Paul G. Boylan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Boston, MA

Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP
 | 60 State Street, Suite 600
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 617-752-7799
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1978
Education: Columbia Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (40%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French,
  • Spanish
  • Virtual Appointments
Attorney Profile

Attorney Paul G. Boylan is a partner with Boston office of Freeman Mathis & Gary, a full-service firm with 20 office locations throughout the country. Licensed to practice in Massachusetts and New York, he represents the rights and interests of a diverse client base in multiple states who have legal needs involving a wide range of practice areas, including any of the following and more:

  • Contracts and other business disputes
  • Defense of business owners directors and officers
  • Investment fraud and securities violations
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Intellectual property disputes, such as patent and trademark infringements
  • Unfair competition and unfair trade practices
  • Product liability claims
  • Personal injury defense
  • Commercial real estate disputes
  • Probate disputes and trust litigation

Mr. Boylan has close to 40 years of experience as a lead or first chair civil trial attorney primarily in jury trials. He employs  the highest level of professional advocacy. He works collaboratively and closely with those he serves to provide custom- tailored advice and strategies.  Those are continuously re-evaluated.  He excels in complex litigation. His overall goal is to deliver practical and cost-effective solutions. Those include victory at trial, success on appeal, and settlement on favorable terms. His job is to advocate vigorously and effectively to accomplish your objectives.   

He is recognized as a leader in business litigation, professional liability defense, civil litigation defense and estate & trust litigation. Mr. Boylan holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell since 1995. Law & Politics magazine named him a Top Business Litigator  He has since 2005 been consistently named a "superlawyer " in  Masachusttes and New england for business litigation.  He has earned numerous other awards and honors from his peers, as well as many positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients, including "Superb" client ratings on Avvo.

He is a summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Boylan obtained his Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law in 1977. He is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association. He serves as a panelist with the American Arbitration Association and as a Proctor in Admiralty in the  Maritime Law Association of the United States.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Business Litigation
  • 40%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
Focus Areas

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Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007 - 2020

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About Paul Boylan

Admitted: 1978, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage:


  • Recognized as a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” in Business Litigation, Professional Liability Defense, Civil Litigation Defense and Estate & Trust Litigation 
  • “AV-Preeminent” rated by Martindale-Hubbell 

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Procter in Admiralty 

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States (Proctor in Admiralty) 
  • New York 1978
  • Massachusetts 1980

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mr Boylan  does  pro bono work when able and  wishes he did more.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • American Arbitration Association, Panelist 


  • Mr. Boylan has consistently achieved victories at trial for defendants. Cases not won are settled on favorable terms. Settlements and outcomes in Mr. Boylan's selected work for plaintiffs are confidential. He has recovered in excess of 10 million dollars in such cases.   


  • All transactions  involving Mr  Boylan's  clients  are non-public., 2019

Representative Clients:

  • Mr. Boylan does not  publicise  the names of his clients., 2019

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Mr. Boylan's lifetime outstanding achievement is his three now adult children for whom he claims only a tiny part of any credit.

Educational Background:

  • B. A., Dartmouth College, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1972

Industry Groups

  • Accounting
  • Construction
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Professional organisations
  • Securities
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Office Location for Paul G. Boylan

60 State Street
Suite 600
Boston, MA 02109

Phone: 617-752-7799

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Last Updated: 3/1/2021

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