Who We Are

About HMDR&S

A distinction about our office is that we are a firm of trial attorneys.  We do not simply litigate cases – we try them.  If a case does not reach resolution prior to trial by way of dispositive motion or settlement, then we are not only prepared to, but extraordinarily experienced and skilled at trying the case through conclusion.  We believe the ability to engage counsel who have the reputation and respect among their peers and within our judicial system as top-flight trial attorneys is an important and essential element of case management. 

Our record of success as one of the premier defense practices in Massachusetts has established long-term, successful relationships with our clients.  Our firm has always recognized that it is a privilege, not an entitlement, to work in partnership with our clients.  It is this partnership that is the hallmark of our firm’s philosophy.

We recognize that the firm’s relationship with its clients extends beyond any given claim or lawsuit.  As part of our working relationship, we believe it is our obligation to provide, at no charge, training programs, lectures, seminars and continuing education.  In addition, our attorneys lecture extensively throughout our specialized industries, are broadly published within the legal, healthcare and insurance communities and are actively involved in many professional, trade and community organizations.


Latest News

April 2021
Vincent Dunn Presents BBA Webinar Jury Selection in Practice: Tips and Strategies 
HMDRS’ own seasoned trial attorney, Vincent P. Dunn, was recently invited by the Boston Bar Association to provide his practical insight, experience, and guidance on the jury selection process in civil cases.  Attorney Dunn was one three attorneys presenting a webinar on tips and strategies in the art of jury selection, including the particular challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

March 2021
Latest SJC Order and Its Impact on Your Case: Trials, Hearings, and Jury Selection
Author: Robert W. Connelly, Esq.
As vaccinations continue and we move towards fully re-opening, courts here in Massachusetts have begun to issue updated guidance about court operations and the resumption of jury trials.  As such, on March 1, 2021, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Fifth Updated Order Regarding Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by the COVID-19 Pandemic went into effect.  It supersedes all previous orders of the Supreme Judicial Court related to the pandemic. 

To read more from this legal bulletin by Rob Connelly, click here.

February 2021
John Puleo Speaks at AACP Annual Meeting on Perfusionist Liability 
Attorney John Puleo was invited to speak at the American Academy of Cardiac Perfusionists’ 2021 Annual Meeting.  Mr. Puleo presented on the topic “Helping Perfusionists Understand, and Avoid, Medical Malpractice Liability”.  Using national data, he was able to educate perfusionists on the common areas of exposure for their profession. Mr. Puleo also provided an overview of the life of a medical malpractice case, including an example of an actual case. 

February 2021
Jenny Sheehan Presents at BBA Webinar on Fundamentals of Liability and Property Insurance
Attorney Sheehan was invited by the Boston Bar Association to participate on a panel of attorneys discussing the “nuts and bolts” of insurance coverage.  The webinar covered the three common types of insurance policies—general liability, professional liability, and commercial property. Jenny did a great job in making a potentially inaccessible topic (commercial property insurance) interesting and extremely relevant.  During her presentation, she was able to tie the key provisions and issues in standard property insurance policies into business interruption claims that are and have been brought by restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

November 2020
Megan Kures Teaches Trial Skills to New Litigation Associates at the BBA  
Attorney Kures was asked to participate on a panel of attorneys with extensive trial practice in sharing her best trial practices and tactics with new associates.  Three panelists led a discussion hosted by the Boston Bar Association on each phase of trial.  Topics included the use of motions in limine, jury selection, opening statements, direct examination, cross-examination, experts, demonstrative tools, closing statements, jury charge/instructions, and post-trial motions.


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