Massachusetts Super Lawyers Selection, 2004, 2014, 2015
AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell
My practice focuses on civil litigation, insurance coverage, and the defense of bad faith claims. I also counsel clients involved in business and real estate transactions, aviation matters, employment issues, intellectual property, regulatory compliance, and risk management. In the bad faith arena, I have particular experience counseling and defending insurers against claims under Chapters 93A and 176D of the Massachusetts General Laws, including claims for unfair settlement practices and duty to defend disputes. Together with my colleagues in the Sulloway & Hollis Insurance & Reinsurance practice group, I provide advice to insurers presented with complex coverage and enterprise matters throughout Southern New England.
I have significant civil litigation experience, including the defense of insureds in a myriad of general liability, product liability, construction, professional liability, environmental, and toxic tort cases. Additionally, I have litigated shareholder disputes, business torts, antitrust matters, contract disputes, and employment matters. I also handle intellectual property cases, including the prosecution of copyright and trademark applications, enforcement of trademarks, copyrights, domain name disputes, protection of trade secrets, and patent infringement claims. I am a registered patent attorney.
In the area of professional liability, I have defended law firms and individual lawyers, including significant experience defending specialized practitioners such as patent lawyers and tax attorneys. I have also defended real estate brokers, securities brokers, registered investment advisors, insurance brokers, architects, engineers, and psychologists.
I have incorporated my experience as a licensed private pilot in my representation of airlines, fixed base operators, repair facilities, flight instructors, and aviation insurers in civil matters and before the NTSB in FAA enforcement actions. I serve as panel counsel for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (“AOPA”).
I have tried cases to verdict in state and federal courts in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and in Federal Court in the Northern District of New York.