Jeffrey T. Angley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Land Use & Zoning Attorney in Boston, MA

Phillips & Angley
 | One Washington Mall, Suite 7A
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-367-8787
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Land Use/Zoning (80%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Jeffrey T. Angley is a principal and founding member of Phillips & Angley. Jeff is a distinguished trial attorney who has been actively trying cases for over thirty years. He began his career as a civil litigation generalist, trying all manner of civil disputes. More recently, over the past two decades, Jeff has concentrated his areas of practice to zoning, land use, real estate, telecommunications, and environmental litigation. Jeff counsels real estate developers, private land owners, neighbors and abutters, and institutional/corporate clients throughout Massachusetts. He practices primarily before the Massachusetts Land Court – a trial court of specialized jurisdiction over zoning, land use and real estate disputes.

    Jeff, also has substantial experience practicing before the Massachusetts Superior Court, Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court, as well as the United States Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts and First Circuit Court of Appeals. Jeff has tried more than 40 cases to judgment during his extensive career. In addition to trial advocacy, Jeff has appeared at innumerable quasi-judicial hearings and public meetings before local and state permitting authorities on behalf of his clients.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Land Use/Zoning
    • 20%Real Estate: Business


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    Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2021

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    About Jeffrey Angley

    Admitted: 1985, Massachusetts

    Professional Webpage:


    • Delta Upsilon 
    • Super Lawyers
    • AV Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell 

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2000 
    • REBA (Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts)
    • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1985
    • Massachusetts Bar Association , Member, 1985 - Present 
    • Massachusetts, 1985
    • American Bar Association, Member, 1985 - Present


    • Successfully represented kennel owner from claims by abutters challenging the scope of use rights in 1960’s variance decision.
    • Successfully represented telecommunications site developer in Telecommunications Act (TCA) litigation in Federal Court in the District of Massachusetts and the District of Rhode Island compelling numerous municipalities to grant permits for wireless tower sites to fill substantial gaps in wireless communications coverage.
    • Successfully defended commercial real estate developer, in Superior Court and on Appeal, in enforcing joint development agreement for buildout of subdivision access roads.
    • Successfully represented landowner in an action brought in the Land Court establishing the abandonment of easement rights over clients property thereby freeing property from express and implied access and use rights. 
    • Successfully represented land owner in claims against abutter regarding disputed title to a shared right of way and for damages for unauthorized entry and cutting and clearing of land pursuant to G.L. c. 242, § 7.
    • Successfully defended landowner’s title to land from claims for prescriptive easement and adverse possession brought by abutting land owner in the Land Court and established permanent rights of passage and use of right of way over clients land.
    • Successfully completed partition in the Land Court of approximately two miles of beachfront property and consolidation of title to a community-based entity for the care and management of the beach resource.
    • Successfully represented multiple telecommunications site developers before local zoning boards and other permit granting authorities in securing special permits and variances for the construction of wireless towers from municipalities across Massachusetts.
    • Successfully defended Chapter 40A, Section 17 appeal in the Land Court of special permit for extraction of 250,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel for construction of solar field.

    Educational Background:

    • Colby College, Waterville, Maine, B.A - 1980, Major: Music and History, With Honors Graduate with Distinction in Both Majors, 1980

    Industry Groups

    • Commercial Landlord-Tenant
    • Real Estate Development
    • Real Estate Litigation
    • Telecommunications
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    Office Location for Jeffrey T. Angley

    One Washington Mall
    Suite 7A
    Boston, MA 02108

    Phone: 617-367-8787

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    Last Updated: 5/25/2021

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