Paul R. 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 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1954
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Paul Sugarman is the founder of Sugarman and Sugarman, P.C., and is recognized as a leading attorney in civil trial and appellate litigation throughout Boston and Massachusetts. As a leader and mentor for the Sugarman team, Mr. Sugarman offers sound counsel, advice, and competitive advocacy to successfully guide every case.

Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Sugarman served three years in the Judge Advocate General Corps United States Army and had the rank of captain. As a renowned trial lawyer in Massachusetts, he has represented clients in some of the most complex and high-profile litigation. He is often called upon to act as a mediator in dispute resolution and is a prolific writer and lecturer, contributing to numerous publications and speaking widely on complex areas of law. He also has over 25 reported appellate decisions to his name, a significant triumph for any practicing attorney.

In addition to his outstanding record of results in private practice, Mr. Sugarman is widely recognized for his dedicated service to the legal community and significant achievements over the course of his 50-year career. He has held leadership and executive positions in major legal associations. He was the President of the Massachusetts Bar Association and chaired or co-chaired numerous formative committees including the Committee on Court Reform. He served as a member of the Board of Governors for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, was President of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers and is presently serving as a member of the Board of Governors.

As a dedicated public servant, Mr. Sugarman was the Trustee of the American Bar Association, President of the Boston University School of Law Alumni Association, and appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court to the Board of Bar Overseers for a four-year term. He was appointed as the Special Master and Commissioner to investigate alleged improprieties at the Boston Municipal Court. He has also served as Dean and Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School and has received numerous honors and awards, including an honorary Doctorate of Laws from Suffolk University, the Gold Medal Award from the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Civil Justice Award from the American Board of Trial Advocates.

As a trial lawyer, he was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, as a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers and as an Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (40%)

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (30%)

Personal Injury - Products (30%)

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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018

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About Paul Sugarman

Admitted: 1954, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: http://www.sugarman.com/our-team/paul-r-sugarman/

Honors/Awards:

  • "Massachusetts Super Lawyers" Law and Politics 2004-2017
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers
  • Fellow, Massachusetts Trial Lawyers Association
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • "The Best Lawyers of America"
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • William O. Douglas First Amendment Freedom Award, Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith, 1986
  • Honorary LL.D, Suffolk University, 1989
  • Silver Shingle Award, Boston University School of Law, 1989
  • Gold Medal Award, Massachusetts Bar Association, 1991
  • Civil Justice Award, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1993
  • American ORT Federation Jurisprudence Award, 1999
  • J. Newton Esdaile Award, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2002
  • Associate Editor Boston University Law Review

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Supreme Court of the United States, 1965
  • United States District Court, Massachusetts, 1958
  • United States Court of Military Appeals, 1955
  • Massachusetts, 1954
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Foundation
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Fellow, Massachusetts Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, American Society of Law and Medicine
  • Member, American Judicature Society
  • Member, American Bar Foundation
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Litigating Medical Malpractice Claims, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • The Massachusetts No-Fault Insurance Law, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., 1971
  • Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., 1974
  • Trial of a Personal Injury Case, American Association for Justice, 1977
  • Medical Malpractice, Massachusetts Bar Association, 1977
  • Opening Statements, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1979
  • Preparation and Trial of a Product Liability Case, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., 1979
  • Punitive Damages, American Bar Association, 1980
  • Products Liability, EG&G for corporate executives, 1981
  • Trial Strategy - Products Liability Cases, Massachusetts Bar Association, 1981
  • Proving Damages, Massachusetts Bar Association 1981
  • Developments in Tort Law, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., 1981
  • Medicine and the Law, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., 1981
  • Structured Settlements, Middlesex County Bar Association 1981
  • Trial of Death Cases, American Association for Justice, 1982
  • Anatomy of a Products Liability Case, Massachusetts Bar Association, 1982
  • Developments in Products Liability, Suffolk Law School, 1982
  • Litigating Medical Malpractice Claims, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., 1983
  • Medical Malpractice, Suffolk Law School, 1983
  • Products Liability Litigation, Suffolk University, 1983
  • Structured Settlements, Boston Association of Claim Executives, 1984
  • The Use of Expert Witnesses, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., 1984
  • Negotiation Skills Workshop, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., 1985
  • Litigating Medical Malpractice Claims, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., 1985
  • Jury Selection, Body Language and the Visual Trial, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., 1985
  • Operation of the Board of Bar Overseers, Boston University School of Law Alumni Association, 1986
  • Construction Site Litigation, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1986
  • Medical Malpractice, Worcester County Medical Society, 1986
  • Medical Malpractice, Eastern Regional Meeting, Head and Neck Surgeons, 1987
  • Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses, Massachusetts Trial Lawyers Association, 1988
  • Products Liability for the Sophisticated Practitioner, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., 1989
  • Recent Developments in the Law of Torts, Suffolk University Law School, 1989
  • Products Liability, Northeast Conference Business Law Teachers, 1990
  • Recent Decisions in the Law of Damages-Present Fear of Future Harm, Suffolk University Law School, 1991
  • Avoiding Evidence Pitfalls, How to Get Yours in and Keep Theirs Out, Suffolk University Law School, 1992

Representative Clients:

  • Diaz v. Eli Lilly & Co. 364 Mass. 153 (1973) and 14 Mass. App Ct. 448, 1982
  • Griffin v. General Motors Corp., 380 Mass. 362, 1980
  • Carey v. General Motors Corp., 37 Mass. 736, 1979
  • DoCanto v. Ametek, Inc., 367 Mass. 776, 1975
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  • Failure to Diagnose Melanoma

Educational Background:

  • Boston University, A.A., 1951
Office Location for Paul R. 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: 5/21/2018

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