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Robert P. Powers

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Boston, MA

Melick & Porter, LLP
One Liberty Square, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 617-502-9610
Fax: 617-523-8130
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021
Licensed in Massachusetts Since: 1985
Practice Areas: Insurance Coverage (30%), Employment & Labor: Employer (30%), Professional Liability: Defense (30%), Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Bob has practiced with Melick & Porter for more than 35 years.  He has tried numerous jury cases in federal and state courts involving a variety of civil matters, including professional malpractice, insurance coverage and general liability.  Bob has earned Martindale Hubbell's highest AV Peer Review Rating and has been recognized by U.S. News - Best Lawyers since 2016 in the field of insurance law.  Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly chose Bob as a 2012 "Lawyer of the Year."      Bob oversees our firm's appellate practice and has successfully argued cases before the First Circuit Court of Appeals, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Among his reported decisions are Carr v. Howard, 426 Mass. 514 (1998), a seminal Massachusetts decision addressing the scope of the medical peer review privilege in malpractice litigation, and Hipsaver v. Kiel, 464 Mass. 517 (2013), a key Massachusetts decision protecting medical professionals and scientists against claims of commercial disparagements based on published results of their research.

About Robert P. Powers

First Admitted: 1985, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: http://www.melicklaw.com/attorney/robert-powers

Honors/Awards

  • Received award from Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as one of its "2012 Lawyers of the Year" at its annual Leaders In The Law dinner on March 7, 2013., 2012 Lawyer of the Year, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • A featured speaker at the Winter Educational Conference of the Massachusetts Society of Health Care Risk Management on March21, 2013.    MSHRM is an organization of healthcare risk management, legal, insurance and claims professionals dedicated to advancing healthcare safety, quality and loss prevention., 2013

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Hipsaver v. Kiel, 464 Mass. 517 (2013), a key Massachusetts decision protecting medical professionals and scientists against claims of commercial disparagements based on the published results of their research., 2013
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Office Location for Robert P. Powers

One Liberty Square
7th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Last Updated: 4/26/2021

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