Aaron R. White

Aaron R. White is a Shareholder at Boyle | Shaughnessy Law whose practice is concentrated in civil litigation and focuses on business litigation, malpractice, employment law, and construction.  Aaron is a member of the firm's professional malpractice, employment, construction, and appellate law groups.  Aaron's civil litigation experience includes jury trials and arbitrations in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine, in matters involving attorney malpractice, employment discrimination, retaliation, and Whistleblower actions, construction, claims of libel and slander, corporate breach of contract, including consulting and management agreements, insurance coverage and bad faith. Aaron routinely represents legal and real estate professionals and their professional organizations, private and public corporations, including land developers and construction contractors, national retail corporations, and the nation’s largest international environmental services corporation.

Aaron regularly represents attorneys and other professionals against ethics claims in agency proceedings and civil litigation, and has successfully achieved dismissals of these ethics claims on behalf of his clients.  He further provides his clients opinions regarding the applicability of insurance coverage to claims for defense and indemnification and suits involving construction defects, products, and professional misconduct. Aaron also has represented numerous public companies and state agencies against charges of employment discrimination, including Whistleblower, civil rights, and retaliation claims, and represented a local private university against charges of admissions-based religious discrimination. 

Aaron’s trial and appellate experience include cases handled in the state and federal courts in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  Aaron recently acted as lead trial counsel in successfully defended the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in a gender discrimination, retaliation, and equal pay claim raised by a former prosecutor in the United States District Court of Massachusetts.  In addition, he acted as trial counsel for attorneys, domestic and foreign product manufacturers, construction companies, and insurance companies.  Aaron also successfully defended an international public insurer at trial against claims of libel, slander, and business-to-business breach of contract and bad faith, relating to the termination of a management consulting agreement with two directors. The trial court's decision was affirmed on
 appeal in Global Investors Agent Corporation v. National Fire Ins. Co. of Hartford, 76 Mass. App. Ct. 812 (2010), a case which also involved at issue waiver of the attorney-client privilege and reasonableness of attorney's fees. 

Aaron also argued on behalf of several insurers in front of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.  Representative cases include Auto Flat Car Crushers, Inc. v. Hanover Ins. Co., 469 Mass. 813(2014) and
 John T. Callahan & Sons, Inc. v. Worcester Insurance Company, 453 Mass. 447 (2009)

Prior to joining Boyle | Shaughnessy Law, Aaron worked as a summer law clerk at the Colorado Supreme Court and as a legal intern with employment law counsel at the Stop and Shop Supermarket Companies, Inc. 

Aaron received his juris doctor degree from Vermont Law School and was honored with the appointment as a board member for the Jessup International Moot Court.Aaron is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, cum laude, where he was a competitor and captain of the University of Massachusetts Alpine Men's Ski Team.


  • Defense Research Institute - Construction Law Committee, Chairman, Construction Defect Specialty Law Group
  • New Hampshire Bar Association



  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer - Rising Star, 2008-2011


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  • Vermont Law School, J.D.
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.S., cum laude


  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • State of New Hampshire
  • State of Maine
  • State of Minnesota (restricted status)