Marianne C. LeBlanc

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Boston, MA

Sugarman and Sugarman, P.C.
 | Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston St., 30th Floor
Boston, MA 02199
Phone: 617-542-1000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Marianne C. LeBlanc, is a principal attorney at Sugarman and Sugarman, P.C., concentrating her practice on serious personal injury litigation, including premises liability, medical malpractice, liquor liability, nursing home liability and other complex cases. With an extensive background handling trials, Ms. LeBlanc is recognized as a leader in Boston for her proven record of success. She is committed to providing sound counsel, zealous advocacy and in making a difference for her clients and the community.

Representative casework includes the recovery of significant settlements in medical malpractice cases involving obstetrics, misread mammograms, liver transplant and wrongful death, laparoscopic surgery injury, failure to diagnose and hearing loss of a newborn. In addition to her successful record in medical malpractice, she also handles a wide range of complex injury cases, and is prepared to take on any negligent individual or entity responsible for injury or wrongful death.

As a dedicated member of her professional community, Marianne is a member and leader of professional organizations.

In addition to her practice, Marianne has provided leadership to a wide variety of legal, civic and community organizations.  She currently serves as the Massachusetts State Delegate to the American Association for Justice (AAJ), as Chair of the Norfolk Superior Court Bench-Bar Committee, and on the Boards of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys and the Women's Bar Foundation.  She is a past chair of the AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus, and is a past President of the Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts and the Women's Bar Foundation of Massachusetts.  She is also a past Chair of the Civil Litigation Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association.  Marianne frequently lectures on continuing legal education programs for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and other professional organizations.  

Ms. LeBlanc has been selected for inclusion in the prestigious "Best Lawyers in America" for many years and has been named as one of the "Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyers" and one of the "Top 50 Women New England Super Lawyers".

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (50%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Personal Injury - General (30%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products: Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2017

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About Marianne LeBlanc

Admitted: 1993, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: http://www.sugarman.com/lawyer-attorney-1997393.html

Honors and Awards:

  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, 2015
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly "Top Women of Law" Honoree, 2012
  • Wiedemann Wysocki Citation of Excellence, American Association for Justice, 2011
  • Distinquished Service Award, American Association for Justice, 2010
  • Outstanding Alumna Honoree, Ursuline Academy, 2009
  • Wiedemann & Wysocki Citation of Excellence, American Association for Justice, 2006
  • Boston College Law School 75th Anniversary Alumni Award, 2006
  • 100 Women of Distinction in Law and Public Service, The Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers, 2005
  • 40 Under 40 Award, Boston Business Journal, 2002
  • Best Lawyers in Boston, Boston Magazine, 2002
  • Lawyers of the Year, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, 1999
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2005-2016
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States District Court, Massachusetts, 1994
  • Massachusetts, 1993
  • AAJ Executive Committee, 2012 - Present
  • Women's Caucus Representative, AAJ Board of Governors, 2008 to present
  • National Finance Council Member, American Association for Justice, 2006- Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member 1993 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts, Member 1993 - 
  • PAC Board of Trustees, American Association for Justice, 2009 - 2011
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Chair, Massachusetts Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section, 2001 - 2002
  • President, Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts, 2004 - 2005
  • Member, Board of Directors, New England Bar Association, 2002 - 2008
  • President, Women's Bar Foundation of Massachusetts, 2007 - 2008
  • Board of Governors, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1999 - Present
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section Council, 2000 - Present
  • Chair/Member, Bar Association of Norfolk County, Superior Court Bench Bar Committee, 2005 - Present
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Executive Committee, 2006 - Present
  • Life Fellow, Massachusetts Bar Foundation, Grant Advisory Committee, 2008 - Present

