Michael P. Johnson

Focus | Subrogation, Professional Malpractice Law, Transportation Law, Education Law, Municipal Law, Class Action

Mike Johnson is a shareholder at Boyle | Shaughnessy Law, practicing out of Boyle | Shaughnessy Law’s Manchester, Portland, and Boston offices.  He manages the Manchester and Portland offices, and his practice is concentrated in litigation, trucking liability, product liability, construction accidents, employment, municipal issues, medical malpractice, class action, professional negligence, bad faith claims, and education claims.

Mike practices in state and federal trial and appellate courts in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine, representing domestic and foreign product manufacturers, employers, trucking companies, construction companies, public, private, charter and regional schools, colleges, homeowners, college fraternal organizations, attorneys, accountants, and other professionals, as defense counsel, Mike has received several defense verdicts after jury trials in each of the jurisdictions he is licensed to practice.  His civil litigation experience includes defending his clients against disputes and matters involving negligence claims, construction defects and accidents, trucking accidents, class action, catastrophic accidents and injury, FERPA, civil rights and education law, and medical and professional malpractice. Mike also has significant appellate experience briefing and arguing appeals at the Massachusetts Appeals Court, Supreme Judicial Court, as well as the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

Prior to joining Boyle | Shaughnessy Law, Mike worked for various law firms primarily handling civil litigation on behalf of plaintiffs.

Mike received his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School where he participated in the Volunteer Criminal Defender’s Program and graduated cum laude.  He received his bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Northeastern University, College of Criminal Justice, where he studied criminal justice and political science.

Mike can be reached by email at


  • Northeastern University, College of Criminal Justice, B.S., cum laude
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude

Bar Admissions:

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • State of New Hampshire
  • State of Maine
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • United States District Court for the District of Maine
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit


  • Defense Research Institute
  • RIMS, The Risk Management Society
  • CLM
  • Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association


  • Author and Presenter for National Business Institute’s Advanced Issues in Personal Injury Litigation, Manchester, New Hampshire, May 2016


  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2006 & 2007
  • Boston Magazine Top Lawyers 2021-2022

Sample Results

Snow Plow Liability Making View Obstruction Causing Accident – Severe Brain and Orthopedic Injuries – Defense Verdict

Michael P. Johnson

Statutory Limited Liability for Snow & Ice Maintenance – Defense Verdict

Michael P. Johnson

Employment – Whistleblower – Civil Rights

Michael P. Johnson

Pedestrian – Defense Verdict

Michael P. Johnson

Construction Accident

Michael P. Johnson

Traumatic Brain Injury Case

Michael P. Johnson

Business Interruption Claim

Michael P. Johnson

Defamation and Malicious Prosecution

Michael P. Johnson

Automobile Liability

Michael P. Johnson

Appeals Court Decisions on Insurer’s Duty in Claims Handling per G. L. c. 93A & 176D

Michael P. Johnson

Breach of Contract – Negligence

Michael P. Johnson

Professional Malpractice – Legal

Michael P. Johnson

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