Amabile & Burkly, P.C.

Firm Overview

When you are injured in an accident, hiring an experienced firm who will professionally and aggressively protect your interests is paramount. Amabile & Burkly, P.C. has over 100 years combined experience in representing and defending those involved in accidents. Whether it be the immediacy of getting the bills paid or seeking compensation for the long term effects of an accident, we stand ready to help you.

We have obtained jury verdicts and settlements in excess of a million dollars for our clients in many personal injury matters. Every case is different, every person's situation is unique. We pride ourselves on giving each client the individual attention they need. Whatever the complexity, our depth of experience and expert resources can provide you with the skilled representation you deserve.

Most of our clients are referred to us by former clients and other attorneys, a testament to our reputation for expertise in personal injury law.

Some of the cases we typically handle are:

Motor Vehicle Accidents/Motorcycle Accidents
Medical Malpractice
Workers Compensation
Dog Bite
Wrongful Death
Slip and Fall Accidents/Premises Liability
General Liability
Nursing Home Negligence
Bicycle Accidents/Pedestrian Accidents
Construction Site Accidents
Main Office
Main Office
51 Union Street, Suite 101
Worcester  MA  01608
Phone
  • (508) 459-7788
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Other Offices

Amabile & Burkly, P.C.
380 Pleasant Street
Brockton,  MA  02301
Personal Injury
Amabile & Burkly, P.C. has five lawyers with over 100 years combined experience
When you are injured in an accident, hiring an experienced firm who will professionally and aggressively protect your interests is paramount. Whether it be the immediacy of getting the bills paid or seeking compensation for the long term effects of an accident, we stand ready to help you.

We have obtained jury verdicts and settlements in excess of a million dollars for our clients in many personal injury matters. Every case is different, every person's situation is unique. We pride ourselves on giving each client the individual attention they need. Whatever the complexity, our depth of experience and expert resources can provide you with the skilled representation you deserve.

Most of our clients are referred to us by former clients and other attorneys, a testament to our reputation for expertise in personal injury law.
Auto Accident
Every day, motor vehicle accidents cause many injuries and deaths. We will work hard to diligently handle your case from beginning to end.
Injuries from a motor vehicle accident can be both immediate and long term. We understand this and get to work straight away to secure the benefits you are entitled to. We will look to protect you now and in the future. We have helped people injured in motor vehicle accidents for over 30 years representing drivers, passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists.


Some of the results we have obtained include:

3.1 million dollar jury award obtained for a man injured when the ambulance he was traveling in struck another vehicle.
2.4 million dollar settlement for a 30 year old man who was operating his car through a stop sign and was severely injured when he was struck by a car coming around a double parked truck. The case was extensively litigated and the settlement was obtained from the trucking company.
$930,000 settlement for a motorcycle rider in Colorado who was severely injured when his bike was struck by a car.
$800,000 settlement for a child who was ejected from a motorcycle in a construction area when the bike struck a raised man hole cover.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Our firm has handled thousands of personal injury cases in Massachusetts and beyond. Our lawyers have tried hundreds of cases in both State and Federal courts.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

At Amabile & Burkly, PC, we do not see you as just another case; we will work with you to sort out your legal concerns and provide you with peace of mind. With our attorneys' cumulative years of experience, and a strong, dedicated support staff, you can be confident that your case will be handled with care. Our attorneys and staff are community- and family-oriented, and that compassion carries over to how we treat our clients

James Bradbury

EDUCATION

May 1997
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
Suffolk University Law School
Boston, Massachusetts

1989
B.S. (Honors) Geographical Science
University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, England

EXPERIENCE

Amabile & Burkly, P.C., 1995 present
Partner involved in all aspects of a busy civil and criminal litigation practice. Responsible for individual case load including preparation and presentation of trials in all courts of the Commonwealth.

Suffolk Journal of Trial & Appellate Advocacy, Editor-in-Chief, 1996 1997; Moot Court Board, Staff Member, 1995 1997

Member of Suffolk Trial Team, American Trial Lawyers Association competition, March, 1997; Member of winning team in Suffolk Mock Trial Competition, October, 1996

Publication: Protective Discovery Order and the First Amendment: the Limits of Seattle Times and the Business Week Decision, Suffolk Journal of Trial & Appellate Advocacy, 1997

S.T.R.I.V.E. Inc., Lynn, Massachusetts
Program Director, September 1993 July 1994
Managed center serving 33 clients with a range of physical and developmental disabilities.

Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award - 1986
Joseph J. Camada Fellowship Award Paxton Lions - 2003
Equal Justice Family Law Award 2003

Past President, Paxton Lions Club

Chairman, Paxton Zoning Board of Appeals, 2001-2008

Past President, Holden BNI

MEMBERSHIPS

Massachusetts Bar - admitted December, 1997

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts admitted December, 1998

New York Bar - admitted March 2000

Worcester County Bar Association

Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys

BIOGRAPHY

James C. Bradbury heads the Worcester office of Amabile & Burkly, P.C. located at 51 Union Street. A native of Birmingham, England, Jim completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Portsmouth before moving to the United States. Following a career in human services, he graduated from Suffolk Law School in 1997. While at Suffolk he was a member of the Moot Court Board and Editor-in-Chief of the Suffolk Journal of Trial and Appellate Advocacy. Jim's primary practice is personal injury litigation, both plaintiff and defense. He is a member of the Worcester County Bar Association, the Holden Chapter of BNI and Paxton Lions Club. Jim enjoys reading, skiing and traveling

John Amabile

EDUCATION

May 1978
J.D., Boston College Law School
Newton Centre, Massachusetts

May 1975
B.A., University of Colorado
Boulder, Colorado

EXPERIENCE

July, 1988 to present
Amabile & Burkly, P.C., Boston, MA
Principal in a general practice firm that concentrates in civil and criminal litigation.

July 1986 to June 1988
Law Office of John A. Amabile, Boston, MA.
Sole practitioner with a concentration in criminal defense matters and plaintiff's tort litigation.

July 1982 to July 1986
Massachusetts Department of the Attorney General, Criminal Bureau, Boston, MA.
Assistant Attorney General. Represented the Commonwealth in criminal cases concentrating in environmental crime, public corruption and white-collar crime.

September 1978 to July 1982
Roxbury Defenders Committee, Inc. Superior Court Staff Attorney.
Represented indigent clients in Roxbury District Court and Suffolk Superior Court on serious felonies including aggravated rape, armed robbery, attempted murder, arson, narcotics, and weapons charges.

MEMBERSHIPS/POSITIONS

December 1978
Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts

February 1979
U.S. District Court, District of MA

March 1979
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

March 2001
U.S. District Court, Colorado

July 2001
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

December 2002
U.S. Supreme Court

BIOGRAPHY

In his thirty years in practice, Attorney John Amabile has handled and tried hundreds of cases in State and Federal Courts, primarily in the Boston metropolitan area, but also having appeared in every Massachusetts County, and at all levels from District Court, through appeals to the Supreme Judicial Court. He has handled both civil and criminal cases from minor traffic and small personal injury matters to 1st degree murder and multi-million dollar personal injury cases. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants. He has represented litigants in Probate Court on will contests and divorce cases, and Land Court on matters involving real estate disputes. He has also advocated for clients before administrative agencies like the Industrial Accident Board, the Department of Employment and Training, the Ballot Law Commission, the Commission against Discrimination, and local boards and agencies. He has provided personal service to clients on matters large and small, and has a demonstrated capability to both litigate and negotiate matters to a successful conclusion. He has represented people of all economic levels and backgrounds, and has demonstrated an ability to be patient and respectful to his clients, many of whom have come to him with very serious problems.

During his career, he has handled literally hundreds of personal injury cases, primarily for the claimant, but also numerous cases for the defendant. These include auto accident cases, medical malpractice and premises liability matters.

Mitch Possick

EDUCATION

May 1991
Juris Doctorate
Suffolk University Law School
Boston, Massachusetts

1988
B.A., Government
Clark University
Worcester, MA

1984
Brockton High School
Brockton, MA

EXPERIENCE

Amabile & Burkly, P.C., 1989-present
Partner primarily concentrating in civil litigation. Responsible for an individual case load as well as the day to day financial operations of the firm.

