617.482.8200

Our Firm

Conn Kavanaugh is a Boston law firm that represents individuals and organizations ranging from closely held and family businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Since our founding in 1988, clients have relied on us for practical and realistic strategies to resolve legal issues quickly and effectively, both in and out of the courthouse.

Leadership

Conn Kavanaugh attorneys hold leadership positions in many community and bar organizations, publish articles and speak at continuing legal education seminars. The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts appointed one of our founding partners to the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers (BBO), the official body that investigates and evaluates complaints against lawyers. Several other firm attorneys are hearing officers for the BBO.

Pro Bono Services

Our attorneys provide pro bono legal services in collaboration with a number of nonprofit organizations, including the Legal Food Hub, Massachusetts Advocates for Children, the Women's Bar Foundation, the Victim Rights Law Center, Volunteer Lawyers Project, Health Law Advocates and Discovering Justice.

Awards

  • 2015: Conn Kavanaugh has received a First Tier ranking in Boston for Employment Litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for 2015.
  • 2015: Four Conn Kavanaugh attorneys were listed in The Best Lawyers in America © 2015.
  • 2014: The publishers of Boston Magazine selected 16 Conn Kavanaugh attorneys as Massachusetts Super Lawyers. The publication also placed members of our team on its lists of Top 100 Massachusetts Lawyers, Top 100 New England Lawyers, Top 50 Massachusetts Women Lawyers, Top 50 New England Women Lawyers, and Massachusetts Rising Stars.
  • 2014: The American Bar Association's Tort Trial & Insurance Section honored one of our partners with the Edmund S. Muskie Pro Bono Service Award. 
  • 2013: Law & Politics selected 12 Conn Kavanaugh attorneys as Massachusetts Super Lawyers. The publication also placed members of our team on its lists of Top 100 Massachusetts Lawyers, Top 50 Massachusetts Women Lawyers, and Massachusetts Rising Stars.
  • 2013: The Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA) honored one of our partners with the Defense Lawyer of the Year award.

Why Choose Conn Kavanaugh

Boston is home to dozens of excellent law firms. Why should you turn to Conn Kavanaugh for assistance with your legal needs?

Accessibility

Conn Kavanaugh offers a level of accessibility and responsive, attentive service that larger firms cannot match. Maintaining close contact and open communication with clients really matters here. We believe in listening to clients and advising them in specific terms to solve their legal challenges. And we aim to develop an ongoing relationship of trust and confidence with clients, becoming part of their team.

Specialized Expertise

We deliver many of the benefits you might associate with a larger firm — for example, breadth and depth of expertise. Each of our attorneys focuses on a select number of practice areas. Collectively, they give our firm the highly specialized expertise necessary to address wide-ranging client needs.

Transactional Experience

Our business attorneys have decades of experience negotiating deals for acquiring and selling companies through mergers, consolidations and asset and stock transactions. We are strong advocates and skilled negotiators. In addition, we bring considerable value to our clients in getting deals done efficiently and effectively while never losing sight of the importance of identifying and managing risk.

Litigation Experience

The Conn Kavanaugh team includes seasoned former prosecutors and a strong, deep bench of attorneys with civil and criminal trial experience, which equips us to solve complex litigation cases for clients. Some of our attorneys are fellows in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the nation's premier professional trial organization.

Cost-efficiency

One reason so many of our clients choose us is that we staff our cases leanly and charge reasonable fees. In addition, we provide practical and realistic strategies to resolve legal issues quickly and effectively, within budgetary constraints.

Please call us today at 617.482.8200 to learn more about what sets Conn Kavanaugh apart.

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    Business Litigation

    Our Business Litigation practice group offers the experience of seasoned lawyers who recognize the value of solving problems to promote your business success.

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    Anthony V. Bova
    Anthony Bova
    Russell F. Conn
    Russell Conn
    Andrew R. Dennington
    Andrew Dennington
    Catherine M. DiVita
    Catherine DiVita
    Daniel R. Fishman
    Daniel Fishman
    Kurt B. Fliegauf
    Kurt Fliegauf
    Thomas J. Gallitano
    Thomas Gallitano
    Erin K. Higgins
    Erin Higgins
    James F. Kavanaugh, Jr.
    James Kavanaugh, Jr.
    Katherine A. Kelter
    Katherine Kelter
    Brian J. Killoy
    Brian Killoy
    Julie  Martin
    Julie Martin
    Caroline A. O'Connell
    Caroline O'Connell
    Mary ('Beth') E. O'Neal
    Mary ('Beth') O'Neal
    Kathleen R. O'Toole
    Kathleen O'Toole
    Thomas E. Peisch
    Thomas Peisch
    James B. Peloquin
    James Peloquin
    Michael J. Rossi
    Michael Rossi
    Conor  Slattery
    Conor Slattery
    Carol A. Starkey
    Carol Starkey
    Christopher K. Sweeney
    Christopher Sweeney
    Alexis P. Theriault
    Alexis Theriault
    James Gray  Wagner
    James Gray Wagner

    Complex Tort Defense

    Since its founding in 1988, a staple of Conn Kavanaugh’s practice has been the defense of business entities in serious and complex personal injury or property damage actions.

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    Anthony V. Bova
    Anthony Bova
    Russell F. Conn
    Russell Conn
    Daniel R. Fishman
    Daniel Fishman
    Erin K. Higgins
    Erin Higgins
    James F. Kavanaugh, Jr.
    James Kavanaugh, Jr.
    Katherine A. Kelter
    Katherine Kelter
    Brian J. Killoy
    Brian Killoy
    Johanna L. Matloff
    Johanna Matloff
    Kathleen R. O'Toole
    Kathleen O'Toole
    Thomas E. Peisch
    Thomas Peisch
    James B. Peloquin
    James Peloquin
    Michael J. Rossi
    Michael Rossi
    Alexis P. Theriault
    Alexis Theriault
    James Gray  Wagner
    James Gray Wagner

    Construction

    Whether you are the owner, design professional, general contractor, project administrator, subcontractor, or supplier on a construction project, our Construction practice will assist you in achieving a successful project outcome.

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    Russell F. Conn
    Russell Conn
    Daniel R. Fishman
    Daniel Fishman
    James B. Peloquin
    James Peloquin
    Christopher K. Sweeney
    Christopher Sweeney
    James Gray  Wagner
    James Gray Wagner

    Corporate / Transactional

    Our Corporate/Transactional practice has a broad range of skills. This versatility allows them to remain a principal point of contact with our business clients and to move freely across multiple disciplines to ensure continuity of representation.

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    Barry E. Gold
    Barry Gold
    Gregory J. Murphy
    Gregory Murphy
    Caroline A. O'Connell
    Caroline O'Connell
    Bob B. Rosenthal
    Bob Rosenthal
    Neil R. Schauer
    Neil Schauer

    Criminal / White Collar / Regulatory

    We have extensive experience advising businesses and individuals who are the subject of criminal or regulatory investigations or proceedings.

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    Thomas J. Gallitano
    Thomas Gallitano
    Thomas E. Peisch
    Thomas Peisch
    Carol A. Starkey
    Carol Starkey
    Christopher K. Sweeney
    Christopher Sweeney
    Glen A. Tagliamonte
    Glen Tagliamonte
    Kirsten Z. Young
    Kirsten Young

    Employment Litigation / Counseling

    Employers and employees alike look to Conn Kavanaugh’s employment lawyers for advice in navigating the increasingly complex web of state and federal statutes,

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    Anthony V. Bova
    Anthony Bova
    Russell F. Conn
    Russell Conn
    Andrew R. Dennington
    Andrew Dennington
    Catherine M. DiVita
    Catherine DiVita
    Daniel R. Fishman
    Daniel Fishman
    Thomas J. Gallitano
    Thomas Gallitano
    Barry E. Gold
    Barry Gold
    James F. Kavanaugh, Jr.
    James Kavanaugh, Jr.
    Katherine A. Kelter
    Katherine Kelter
    Brian J. Killoy
    Brian Killoy
    Johanna L. Matloff
    Johanna Matloff
    Mary ('Beth') E. O'Neal
    Mary ('Beth') O'Neal
    Kathleen R. O'Toole
    Kathleen O'Toole
    Michael J. Rossi
    Michael Rossi
    Conor  Slattery
    Conor Slattery
    Carol A. Starkey
    Carol Starkey
    Christopher K. Sweeney
    Christopher Sweeney
    Alexis P. Theriault
    Alexis Theriault

    Estate Planning / Administration

    Our Estate Planning attorneys help individuals and their families plan for the future and protect their assets. We handle all aspects of estate planning.

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    George M. Ford
    George Ford
    Sheila B. Giglio
    Sheila Giglio
    Gregory J. Murphy
    Gregory Murphy
    Neil R. Schauer
    Neil Schauer
    Kirsten Z. Young
    Kirsten Young

    Family Law / Probate Litigation

    Our experienced Family Law/Probate Litigation attorneys work zealously to ensure rightful asset distributions in these emotionally charged proceedings. Our group handles a wide range of areas including prenuptial agreements, custody disputes, and post-divorce support or estate modifications.

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    Steven O. Anderson-Garrison
    Steven Anderson-Garrison
    George M. Ford
    George Ford
    Sheila B. Giglio
    Sheila Giglio
    Laurel K.  Koes
    Laurel K. Koes
    Christina  Pashou
    Christina Pashou
    James Gray  Wagner
    James Gray Wagner
    Kirsten Z. Young
    Kirsten Young
    Lindsay  Zelek-Thompson
    Lindsay Zelek-Thompson

    Land Use / Real Estate Litigation

    Our Land Use/Real Estate Litigation practice has extensive experience in handling real estate disputes of all kinds and at all levels. We can develop a strategy for your dispute.

