Complex Tort Liability
Michael E. Mone, Jr.
Michael Mone practices in all areas of civil litigation, specializing in complex tort liability, medical malpractice, and products liability. Over the last 10 years, Michael has been involved in some of the largest verdicts and settlements in Massachusetts. Before joining the firm in 1999, Michael served as an Assistant District Attorney in Norfolk County, gaining valuable trial experience while prosecuting a broad spectrum of criminal cases in the District and Superior Courts.
In 2005, Michael volunteered to represent on a pro bono basis a detainee imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay in a petition for writ of habeas corpus. His client, Oybek Jabbarov, was an Uzbek national cleared by the U.S. government to leave Guantánamo in February 2007, but he could not return to his native country for fear of persecution. The U.S. government had failed to persuade any other country to accept him for resettlement. Michael pushed his client’s case in both the Federal District Court in Washington, D.C., as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. At the same time, he lobbied foreign governments in Europe to consider accepting his client for resettlement. For nearly two years, Michael advocated on his client’s behalf, focusing much of his efforts on persuading the Republic of Ireland to accept Mr. Jabbarov. Finally, in July 2009, the Irish government announced it would accept two detainees from Guantánamo, and in September, Mr. Jabbarov arrived in Ireland and took his first steps as a free man, after spending nearly eight years in prison. Mr. Jabbarov was soon reunited with his wife and two sons. They now call Ireland “home.”
Michael’s advocacy on behalf of Mr. Jabbarov was truly extraordinary. He brings the same commitment to all his cases.
$15 million settlement on behalf of the estate of a young doctor who was killed instantly when a large elevating scaffold collapsed and fell 140’ to the street below, crushing his car as he sat in traffic. Click here to read a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article on the case.
$9 million settlement for a young woman who was horribly burned over 90% of her body in an electrical explosion that occurred during the course of her employment as a substation worker for a large, internationally known, power company.
$3.73 million settlement on behalf of a thirteen-year old girl who sustained a left below the knee amputation and multiple fractures to her right leg when a van driven by the employee of a nationally recognized home service company ran a red light, was hit by a third vehicle, lost control, and drove up onto the sidewalk, striking the young girl as she stood waiting for her school bus.
$3.7 million settlement on behalf of the estate of a police officer who was killed while working on a road detail when a large dump truck was backing up -- without a back-up alarm, struck the officer, knocking him to the ground and crushing his lower torso.
$850,000 judgment after verdict for an elderly woman who slipped on an unnatural accumulation of rain water inside a supermarket and fell, breaking her hip.
Professional Affiliations And Civic Associations
- Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
- Massachusetts Bar Assocition
- Civil Litigation Section Council, 2000-2001, 2010-2012
- American Association for Justice
- DePuy Metal on Metal Hip Implant Litigation Group
- Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments, 2011-2012 (Chairman)
- Courageous Advocacy Award, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (2010)
- The Mary Daly Curtin and the John J. Curtin, Jr. Award for Public Service, Boston College Law School, Public Interest Law Foundation (2010)
- Honorable David A. Rose Civil Rights Award, Anti-Defamation League, New England Region (2008)
- President’s Award, Boston Bar Association (2007)
- Beacon of Justice Award, National Legal Aid & Defender Association (2007)
Michael is rated as AV® Preeminent™ as a result of Martindale Hubbell peer-review, and has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyerspublication every year since 2005.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1996
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2001
U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia, 2007
Boston College Law School, JD, 1996
Skidmore College, BA, Phi Beta Kappa, 1990