Cetlin & Chin 1988-1989
Legal Clerk

Activities:
Suffolk Law Mock Trial Competition Finalist 1990
National Trial Competition Regional Semi-Finalist 1991

MEMBERSHIPS/POSITIONS

Massachusetts Bar admitted December 1991

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts admitted May 1993

Bridgewater Little League Baseball Coach
Bridgewater Biddy League Basketball Coach
Bridgewater Youth Soccer Coach
Member of Temple Beth Emunah, Brockton Massachusetts
P90X Graduate and Team Beach Body Coach

BIOGRAPHY

Mitch Possick graduated from Suffolk University Law School and has been a long time member of the Brockton community. Active civically, Mitch has developed the firm's practice within Brockton and concentrates in plaintiff personal injury law.

Paul Healey

EDUCATION

1988
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
Suffolk University Law School
Boston, MA
Law Review, Editor 1986-1988

1981
BS LE Enforcement, Magna Cum Laude
Northeastern University
Boston, MA

1979
BS Political Science, Cum Laude
Suffolk University
Boston, MA

EXPERIENCE

Amabile & Burkly, P. C.
Brockton, MA 1992-Present
Partner-principal areas of practice include trial & litigation of both plaintiff & defense in personal injury law; criminal defense, family, probate, & administrative law.

Sugarman & Sugarman, P.C.
Boston, MA 1989-1992
Associate-practice areas include plaintiff personal injury law (auto accidents, general liability claims & wrongful death).

Massachusetts Appeals Court
Boston, MA 1988-1989
Judicial Law Clerk to Judge Charlotte Perretta

Hingham Police
Hingham MA 1978-1989
Sergeant-Midnight to Eight Shift

MEMBERSHIP/POSITIONS

Selectman
Hingham, MA 2013-present

Hingham Planning Board
Hingham, MA 1994-2013
Four term elected member of the Hingham Planning Board responsible for permitting subdivisions, Form A lots, site plan reviews, including the Hingham Shipyard, Bone and Muscle Center, Serono Labs, Derby Shoppes, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Talbots, & all school municipal buildings constructed or renovated since 1994.

Master Plan Committee
Hingham, MA 1997-2000
Draft master plan for future growth

Traffic Committee
Hingham, MA 2006-present
Address traffic issues

Conciliator, Master and Guardian Ad Litem
Plymouth, Norfolk & Bristol Counties 1999-present

Pro Bono Lawyer
Day-Plymouth Probate Court in Brockton, MA

Pilgrim Bar Advocates
Brockton, MA

St. Vincent de Paul Society
1995-present

Board of Directors, Hingham Historical Society
2011-present
Recipient of Judith Kimball award for contributing to the preservation of the historical significance of the Hingham Shipyard

BIOGRAPHY

In his thirty years in the legal system, Attorney Healey has developed a broad-based experience in the courtroom and has represented hundreds of clients, both as plaintiffs and also defendants, in many different areas of the law, including personal injury law (auto accidents, fall down accidents, general liability and wrongful death), criminal law (i.e. OUI, Domestic violence), family law (divorce and child custody), probate (will fights) and administrative (MCAD & local permitting). When not practicing law or involved in town service, he enjoys traveling with his family, working on his house, or climbing mountains, including Mt. LeConte, Washington, Rainier & Kilimanjaro.

Erica Jacobsen

EDUCATION

2006
Juris Doctor
Suffolk Law School,
Boston, MA

1999
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, cum laude
Boston University
Boston, MA

EXPERIENCE

Amabile & Burkly, P.C., Associate, 2008-present
Areas of Practice include personal injury, contract, real estate, family & probate law and estate planning.

Law Offices of Richard A. Glaser, PC, Associate, 2007-2008
Areas of practice included real estate (land use) and plaintiff personal injury cases.

Miele Law Group PC, Law Clerk, 2006-2007
Assisted with patent law prosecution and litigation.

Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP, Legal Secretary, 2005-2006
Assisted attorneys and other secretaries in various stages of civil litigation, estate planning, and family law.

Amabile & Burkly, P.C., Paralegal, 2000-2005
Assisted attorneys in all stages of plaintiff and defense civil litigation, estate planning and administration, divorce and child custody issues, and residential real estate transactions.

MEMBERSHIPS/POSITIONS

Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts admitted November 2006
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts admitted April 2007

Plymouth County Bar Association

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