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    Andrew R. Dennington
    Andrew Dennington
    George M. Ford
    George Ford
    Katherine A. Kelter
    Katherine Kelter
    James B. Peloquin
    James Peloquin
    Conor  Slattery
    Conor Slattery
    James Gray  Wagner
    James Gray Wagner

    Mediation / Arbitration

    Having litigated hundreds of cases, the Mediation/Arbitration practice is well-equipped to effectively value cases to resolve disputes according to your needs and goals.

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    Thomas E. Peisch
    Thomas Peisch
    James B. Peloquin
    James Peloquin

    Product Liability

    Conn Kavanaugh’s lawyers regularly represent manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in defending against product liability claims.

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    Russell F. Conn
    Russell Conn
    Daniel R. Fishman
    Daniel Fishman
    Erin K. Higgins
    Erin Higgins
    Katherine A. Kelter
    Katherine Kelter
    Brian J. Killoy
    Brian Killoy
    Johanna L. Matloff
    Johanna Matloff
    Thomas E. Peisch
    Thomas Peisch
    James B. Peloquin
    James Peloquin
    Michael J. Rossi
    Michael Rossi

    Professional Liability

    Our trial attorneys are accomplished in defending claims against attorneys, health care professionals, insurance agents and brokers, and other professionals.

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    Anthony V. Bova
    Anthony Bova
    Russell F. Conn
    Russell Conn
    Andrew R. Dennington
    Andrew Dennington
    Catherine M. DiVita
    Catherine DiVita
    Daniel R. Fishman
    Daniel Fishman
    Kurt B. Fliegauf
    Kurt Fliegauf
    Thomas J. Gallitano
    Thomas Gallitano
    Erin K. Higgins
    Erin Higgins
    Brian J. Killoy
    Brian Killoy
    Johanna L. Matloff
    Johanna Matloff
    Kathleen R. O'Toole
    Kathleen O'Toole
    Thomas E. Peisch
    Thomas Peisch
    James B. Peloquin
    James Peloquin
    Michael J. Rossi
    Michael Rossi
    Carol A. Starkey
    Carol Starkey
    Christopher K. Sweeney
    Christopher Sweeney
    Glen A. Tagliamonte
    Glen Tagliamonte
    Alexis P. Theriault
    Alexis Theriault
    James Gray  Wagner
    James Gray Wagner

    Real Estate

    Our Real Estate practice provides skilled representation in a variety of transactions, including the financing, leasing, acquisition and disposition of commercial properties.

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    Barry E. Gold
    Barry Gold
    Bob B. Rosenthal
    Bob Rosenthal
    Neil R. Schauer
    Neil Schauer

    Architects/Engineers

    Conn Kavanaugh has a wealth of experience advising and representing architects and engineers in many aspects of their businesses.

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    Russell F. Conn
    Russell ConnPartner
    James B. Peloquin
    James PeloquinPartner
    Glen A. Tagliamonte
    Glen TagliamonteSenior Counsel

    Closely Held/Family Businesses

    Conn Kavanaugh’s business attorneys have a broad range of skills and are very experienced in providing legal services to family-owned and other closely-held businesses.

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    Daniel R. Fishman
    Daniel FishmanAssociate
    Barry E. Gold
    Barry GoldPartner
    Bob B. Rosenthal
    Bob RosenthalPartner
    Neil R. Schauer
    Neil SchauerPartner

    Construction

    Conn Kavanaugh has provided an array of services to private and public clients in the construction industry, including the manufacturers of building materials and systems.

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    Kurt B. Fliegauf
    Kurt FliegaufPartner
    James B. Peloquin
    James PeloquinPartner
    Glen A. Tagliamonte
    Glen TagliamonteSenior Counsel
    James Gray  Wagner
    James Gray WagnerPartner

    Financial Services

    Conn Kavanaugh draws upon a wide range of disciplines to meet the needs of individual and institutional clients in the financial services industry.

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    Andrew R. Dennington
    Andrew DenningtonPartner
    Daniel R. Fishman
    Daniel FishmanAssociate
    Thomas J. Gallitano
    Thomas GallitanoPartner
    Carol A. Starkey
    Carol StarkeyPartner
    Christopher K. Sweeney
    Christopher SweeneyAssociate

    Food and Beverage

    Our decades of work in the food and beverage industry, including alcohol regulatory and distribution, have permitted us to gain expertise and insight into the typically fast paced and challenging world of our clients engaged in the food and beverage industry.

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    Anthony V. Bova
    Anthony BovaAssociate
    James F. Kavanaugh, Jr.
    James Kavanaugh, Jr.Partner
    Caroline A. O'Connell
    Caroline O'ConnellPartner
    Mary ('Beth') E. O'Neal
    Mary ('Beth') O'NealPartner
    Kathleen R. O'Toole
    Kathleen O'TooleAssociate
    Conor  Slattery
    Conor SlatteryAssociate

    Government

    Conn Kavanaugh provides an array of services to clients in the public sector, including state agencies, municipalities, and public officials.

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    Andrew R. Dennington
    Andrew DenningtonPartner
    Daniel R. Fishman
    Daniel FishmanAssociate
    Kurt B. Fliegauf
    Kurt FliegaufPartner
    Carol A. Starkey
    Carol StarkeyPartner

    Healthcare

    The Conn Kavanaugh team has the skills and experience necessary to successfully maneuver our clients through the increasingly complex and highly regulated environment of the health care industry.

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    Andrew R. Dennington
    Andrew DenningtonPartner
    Daniel R. Fishman
    Daniel FishmanAssociate
    Johanna L. Matloff
    Johanna MatloffPartner
    Thomas E. Peisch
    Thomas PeischSenior Counsel
    Michael J. Rossi
    Michael RossiPartner
    Carol A. Starkey
    Carol StarkeyPartner
    Christopher K. Sweeney
    Christopher SweeneyAssociate

    Insurance

    Our lawyers work with our insurance industry clients in a variety of ways. We represent their insureds in virtually every type of lawsuit for which insurance coverage is available. We represent insurance companies directly in bad faith actions, and in high-exposure losses or losses that present unusual or challenging coverage issues.

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    Russell F. Conn
    Russell ConnPartner
    Catherine M. DiVita
    Catherine DiVitaAssociate
    Daniel R. Fishman
    Daniel FishmanAssociate
    Kurt B. Fliegauf
    Kurt FliegaufPartner
    Erin K. Higgins
    Erin HigginsPartner
    Katherine A. Kelter
    Katherine KelterAssociate
    Brian J. Killoy
    Brian KilloyAssociate
    Johanna L. Matloff
    Johanna MatloffPartner
    Thomas E. Peisch
    Thomas PeischSenior Counsel
    Michael J. Rossi
    Michael RossiPartner
    Alexis P. Theriault
    Alexis TheriaultAssociate
    James Gray  Wagner
    James Gray WagnerPartner

    Law Firms

    Since the firm was founded in 1988, our attorneys have been known as “lawyers’ lawyers.”

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    Russell F. Conn
    Russell ConnPartner
    Daniel R. Fishman
    Daniel FishmanAssociate
    Thomas J. Gallitano
    Thomas GallitanoPartner
    Erin K. Higgins
    Erin HigginsPartner
    Julie  Martin
    Julie MartinAssociate
    Thomas E. Peisch
    Thomas PeischSenior Counsel
    Bob B. Rosenthal
    Bob RosenthalPartner
    Michael J. Rossi
    Michael RossiPartner
    Christopher K. Sweeney
    Christopher SweeneyAssociate

    Manufacturing

    Conn Kavanaugh has broad experience in representing the interests and needs of various manufacturers.

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    Russell F. Conn
    Russell ConnPartner
    Barry E. Gold
    Barry GoldPartner
    Erin K. Higgins
    Erin HigginsPartner
    Johanna L. Matloff
    Johanna MatloffPartner

    Real Estate

    Conn Kavanaugh has a wealth of experience in the real estate field.

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    George M. Ford
    George FordOf-Counsel
    Katherine A. Kelter
    Katherine KelterAssociate
    Bob B. Rosenthal
    Bob RosenthalPartner
    Michael J. Rossi
    Michael RossiPartner
    Neil R. Schauer
    Neil SchauerPartner
    James Gray  Wagner
    James Gray WagnerPartner

    Staffing and Recruiting

    Staffing companies and Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) are playing an increasingly important role in many aspects of human resource management, as employers are relying more and more on staffing companies and PEOs for payroll and employee benefit administration, risk management, and other increasingly complex administrative burdens.

