 100 Trial Lawyers of Massachusetts, 2008; Top Attorneys in America, 2005
Fellow, Massachusetts Bar Foundation (Chairman, Joint Bar Committee, 2005; Member, 2006-2008)