joseph p. mendes

Joseph P. Mendes is an Associate practicing in the Boston office of Boyle Shaughnessy Law. He is admitted in Maine and Massachusetts. His practice concentrates on civil litigation, with a focus in construction, blasting, products liability, personal injury, and motor vehicle/transportation litigation. Joseph’s experience includes the state and appellate courts in Maine and Massachusetts, as well as the United States District Courts in both jurisdictions. 

Joseph is a Maine native and maintains dual-citizenship in Canada. He is a graduate from the University of Maine School of Law. At Maine Law, Joseph was the recipient of the Upper Level Writing Award and Advanced Trial Advocacy Award. While completing a two-year internship with a prominent criminal defense firm, Joseph was also a member of Maine Law’s Trial Team and Co-Chair of the Moot Court Board.  He participated in the national sports law moot court competition in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he placed as a national finalist. 

Prior to joining the firm, Joseph served as a judicial law clerk in Seattle.  He is a longtime USA Hockey referee.  He officiates Juniors, ISL, and high school hockey in the Greater Boston area, as well as NCAA Division III college in the NESCAC and NEHC divisions. 


  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Massachusetts Office

617.451.2000 Main
617.451.5775 Fax


  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst, B.A., magna cum laude
  • University of Maine School of Law, J.D.

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Maine
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, District of Maine