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    Daniel R. Fishman
    Daniel FishmanAssociate
    Thomas J. Gallitano
    Thomas GallitanoPartner
    Barry E. Gold
    Barry GoldPartner
    Johanna L. Matloff
    Johanna MatloffPartner
    Mary ('Beth') E. O'Neal
    Mary ('Beth') O'NealPartner

    News

    Firm News Archive

    May 13, 2019
    James B. Peloquin Admitted to Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States
    April 18, 2019
    BBA Files an Amicus Brief in Defense of Post-conviction Access to Forensic Testing
    April 12, 2019
    "Thrones, Heroes, Pride and Terror" - Jennifer Taddeo on "The Boston Podcast"
    March 26, 2019
    Erin Higgins, The Lawyer's Lawyer — "The Boston Podcast" by Pod617
    February 12, 2019
    Daniel Fishman Scores Significant Victory for Cape Cod Oyster Farmer
    February 5, 2019
    Victory for Client in Employment Discrimination Matter
    January 22, 2019
    Conn Kavanaugh Welcomes Jennifer D. Taddeo, Expanding Estate Planning Practice
    January 21, 2019
    Inside Divorce with Estate Planning Attorney Jennifer Taddeo
    January 3, 2019
    Conn Kavanaugh Announces Glen A. Tagliamonte's Promotion to Senior Counsel
    December 14, 2018
    Conn Kavanaugh Welcomes Christina Pashou to the Firm
    November 20, 2018
    Alexis Theriault Reflects on Experience with All Rise Event
    November 19, 2018
    All Rise 2018: A Message from the Chair, Carol A. Starkey
    November 8, 2018
    Kurt Fliegauf and Catherine DiVita Admitted to Mohegan Gaming Disputes Court
    November 1, 2018
    Conn Kavanaugh Ranked In 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"
    October 18, 2018
    25 Conn Kavanaugh Attorneys Named 2018 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
    October 15, 2018
    Erin K. Higgins Honored in 2018 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Top Women of Law Circle of Excellence
    September 28, 2018
    Conn Kavanaugh Scores Victory in Insurance Coverage Matter
    September 20, 2018
    Conn Kavanaugh Celebrates 30th Anniversary
    September 19, 2018
    Erin Higgins Elected to Boston Bar Association Council
    August 27, 2018
    Steven Anderson-Garrison Joins Growing Family Law Department
    August 15, 2018
    George Ford Recognized by Best Lawyers in America® for 35th Consecutive Year
    August 15, 2018
    Ten Conn Kavanaugh Attorneys Named to 2019 Best Lawyers® List
    July 23, 2018
    Conn Kavanaugh Associates Participate in GBLS Associates Drive
    June 8, 2018
    Golfing is not just for the Boys
    June 6, 2018
    Michael J. Rossi Named to City of Newton Zoning Board of Appeals
    June 1, 2018
    Alexis Theriault Receives MassDLA Rising Star Award
    April 15, 2018
    Conn Kavanaugh Attorneys Recognized in 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in New England
    March 2, 2018
    Erin Higgins and Alexis Theriault Volunteer with MDLA
    February 6, 2018
    Ethically Interviewing and Preparing Witnesses for Deposition and Trial
    January 25, 2018
    Conn Kavanaugh joined in the 19th Annual Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid event.
    January 2018
    Carol A. Starkey has joined the 2018 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Board of Editors.
    January 13, 2018
    Andrew R. Dennington spoke at the Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association Winter Conference.
    January 2018
    We are pleased to announce Johanna L. Matloff and Laurel K. Spallone have become partners in the firm.
    December 2017
    Bob B. Rosenthal was recently recognized for his legal services contributions at Tidmarsh Farms in Plymouth.
    December 2017
    2017 Pro Bono Report
    December 2017
    Mary (Beth) O'Neal presented Farm Employment Law 101 workshop at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
    December 2017
    Mary ('Beth') E O'Neal will be a panelist at MCLE’s upcoming 20th Annual Employment Law Conference 2017.
    December 2017
    We are excited to welcome Julie M. Muller to the firm!
    November 2017
    Mary ('Beth') E. O'Neal was a panelist at an MCLE program dealing with Negotiating, Drafting & Enforcing Employment & Severance Agreements.
    November 2017
    Erin K. Higgins is serving a one-year term as President of the Professional Liability Defense Federation
    October 2017
    Russell F. Conn spoke at the annual meeting of the American Society of Civil Engineers in New Orleans on the topic, “Support for the Masonry Cornice.”
    October 2017
    Conn Kavanaugh is proud to announce that 22 of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Massachusetts Super Lawyers.
    September 2017
    Conn Kavanaugh is a proud sponsor of the 26th Veterans Legal Services' Gala!
    September 2017
    Thomas E. Peisch was Re-Appointed as Chair of the Mass Bay Community College Board of Trustees.
    September 2017
    Conn Kavanaugh is grateful to have been joined by Kemmara Bailey as this year’s BBA Summer Jobs Program student.
    August 2017
    Conn Kavanaugh Announces 9 Attorneys Selected for Best Lawyers in America 2018
    July 2017
    Alexis P. Theriault has been invited to be a member of the Boston Bar Association's 14th Public Interest Leadership Program Class. -- The Public Interest Leadership Program promotes civic engagement and public service by advancing the leadership role of lawyers in service to their community, their profession and the Commonwealth.
    June 2017
    Alexis P. Theriault has been invited to join the Steering Committee for the Boston Bar Foundation’s 2017 Summer Fundraiser.
    June 2017
    Attorney Andrew Dennington was the featured new member of DRI’s Business Torts and Contract Litigation Specialized Litigation Group (“SLG”).
    June 2017
    Attorney Andrew Dennington recently made a presentation to the Boston Bar Association’s Panel on current issues involving the Massachusetts Anti-SLAPP Statute
    Our office has moved to One Federal Street, 15th Floor, Boston MA 02110
    April 2017
    Attorney Alexis Theriault participated in the Professionalism Panel during the Boston Bar Association's Practicing with Professionalism Course.
    March, 2017
    Beth O’Neal moderated and presented a program at MCLE on a variety of issues related to employers and employees behaving badly in the workplace.
    March, 2017
    Thomas Peisch interviewed in a recent Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly about law firm disqualification issue.
    March, 2017
    Beth O’Neal, along with David Belfort, Rob Mantell and Judge Kenneth Salinger, presented a program at MCLE on damages in employment cases.
    February, 2017
    Associate Attorney Alexis Theriault Will Co-Chair the Boston Bar Foundation's 2017 Casino Night
    February, 2017
    Partner Carol Starkey reminds us that judicial independence is necessary to preserve our democracy.
    February, 2017
    Partner Tom Peisch Served as a Scoring Judge for the Boston Regional of the National Trial Competition.
    January, 2017
    Partner and BBA President Carol A. Starkey issued a statement on President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration.
    January, 2017
    Partner and BBA President Carol A. Starkey shares her thoughts on proposed budget for MA for 2018
    January, 2017
    Carol A. Starkey was quoted in a recent Boston Bar Association news release related to the Annie Dookhan scandal.
    January, 2017
    Partner and BBA President Carol A. Starkey responds to death sentence for Gary Lee Sampson
    January, 2017
    We are pleased to announce that Michael J. Rossi has become a partner in the firm.
    December 2016
    Attorneys Kirsten Zwicker Young and Laurel Spallone Saved their Client $96,000.
    November 2016
    Conn Kavanaugh supports local charities on Giving Tuesday.
    November 2016
    Tom Peisch will serve as a judge for the Region 1 competition of the New York City Bar Association's National Moot Court Competition.
    November 2016
    Congratulations to Kurt Fliegauf, he obtained a favorable judgment for his clients.
    October 2016
    20 Conn Kavanaugh Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in 2016.
    October 2016
    Carol A. Starkey was quoted in a recent Boston Bar Association news release related to the Annie Dookhan scandal.
    October 2016
    Carol A. Starkey, President of the Boston Bar Association, hosts the BBA'S 2016 Annual Meeting Luncheon.
    September 2016
    Michael J. Rossi was selected as a member of the inaugural Massachusetts Bar Association Leadership Academy, a 12-month program designed to develop future bar and civic leaders.
    September 2016
    We are proud to announce that Carol A. Starkey will serve as president of the Boston Bar Association and its governing council for the 2016-2017 program year, effective September 1, 2016.
    September 2016
    We are pleased to announce that Sheila B. Giglio has become a partner in the firm.
    August 2016
    Successful Appeal: First Circuit ruled in favor of our client, a national specialty insurance provider.
    August 2016
    Andrew R. Dennington has been appointed Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals for the Town of Southborough.
    August 2016
    Seven Conn Kavanaugh Attorneys Named 2017 Best Lawyers in America©.
    July 2016
    Adam Santeusanio participated in the 2016 GBLS Associates Drive.
    June 2016
    The BBA's Law Day in Schools program was featured on NPR's Morning Edition this morning, and includes quotes from BBA President-Elect, Carol A. Starkey.
    June 2016
    Carol Starkey was quoted in a recent Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article where she commented on Governor Charlie Baker’s SJC picks.
    June 2016
    Tom Peisch recently served as a member of the Superior Court Working Group on Civil Litigation alternatives.
    June 2016
    BBA President-elect Carol Starkey was interviewed by the Boston Globe
    May 2016
    Kurt Fliegauf and Andrew Dennington were featured in a front page Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly article for their work in a three week long jury trial concerning hotly contested business disputes.
    May 2016
    Successful Verdict: US First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of our client the MBTA.
    May 2016
    Conn Kavanaugh is a proud sponsor of the Boston Bar Association's Law Day Dinner and congratulates the 2016 honorees.
    April 2016
    Carol A. Starkey recently represented the Boston Bar Association in Washington D.C. to meet with the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation and advocate on behalf of Legal Services.
    April 2016
    Thomas E. Peisch was quoted in three Bloomberg/BNA publications on the subject of disqualification of expert witnesses whose opinions are not deemed worthy of submission to juries.
    April 2016
    Erin K. Higgins presented on “Recent IP Malpractice Trends” at the 7th Annual Intellectual Property Law Symposium in Orlando, Florida.
    March 2016
    Alexis P. Theriault joins the Boston Bar Foundation Junior Fellows Society.
    March 2016
    Conn Kavanaugh mourns the passing of Thomas D. Burns, one of Boston’s most renowned trial lawyers, who was mentor to and friend of Conn Kavanaugh’s founders.
    February 2016
    George M. Ford received the Massachusetts Bar Association Community Service Award for outstanding public service.
    February 2016
    Beth O’Neal was a panelist, along with Judge Ken Salinger and Attorneys Rob Mantell and Dave Belfort, at an MCLE program on Proving & Valuing Damages in Employment Cases.
    February 2016
