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Michael P. Giunta

60 State Street
Twenty-Third Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Phone:  617.502.8206
Fax:  617.502.8256

Biography

Michael Giunta specializes in complex civil litigation and has represented retailers, manufacturers, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, corporations, individuals and insurers in product liability, premises liability, professional malpractice, commercial and contract disputes, trucking and motor vehicle tort, insurance coverage and unfair insurance claims and settlement practices, real estate litigation, and trust and estate disputes. He serves as monitoring counsel for physical therapy and assisted living facility claims for specialty insurance programs underwritten in the London insurance market. He has tried cases in the U.S. District Court and Massachusetts Superior, District, Land, Housing and Probate Courts, and appeared before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court.

Mr. Giunta is experienced in all phases of alternative dispute resolution, having mediated or arbitrated more than 200 cases. He was selected for inclusion in the 2011-2015 editions of Best Lawyers in America® and named a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” for the years 2011-2013. He is rated AV® Preeminent™ by the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ System. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute, Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association (past president), and the International Association of Defense Counsel.

Legal Experience

  • LeClairRyan, Boston, Massachusetts, July 2007 – Present
  • Donovan Hatem LLP, Boston, Massachusetts, 2001 – July 2007
  • Burns & Levinson, LLP, Boston, Massachusetts, 1989 – 2001
  • Van Tine & Van Tine, PC, Hingham, Massachusetts, 1985 – 1989

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association: Past President
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • North Reading Hillview Commission: Commissioner

Distinctions

  • Listed among The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Insurance Law, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2011 – 2019 
  • Listed as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine in the field of Personal Injury Defense: General, 2011 – 2018

Related Industries

Education

  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 1984
  • B.A., Economics and Political Science, Boston College, 1981

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

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