Jeffrey E. Dolan

Focus | Insurance Coverage, Bad Faith, and Appeals

Jeff Dolan is a Shareholder in the Braintree office of Boyle | Shaughnessy Law. Jeff’s practice concentrates in insurance coverage, bad-faith litigation, personal injury defense, and appellate work. Jeff has extensive experience in defending claims pursuant to M.G.L. c. 93A and 176D. Jeff has successfully litigated claims in both trial courts and appellate courts in Massachusetts. Jeff was recently named to Boston Magazine’s 2021 Top Lawyers list.

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.

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

Sample Results:

  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of liability insurer with regard to G.L. c. 93A/176D claim on grounds that liability was not “reasonably clear” as a matter of law under applicable statutes.
  • Superior Court allowed summary judgment in insurance coverage dispute on grounds that complaint did not allege damages because of “bodily injury” or “property damage” caused by an “occurrence” and resulting from the ownership, maintenance or use of a covered “auto” as required by insurance policy.
  • Successfully defended G.L. c. 93A/176D claim in Superior Court and Massachusetts Appeals Court on grounds that complaint failed to state a claim upon which relief could be granted as a matter of law based on interpretation of Massachusetts contribution statute. See 2020 WL 7585699 (Mass. App. Ct. 2020).
  • Granted summary judgment with regard to G.L. c. 93A/176D claim in first-party property coverage dispute and successfully argued for affirmance of dismissal before Massachusetts Appellate Division. See 2020 WL 5821084 (Mass. App. Div. 2020).
  • Superior Court allowed summary judgment in first-party property damage claim after successfully precluding plaintiff from introducing expert testimony and proving plaintiff’s non-compliance with terms and conditions of insurance policy.
  • Declaratory judgment granted 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.
  • Court allowed summary judgment in favor of 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
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals



  • Boston Magazine Top Lawyers 2021

Sample Results

Coverage – SJC Ruling – First Party Polllution

Jeffrey E. Dolan

Uninsured Motorist

Jeffrey E. Dolan

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