David A. Slocum


Boston, MA
D 617.963.5977
[email protected]


  • J.D., University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law, summa cum laude
  • B.A., Boston College, cum laude

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Accountants Liability


David Slocum is a Partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Boston office. Combining sound advice and sharp judgment with a broad range of civil litigation experience, Mr. Slocum represents individual and institutional clients in a variety of civil litigation matters including primarily professional liability, commercial construction, insurance coverage, partnership disputes, and various contract, tort, fiduciary duty, and misrepresentation-based claims. Mr. Slocum has an active professional liability practice representing engineers, architects, attorneys, accountants, real estate agents and other professionals in the defense of claims for alleged professional negligence, breach of contract, and extra-contractual liability. Mr. Slocum has represented clients in all phases of civil litigation, and has secured numerous successful outcomes for his clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts, and also in non-judicial arbitration and mediation settings. Mr. Slocum is a contributing author to the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Series’ Massachusetts Construction Law and Litigation Handbook, and also to the Wolters Kluwer Law & Business’ State-by-State Guide to Design and Construction Contracts and Claims (2d Ed). 

Prior to joining Freeman Mathis & Gary, Mr. Slocum practiced law for over ten years in the Boston office of another prominent national firm. Before that, Mr. Slocum began his legal career serving as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable William J. Meade of the Massachusetts Appeals Court in Boston.

In law school, Mr. Slocum graduated first in his class at the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law; represented his school in interscholastic moot court competitions as a member of the Moot Court Board; and served as a judicial intern with the Honorable James R. Spencer of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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Awards and Recognition
  • Recognized by Benchmark Litigation in their “Under 40 Hot List” 2020
  • Recognized by Law & Politics Magazine as a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star for Professional Liability Defense, 2012-2018
  • J. Westwood Smithers Medal, awarded to graduating University of Richmond student with the highest cumulative grade point average, 2007
  • Orrell-Brown Clinical Excellence Award for outstanding achievement in the University of Richmond Children’s Law Center, 2007