    Conn Kavanaugh is pleased to have been a part of the Boston Bar Foundation’s 2016 John & Abigail Adams Benefit, the area’s largest fundraiser for legal aid, which raised over $600,000.
    February 2016
    Alexis P. Theriault has been invited to join the Steering Committee for the 2016 Casino Night event sponsored by the Boston Bar Foundation.
    November 2015
    Conn Kavanaugh has received a First Tier ranking in Boston for Employment Litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for 2016.
    October 2015
    Russell F. Conn presented a talk on October 12th to over 100 attendees at the annual conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers at the Marriot Marquis in New York City.
    October 2015
    Conn Kavanaugh is proud to announce that 19 of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers.
    October 2015
    Thomas E. Peisch has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Wellesley Friendly Aid Association.
    September 2015
    We are proud to announce that our own Carol A. Starkey will serve as President-Elect of the Boston Bar Association and its governing council for the 2015-2016 program year, effective September 1.
    August 2015
    Michael T. Sullivan successfully represented the owners of an oceanfront property in a local zoning appeal from a building inspector’s decision to suspend the homeowners’ building permit.
    August 2015
    Six Conn Kavanaugh Attorneys Named 2016 Best Lawyers in America©.
    July 2015
    George M. Ford was honored by the Massachusetts Bar Association for 50 years of service to the bar.
    July 2015
    Beth O’Neal recently moderated the MCLE program “Mock Trial of an MCAD Gender Identity Discrimination Case.”
    July 2015
    Kirsten Z. Young was recently honored by the Plymouth County Bar Advocates as 2015 Attorney of the Year in recognition of her outstanding service and dedication to clients.
    July 2015
    Conn Kavanaugh organized a team to run in the annual Lawyers Have Heart 5k road race on June 30th.
    June 2015
    Carol A. Starkey was a featured speaker at the June 23rd MCLE, "Using the Internet & Social Media to Win Cases: The latest tips for mining and finding online evidence."
    June 2015
    Beth O’Neal and Johanna Matloff have co-authored a chapter entitled Pregnancy Discrimination for the MCLE publication Employment Law in Massachusetts.
    June 2015
    Beth O’Neal spoke at a recent Boston Bar Association luncheon on mediating employment disputes.
    June 2015
    Kirsten Z. Young, Laurel K. Spallone, and Anna O. Klimas are now members of the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators (AACFL).
    June 2015
    Alexis P. Theriault has been invited to join the Steering Committee for the 2015 Passport to Pairings event sponsored by the Boston Bar Foundation.
    June 2015
    Anthony V. Bova was selected recently to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division or “YLD”.
    June 2015
    Beth O’Neal was a faculty member at an MCLE program “Top 10 Tricky FMLA Situations & Solutions: A Series of Case Hypotheticals.”
    May 2015
    Conn Kavanaugh was a proud sponsor of the Boston Bar Association’s 2015 Law Day Dinner.
    May 2015
    Russell F. Conn’s review of the book, A Guide to Managing Engineering and Architectural Design Services Contracts, by John Lowe, appeared in the April, 2015 edition of Structure Magazine.
    April 2015
    Jesus Manuel Diaz, the firm’s File Room Manager for thirteen years and an integral member of our team, passed away last week after a brief illness.
    March 2015
    Carol Starkey has been elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation as of March, 2015.
    March 2015
    Anna O. Klimas obtained an acquittal from a Plymouth County District Court Jury on an allegation of a Violation of an Abuse Prevention Order.
    March 2015
    Thomas E. Peisch was quoted at length in the recent Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article, “Lawyers discovering strategic challenges in new damages law.”
    February 2015
    Kurt B. Fliegauf was a featured speaker at the Boston Bar Association’s lunch lecture series, “Close Corporation Shareholders’ Disputes: Practical, Ethical, and Strategic Considerations.”
    January 2015
    Thomas E. Peisch and Andrew R. Dennington obtained a jury verdict in favor of their client in a medical malpractice case tried for 8 days in Worcester Superior Court.
    January 2015
    Carol A. Starkey was appointed by Governor Deval Patrick as a member of the Gubernatorial Commission to study compensation of Assistant District Attorneys and Public Defenders.
    November 2014
    Conn Kavanaugh has received a First Tier ranking in Boston for Employment Litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for 2015.
    November 2014
    The publishers of Boston Magazine selected 16 Conn Kavanaugh attorneys as Massachusetts Super Lawyers.
    October 2014
    Thomas E. Peisch was quoted in a recent report to corporate executives issued by Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs.
    October 2014
    Erin K. Higgins spoke at a Boston Bar Association lunch about the ethical implications for in-house attorneys of “blowing the whistle” on corporate fraud and misconduct.
    October 2014
    Kirsten Z. Young to argue before the MSJC in October on a matter expected to address how substantial a role a defendant’s prejudice must have in the prosecution of hate crimes in the Commonwealth.
    September 2014
    Erin K. Higgins spoke about ethical issues for professional liability lawyers at the annual conference of the Professional Liability Defense Federation in Washington, D.C.
    September 2014
    Conn Kavanaugh joined other Boston-based law firms in sponsoring the Boston Bar Association's 2014 Annual Meeting Luncheon.
    September 2014
    Conn Kavanaugh is proud to announce that three of its partners have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015.
    September 2014
    Thomas E. Peisch was quoted at length in a recent Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs.
    September 2014
    Conn Kavanaugh is proud to have volunteered its attorneys’ time for the MBA sponsored program helping Marathon bombing victims through the process of applying for One Fund distributions.
    August 2014
    Carol A. Starkey will serve as the Vice President of the Boston Bar Association and its governing Council for the 2014-2015 program year, effective September 1, 2014.
    August 2014
    Erin K. Higgins has been selected to receive the 2014 Edmund S. Muskie Pro Bono Service Award from the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section.
    August 2014
    James F. Kavanaugh, Jr. has been selected for membership in the the American Board of Trial Advocates.
    August 2014
    Carol A. Starkey was recently interviewed by the Neighborhood Network News where she discussed the challenges faced by the Massachusetts criminal justice system.
    July 2014
    James B. Peloquin has been appointed to a two-year term as co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Litigation Section ADR Steering Committee.
    July 2014
    Kurt B. Fliegauf was quoted in a recent Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article entitled, “Release does not require explicit ‘Wage Act’ cite.”
    July 2014
    Erin K. Higgins has been appointed to a four-year term on the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers, effective as of July 1, 2014.
    July 2014
    Beth O’Neal moderated and participated as a member of the faculty in the MCLE’s Mock Trial of an MCAD Religious Discrimination, Failure to Accommodate and Retaliation Case.
    June 2014
    Carol A. Starkey was a featured speaker at the June 24th MCLE, “Using Social Media to Win Cases.”
    June 2014
    Ron Jacobs and Jim Kavanaugh were co-counsel for the prevailing defendant, a major defense contractor, in a putative class action in federal court in Massachusetts.
    June 2014
    Erin K. Higgins participated as a panelist on a Boston Bar Association seminar, “The Dash to Court: Seeking and Opposing Preliminary Relief in the Business Litigation Session.
    May 2014
    Thomas E. Peisch was a featured panelist at the American Bar Association’s annual National Legal Malpractice Conference.
    March 2014
    Kurt B. Fliegauf and Michael J. Rossi recently presented on the recent amendments to the civil procedure rules concerning electronically stored information at Suffolk University Law School.
    March 2014
    Carol A. Starkey was a panelist speaker for the defense at the joint event sponsored by the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association.
    March 2014
    Managing Partner, Thomas J. Gallitano was interviewed by the Boston Bar Association’s leadership Blog entitled "Tipping the Scales."
    March 2014
    James G. Wagner was quoted in a recent Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article discussing a recent Land Court decision.
    March 2014
    Barry Gold, Partner in the Corporate/Transactional group of Conn Kavanaugh was recently interviewed on Radio Entrepreneurs, a talk radio program that is part of the Money Matters Radio network.
    February 2014
    Thomas E. Peisch and Erin K. Higgins co-authored, "Warnings on non-traditional payment arrangements," recently published in the ethical questions and concerns column in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
    January 2014
    Conn Kavanaugh is proud to support the 2014 John and Abigail Adam’s Benefit, which will be held on Saturday, January 25th at the Museum of Fine Arts.
    January 2014
    Thomas E. Peisch was invited to serve as a trial advisor at Harvard Law School’s winter Trial Advocacy Workshop, which featured a mock trial of a criminal case.
    January 2014
    Partner James Gray Wagner was quoted in today’s Boston Globe in connection with the election of the next Episcopal Bishop of Massachusetts.
    January 2014
    On January 10, a Worcester Superior Court jury returned a verdict in favor of a healthcare provider client of the firm's after 5 days of trial.
    January 2014
    Conn Kavanaugh is pleased to welcome Mary E. (Beth) O'Neal as she joins the firm. Beth's practice is focused in the areas of employment law (counseling and litigation) and business litigation.
    December 2013
    Our own Carol A. Starkey, Treasurer of the BBA, attended this year's Presidents' Dinner where current leadership and past Presidents came together to discuss the developing presidency of the BBA.
    November 2013
    Kurt B. Fliegauf prevailed upon the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission to rescind an earlier vote finding probable cause that a public official violated the state’s conflict of interest laws.
    November 2013
    Our own Lurleen A. Gannon, President of the Women’s Bar Association, presided over the WBA’s Annual Gala on November 12.
    November 2013
    Thomas E. Peisch was quoted in a Reuters article entitled "Sentencing to be last chapter in Boston mobster's reign of terror."
    November 2013
    James Gray Wagner addressed the 228th annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
    October 2013
    Kurt B. Fliegauf and Michael J. Rossi recently co-authored an article in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on new amendments to the civil procedure rules concerning electronically stored information.
    September 2013
    Carol A. Starkey has been elected as Treasurer for the Boston Bar Association beginning September 1, 2013 for a one year term.
    September 2013
