Michael B. Flynn

President & Senior Trial Attorney

Michael Flynn is a seasoned trial lawyer with over 25 years of experience who concentrates his practice in the areas of complex civil and commercial litigation. He has been rated AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 peer rated in Martindale-Hubbell and serves as lead counsel for insurers and companies in highly regulated industries — such as railroads, shippers and motor carriers — in state and federal courts throughout the U.S.

Michael has gained national acclaim for his success in numerous high-profile cases for his clients. His work has been featured in publications such as the MBA Journal and the Massachusetts Lawyers’ Weekly — where a case he litigated was reported in 2004 as one of the “biggest” defense wins of the year, — and in the Massachusetts Lawyers’ Weekly Annual Report of the largest defense verdicts in 1995 and 1996. Most recently, he was featured in a December 2014 Buffalo Law Journal article for his successful $5.3 million dollar settlement on behalf of an inured construction foreman.

Michael frequently speaks on various litigation-related topics — such as trial skills and strategies, persuading juries, evidentiary matters and developments in the law — to legal, claims and trade organizations, including the NARTC, the ASLRRA, the New England Railroad Club, and the Southeastern Claims Conference. On the cutting-edge of industry trends and technology, Michael also addresses timely issues such as FRSA/OSHA Whistleblower law and how to leverage the latest technological innovations in a legal environment.

Before founding the firm in 1998, Michael was an associate attorney at the Boston law firms of Latti Associates, Parker, Coulter, Daley & White, and Brister & Zandrow. He was also a special assistant district attorney with the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

He currently resides in Braintree, Massachusetts, with his wife and their four children.

Activities and Honors

Speeches and Publications

  • “Cross-examination in the 21st Century: Have Juries Become Immune to Lying?”, Presenter, NARTC 61st Annual Meeting, July 27, 2015, Farmington, PA.
  • Ammunition or Shackles: Managing Crisis Response to Maximize Your Legal Position“, Co-presenter with Lori Wirkus, New England Railroad Club Annual Rail Forum & Expo, March 19, 2015, Worcester, MA.
  • When Does the Work Come Without the Comp?: How Railroad Workers’ Injuries are Handled Under the FELA”, Work Related Injuries Conference, Waltham, MA, March 25, 2014.
  • Stupid is as Stupid Does: Getting to the Bottom of Neuropsych Testing in TBI Cases”, AAR General Claims Conference, Palm Beach, FL, October 2, 2013  and NARTC 59th  Annual Meeting, Boston, MA September 10, 2013.
  • Persuading by Entertaining: Leveraging Technology to Deliver Winning Results.” Co-presenter with Lori A. Wirkus, Southeastern Claims Conference, Charlotte, NC, June 27, 2012.
  • Destroying the Myth of Eichel – Admissibility of Collateral Source Benefits”, NARTC Winter Meeting, Coral Gables, FL, February 25, 1999.

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Education

  • Boston University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A. summa cum laude
  • U.S. Military Academy, West Point

Admissions

  • Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio (pending)
  • U.S.D.C., District of Connecticut
  • U.S.D.C., Middle District of Illinois
  • U.S.D.C., District of Massachusetts
  • U.S.D.C., Northern District of New York
  • U.S.D.C., Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S.D.C., District of Vermont
  • U.S.C.A., 1st Circuit
  • U.S.C.A., 8th Circuit
  • Has appeared pro hac vice in state and federal courts in Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Vermont