michael c. barker

Michael C. Barker is an Associate in the Boston office of Boyle | Shaughnessy Law.  He practices civil litigation, with a focus on wrongful death, premises liability, motor vehicle accident, insurance coverage, bad faith, subrogation, and commercial litigation.  His experience includes M.G.L. c. 93A consumer protection, M.G.L. c. 176D unfair claims settlement practices, and M.G.L. c. 21E environmental remediation litigation.

Mike earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School.  During law school, he worked full time for a firm while also earning membership to the Journal of Health and Biomedical Law and the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society.  His piece analyzing recent judicial interpretations of consideration adequate to support antitrust claims concerning pay-for-delay patent settlement agreements was published by the Journal of Health and Biomedical Law.  Mike was the recipient of several scholarships and remained active in the law school community by serving as a mentor and orientation leader.

Before and during law school, Mike was a senior staff member at a national class action firm where he gained exposure to complex civil litigation, including antitrust, mass tort product liability, and commercial litigation in federal courts throughout the country.

Mike received his undergraduate degree in English from the College of the Holy Cross where he was a member of the mock trial team.  He spent his junior year of college studying Medieval Literature and History at the University of York in northern England.


  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys


  • Holy Cross Club of Greater Boston


  • Coloring Consideration: Defining Illegal Payments in Alleged Reverse-Payment Settlements between Brand and Generic Drug Makers Post-Actavis, Suffolk J. Health & Biomed. L. (2017)

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  • College of the Holy Cross, B.A.
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude

Bar Admissions:

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
  • U.S. District Court – Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals – First Circuit