Paul G. Boylan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Boston, MA

Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP
 | 60 State Street, 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 (60%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • French
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Paul G. Boylan is a partner with Boston law office of the Freeman Mathis & Gary law firm, a prominent full-service firm that has numerous 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
    • Maritime law
    • Commercial real estate disputes
    • Probate disputes and trust litigation

    A top-rated, award-winning attorney, Mr. Boylan has more than 40 years of successful legal experience as a lead trial attorney. He has earned a reputation for always maintaining the highest level of professionalism and ethical standards when dealing with his clients' matters. Working collaboratively with those he serves, Mr. Boylan provides personalized attention to his clients' cases while devising practical, effective solutions aimed at helping them achieve their goals as efficiently as possible. In all cases, he protects his clients' interests by adhering to a strict code of confidentiality and privacy.

    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. Law & Politics magazine named him a Top Business Litigator in 2009 in its Corporate Counsel edition. 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 with 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
    • 60%Business Litigation
    • 20%Civil Litigation
    • 20%Civil Litigation


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    Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007 - 2020

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    About Paul Boylan

    Admitted: 1978, Massachusetts

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    • 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
    Boston, MA 02109

    Phone: 617-752-7799

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    Last Updated: 5/15/2020

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