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Neil Burns

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in Boston, MA

Burns & Jain, LLC
6 Beacon Street, Suite 720
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-604-1024
Fax: 617-227-0691
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022
Licensed in Massachusetts Since: 1985
Education: Antioch Law School
Practice Areas: Professional Liability: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Bankruptcy: Consumer
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Neil Burns is a partner with the Burns & Jain, LLC, law firm in Boston, Massachusetts. A top-ranked trial lawyer with more than 36 years of total legal experience, Mr. Burns provides exceptional counsel, advocacy and support to clients throughout eastern Massachusetts who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Legal malpractice
  • Personal injury

As an attorney, Mr. Burns has an intense passion for helping others, and it shows in the quality of representation he provides to all he serves. He fully understands the tactics insurance providers use to reduce or deny claims to victims, and he fights hard to help his clients obtain the maximum amount of compensation they need and the justice they deserve.

To date, Mr. Burns has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for his plaintiff clients, and he finds great reward in being able to help so many in his community during their times of dire need. He has received numerous five-star reviews from his clients along with dozens of testimonials and referrals from those he has served.

A 1980 graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Mr. Burns attended Antioch School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1985. After working in Washington, D.C., for a time as well as on Wall Street, Mr. Burns established his own law firm in 1987.

Mr. Burns is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association and the National Lawyers Guild. He also volunteers with the Appalachian Mountain Club, where he served as chair of TMI Camp board from 2011 to 2015.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Bankruptcy: Consumer
Focus Areas

Legal Malpractice


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022

About Neil Burns

First Admitted: 1985, Massachusetts

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
  • Volunteer for Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston and New Hampshire

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, National Lawyers Guild
  • Member, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Boston Bar Association    


  • Recipient, Super Lawyers

Educational Background

  • London School of Economics, 1978
  • Hobart College, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and American Studies, Honors: Energy Counsel, Chair, 1980


  • $1,000,000 settlement in wrongful death case after dump truck runs red light, 2009
  • $1,000,000 verdict after "friends" fail to assist dying woman, 2008
  • 93A - Triple damages and legal fees awarded in legal malpractice case, 2007
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Office Location for Neil Burns

6 Beacon Street
Suite 720
Boston, MA 02108

Phone: 617-604-1024

Fax: 617-227-0691

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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