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Advocacy Track: Critical Thinking and Building Your Case from the Ground Up – Building Blocks, American Association for Justice program, 2011
  • New England Civil Trial Advocacy, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2011
  • Forensic Evidence in Criminal and Civil Cases, Norfolk Superior Court Bench-Bar Committee’s Practical Skills Seminar, 2011
  • Sheehan v. Roche Bros. Supermarkets, Inc. and Papadopoulos v. Target Corp. – The Plaintiff’s Perspective, Thomas Lambert, Jr. Tort Law Conference, 2011
  • Networking, Marketing and Rainmaking, AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Leadership Summit program, 2010
  • Trials Facing Women Litigators and Tips for Success, Mass. Academy of Trial Attorneys and Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts program, 2010
  • Trial Success Stories, Mass. Academy of Trial Attorneys program, 2010
  • Abusive Discovery Tactics & How to Effectively Respond to Them, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2010
  • Personal Injury Law Conference 2010, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2010
  • Massachusetts Courtroom Advocacy, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2010
  • Winning Before Trial, 2010
  • The Impact of the Internet and Online Social Networking in the Courtroom: What Attorneys Need to Know, Norfolk Superior Court Bench-Bar Committee Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 2010
  • Practice Perspectives: Plaintiff's Litigation Program, Harvard Law School, 2009
  • Personal Injury Law Conference 2009, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2009
  • Marketing Yourself in a Down Economy, Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts, 2009
  • Litigating Medical Malpractice Claims, ALI-ABA Seminar, 2008
  • Navigating Law Practice in a Private Firm, National Women Law Students’ Association, Suffolk University Law School, 2008
  • Trends in Jury Selection and Trial Techniques in Criminal and Civil Trials: A View from the Bench and Bar, Norfolk Superior Court Bench-Bar Committee Continuing Legal Education, 2008
  • How to Make Voir Dire Work for Your Case, The 4th Thomas F. Lambert, Jr. Conference: Successful Strategies for Jury Trials, 2008
  • Mediating Any Personal Injury Case, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 2007
  • Introducing and Excluding Evidence at Trial, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2007
  • 2007 Criminal Law - View From the Bench, Norfolk Superior Court Bench Bar Committee, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 2007
  • Cutting Edge Technology in the Courtroom, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2006
  • The Impact of Women on Elections: 2004, 2006 and Beyond, Westwood-Walpole League of Women Voters, 2006
  • The College of Criminal Justice Annual Senior Celebration, Northeastern University, 2005
  • Recent Case Law Underscores the Necessity of Early, Complete Disclosure of Plaintiff's Prior Medical History, Boston Bar Journal, 2004
  • The Intersection of Women's Rights and Race Civil Rights Issues, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law of the Boston Bar Association, 2004
  • Where Women Stand Today and How They Will Affect the 2004 Election, Martha's Vineyard League of Women Voters, 2004
  • Mock Trial: Peter O'Toole vs. Dram Shop Tavern Realty Trust, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys Annual Convention Program, 2004
  • Health Care: Bill Seeks Awards Cap, Women's Business, 2003
  • Mock Trial: Barry Vincent, et al. vs. Saturn Industries, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Annual Convention Program, 2003
  • Women in the Law: Opportunities & Options, Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts, 2003
  • Recent Front Page 1.2 Million Dollar District Court Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case, Massachusetts Trial Lawyers Association Luncheon, 2002
  • Emerging Topics in Complex Tort Litigation Topic: Emerging Topics in Medical Malpractice Law, Massachusetts Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 2001
  • Liquor and Premises Liability: The Plaintiff’s Perspective: Is Liability Expanding Within the Industry?, CLE International, Wine, Beer & Spirits Law Conference, 2000
  • Top Verdicts of 1999: A Lawyers Weekly Review, Massachusetts Bar Association, Annual Conference, 2000
  • Canavan’s Case: Where is the Daubert/Lanigan Line Drawn?, Massachusetts Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 2000
  • Daubert, Kumho, Lanigan and Gordon: Testing the Admissibility of Scientific and Forensic Evidence, Massachusetts Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 2000
  • Recent Developments in the Admissibility of Expert Testimony, Lorman Education Services: Auto Insurance Law and Accident Litigation in Massachusetts, 1999
  • Liquor and Premises Liability: A Case Study: $28 Million Verdict Against Bar, CLE International, Wine, Beer & Spirits Law Conference, 1999
  • Dram Shop Liability, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education - Personal Injury Law Conference, 1999
  • Obtaining and Using Medical Records, Topic: Gathering Medical Evidence, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 1998
  • Use of Criminal Depositions in Civil Actions, Mass. Bar Association Lawyers’ Journal, 1995
  • Of Sunlight and Secrets: The Imperative for Public Disclosure of Discovery, MATA Journal, 1994
  • Faculty Panelist, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA), November 30, 2010
  • Guest Speakers, New Theories of Tort Recovery, (Co-author with W. Thomas Smith) 5th Annual Thomas F. Lambert, Jr. Conference, April 01, 2011

Educational Background:

  • Wellesley College, B.A., 1990
Office Location for Marianne C. LeBlanc

Prudential Tower
800 Boylston St., 30th Floor
Boston, MA 02199

Phone: 617-542-1000

 

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Last Updated: 6/20/2017

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