    Carol Starkey was interviewed by the BBA’s leadership Blog entitled “Tipping the Scales,’ which publishes profiles of lawyers in the Boston legal community who hold leadership positions.
    September 2013
    Tom Gallitano has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Boston Bar Foundation, which oversees policymaking and supervises the direction of the Foundation.
    September 2013
    Tom Gallitano has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and will be chairing the Boston Philharmonic’s Development Committee.
    September 2013
    The Massachusetts Superior Court has awarded G.L. c. 93A multiple damages and attorneys' fees to a Conn Kavanaugh client following a six-day bench trial.
    August 2013
    Carol A. Starkey will lead the Boston Bar Association's Finance Committee in 2014.
    July 2013
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court agreed that communications between a law firm’s in-house counsel and the firm’s lawyers concerning a client matter are privileged.
    June 2013
    Kurt B. Fliegauf was a featured speaker at the Massachusetts Municipal Law Association’s program.
    June 2013
    James F. Kavanaugh has been appointed as a member of the Massachusetts Advisory Council for the New England Legal Foundation.
    June 2013
    Carol A. Starkey was a featured speaker at an MCLE in June, 2013 on “The ethics and Admissibility of Using Social Media to Win Cases.”
    May 2013
    Thomas E. Peisch has been named Defense Lawyer of the Year by the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA).
    May 2013
    Carol A. Starkey was a Panelist at the Boston Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education program held on May 22, 2013, entitled “Health Care Fraud 2013: There Are New Sheriffs in Town.”
    May 2013
    Lurleen A. Gannon served on a panel of distinguished women law firm leaders at the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Women’s Breakfast Forum.
    May 2013
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed a Massachusetts Superior Court summary judgment in favor of a multi-national engineering firm represented by Michael T. Sullivan.
    April 2013
    Kurt B. Fliegauf was quoted in a recent Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article discussing a decision issued by the Appeals Court concerning the multiplication of damages.
    April 2013
    In 2012, through her position with the Plymouth County Bar Association, Kirsten established the Plymouth County Probate and Family Court Conciliation Program.
    March 2013
    Conn Kavanaugh’s recently redesigned website has been recognized as the “Best Website Redesign” among small Boston law firms in 2012 by the Legal Marketing Association.
    March 2013
    Lurleen A. Gannon began her term as President of the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts.
    March 2013
    James F. Kavanaugh, Jr. and Conn Kavanaugh have been recognized by American Lawyer Media as a 2013 “Go-To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies” in the area of Labor & Employment.
    March 2013
    Thomas E. Peisch appeared for argument before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
    February 2013
    Conn Kavanaugh’s recently redesigned website has been awarded “Best in Class” for Professional Services and Legal websites by Interactive Media Awards.
    February 2013
    As part of a referral from the Victim Rights Law Center, Erin K. Higgins and Jan M. Kendrick represented a single mother pro bono in defending against a contempt complaint.
    January 2013
    Before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Kurt B. Fliegauf successfully handled an appeal of claims brought against a Massachusetts employer under the Massachusetts Wage Act Statute.
    January 2013
    Lurleen A. Gannon was quoted in “Breaking Barriers,” a new book discussing the progress of Massachusetts women in the legal profession from 1882 to the present day.
    January 2013
    Thomas J. Gallitano has served since October 2012 as Co-Chair of the 2013 John and Abigail Adams Benefit.
    December 2012
    Thomas E. Peisch co-authored an amicus curiae brief to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC).
    December 2012
    Lurleen A. Gannon authored an article for the City Solicitors and Town Counsel Association’s quarterly publication.
    December 2012
    The Middlesex Superior Court entered a major award on a trade secret case tried by James Gray Wagner and Erin Desmarais Wolf
    December 2012
    James Gray Wagner had an Op Ed published in Mass. Lawyers Weekly.
    December 2012
    At nearly the outset of a Superior Court lawsuit, Jim Peloquin and Alexis Theriault received summary judgment in favor of the firm’s client on the basis of the statute of limitations.
    November 2012
    Conn Kavanaugh is honored to be selected as one of Martindale-Hubbell’s 2013 U.S. Top Ranked Law Firms™.
    November 2012
    Thomas E. Peisch was elected Vice-Chair of the MassBay Community College Board of Trustees.
    November 2012
    The publishers of Law & Politics have selected ten Conn Kavanaugh attorneys as "Massachusetts Super Lawyers" for 2012.
    October 2012
    Carol A. Starkey began serving as Chair of the Joint Bar Committee (JBC) on Judicial Appointments as of September 1, 2012.
    October 2012
    Russell F. Conn and Amy C. Stewart obtained summary judgment on behalf of a defendant waterproofing subcontractor.
    October 2012
    Erin K. Higgins and Carol A. Starkey were recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly at the 2012 Top Women of Law Event.
    September 2012
    George M. Ford was honored by the College of the Holy Cross with the Alumni Association’s highest honor, the In Hoc Signo Award.
    September 2012
    Conn Kavanaugh is pleased to announce the formation of a mediation and arbitration practice group headed by Thomas E. Peisch and James B. Peloquin.
    September 2012
    James F. Kavanaugh, Jr., assisted by Michael T. Sullivan, appeared before the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
    September 2012
    Russell F. Conn, James G. Wagner, and Andrew Dennington obtained summary judgment in the Superior Court of New Jersey (Somerset County) for a major professional liability insurer.
    July 2012
    Conn Kavanaugh is pleased to announce that Thomas E. Peisch has been appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to the Board of Trustees of Massachusetts Bay Community College.
    July 2012
    Carol A. Starkey spoke at the June 26th MCLE’s "Using Social Media to Win Cases", providing tips for mining social media and other websites
    June 2012
    Michael T. Sullivan obtained summary judgment in Massachusetts Superior Court
    June 2012
    Conn Kavanaugh is proud to sponsor the Victim Rights Law Center’s (VRLC) Shining Star Gala on June 21st.
    June 2012
    James B. Peloquin and Amy C. Stewart will speak at the upcoming June 21st MCLE’s “Construction Law & Litigation”.
    June 2012
    As the Boston Bar Association Secretary, Carol A. Starkey gave the welcoming remarks to the newly admitted lawyers
    June 2012
    Conn Kavanaugh participated in the 2012 Lawyers Have Heart 5K Road Race.
    June 2012
    On June 5, 2012, Thomas E. Peisch was a featured panelist at the annual regulations training conference sponsored by the Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association.
    June 2012
    The Boston Bar Association (“BBA”)’s Financial Services Section recently published an on-line article authored
    June 2012
    Carol A. Starkey will speak at the upcoming June 26th MCLE’s “Using Social Media to Win Cases”
    May 2012
    Erin Desmarais Wolf has been elected to serve as Networking Director for the New Hampshire Women's Bar Association.
    March 2012
    On March 20, 2012, Lurleen A. Gannon began her term as President-Elect of the Massachusetts Women's Bar Association.
    March 2012
    Kurt B. Fliegauf was quoted in a recent front-page Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article.
    March 2012
    The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed a judgment after trial in Land Court in favor of the firm's client today
    March 2012
    Gender identity is now a protected status under Massachusetts law. It is illegal for employers to refuse to hire, fire, harass
    March 2012
    The Board of Bar Overseers of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial appointed James F. Kavanaugh, Jr. and Thomas E. Peisch to 3-year terms as hearing committee members.
    February 2012
    Michael T. Sullivan recently secured a verdict on behalf of a property owner in a commercial landlord-tenant case in Massachusetts Superior Court.
    February 2012
    The Boston Bar Association has announced that Carol A. Starkey has been named Co-Chair of the 2012 Boston Bar Association Law Day Dinner
    January 2012
    We are pleased to announce that Amy C. Stewart has been promoted to partner and Alexis P. Theriault has become associated with the firm.
    January 2012
    Conn Kavanaugh attorneys and staff raised over $4,500 in donations during the firm's annual campaign for United Way.
    December 2011
    James Gray Wagner and Erin D. Wolf secured a jury verdict in Middlesex Superior Court on a claim of Misappropriation of Trade Secrets between competing medical device companies.
    November 2011
    November 17, 2011. Conn Kavanaugh sponsored the Massachusetts Women's Bar Association (WBA) 2011 Annual Gala
    November 2011
    Thomas E. Peisch and Erin K. Higgins recently co-authored an article in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly titled "What Do You Mean You Want Your Client File?"
    November 2011
    Thomas E. Peisch has been appointed by the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers to serve as Special Hearing Officer in a disciplinary matter involving two attorneys.
    November 2011
    A team of Conn Kavanaugh attorneys volunteered for the Discovering Justice Program, Stand Up for Your Rights
    November 2011
    Thomas E. Peisch was quoted in a front-page Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article discussing a large plaintiff's verdict in a workplace injury case.
    October 2011
    The publishers of Law & Politics have selected eleven Conn Kavanaugh attorneys as "Massachusetts Super Lawyers" for 2011:
    October 2011
    James B. Peloquin spoke at the MCLE’s “Standard Form Construction Documents: Negotiating, interpreting, and understanding private and public construction contracts” seminar
    October 2011
    Lurleen A. Gannon was a panelist for a program on leadership opportunities for women in Boston.
    October 2011
    Michael T. Sullivan obtained the dismissal of a Superior Court lawsuit against a client of the firm on the grounds
    October 2011
    The Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts has selected Lurleen A. Gannon to participate in the 2011-2012 Women's Leadership Initiative
    September 2011
    Erin K. Higgins has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice.
    August 2011
    Erin D. Wolf has been elected to serve as the Public Relations Officer and Networking Committee Chairperson for the New Hampshire Women's Bar Association for the 2011-2012 term.
    August 2011
    An article authored by Erin K. Higgins, titled “What’s In a Name? Possibly, Strict Liability as an Apparent Manufacturer, ” appears in the July 2011 edition of Defense Counsel Journal, a quarterly pub
    July 2011
    A federal magistrate judge issued a 52-page decision exonerating the firm's client, a lawyer, of alleged misconduct in connection with an investigation by the SEC.
    July 2011
