David M. Bae

Focus | Contingency Fee Practice

David M. Bae is a Shareholder in the Boston office of Boyle | Shaughnessy Law and leads the firm’s contingency fee practice group.  In addition to leading the firm’s contingency fee practice group, Dave also serves as defense counsel to his clients in a variety of cases. Dave’s primary focus is litigation where he handles cases involving contract disputes, construction defects, product liability, large fire loss, catastrophic loss, franchisor-franchisee disputes, insurance coverage, personal injury, traumatic brain injury, workers compensation, M.G.L. ch. 93A and ch. 176D violations, unfair claims settlement practices, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.

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

Dave recently represented twenty-seven unit owners whose units were burned and flooded-out in a seven-alarm fire in the Back Bay area of Boston.  The defendant responsible for starting the fire had insufficient insurance coverage to cover the millions of dollars of damage and lost rent caused by the fire. Throughout this case Dave discovered and developed the unfair and deceptive acts perpetrated by the defendant’s insurer when it denied the twenty-seven unit owners’ claims,which amounted to numerous violations of the consumer protection statute -M.G.L. ch. 93A. Dave was able to leverage the defendant’s insurer’s M.G.L. ch. 93A violations to compel the defendant, his insurer, and several additional defendants to agree to a multi-million-dollar settlement payout to the twenty-seven unit owners, which far exceeded the defendant’s insurance policy. 

In addition to his work at Boyle | Shaughnessy Law, Dave worked as an Adjunct Professor of Legal Research and Writing at New England Law/Boston. Before joining Boyle | Shaughnessy Law, Dave worked as an Assistant District Attorney in both the Trial and Appellate Court Divisions of the Suffolk County  office. While working in the Appellate Court Division, he argued on behalf of the Commonwealth before the Massachusetts Appeals Court. As an Assistant District Attorney in the Trial Court Division, Dave tried numerous cases to verdict as the lead prosecutor.

Dave graduated magna cum laude from New England School of Law in 2003 and was a Case and Note Editor for the New England Law Review.

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  • Asian-American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts



  • Fairfield University, B.A.
  • New England School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

Bar Admissions:

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

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