Aaron R. White
Aaron R. White is a Shareholder at Boyle | Shaughnessy Law whose practice concentrates on the defense of professionals, as well as employment law and complex commercial claims. 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’s representation of professionals, including attorneys, accountants, real estate professionals, architects and their professional organizations, focuses on representation against ethics claims in agency proceedings and civil litigation. He has successfully achieved dismissals of numerous ethics claims on behalf of his clients, and has successfully tried malpractice cases to defense verdicts.
Aaron’s employment law practice includes his representation of numerous public and private companies, state agencies and public officials, against charges of employment discrimination, including sexual harassment, gender and age discrimination, Whistleblower, civil rights, and retaliation claims. He has also successfully obtained dismissal of education based charges of admissions-based religious discrimination on behalf of a local private university. Aaron provides his clients pre-litigation investigation services and counseling relating to internal claims of discrimination and contract disputes.
Aaron further represents the nation’s largest international environmental services corporation in complex services and distribution based contract and bad faith claims.
Aaron’s trial and appellate experience include cases handled in the state and federal courts in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. 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.
Aaron can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.S., cum laude
- Vermont Law School, J.D., cum laude
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- State of New Hampshire
- State of Maine
- State of Minnesota (restricted status)
- Defense Research Institute – Construction Law Committee, Chairman, Construction Defect Specialty Law Group
- New Hampshire Bar Association
- Maine Construction Law February 2017, DRI’s Construction Litigation Desk Reference, February 2017
- Responding to Catastrophic Storm Losses,” DRI’s For the Defense, February 2017
- “Understanding Waiver of Subrogation Clauses,” DRI’s The Critical Path, Volume 15, Issue 11
- Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Allows Award of Attorney’s Fees in Settled Wage Act Cases
- Former ADA’s suit against Suffolk DA heats up
- Suffolk DA testifies in discrimination lawsuit against his office
- Jury rejects former Suffolk prosecutor’s claims of pay bias
- Massachusetts Super Lawyer – Rising Star, 2008-2011
- Boston Magazine Top Lawyers 2021