Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

Your Online Portal for Claims Industry Information

Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

Your Online Portal for Claims Industry Information



Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


Federal Reserve Plaza, 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02210

Established: 1899

Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business Litigation
  • Directors, Officers, Professional, and Corporate Liability Coverage
  • Drug and Medical Device Litigation
  • Employment Law and Litigation
  • FDCPA/FCRA/TCPA Defense
  • General Litigation
  • Health Care Litigation and Risk Management
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
  • Nursing Home/Assisted Living Litigation
  • Premises Liability and Tort Defense
  • Professional Liability Litigation

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About Us

Founded in 1899, we are one of Boston's oldest law firms. We believe in the traditional values of our profession - the highest standards of quality, responsiveness, and ethics - but take a modern approach to legal service delivery. Through independent thinking, creative problem-solving and smart staffing, we help clients achieve optimum results.

Today, we are a leading regional firm of over 50 attorneys with a wide reach. Our team assists clients throughout the New England states (and often across the U.S. and as far as the U.K.), with their litigation and insurance coverage needs.

With some of the most experienced and capable trial lawyers in New England, clients rely on us to handle a wide array of civil claims and lawsuits. We represent an interesting variety of industries and professionals in our work. We have particular expertise working with insurers, drug and medical device manufacturers, corporate employers, healthcare institutions, nursing homes, colleges and universities, municipalities, lawyers, real estate professionals, insurance agents and brokers, financial institutions and other businesses. Our litigators often provide litigation-avoidance advice to our clients. From pre-suit strategy to defense of civil lawsuits through trial, our team of litigators has you covered.

Peabody & Arnold has a national reputation in Directors & Officers (D&O) insurance and other forms of business insurance. For over 50 years, insurance companies have relied on us to handle major claims and coverage issues in state and federal courts throughout the United States and abroad. We provide coverage advice and monitor high-profile litigation. We represent insurers in settlement negotiations, mediations, and in the resolution of significant coverage disputes.

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Additional Locations

  • Providence, Rhode Island
  • 40 Westminster Street, Suite 201
  • Providence, Rhode Island 02903
    • Telephone: 401-521-3742
    • Fax: 617-951-2125
  • New York, New York
  • 11 Broadway, Suite 615
  • New York, New York 10004
    • Telephone: 646-448-5250

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

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Personnel Information

Partners


Kiley M. Belliveau

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 2004
Education:
  • College of the Holy Cross, B.A. (cum laude), 2001
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 2004

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George A. Berman

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1979
Education:
  • Harvard College, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1975
  • Harvard Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 1979

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Jennifer E. Burke

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1989
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A. (with honors), 1986
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1989

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Susan E. Cohen

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1988
Education:
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, B.A. (cum laude), 1983
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1988

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Frederick E. Connelly, Jr.

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1985
Education:
  • St. Lawrence University, B.A. (cum laude), 1980
  • Suffolk University, J.D. (cum laude), 1984

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Allen N. David

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1977
Education:
  • University of Massachusetts, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1974
  • Boston University, J.D. (cum laude), 1977

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Michael P. Duffy

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1982
  • Rhode Island, 1992
Education:
  • University of Rhode Island, B.A. (with highest honors), 1979
  • Harvard University, J.D. (cum laude), 1982

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Timothy O. Egan

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1997
Education:
  • College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1994
  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1997

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Sharon S. Fry

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 2006
  • Pennsylvania, 2006
Education:
  • Wellesley College, B.A. (cum laude), 2003
  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 2006

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Cortney M. Godin

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 2004
  • Vermont
Education:
  • Middlebury College, B.A., 1999
  • Boston College, J.D., 2004

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Matthew J. Griffin

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1998
Education:
  • College of Holy Cross, B.A., 1995
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 1998

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Michael J. Griffin

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • New York, 1987
  • Massachusetts, 1987
Education:
  • St. Lawrence University, B.S., 1984
  • Albany Law School, J.D., 1987

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Colleen M. Hennessey

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1991
Education:
  • Colby College, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1988
  • Suffolk University, J.D. (cum laude), 1991

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Elizabeth Houlding

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 2000
Education:
  • Queen's University, B.A. (with honors), 1983
  • Columbia University, M.A., 1987
  • Columbia University, Ph.D., 1991
  • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 2000

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Stephanie Kao

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 2010
  • New York, 2011
Education:
  • University of Michigan, B.B.A. (with high distinction), 2006
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2010

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Katherine Kenney

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1997
Education:
  • Tufts University, B.A., 1992
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 1997

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Robert A. McCall, Managing Partner

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1988
Education:
  • Harvard University, A.B. (cum laude), 1983
  • Northeastern University, J.D., 1988

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Maureen Mulligan

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1990
  • California, 1996
Education:
  • Brown University, B.A., 1985
  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 1990

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Richard L. Nahigian

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1986
Education:
  • Columbia University, A.B., 1983
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1986

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David G. O'Brien

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1996
  • New York, 1997
Education:
  • Northeastern University, B.S. (cum laude), 1989
  • New England School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1996

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John J. O'Connor

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1989
Education:
  • American International College, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1984
  • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1989

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E. Joseph O'Neil

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1991
Education:
  • Washington University, B.A., 1986
  • University of Oregon, J.D., 1991

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Christopher A. Parady

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1993
Education:
  • Tufts University, B.A., 1990
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1993

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Scarlett M. Rajbanshi

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 2006
  • Rhode Island, 2007
  • New Hampshire, 2012
Education:
  • University of Massachusetts, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2002
  • Boston College Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 2006

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Tamara Smith Holtslag

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1996
  • New Hampshire, 2011
Education:
  • University of New Hampshire, B.A. (cum laude), 1993
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 1996

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Michael J. Stone

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1977
Education:
  • Columbia University, B.S., 1968
  • Columbia University, M.S., 1970
  • Northeastern University, J.D., 1976

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Rebecca J. Wilson

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1979
Education:
  • Trinity College, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1975
  • Boston College, J.D. (cum laude), 1979

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Of Counsel



Kathleen M. Colbert

James J. Duane III

Kerri E. Duffell

Kristin G. Griffin

Jane A. Horne

Catherine B. Kelleher

Kathleen A. Papadeas

Allan E. Taylor


Senior Counsel



Philip M. Cronin

Harvey Weiner


Associates



Avana A. Anderson

Meghan C. Cooper

William R. Covino

Amanda P. Dennis

Steven E. DiCairano

Amanda T. DiMatteo

Lindsay D. Foley

Ian J. Gemmell

Lindsey A. Gil

Leigh Ellen Gray

Kaitlyn M. Hansen

Kristyn M. Kelley

Ethan D. Kolodny

Jessica J. Perkowski

Heather G. Reid

Lincoln A. Rose

Susan M. Silva

Dominic Spinelli

Christina T. Staffiere

Henry H. Tran

Sarah A. Washington

Christopher J. Yagoobian



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