Practice Areas

Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Employment Law
Real Estate Development and Land Use
Construction Law
Personal Injury Law
Loan Workout and Enforcement
  • Litigation, mediation, and arbitration involving employment matters, banking and lender liability claims, construction issues, contract claims, commercial claims, closely-held business disputes, and real estate matters
  • Advises businesses regarding employment and discrimination issues
  • Successfully represented clients in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the First Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Prosecuted or defended claims in virtually every Superior and District Court in Massachusetts

 Recent Successes

  • Resolved dispute on behalf of spouse of deceased shareholder in a closely-held family business with a settlement in excess of $2,000,000
  • Obtained one of the year’s highest jury verdicts in Massachusetts on behalf of a commercial lending institution while obtaining dismissal of substantial lender liability counterclaims
  • Successfully sustained dismissal in the Massachusetts Appeals Court of numerous claims filed to stop residential and commercial real estate developments
  • Obtained judgment in the United States District Court dismissing handicap discrimination claims against a grade school basketball association

Honors and Awards

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer®

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Conciliator in Essex County Superior Court for over 20 years
  • Served on Essex County Advisory Committee for the Massachusetts Bar Foundation

Bar Admissions


New Hampshire

United States District Court, District of Massachusetts

United States District Court, District of New Hampshire

United States Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit

United States Supreme Court


Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 1980

University of New Hampshire, B.A., 1977 (cum laude)