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Jay S. Gregory

One International Place
Eleventh Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
Phone:  617.502.8208
Fax:  617.502.8258


Mr. Gregory focuses his practice on construction defect litigation and the defense of malpractice actions brought against professionals, including architects, engineers, surveyors, real estate brokers, appraisers and attorneys. He has practiced in both state and federal courts, before administrative and arbitration tribunals and in numerous non-binding mediations.

He also has spoken at numerous seminars relative to the defense of design professionals, use of expert witnesses, deposition preparation, and risk management issues. In addition to participating in dozens of mediations as an advocate, Mr. Gregory has received training through JAMS and has acted as a mediator in professional malpractice cases.

Legal Experience

  • LeClairRyan, Boston, Massachusetts, July 2007 – present
  • Donovan Hatem LLP, Boston, Massachusetts, 2001 – July 2007
  • Burns & Levinson, Boston, Massachusetts, 1991 – 2001
  • Posternak Blankstein & Lund, Boston, Massachusetts, 1988 – 1991
  • Burns & Levinson, Boston, Massachusetts, 1985 – 1988

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Arbitration Association: Panel of Neutrals


  • Named Best Lawyers' Boston Litigation - Construction "Lawyer of the Year", 2015
  • Listed among The Best Lawyers in America® for Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law, Litigation - Construction, 2011–2015 
  • Listed as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine in the field of Professional Liability: Defense, 2007–2014

Related Industries


  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1985
  • B.A., Philosophy, Yale University, 1981

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Maine

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts