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Manning Gross + Massenburg

MG+M The Law Firm ("MG+M")

125 High Street, Oliver Street Tower, 6th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02110

Established: 1984

Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Corporate Litigation
  • COVID-19/Coronavirus
  • Employment Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • General Liability
  • Government Affairs
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Cannabis Industry Representation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • E-Discovery & Information Management
  • Food & Beverage Liability
  • Infectious Disease Counseling & Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Investigations & Compliance
  • Land Use Litigation
  • Maritime Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Sexual Abuse & Molestation Claims Litigation
  • Sporting Arms, Ammunition, Outdoor Products Litigation
  • Toxic Tort Liability

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About Us

MG+M The Law Firm ("MG+M") is a national litigation and trial services firm that provides coordinated, coast-to-coast representation for Fortune 500 companies and corporations facing significant, complex legal risk. Our unified team, collaborative approach, and national resources enable us to provide superior value and achieve optimal results in tackling our clients' most complex legal challenges.

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Client Information

Non-Insurance Clients

  • The Boeing Company
  • Rockwell Automation, Inc.
  • Sodexo, Inc.
  • W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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Personnel Information

Partners


John B. Manning

Boston, MA

Practice Areas
  • Appellate
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Construction Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • General Liability
  • Land Use
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Infectious Disease Counseling & Litigation
Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1991
  • Rhode Island, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:

Best Lawyers In America; Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated Attorney; Massachusetts Super Lawyer; Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Memberships:
  • American, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Bar Associations
  • Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
Education:
  • Harvard University, B.A. (cum laude), 1988
  • Suffolk University, J.D. (cum laude), 1991

John T. Hugo

Boston, MA

Practice Areas
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • General Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Food & Beverage Liability
  • Infectious Disease Counseling & Litigation
  • Maritime Litigation
  • Toxic Tort Liability
Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1994
  • Rhode Island, 2007
  • California, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Central and Eastern Districts of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:

Super Lawyers

Memberships:
  • American Bar Association (Vice-Chair, Products General Liability and Consumer Law Committee)
  • Massachusetts and Rhode Island Bar Associations
  • State Bar of California
Education:
  • University of Massachusetts, B.A. (cum laude), 1991
  • Suffolk University, J.D. (cum laude), 1994

Brian D. Gross

Boston, MA and Providence, RI
Practice Areas
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • General Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Food & Beverage Liability
  • Toxic Tort Liability
Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1997
  • Rhode Island, 2003
  • New Hampshire, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
  • U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First, Third and Eighth Circuits
Additional Biographical Details:

Editor, MG+M Defense Litigation Insider Blog; Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV Rating; Massachusetts Super Lawyers, Rising Star

Memberships:
  • American Bar Association (Former Chair; Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation Committee)
  • Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Maryland, B.S., 1991
  • Northeastern University, J.D., 1997

Jonathan F. Tabasky

Boston, MA and Providence, RI
Practice Areas
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • General Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Toxic Tort Liability
  • Sexual Harassment Counseling and Litigation Services
Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1995
  • Connecticut, 2003
  • Rhode Island
  • Maine, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine
  • U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:

Massachusetts Super Lawyers; Best Lawyers In America; AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell; Massachusetts Rising Stars; Super Lawyers Edition of Boston Magazine

Education:
  • Skidmore College, B.A. (cum laude), 1992
  • Suffolk University, J.D. (cum laude), 1995

Daniel P. McCarthy

Boston, MA

Practice Areas
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Food & Beverage Liability
  • Toxic Tort Liability
Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Memberships:
  • Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, B.A., 1998
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 2001

Tracy A. R. Jolly

Boston, MA

Practice Areas
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Torts
Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 2002
  • New Hampshire, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Memberships:
  • American, Massachusetts and New Hampshire Bar Associations
  • American Association for Justice
Education:
  • Boston College, B.A., 1990
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 2001

Jennifer A. Whelan

Boston, MA and Providence, RI
Practice Areas
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • General Liability
  • Products Liability
Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1995
  • Rhode Island, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
Additional Biographical Details:

Massachusetts Super Lawyers

Memberships:
  • American, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of Michigan, B.S., 1991
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 1995

Jeffrey C. McLucas

Boston, MA

Practice Areas
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • General Liability
  • Government Investigations and Enforcement
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Food & Beverage Liability
  • Infectious Disease Counseling & Litigation
  • Sexual Abuse & Molestation Claims Litigation
Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Education:
  • Bates College, B.A. (Dean's List), 1984
  • Suffolk University, J.D. (cum laude), 1987

Stephanie M. Batchelder

Boston, MA and Providence, RI
Practice Areas
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Tort Liability
Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 2009
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
Additional Biographical Details:

Massachusetts Super Lawyers; 2018 "Up and Coming Lawyer" by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Memberships:
  • Hispanic National (President, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section), Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Women's Bar Associations
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Suffolk University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2006
  • New England School of Law, J.D., 2009

Howard P. Goldberg

Boston, MA

Practice Areas
  • Business Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • General Liability
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • E-Discovery & Information Management
  • Intellectural Property Litigation
  • Land Use Litigation
Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:

Massachusetts Super Lawyers; Rising Star

Memberships:
  • Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1999
  • Boston University Law School, J.D., 2002

Katharine S. Perry

Boston, MA

Practice Areas
  • Construction Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Infectious Disease Counseling & Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Sexual Abuse & Molestation Claims Litigation
  • Toxic Tort Liability
Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1996
  • Connecticut, 1997
  • New York, 1998
  • Maine, 2005
  • Vermont, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Foundation
Education:
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges, B.A., 1993
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 1996

Rachel Moynihan

Boston, MA

Practice Areas
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • General Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Food & Beverage Liability
  • Products Liability
Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Additional Biographical Details:

Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2013-2019); Irish Legal 100's 40 Under 40 (2016)

Education:
  • College of the Holy Cross, B.A. Political Science, 2002
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 2005

David Willis

Boston, MA

Practice Areas
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Food & Beverage Liability
Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1990
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Additional Biographical Details:

Selected for Inclusion in Who's Who (2000); Recipient, John F. Mulvaney Environmental Scholarship, American Hoechst Corporation; Bronze Medal Award, Allstate Insurance Company; Individual Service Award, Allstate Insurance Company (1999-2002)

Memberships:
  • Federal, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Bar Associations
  • National Retail Restaurant Defense Association
  • National Association of Dealer Counsel
  • International Luxury Hotel Association
  • The Risk Management Society (RIMS)
  • Rhode Island Health Care Association (Associate Member)
  • Harbor Management Commission (Former Commissioner, Jamestown, Rhode Island)
Education:
  • Tulane University, B.A., 1986
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1989

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Associates


  • Joseph S. Bussiere
  • Christopher P. Haze
  • Christos I. Koutrobis
  • Michael F. McVinney
  • Marissa L. Morte
  • Shannon M. O'Neil
  • Jordan L. Schwindt
  • Meredith I. Stivers
  • Megan K. Sullivan

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Of Counsel


  • Timothy D. Swain
  • Stephanie M. Chesney

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