    A matter handled by Thomas E. Peisch and Ronald M. Jacobs has been recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as one of the most significant cases of 2011.
    July 2011
    Carol A. Starkey, a newly elected member to the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), will be presenting at the IADC's Annual meeting in Whistler, British Columbia, on the topic of How
    July 2011
    Conn Kavanaugh participated in the 2011 Lawyers Have Heart 5K Road Race on June 30th. The event raised over $225,000 for the American Heart Association.
    July 2011
    Russell F. Conn was appointed to the Hingham Personnel Board, where he is responsible for the town's employee relations, union negotiations, and personnel policies.
    July 2011
    Russell F. Conn and Amy C. Stewart obtained a plaintiff's verdict for their client, a prominent local structural engineering firm, from a Suffolk Superior Court jury following a one week trial.
    June 2011
    Thomas E. Peisch has been elected chair of the Town of Wellesley Municipal Light Plant Board. The Light Plant provides electricity and other services to some ten thousand commercial and residential cu
    June 2011
    Andrew R. Dennington was profiled in a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly special section dedicated to its Excellence In The Law event that honored all of its 2011 Up & Coming Lawyers.
    June 2011
    Andrew R. Dennington has been selected as an Up & Coming Lawyer for 2011 by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
    June 2011
    Carol A. Starkey accepted the President's Award on behalf of the Boston Bar Association's (BBA) Mentoring Program at the BBA Law Day dinner on June 1st.
    May 2011
    Conn Kavanaugh attorneys and staff volunteered to serve dinner on three evenings in April and May at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, an organization dedicated to providing homeless veter
    May 2011
    The Women's Bar Foundation of Massachusetts presented Conn Kavanaugh with its 2011 Pro Bono Award, in recognition of the firm's longstanding commitment to victims of domestic violence and the pro bono
    May 2011
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court granted James B. Peloquin , James Gray Wagner and the firm's client a May 23 reversal of a trial court judgment in a substantial real estate litigation case.
    May 2011
    Carol A. Starkey will be accepting the President's Award on behalf of the Boston Bar Association's (BBA)Mentoring Program at the BBA Law Day dinner on June 1st
    May 2011
    Thomas E. Peisch and Andrew R. Dennington recently successfully defended an information technology professional charged with conspiracy and felony larceny as the result of a complaint by a disgruntled
    May 2011
    Erin K. Higgins spoke about ethical and legal malpractice issues at a Boston Bar Association CLE directed to lawyers starting their own practices.
    April 2011
    Conn Kavanaugh is partnering again with the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association to participate in the National Conference of Women's Bar Associations' food donation project aimed at feeding hungry c
    April 2011
    Carol A. Starkey has been nominated to serve as the Secretary of the Boston Bar Association for a one-year term that starts September 1, 2011.
    April 2011
    An employer may be liable for employment discrimination even when the employee who makes the final adverse employment decision did not intend to discriminate.
    March 2011
    Lurleen A. Gannon has been re-elected to serve as the Vice President of Membership and Statewide Outreach for the Massachusetts Women's Bar Association for the 2011-2012 term.
    March 2011
    A Massachusetts commercial property owner can be held liable for an injury sustained in a tenant’s leased space – even if the lease requires the tenant to repair the condition that caused the injury.
    March 2011
    Adopting 8 of 10 recommendations made in a report of the Boston Bar Association Consumer Finance Working Group co-chaired by Andrew R. Dennington
    February 2011
    Erin K. Higgins has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services
    February 2011
    The Structural Engineers Association Massachusetts (SEAMass) January, 2011 Newsletter featured an article written by Russell F. Conn and Dara M. Yoken entitled “Massachusetts Passes New Lien Law to Pr
    February 2011
    James F. Kavanaugh, Jr. was quoted in the Boston Business Journal in an article entitled "In-house counsel pay closer attention to bottom line.
    February 2011
    Thomas E. Peisch and Ronald M. Jacobs were featured in a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly front-page article entitled “Expert Owes No Duty to Party in Suit".
    February 2011
    After a three-day bench trial in Worcester Superior Court (January 24 - 26, 2011), Russell F. Conn and Gregory M. Boucher obtained a defense verdict for the firm’s client, the local branch of a Fortun
    February 2011
    The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts recently honored James Gray Wagner for his outstanding volunteer service naming him the "Consultant of the Year".
    January 2011
    We are pleased to welcome three new associates who joined the firm in 2010, Rachel E. Moynihan, Jacqueline Giordano-Hayes, and Jan M. Kendrick, all of whom practice in the area of civil litigation.
    January 2011
    Ronald M. Jacobs will be a Panelist at the February 9th Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Program "Contract Disputes & Litigation," presenting on the topic in the context of employment-r
    January 2011
    Russell F. Conn was quoted in a Boston Globe article entitled “Levy’s exit cushioned by $1.6 million severance deal.”
    January 2011
    Superior Court Judge Herman Smith entered summary judgment in favor of an expert witness sued for negligence ("expert malpractice") by a disappointed litigant.
    January 2011
    Kurt B. Fliegauf secured a $900,000 settlement on behalf of the Town of Hopkinton against a subdivision developer.
    November 2010
    The Rhode Island Bar Journal published an article written by Michael T. Sullivan entitled "Re-tying the Gordian Knot: Hindson v. Allstate and its progeny ”.
    November 2010
    James Gray Wagner secured a favorable decision from the Massachusetts Appeals Court on behalf of a client challenging an illegal real estate development in Chestnut Hill.
    October 2010
    The publishers of Law & Politics have selected nine Conn Kavanaugh attorneys as “Massachusetts Super Lawyers” for 2010: Russell F. Conn, George M. Ford, Thomas J. Gallitano, Erin K. Higgins, James F.
    October 2010
    Conn Kavanaugh attorneys and staff raised over $2,500 in donations for the American Cancer Society.
    November 2010
    After a two-day bench trial in September, the Massachusetts Superior Court awarded over $60,000 in back overtime wages, prejudgment interest, and punitive damages to two of the firm's pro bono clients
    September 2010
    Carol A. Starkey has been appointed to serve on the Joint Bar Committee (JBC) for Judicial Appointments for a three year term beginning September 1, 2010.
    August 2010
    Andrew R. Dennington has been named co-chair of the new Consumer Finance Committee of the Boston Bar Association.
    July 2010
    The Boston Bar Association endorsed proposed revisions to the Massachusetts Attorney General’s regulations at 940 C.M.R. §§ 7.00 et seq.
    July 2010
    James F. Kavanaugh, Jr. was quoted in a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article entitled "Jury waiver agreement called solution to anti-plaintiff bias".
    June 2010
    Michael T. Sullivan has been appointed to a three-year term on the Zoning Board of Appeals in the Town of Manchester, Massachusetts.
    June 2010
    The Massachusetts Superior Court granted summary judgment entirely dismissing a breach of contract suit brought by the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office against a Conn Kavanaugh client, a genera
    June 2010
    James G. Wagner was quoted in a New York Times front-page article entitled "In Law Schools, Grades Go Up, Just Like That."
    June 2010
    Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly published an article written by Thomas E. Peisch entitled "Attorney conflicts of interest: recent decisions and lessons”.
    May 2010
    James B. Peloquin spoke at the MCLE’s “Construction Law & Litigation: Practical tips and expert guidance” seminar.
    May 2010
    Erin D. Wolf has been elected to serve on the New Hampshire Women's Bar Association's Board of Directors as Out of State Liaison for the 2010-2012 term.
    April 2010
    Conn Kavanaugh is partnering with the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association to participate in the National Conference of Women's Bar Associations' food donation project aimed at feeding hungry childre
    April 2010
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed a summary judgment win for our client in a breach of contract case, confirming that he is owed over $100,000 for loans and a joint representation fee.
    April 2010
    Michael Sullivan spoke at the Boston Bar Association. The program, “Biting the hand that feeds you: Handling disputes between co-defendants with ongoing business relationships”
    April 2010
    Constance M. McGrane presented at a Women's Bar Association event entitled "What They Didn't Teach You in Law School."
    March 2010
    Conn Kavanaugh attorneys and staff volunteered to serve dinner on three evenings in March and April at Rosie's Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women in the Boston area.
    March 2010
    Lurleen A. Gannon has been elected as Vice President of Membership and Statewide Outreach for the Massachusetts Women's Bar Association.
    January 2010
    Thomas E. Peisch was invited to participate as a guest legal commentator on WBZ Radio's "Nightside" program, which is hosted by long-time Boston newsman, Dan Rea.
    January 2010
    Conn Kavanaugh attorneys and staff raised almost $6,000 in donations during the firm's annual campaign for United Way.
    January 2010
    Conn Kavanaugh is deeply saddened to announce that Elizabeth 'Liz' Ounanian has passed away.
    December 2009
    DRI published an article written by Thomas E. Peisch concerning prosecution deals with cooperating witnesses entitled "Prosecutorial Decisions And Deals - The Case For A New Rule Of Professional Condu
    November 2009
    Carol A. Starkey spoke on a moderated panel at the Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL) Women's Leadership Conference at Suffolk University Law School.
    November 2009
    Thomas E. Peisch was quoted in a New York Times article entitled "2 Bear Stearns Fund Leaders Are Acquitted. "
    November 2009
    The publishers of Law & Politics have selected nine Conn Kavanaugh attorneys as “Massachusetts Super Lawyers”
    November 2009
    Erin K. Higgins recently was selected for membership in the International Association of Defense Counsel ("IADC").
    October 2009
    James F. Kavanaugh, Jr. was quoted in a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article entitled “Developers who tried to back out of deal hit with $2.5M verdict.”
    September 2009
    Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly published an article written by Thomas E. Peisch concerning prosecution deals with cooperating witnesses entitled "Prosecutorial Deals Suggest New Conduct Rule in Order."
    September 2009
    Michael T. Sullivan successfully obtained a Superior Court summary judgment ruling on behalf of a commercial landlord against a tenant who vacated the property before the lease ended.
