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Paul G. Boylan

60 State Street
Twenty-Third Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Phone:  617.502.8204
Fax:  617.502.8254


Mr. Boylan has years of experience as the lead trial attorney in high-stake civil litigation. In that role he represents business owners, banks, professionals, corporate officers and directors, insurers, and high net-worth individuals. His trial experience includes all manner of disputes in state and federal courts in multiple states. He has tried numerous arbitrated disputes and successfully argued scores of motions and numerous cases on appeal.

Since 1998, Mr. Boylan has been rated AV-Preeminent, the highest possible rating, based on adherence to professional and ethical standards. Mr. Boylan is named in 2018 and multiple prior years as a Massachusetts and New England “Super Lawyer” as determined by practicing attorneys and judges. That honor is limited to two percent of all practicing attorneys. The Benchmark Survey of Boston law firms describe Mr. Boylan as “consistently recognized for excellence” by his peers.

Representative Experience

  • Lead defense counsel in 15-day jury trial in New Jersey of legal malpractice claims with initial demand for $31 million in losses. Jury was hung 6-2 in favor of the defense. Case settled prior to retrial for a small fraction of the demand.
  • Co-lead defense counsel in 10-day jury trial of partnership and patent invention claims. 
  • Lead trial defense counsel in Rhode Island 24-day trial of accounting malpractice claims involving alleged losses in excess of $24 million. Judgment for defendants entered after appeal.  
  • Lead trial counsel in defense of accounting malpractice claims as to corporate tax planning. Jury returned defense verdict on all claims after only 40 minutes of deliberations. 
  • Trial counsel for Fortune 500 corporations in multiple wrongful death actions. 
  • Co-lead counsel in 13-day jury trial of claims against national bank for $22 million in alleged fraud on bank clients. 
  • Lead counsel in 23-day jury trial defending corporation and directors against allegations of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty resulting in alleged $12 million liability. Defense verdict. 
  • Lead trial counsel for corporation and directors in four-week jury trial of claims of fraud and misappropriation of patentable technology. 
  • Lead trial counsel in multiple securities law trials or arbitrations involving suitability and alleged violations of fiduciary duty by financial advisors and investment institutions. 
  • Lead counsel for a national title insurer in defense of statewide class actions relating to fraudulent second-mortgage funding involving losses in excess of $50 million. 
  • Lead counsel in three-week jury trial of product liability claim arising from powerboat accident resulting in double leg amputation of passenger. 
  • Lead counsel in numerous other trials and arbitrations involving broker-dealers, banking and commercial law, construction, discrimination, divorce, employment covenants, financial advisors, insurance coverage, intellectual property, partnership law, patent invention and infringement, probate law, trusts, trade secrets and real estate.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Arbitration Association: Panelist 
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States (Proctor in Admiralty) 
  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association


  • “AV-Preeminent” rated by Martindale-Hubbell 
  • Recognized as a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” in Business Litigation, Professional Liability Defense, Civil Litigation Defense and Estate & Trust Litigation

Related Industries


  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Dartmouth College

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Spoken Languages

  • Spanish
  • French