Paul G. Boylan


Boston, MA
D 617.963.5972


  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law
  • B.A., Dartmouth College, summa cum laude

Paul G. Boylan, a Partner in our Boston office, has years of experience as a successful lead counsel in high-stakes jury trials. That experience includes major cases as to commercial law, consumer protection, fraud on investors, fiduciary obligations, private offerings, intellectual property, patent infringement, trademark protections, unfair competition, trust law, probate disputes as to inheritances, divorce law, commercial real estate transactions gone sour, business partnership disputes, violations of securities laws, maritime law, product liability, and defense of cases involving devastating personal injuries or wrongful death. He works collaboratively with clients and emphasizes simplicity and pragmatism in trial preparation. He strives for maximum protection of the privacy and confidentiality interests of clients at all stages of a case. 

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Bar Admissions


New York

Representative Cases & Clients
  • Lead defense counsel in 15-day jury trial in New Jersey of legal malpractice claims with initial demand for $31 million in losses. Jury was hung 6-2 in favor of the defense. Case settled prior to retrial for a small fraction of the demand.
  • Co-lead defense counsel in 10-day jury trial of partnership and patent invention claims.
  • Lead trial defense counsel in Rhode Island 24-day trial of accounting malpractice claims involving alleged losses in excess of $24 million. Judgment for defendants entered after appeal.
  • Lead trial counsel in defense of accounting malpractice claims as to corporate tax planning. Jury returned defense verdict on all claims after only 40 minutes of deliberations.
  • Trial counsel for Fortune 500 corporations in multiple wrongful death actions.
  • Co-lead counsel in 13-day jury trial of claims against national bank for $22 million in alleged fraud on bank clients.
  • Lead counsel in 23-day jury trial defending corporation and directors against allegations of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty resulting in alleged $12 million liability. Defense verdict.
  • Lead trial counsel for corporation and directors in four-week jury trial of claims of fraud and misappropriation of patentable technology.
  • Lead trial counsel in multiple securities law trials or arbitrations involving suitability and alleged violations of fiduciary duty by financial advisors and investment institutions.
  • Lead counsel for a national title insurer in defense of statewide class actions relating to fraudulent second-mortgage funding involving losses in excess of $50 million.
  • Lead counsel in three-week jury trial of product liability claim arising from powerboat accident resulting in double leg amputation of passenger.
  • Lead counsel in numerous other trials and arbitrations involving broker-dealers, banking and commercial law, construction, discrimination, divorce, employment covenants, financial advisors, insurance coverage, intellectual property, partnership law, patent invention and infringement, probate law, trusts, trade secrets and real estate.
  • American Arbitration Association: Panelist
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States (Proctor in Admiralty)
  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
Awards and Recognition
  • “AV-Preeminent” rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized as a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” in Business Litigation, Professional Liability Defense, Civil Litigation Defense and Estate & Trust Litigation