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Michael B. Weinberg, CPCU

60 State Street
Twenty-Third Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Phone:  617.502.8217
Fax:  617.502.8267

Biography

Mr. Weinberg represents a broad range of clients in all phases of the civil litigation process. He is experienced in both trial of cases and alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. He handles matters involving insurance law, contracts, professional liability, products liability, construction, medical malpractice, and class action litigation. Mr. Weinberg assists clients on a broad range of insurance issues including litigating declaratory judgment actions, rendering coverage opinions and handling the full range of coverage issues. His experience with complex coverage cases includes numerous risks whether under commercial general liability, D&O, environmental, life, errors and omissions, excess, umbrella or manuscript policies. Mr. Weinberg is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter.

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, "Ethics, Insurance and Professionalism," CPCU Society, March 2015
  • Presenter, "Practicing With Professionalism Course (Ethical Hypotheticals Portion)," Boston Bar Association, April 2014
  • Moderator/Panel Member, “Risk Management: Risk Transfer through Contracts and Insurance," New England Corporate Counsel Association, Inc., February 2014
  • Panel Member, "Legal, Contracting and Insurance Issues Affecting Design Professionals," AIA New Hampshire Seminar/CLE Approved, September 2013
  • Panel Member, "Avoiding Bad Faith Claims, Risk Management for Claims Representatives," In-Firm Seminar/CLE Approved, January 2013
  • Moderator/Panel Member, CLM Insurance Bad Faith and Coverage Conference, "Allocation Between Covered and Non-Covered Causes of Action," September 2012
  • Panel Member, CPCU Society, National Leadership Conference, presenting on Chapter Management and Membership Issues, April 2006
  • Speaker at Puerto Rico CPCU Meeting, "Baseball, the 4-H’s, and the Insurance Industry," February 2006
  • Speaker and conferment officer at Long Island Chapter, CPCU Society Conferment Dinner, November 2005
  • Panel Member, CPCU Society National Leadership Conference, Chapter Management and Operations Issues, March 2005

Published Works

  • “What Action Can Management Take to Deter Ethical Lapses?” Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Society News, February/March 2014
  • "Why Should Business Organizations Have a Written Set of Workplace Ethics Standards," Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) News, December 2012/January 2013
  • "Is It Important to Have an Ethics Oath?" Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) News, October/November 2011
  • "How Can an Organization Build a Moral Culture?," Co-author, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) News, October/November 2010
  • "Property and Casualty Insurance Policies: A Permanent Keeper," Co-Author, Business Law Section Newsletter, Boston Bar Association, Spring 2010
  • "How Can Organizations Reinforce Understanding of Their Ethics Codes?" Author, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) News, October/November 2009
  • "Kapp v. Arbella Mut. Ins. Co.: Multiple Damages in Statutory Actions Against," Co-author, 43 Boston B.J. 10, 1999

Legal Experience

  • LeClairRyan, Boston, Massachusetts, July 2007 – present
  • Donovan Hatem, LLP, Boston, Massachusetts, March 2001 – July 2007
  • Burns & Levinson LLP, Boston, Massachusetts, August 1980 – February 2001

Memberships and Affiliations

  • CPCU Society: Member, Ethics Committee (Past Chair); Past National Governor; Past President of the Boston Chapter
  • Insurance Library Association of Boston: Trustee; Past President
  • Massachusetts Bar Foundation: Life Fellow
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance: Professional Liability Advisory Board Member
  • Boston Bar Association: Ethics Committee (Past Member); Business Law Section, Insurance Law Committee (Past Co-Chair)
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association: Past Director
  • American Bar Association: Litigation Section, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee
  • Northeastern University School of Law Alumni/ae Association: Past Director

Community Organizations

  • Dorchester Historical Society, Member
  • Dorchester Board of Trade, Member

 

Distinctions

  • Recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine in the area of Civil Litigation Defense, 2006 – 2013, and 2015 - 2017, and Business Litigation, 2018
  • Listed among The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Insurance Law, and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2012 – 2019

Education

  • J.D., Northeastern University
  • M.A., Educational Administration, Pace University
  • M.A., Mathematics, Herbert H. Lehman College
  • B.S., Mathematics, City College of New York

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Trial and appellate courts of Massachusetts
  • Trial and appellate courts of New York