Jeffrey E. Dolan

Focus | Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith

Jeff Dolan is a Shareholder in the Braintree office of Boyle | Shaughnessy Law. Jeff’s practice concentrates in insurance coverage, bad-faith litigation, and personal injury claims. As a Shareholder in the insurance coverage and bad-faith departments at Boyle | Shaughnessy Law, Jeff routinely litigates and advises clients regarding insurance coverage issues and bad-faith claims against insurers.

Jeff graduated, magna cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School in 2010. At Suffolk Law, Jeff was the Production Editor of the Suffolk University Law Review from 2009-2010. During his time in law school, Jeff was published three times in the Suffolk University Law Review and received multiple commendations for legal writing. Jeff also worked as a research assistant for two former justices of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Retired Chief Justice Herbert Wilkins and Retired Justice John Greaney.

Jeff has authored various articles pertaining to Title IX litigation arising out of claims of sexual assault on college campuses. A link to a full-length article on this topic can be found below. Jeff has been published on this topic in DRI’s national publication, The Whisper, and twice in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Jeff has also presented on this topic for clients and for law enforcement and school officials as part of the Norfolk District Attorney’s training for investigation of sexual assaults and domestic violence in a school setting.

Jeff is an active member of DRI’s Insurance Law Committee. As part of his involvement with DRI, Jeff frequently attends national conferences regarding insurance coverage and bad-faith litigation. Jeff has also blogged about developments in insurance coverage litigation for DRI and co-authored the Massachusetts chapter of DRI’s Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Compendium with fellow Boyle | Shaughnessy Law Shareholder, Tanya Austin.

Jeff graduated from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts in 2005, where he received his B.A. in Political Science. Jeff resides in Rockland, Massachusetts with his wife.


  • Obtained summary judgment in first-party property damage claim after precluding plaintiff from introducing expert testimony and proving plaintiff’s non-compliance with terms and conditions of insurance policy.
  • Obtained dismissal of G.L. c. 93A/176D claims pursuant to motion arguing that plaintiff could not meet burden of proving that liability was reasonably clear as to fault and damages as required by statute.
  • Obtained declaratory judgment establishing duty to defend under Owners and Contractors Policy in underlying case involving accidental death on premises of clients.
  • Obtained declaratory judgment establishing duty to defend developer with regard to claim for construction defects in condominium project.
  • Obtained summary judgment for retail store in personal injury case after successfully precluding plaintiff from introducing expert testimony to support claim of dangerous and defective condition on store’s premises.

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

Bar Admissions:

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts



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