Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, P.C.

Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, P.C.

Law Firm in Boston, MA

Firm Overview

Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow has sought and earned a niche in the Massachusetts legal community, and the firm's attorneys have a reputation as leaders in the legal profession. This is because they have achieved extraordinary results in many high-profile cases, and are nationally recognized leaders in bar associations, continuing legal education activities and committees relating to the administration of justice.
Attorneys at Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow strive to get the best compensation possible for personal injuries and wrongful deaths. At the same time, they hold a broader goal: to use the hard lessons learned from these cases to help improve our communities and make the world a safer place.

Areas of Law:
-General Civil and Trial Litigation. Products Liability
-Medical Malpractice
-Aviation
-Drug and Medical Device Litigation and Insurance Law
-Appellate Litigation.
Main Office
Main Office
2 Center Plaza, Suite 600
Boston  MA  02108
Phone
  • (617) 523-8300
Fax
  • (617) 523-0525
Websites
Personal Injury
Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, P.C. will represent your Personal Injury legal matters.
Areas of Law:
-General Civil and Trial Litigation. Products Liability
-Medical Malpractice
-Aviation
-Drug and Medical Device Litigation and Insurance Law
-Appellate Litigation

James F. Meehan

Attorney in Boston, MA

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Retired Partner

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1954, Massachusetts
-1956, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
-1969, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended:
Boston College
Class of 1954
LL.B.

University Attended:
College of the Holy Cross
Class of 1951
B.S.

Birth Information:
Born in 1930
Northampton, Massachusetts, February 9, 1930

Bar Fellowship:
(Retired Status), American College of Trial Lawyers, 1975.
Education
  • Boston College
    LL.B. , 1954

Valerie A. Yarashus

Attorney in Boston, MA

Phi Beta Kappa. Recipient, ATLA Wiedemann-Wysocki Citation of Excellence, 1999-2000, 2001-2002. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America, 2005; Law and Politics, "Massachusetts Super Lawyers," 2004; Boston Magazine's Best of Boston (Law and Politics Magazine). Super Lawyers: Top 50 Female Lawyers in Massachusetts, 2005; Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's "Up and Coming Lawyers' Hall of Fame," 2006. Executive Editor, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, 1988-1990. Editor, Massachusetts Personal Injury Law Sourcebook, 2004. Member, Editorial Board, Journal of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1992-1998.

Areas of Law:
-Trial Practice
-Negligence
-Medical Malpractice
-Personal Injury
-Products Liability

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1990, Massachusetts
-1991, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Law School Attended:
Harvard University
Class of 1990
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended:
George Washington University
Class of 1987
B.A.
summa cum laude

Associations & Memberships:
Massachusetts Bar Association (President, 2009-2010); Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (President, 2002-2003); American Association for Justice (State Liaison for Massachusetts Women Trial Lawyers Caucus, 1997-2001; Member, Legal Affairs Committee, 1998-2001; ATLA's List Advisory Committee, 1998-1999); Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts; Chair, Lawyers for Action (PAC), 2005-2006; Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. Curriculum Advisory Committee, 2007.

Bar Fellowship:
Oliver Wendell Holmes Life Fellow, Massachusetts Bar Foundation.
Education
  • Harvard University
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude , 1990

Leo V. Boyle

Attorney in Boston, MA

Best Lawyers in America, Naifen & Smith, 1987 (all editions). Boston College Law School Alumni Association, Alumnus of the Year, 1998; President, 1991-1993. Patron

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1971, Massachusetts
-1973, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts and U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Law School Attended:
Boston College
Class of 1971
J.D.

University Attended:
Harvard University
Class of 1968
B.A.
cum laude

Birth Information:
Born in 1946
Providence, Rhode Island, May 5, 1946

Associations & Memberships:
Boston, Massachusetts (President, 1990-1991) and American (Member, House of Delegates, 1990-1992) Bar Associations; Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (President, 2001-2002); New England Bar Association (President, 1992-1993); Trial Lawyers Care (President, 2002-2003); International Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2000. Fellow: Massachusetts Bar Foundation; American Bar Foundation; American College of Trial Lawyers. Less

Bar Fellowship:
The Roscoe Pound-American Trial Lawyers Foundation-Massachusetts; American Board of Trial Advocates, 1993.
Education
  • Boston College
    Juris Doctorate , 1971

Peter J. Black

Attorney in Boston, MA

Areas of Law:
-Aviation
-Insurance
-Personal Injury
-Products Liability

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1979, New York
-1980, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
-1982, Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
-1992, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Law School Attended:
Suffolk University Law School
Class of 1979
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended:
Lehigh University
Class of 1969
B.A.
with honors

Birth Information:
Born in 1947
Bellmore, New York, April 27, 1947

Military:
Lt., U.S. Naval Reserve, 1969-1974

Associations & Memberships:
Massachusetts, New York State, Federal (President, Mass Chapter, 1994-1995) and American Bar Associations; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association (President, 1990-1991); Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association; Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.
Education
  • Suffolk University Law School
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude , 1979

Michael B. Bogdanow

Attorney in Boston, MA

Author: "Massachusetts Tort Damages," Lexis Law Publishing, 1993 (and Second Edition, 1999). Member, Joint Bar Advisory Committee on Judicial Nominations (2004-2007).

Areas of Law:
-Appellate Litigation
-Insurance Law
-Tort

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1985, Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
-1986, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
-2012, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended:
Harvard University
Class of 1984
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended:
Brandeis University
Class of 1976
B.A.
magna cum laude, with honors

Columbia University
Class of 1979
M.F.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1954
Houston, Texas, August 29, 1954

Associations & Memberships:
Boston (Co-Chair: Litigation Section, 2003-2005), Massachusetts, Federal (President, Massachusetts Chapter, 1999-2000) and American Bar Associations; Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys; Massachusetts Bar Foundation.
Education
  • Harvard University
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude , 1984

John J. Carroll, Jr.

Attorney in Boston, MA

Member, Board of Directors, Greater Boston Legal Services, 1996. Member, Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association.

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1974, Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
-1976, South Dakota

Law School Attended:
Boston University School of Law
Class of 1974
J.D.

University Attended:
Boston College
Class of 1968
A.B.

Birth Information:
Born in 1946
Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 19, 1946

Military:
Lt., U.S. Naval Reserve, 1968-1971

Associations & Memberships:
Boston and Massachusetts (Hearing Officer, Board of Bar Overseers, 2001; Regional Chair, Superior Court, Bench/Bar Committee, 2003) Bar Associations. Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.
Education
  • Boston University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1974

Bradley M. Henry

Attorney in Boston, MA

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1991, Massachusetts
-1992, Pennsylvania (inactive), U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania and U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
-1994, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
-1995, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended:
Suffolk University Law School
Class of 1991
J.D.

University Attended:
University of Vermont
Class of 1986
B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1964
New Hartford, N.Y., August 19, 1964

Associations & Memberships:
Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments, 2002-2003; Federal, 1993-2006 (National Board of Directors, 2000-2001; Chapter President, 2001-2002).
Education
  • Suffolk University Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 1991

Peter J. Ainsworth

Attorney in Boston, MA

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
Admitted in 2003, Massachusetts

Law School Attended:
Suffolk University Law School
Class of 2003
J.D.
cum Laude

University Attended:
Boston College
Class of 1993
B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1971
Norfolk, Virginia, March 1, 1971
Education
  • Suffolk University Law School
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude , 2003
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