John D. Boyle

Founding Member

John Boyle is a founding member of Boyle | Shaughnessy Law. John has extensive trial experience practicing in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Since he founded the firm in 1987, John has worked on matters involving insurance coverage, catastrophic personal injury defense, premises liability, construction defect and bodily injury litigation, and bad faith litigation. Click to read Appellate Decisions in John’s cases.

John is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the State of New Hampshire, and the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

John’s practice includes substantial experience in both state district and appellate courts, as well as federal court. John has represented insurers, product manufacturers, construction companies, contractors, homeowners, employers, and trucking companies. His civil litigation and arbitration experience includes defending his clients against disputes and matters involving insurance coverage, negligence claims, construction defects and accidents, trucking accidents, and premises liability. John has had much success in obtaining defense verdicts after many trials before six and twelve-person juries.

In addition, several national insurance companies have designated John as local catastrophic claims counsel and John’s experience includes working with insurers on pre-litigation claims. John has authored various legal works, including articles on the Massachusetts consumer protection statute, M.G.L. c. 93A, and insurance coverage.

Prior to founding the firm, John worked as an Assistant District Attorney from 1979-1982 on the Major Felony Trial Team. He also worked as the Assistant General Counsel at the United States Department of the Navy from 1978-1979.

John graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School in 1978, where he served as the Articles Editor of the Suffolk University Law Review from 1977 to 1978. John graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Boston with a B.A. in English.



  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute - Insurance Coverage Committee
John D. Boyle

Massachusetts Office

617.451.2000 Main
617.451.5775 Fax

Bar Admissions:

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • State of New Hampshire
  • United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire