Michael C. Barker

Specialty | Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Personal Injury

Michael C. Barker is an Associate in the Boston office of Boyle | Shaughnessy Law.  He represents both individual and institutional clients in civil matters involving money damages and equitable relief in state and federal court.  Mike’s civil litigation and trial practice covers a broad spectrum of liability, including wrongful death, catastrophic injuries, commercial disputes, construction defects and accidents, product liability, premises liability, personal injury, and consumer protection violations.

Mike believes in an aggressive approach to litigation, while remaining mindful of clients’ goals.  His successes inside and outside of the courtroom include the entry of two protective orders denying expert inspections of his clients’ properties, the denial of an amendment to the complaint to add claims against individuals, and obtaining a favorable decision regarding removal and remand, which constitutes the first federal court decision governing the severance and stay of claims against insurers under M.G.L. c. 93A / 176D.  Mike’s breadth of experience and ability to synthesize information and explain complex legal concepts enables him to effectively advise and represent clients from pre-suit investigation through trial.

Mike earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School’s evening division.  During law school, he worked full time for a firm while also earning membership to the Journal of Health and Biomedical Law and the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society.  His piece analyzing judicial interpretations of consideration sufficient to support antitrust claims concerning pay-for-delay patent settlement agreements was published by the Journal of Health and Biomedical Law.  Mike was the recipient of several scholarships and remained active in the law school community by serving as a mentor and orientation leader.

Mike received his undergraduate degree in English from the College of the Holy Cross where he was a member of the mock trial team.  He spent his junior year of college studying Medieval Literature and History at the University of York in northern England.

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

Bar Admissions:

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court – Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals – First Circuit


  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys


  • Coloring Consideration: Defining Illegal Payments in Alleged Reverse-Payment Settlements between Brand and Generic Drug Makers Post-Actavis, Suffolk J. Health & Biomed. L. (2017)


  • Holy Cross Club of Greater Boston

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