Joseph P. Mendes

Focus | Product Liability, Construction Litigation, Premises Liability

Joseph P. Mendes is an Associate practicing in the Boston office of Boyle| Shaughnessy Law. He is admitted in Maine and Massachusetts. His practice concentrates on civil litigation, with a focus in products liability, construction litigation, premises liability, and personal injury. Joseph’s experience includes the state and appellate courts in Maine and Massachusetts, as well as the federal courts in both jurisdictions.

Joseph is a Maine native and graduate from the University of Maine School of Law. While at Maine Law, Joseph was the recipient of the Upper Level Writing Award for his article on Federal Rule of Evidence 703 and the muddled doctrine of expert testimony and the Confrontation Clause.  He was Co-Chair of the Moot Court Board, and recipient of the Advanced Trial Advocacy Award.  He also participated in the national sports law moot court competition in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he placed as a national finalist.  Joseph graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst magna cum laude, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies.  He was also the co-founder of the University’s collegiate mock trial program.

Prior to joining the firm, Joseph served as a judicial law clerk in Washington State.  He is a longtime USA Hockey referee.  He officiates Juniors, ISL and NCAA Division III ice hockey in the Greater Boston Area.

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  • University of Massachusetts – Amherst, B.A., magna cum laude
  • University of Maine School of Law, J.D.

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Maine
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, District of Maine


  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Massachusetts Bar Association


  • Confronting Federal Rule of Evidence 703: An Answer to Williams v. Illinois and the Muddled Doctrine of Expert Testimony and the Confrontation Clause (2014).

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