    September 2009
    Lurleen A. Gannon testified before Massachusetts legislators on behalf of the Massachusetts Women's Bar Association in favor of the Asset Development bill, an act removing barriers to financial stabil
    September 2009
    Thomas E. Peisch has been re-appointed to the Massachusetts State Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers by the College's President. The State Committee coordinates the College's activitie
    August 2009
    A Massachusetts Superior Court judge handed a victory to our firm's client in a partnership dispute with a family member.
    July 2009
    Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business Directory, has named Russell F. Conn as a Leading Practitioner in Massachusetts Labor and Employment Law.
    June 2009
    George M. Ford was recognized as one of Boston's Best family lawyers in the 2009 Boston Globe insert of the Best Lawyers.
    June 2009
    Erin K. Higgins received the 2009 Shining Star Award from the Victim Rights Law Center in honor of her longtime pro bono work for the Center.
    June 2009
    Carol A. Starkey was appointed to the Boston Bar Association (BBA) Criminal Law Section Steering Committee by BBA President, Kathy Weinman, and BBA Criminal Law Section Chair, Diana Lloyd. Ms. Starkey
    May 2009
    Thomas E. Peisch was selected as President-elect of the Dartmouth College Alumni Council at the Council’s 198th meeting in Hanover, NH.
    April 2009
    The Massachusetts Land Court handed victories to the firm's client in two companion cases.
    March 2009
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed a summary judgment win for our employer client in a disability discrimination case.
    March 2009
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed a judgment that had entered in favor of our client, a Massachusetts municipality, against a developer.
    March 2009
    James B. Peloquin served as a faculty member at a training seminar in Construction Law and Litigation sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE).
    March 2009
    Lurleen A. Gannon has been elected as an officer of the Massachusetts Women's Bar Association. She will serve as Secretary on its Executive Board of Directors for the year.
    March 2009
    Lurleen A. Gannon has been elected as an officer of the Massachusetts Women's Bar Association. She will serve as Secretary on its Executive Board of Directors for the year.
    February 2009
    The Boston Bar Association launched a group mentoring program designed to develop a new generation of diverse leaders within the legal community.
    February 2009
    The Boston Bar Association launched a group mentoring program designed to develop a new generation of diverse leaders within the legal community.
    February 2009
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed a trial victory for our client, a general contractor, in a personal injury case brought by a worker at a construction project.
    January 2009
    Carol A. Starkey was appointed to the newly created Boston Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Section
    January 2009
    Erin K. Higgins served a one-year term as President of the Women's Bar Foundation.
    January 2009
    Thomas E. Peisch was interviewed for an article appearing in Fortune magazine's January 19 edition entitled "Will Madoff's Enablers Get Hard Time?"
    December 2008
    Thomas E. Peisch was quoted by the Christian Science Monitor in an article entitled "Madoff Scam Saps Confidence in Wall Street."
    December 2008
    Conn Kavanaugh makes donation to Globe Santa. See here.
    November 2008
    The Delaware Supreme Court provided Russell F. Conn, James Gray Wagner, and Andrew R. Dennington a major victory for our client
    November 2008
    James F. Kavanaugh, Jr. has been reelected to a second term as co-chair of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Law Clerks' Society.
    November 2008
    Law & Politics has selected nine Conn Kavanaugh attorneys as “Massachusetts Super Lawyers” and “New England Super Lawyers”
    October 2008
    Conn Kavanaugh's firm administrator Elizabeth Ounanian was selected and celebrated as the Best Firm Administrator at the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Unsung Heroes award luncheon.
    October 2008
    An article authored by Thomas E. Peisch entitled “A Word to the Wise about Payment to Experts” was published in the October 20, 2008 edition of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
    October 2008
    James B. Peloquin spoke at the MCLE's “Standard Form Construction Contract Documents” seminar.
    October 2008
    George M. Ford has been selected by his peers to be in the upcoming 2009 edition of the Best Lawyers in America, in his specialty of Family Law.
    September 2008
    Following a three-week jury trial in Suffolk Superior Court, James B. Peloquin and Erin K. Higgins obtained a defense verdict for the firm's client, an electrical subcontractor, in a case brought by t
    September 2008
    As part of the firm’s 20th anniversary celebration, Conn Kavanaugh volunteered at the Greater Boston Food Bank to inspect, sort and repack food and grocery products, which are then redistributed to ov
    July 2008
    Russell F. Conn has been selected again by Chambers USA as one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business."
    August 2008
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued a decision today affirming the Land Court's ruling upholding the validity of Brookline's Floor-to-Area Ratio zoning.
    August 2008
    Health Law Advocates, a non-profit law firm dedicated exclusively to health care access, named Andrew R. Dennington its Attorney of the Month.
    August 2008
    Kurt B. Fliegauf, defending a case brought against our clients pursuant to the state’s independent contractor statute, successfully obtained an order denying class action certification.
    July 2008
    After trial, Michael T. Sullivan obtained a plaintiff's verdict in Massachusetts Superior Court on behalf of our client, a commercial property owner.
    July 2008
    Russell F. Conn and Lurleen A. Gannon obtained a jury verdict for their clients in the Middlesex Superior Court on a fraud and deceptive practices claim.
    June 2008
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed favorable trial court rulings for our client on the issues of Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) preemption and the meaning of a Change of Control
    June 2008
    Kurt B. Fliegauf obtained a defense verdict after a jury trial in favor of our clients, a national real estate agency and one of its individual agents, in a professional liability case.
    June 2008
    Ronald M. Jacobs obtained a plaintiff's verdict after a two-week jury trial.
    June 2008
    Erin K. Higgins served as a faculty advisor at the AG Institute Advanced Trial Advocacy Program, held at New England School of Law.
    May 2008
    Michael T. Sullivan obtained a plaintiff's verdict after trial in a breach of contract case against two defendants.
    May 2008
    Russell F. Conn and James Gray Wagner achieved a significant victory in the Delaware Chancery Court, defeating efforts by the plaintiffs, a major international insurer and a large national lender
    April 2008
    Russell F. Conn, James F. Kavanaugh, Jr., and Erin K. Higgins were named as top attorneys in Business Litigation in Massachusetts by Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition.
    March 2008
    The Christian Science Monitor interviewed Thomas E. Peisch concerning the likelihood of criminal prosecution of Eliot Spitzer.
    March 2008
    An article authored by Thomas E. Peisch and Christina M. Licursi entitled “Witness Immunity in the Post-Daubert World,”
    February 2008
    Andrew R. Dennington has been appointed Co-Chair of the Public Policy Committee of the Boston Bar Association's Business Law Section.
    January 2008
    Thomas E. Peisch addressed the Massachusetts General Hospital Orthopedic Resident Class on recent developments in medical malpractice law and medical risk management issues.
    January 2008
    Carol A. Starkey was elected a partner in the firm.
    November 2007
    Law & Politics has selected nine Conn Kavanaugh attorneys as “Massachusetts Super Lawyers” for 2007
    November 2007
    George M. Ford will be presenting the MCLE Family Court Judicial Forum on November 27, 2007.
    October 2007
    Erin K. Higgins obtained a defense verdict following an eight-day jury trial in Middlesex Superior Court.
    October 2007
    Thomas J. Gallitano was appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to serve as Chair of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Advisory Board.
    September 2007
    For the 25th year in a row, George M. Ford has been selected to be included in the Best Lawyers in America, in his specialty of Family law.
    July 2007
    Thomas E. Peisch has been appointed Chair of the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant ("MLP") for a one-year term ending in June of 2008.
    July 2007
    The United States First Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed judgment on the pleadings for our client on the basis of ERISA preemption.
    July 2007
    An editorial article concerning legal professional responsibility by Thomas E. Peisch and Andrew R. Dennington appeared in the newspaper Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
    June 2007
    The First Circuit affirmed a summary judgment ruling in favor of a firm client, agreeing that the client's insurance policy provided no coverage for arbitration claims
    June 2007
    Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business Directory, has named Russell F. Conn as a "Leading Practitioner" in Massachusetts Labor and Employment Law.
    June 2007
    George M. Ford served on the faculty of the 2007 MCLE Family Law Trial Advocacy Workshop, an intensive week long program for family law practice.
    May 2007
    A Massachusetts Superior Court Judge dismissed one of three felony charges against a public employee client of the firm in an alleged workplace corruption case.
    May 2007
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court, in two separate opinions, affirmed a lower court ruling in favor of a Conn Kavanaugh client who had been sued for fraud and negligence by a former partner.
    May 2007
    Honored among "the top young lawyers in Massachusetts," five Conn Kavanaugh attorneys were named Rising Stars in the May 2007 edition of Massachusetts Super Lawyers
    March 2007
    The Town of Hopkinton, represented by Kurt B. Fliegauf, was awarded over $80,000 in attorneys' fees and costs as the prevailing party in litigation against a developer.
    March 2007
    Massachusetts Land Court handed down a trial decision upholding the denial of a special permit for a gas station and convenience store development.
    March 2007
    Michael T. Sullivan served as a lecturer and panelist for Suffolk University Law School's continuing legal education seminar on nursing home litigation
    March 2007
    The American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) approved and issued its Statement on Best Practices for Lawyer Advertising.
    February 2007
    Kurt B. Fliegauf presented a section at the 43rd Annual Basic Practice Skills Program sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education on the Preparation
    February 2007
    Thomas E. Peisch has been appointed Chair of the Steering Committee for the 2007 Boston Bar Association Law Day Dinner.
