Neil Sugarman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Boston, MA

Sugarman and Sugarman, P.C.
 | Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston St., 30th Floor
Boston, MA 02199
Phone: 617-542-1000
Fax: 617-542-1359
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1965
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Neil Sugarman is a founder and principal attorney of Sugarman and Sugarman, P.C. He is recognized throughout Boston and Massachusetts legal communities for his leading experience in the complex areas of products liability, medical malpractice, construction site accidents, admiralty, and personal injury litigation. With more than 50 years of experience, Mr. Sugarman has successfully recovered significant settlements and verdicts in some of the most catastrophic explosion and fire accident cases in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

    Prior to founding the firm in 1967, Attorney Neil Sugarman was a Captain in the U.S. Army Signal Corp and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal in the Vietnam conflict. In addition to his personal experience in private practice, he has argued leading appellate cases involving the expansion of personal injury law and consumer rights. He is a regular lecturer on complex areas of civil litigation and is a regular contributing writer to various legal publications locally and nationally.

    Representative cases include a significant recovery for a sodium explosion in a chemical plant causing injury to 11 firefighters, recovery against a transportation and bus manufacturer following the deaths of four middle school students, a sizeable recovery on appeal on behalf of a catastrophically injured state trooper who was denied coverage, and a major recovery on behalf of a widow and injured co-workers of a Massachusetts transportation company for a defectively designed train horn device.

    Mr. Sugarman has held executive and leadership positions with every major legal association in Massachusetts and served on the Advisory Board of the N. Neal Pike Institute on Law and Disability at Boston University School of Law. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, is a past president of the Boston University School of Law Alumni Association, and is a past president of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. He was named as a Top Attorney in Massachusetts and New England, and named as the Boston Best Lawyers Product Liability Litigator of the Year 2010.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 30%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury


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    About Neil Sugarman

    Admitted: 1965, Massachusetts

    Professional Webpage:


    • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
    • Advocate, American Board of Trial Lawyers
    • ABA-TIPS Pursuit of Justice Award, 2009
    • "The Best Lawyers in America," 1987 - 2019
    • Fellow, International Society of Barristers
    • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers
    • Boston University School of Law Silver Shingle Alumni Award, 1993
    • Robert Morris Trial Lawyer Award, Massachusetts Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, 2015
    • "The Best Lawyers in America," Lawyer of the Year, 2010
    • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • Bronze Star Medal, U.S. Army, Republic of Vietnam, 1965 - 1967
    • American ORT Federation Jurisprudence Award, 1993

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Fellow, Secretary, Massachusetts Bar Foundation, 1979 - 1980
    • Massachusetts, 1965
    • Chairman, Public Education Committee, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1993 - 1994
    • United States District Court, Massachusetts, 1967
    • Medical-Legal Liaison Committee, Massachusetts Bar Association, 1984 - 1989
    • Middlesex Bar Association
    • Co-chairman, Boston Bar Association, 1979 - 1980
    • American Bar Association
    • Leaders Forum, American Association for Justice
    • Board of Governors, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1993 - Present
    • Middlesex County Bar Association
    • Fellow, State Committee Member, American College of Trial Lawyers, 1997 - 2002
    • President, Boston University School of Law Alumni Association, 1997 - 1998
    • Chairman, Legislative Committee, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1991 - 1992
    • Boston Bar Association
    • Chairman, Boston Bar Association, 1981 - 1982
    • Massachusetts Bar Association
    • Member Committees on Trial Practice & Legislation, Massachusetts Bar Association, 1969 - 1977
    • Massachusetts Trial Lawyers Association
    • Owen N. Young Society, Boston University School of Law
    • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Executive Committee, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1993 - 2010 
    • President, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1992 - 1993
    • United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1976
    • Section Council, Civil Litigation Section, Massachusetts Bar Association, 1980 - 1983
    • Norfolk Bar Association
    • Medical Malpractice Committee, Boston Bar Association, 1978 - 1979
    • Advocate, American Association for Justice
    • Executive Committee, Boston University School of Law

    Educational Background:

    • Northeastern University, B.S., 1962
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    Office Location for Neil Sugarman

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

    Phone: 617-542-1000

    Fax: 617-542-1359

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    Last Updated: 5/14/2021

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