JOHN MORRISSEY has the experience, resources and expertise in the area of personal injury to effectively represent individuals and families killed or seriously injured in accidents. We prepare every case for trial starting with the initial meeting with our client. We believe our experience and aggressive litigation style will result in the vast majority of our cases being successfully resolved prior to trial.
JOHN MORRISSEY handles personal injury and workers’ compensation claims throughout Massachusetts. We have access to local offices across the state to meet with clients that are unable to visit our main office in Braintree.
We represent individuals and families that have been injured or killed in accidents including wrongful death claims, catastrophic injury claims and claims arising from automobile accidents, construction site accidents, premises liability claims (including falls on public and private property), defective product claims, medical malpractice claims, liquor liability claims (injuries caused by alcohol), work injuries, and workers’ compensation claims.
Attorney John Morrissey has been representing individuals and families injured or killed in accidents for over 28 years in both State and Federal Court. Attorney Morrissey has been selected for inclusion in the Massachusetts Super Lawyers in the area of personal injury for each year since 2005. Attorney Morrissey is currently serving as Chair of the Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments. He was elected President of the Massachusetts Bar Association in 2019. He previously served as Chair of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers.
We believe that success in litigation depends upon preparation and we begin preparing for trial from the very first meeting with our client. We conduct a thorough investigation of the facts and the law before we file the lawsuit. After we file the lawsuit we will continue our investigation through formal discovery and send a very clear message to our opponent that we are preparing to try our case to a judge or jury. The vast majority of our cases are successfully resolved prior to trial and we believe these settlements and our success at trial are a reflection of our thorough preparation and aggressive litigation style.
We believe that a successful relationship between attorney and client depends upon communication. We understand that most of our clients have never been involved in litigation before their accident and do not understand the way the process works. We encourage our clients to contact us often with any questions or for status reports on their cases. We are trial attorneys and we spend a lot of time in court and outside of the office but if we are not available when you call, we will make sure that all client phone calls are answered within one business day. We are also available after hours and on weekends by email and cell phone.
When we represent someone injured in an accident we enter into a written contingency fee agreement. This agreement provides that you do not pay us any legal fees up front. We are only paid our legal fee if we recover money for you either as a result of a settlement or a favorable result following a trial. If we do not settle your case or win at trial you do not pay us any attorney’s fee.
When we represent an employee injured on the job our fees are established by the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Act M.G.L. c. 152 section 13A. We do not require that you pay us any fees up front, if we are successful in pursuing a claim on your behalf the workers’ compensation insurer will be responsible for the payment of our fee and expenses. If we settle your workers’ compensation claim we will be entitled to a percentage of the settlement and reimbursement of our out of pocket expenses.