    February 2007
    An article authored by Constance M. McGrane entitled "Deal carefully with employee complaints"
    January 2007
    After a five-day jury trial in Worcester Superior Court, Michael T. Sullivan obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a client of the firm who was alleged to have committed medical malpractice.
    January 2007
    James Gray Wagner completed a three-day trial in Land Court, representing pro bono a grandmother who asserts that her son forged a deed to the family home and now seeks to evict her.
    January 2007
    Carol A. Starkey was notified that the Boston Bar Association's Diversity Committee has been reconvened for the year.
    January 2007
    Ronald M. Jacobs was elected a partner in the firm.
    December 2006
    Massachusetts Superior Court judge has found that a developer's refusal to repair a subdivision in the Town of Hopkinton constituted unfair business practices
    November 2006
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has appointed Erin K. Higgins to a three-year term as a member of the Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct
    November 2006
    Ten Conn Kavanaugh attorneys were named Massachusetts Super Lawyers in the November 2006 edition of Boston Magazine.
    November 2006
    After a four day trial in Middlesex Superior Court, Kurt B. Fliegauf secured a jury verdict in excess of $260,000 in favor of a municipality against the developer of a subdivision.
    October 2006
    After a seven day trial, a Middlesex County jury exonerated a doctor client of the firm in a wrongful death case.
    March 2006
    James F. Kavanaugh, Jr. was quoted in the Boston Business Journal (March 17-23) in an article entitled "Bay State bill takes on frivolous consumer lawsuits."
    September 2006
    George M. Ford has again been selected by his peers to be in the upcoming 2007 edition of the Best Lawyers in America, in his specialty of family law.
    September 2006
    Russell F. Conn and Erin K. Higgins obtained a favorable summary judgment ruling in an insurance coverage action
    September 2006
    George M. Ford has been requested to serve, for the 29th year, as Chairman/Moderator of the Family Law Judicial Forum 2006 sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE).
    August 2006
    James B. Peloquin chaired an MCLE forum on Massachusetts construction law, as he has done several times in the past. On this occasion
    August 2006
    Thomas E. Peisch was featured in an article in the Boston Business Journal about a Massachusetts lawsuit brought against Deloitte & Touche (Deloitte) by the Bank of America.
    August 2006
    Constance M. McGrane was interviewed by the National Law Journal regarding retaliation claims, wage and hour cases and a recent tip-pooling case involving waiters at the Boston restaurant, Locke-Ober'
    July 2006
    Russell F. Conn was interviewed on radio station WBUR and television station New England Cable News regarding construction litigation and the legal ramifications of the Big Dig investigations.
    June 2006
    Erin K. Higgins was a panelist at a Boston Bar Association seminar titled "Navigating Conflict Issues in Transactional and Litigation Matters.
    June 2006
    Thomas E. Peisch was quoted in the Boston Business Journal of June 23-29, 2006 in an article entitled “Post-bankruptcy, co. must pay $8.8M of debt.
    June 2006
    Thomas E. Peisch addressed a group of judges at a judicial conference on the subject of evaluating tort and other damages in Massachusetts.
    May 2006
    Honored among "the top young lawyers in Massachusetts," four Conn Kavanaugh attorneys were named Rising Stars in the May 2006 edition of Massachusetts Super Lawyers
    April 2006
    Thomas J. Gallitano recently served on the faculty of a Massachusetts Bar Association seminar entitled It's Confidential - Privilege Law in Massachusetts.
    March 2006
    James B. Peloquin was quoted in the March 27, 2006 edition of the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in an article entitled "Deal or no deal-Lawyers weigh in on settlement vs. trial."p
    March 2006
    Russell F. Conn and Johanna L Matloff obtained a defense verdict for their client, a subsidiary of a Fortune 500 company, from a Norfolk Superior Court jury following a one week trial.
    March 2006
    Residential Construction Advocacy Seminar. Three of Conn Kavanaugh's partners were instructors at a Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education seminar entitled Residential Construction Advocacy.
    March 2006
    Russell F. Conn and Michael R. Bernardo obtained summary judgment for their client, a senior executive from a major Boston personnel agency
    March 2006
    Thomas E. Peisch, partner at CKRP&F, was quoted in the March, 2006 edition of CFO Magazine in an article regarding the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's report and recommendations
    February 2006
    Connie McGrane taught a course at the MCLE's 42nd Annual Practical Skills program entitled "Chapter 93A cases: What You Must Know to Effectively Prepare, Negotiate and Try the Case."
    February 2006
    James F. Kavanaugh, Jr. quoted in Thomson Private Equity Week in article entitled "AIG sues former execs over Cartesian Group."
    February 2006
    James F. Kavanaugh, Jr. quoted in Boston Business Journal (February 10-16) in article entitled “Online info leak drives Analog Devices to lawsuit.
    January 2006
    Jim Peloquin spoke before the Boston Association of Structural Engineers.
    January 2006
    Kurt B. Fliegauf was elected a partner in the firm.
    December 2005
    George Ford moderated the Family Court Judicial Forum of 2005 sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
    November 2005
    Jim Peloquin and Connie McGrane spoke at the Massachusetts School Construction Symposium on November 10, 2005 on Owner's Project Manager Qualifications and Contractor Evaluations.
    November 2005
    Eleven Conn Kavanaugh attorneys were recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers in the November, 2005 edition of Boston Magazine.
    September 2005
    Michael T. Sullivan obtained a plaintiff's verdict in Superior Court on behalf of a commercial property landlord.
    September 2005
    James B. Peloquin recently spoke at the Massachusetts Bar Association seminar on Public Construction Reform-One Year Later.
    September 2005
    Erin K. Higgins has been appointed to the Education Committee of the Boston Bar Association.
    August 2005
    James B. Peloquin and Erin K. Higgins secured a two part victory in the prosecution of a collection claim on behalf of a law firm
    June 2005
    James Gray Wagner, Constance McGrane and Ronald Jacobs acted as Panelists and Faculty Critics in the MCLE seminar
    June 2005
    Thomas E. Peisch spoke at a Boston Bar Association CLE titled "Disciplinary Matters At The Board of Bar Overseers
    May 2005
    Thomas E. Peisch and Carol A. Starkey successfully defended a real estate developer accused of wrongdoing by a former partner.
    May 2005
    Honored among "the top young lawyers in Massachusetts," five Conn Kavanaugh attorneys were named Rising Stars in the May 2005 edition of Massachusetts Super Lawyers
    April 2005
    James F. Kavanaugh, Jr. received the Boston College Law School's 75th Anniversary Alumni Award.
    March 2005
    At the Boston Bar Association's Ninth Annual Bench Meets Bar Conference, Thomas E. Peisch participated in a panel discussion titled "Firm and Credible Trial Dates."
    March 2005
    Russell F. Conn is quoted in the LA Times article "Dismissal May Spur New Exec Romance Rules."
    February 2005
    Russell F. Conn, Erin K. Higgins, and Kurt B. Fliegauf secured a summary judgment in favor of a major insurance broker in the Court of Common Pleas for Auglaize County, Ohio.
    February 2005
    After six days of trial, a Superior Court jury returned a defense verdict on behalf of the firm's client in a medical malpractice case.
    January 2005
    In two separate opinions, the Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed the results of a two-week jury trial in which Thomas E. Peisch represented a law enforcement officer
    January 2005
    Thomas E. Peisch and Michael R. Bernardo successfully defended an accountant sued for negligence and other wrongdoing in connection with the insolvency of a family business.
    January 2005
    James B. Peloquin and Erin K. Higgins obtained a summary judgment on behalf of an attorney client dismissing all legal malpractice claims brought against the attorney and his law firm.
    December 2004
    James B. Peloquin became a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), the oldest and most prestigious organization of attorneys representing corporations and insurers.
    December 2004
    Michael T. Sullivan recently secured a defense verdict in a jury trial on behalf of a large, multi-national construction design firm.
    December 2004
    George M. Ford of Conn Kavanaugh's Family Law Practice Group moderated the annual Family Court Judicial Forum sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE).
    November 2004
    Eleven Conn Kavanaugh lawyers were named Massachusetts Super Lawyers in the November 2004 issue of Boston Magazine
    November 2004
    Thomas E. Peisch recently became a Fellow of The American College of Trial Lawyers. Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, November 8, 2004.
    October 2004
    George M. Ford, Senior Partner of Conn Kavanaugh's Family Law and Probate Litigation Practice Groups
    October 2004
    Conn Kavanaugh was named a law firm of choice for Employment Law in Who Represents America's Biggest Companies
    September 2004
    Thomas E. Peisch addressed a leadership conference of health care professionals from across the country on the subject of litigation trends in health care.
    July 2004
    Carol A. Starkey has been elected to the Council of the Boston Bar Association (BBA) to serve a three year term.
    Message from

    Managing Partner

    Thomas J. Gallitano

    Welcome to Conn Kavanaugh. We are pleased to have the opportunity to introduce ourselves to you and explain our commitment to our clients and community.

    We are a disciplined, dedicated, and loyal team of professionals with a singular goal: to provide our clients with the highest caliber of legal service in an intelligible and cost effective manner. Our lawyers, staff, and assistants understand that treating all clients with respect is the cornerstone of our success. There is a remarkable sense of teamwork and camaraderie within the firm and an ever-present satisfaction that comes from knowing that what we do makes a difference. We are exceptionally proud of our many trial and business successes, the leadership positions taken by our lawyers in both Bar and community activities, and the measurable impact we have in changing lives for the better by providing pro-bono services to those most in need.

    As Managing Partner, it is my privilege to assure that our core values remain intact and that, as a Firm, we continue to meet the needs of our clients. We know that clients have a choice when it comes to legal services, and it is incumbent upon our team to prove each and every day that your confidence in us is well-placed.

    To our existing clients, I would like to say thank you for your trust and confidence. To our prospective clients who may be viewing this website for the first time, we look forward to having the opportunity to earn your trust and to exceed your expectations.