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Richard W. RenehanRichard W. Renehan

(617) 574-4024
rrenehan@goulstonstorrs.com
Fax: (617) 574-7593
Boston
400 Atlantic Avenue
Boston MA
02110-3333
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Renehan, Richard

 

 

 

 

Education
Boston College, B.A., 1955, magna cum laude

Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1958
Admissions
Massachusetts

Overview

Trial and appellate work, both civil and criminal, is the exclusive focus of Dick Renehan's practice. He has represented many of the major law firms in New England and in other parts of the country, and has for twenty years been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for both business litigation and professional malpractice defense. Dick is recognized by Chambers USA as "a 'dean' of the Boston Bar. He's a fantastic trial lawyer with more experience and sense than anyone; one of the best lawyers to have practiced in Boston in the last 20 years."  Chambers continues that Dick is "a veteran of the civil and criminal fields, and has deep experience in professional malpractice and business litigation."

Dick is a frequent lecturer for MCLE and the American Bar Association, and has put on model trials of a legal malpractice suit for the ABA and the Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society. He has also argued over 50 cases before state and federal appellate courts, including several of the leading cases decided by the SJC involving zoning, employment discrimination, environmental law and legal malpractice.

Representative Experience

  • Defense of Edgartown’s three acre zoning (425 Mass. 117). 
  • Defense of a multi-million dollar malpractice claim (436 Mass. 244 and 417 Mass. 549). 
  • Defining limits of punitive damages against a law firm employer (424 Mass. 813). 
  • Representation of a private school in a Grand Jury investigation (437 Mass. 340). 
  • Adviser to the Supreme Judicial Court on First Amendment Rights of a sitting judge. 
  • Representation of developer of major downtown high-rise from challenge by a citizens’ group (396 Mass. 489). 
  • Application of the Doctrine of Judicial Estoppel in a legal malpractice case (443 Mass. 634).
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Former President, Boston Bar Association (1985-1986)
  • Member, Governor’s Judicial Nominating Commission (1987-1990)
  • Member, Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments (1979-1984)
Awards and Recognition
  • "Boston Bet-The-Company Litigator of the Year," Best Lawyers 2011
  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent TM
  • The International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigators, 2006
  • Best Lawyers in America 1984-2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, “Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants,” 2006- 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, “Bet The Company Litigation,” 2006- 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, “Litigation - Real Estate,” 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, “Legal Malpractice Law,” 2006-2012
  • Recipient, Alumni Achievement Award, Boston College Alumni Association, 2005
  • Chambers USA, "America's Leading Business Lawyers", 2003-2014
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2004 - 2015 (Ranked Number 1 in the State in 2006)
Speaking Engagements
Press Releases
num: 20
publicationsArticles: "Even in-house lawyers must wrestle with conflicts of interest," New England In-House
publicationsArticles: "Biting the Hand that Feeds You?" Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
pressReleases: Chambers USA Ranks Goulston & Storrs in Leading Practice Areas:  19 individual attorneys receive recognition
pressReleases: Chambers USA Ranks Goulston & Storrs in Leading Practice Areas: 22 individual attorneys receive recognition
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named in 2010 Best Lawyers®
pressReleases: Chambers USA Ranks Goulston & Storrs in Leading Practice Areas
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named to 2011 Edition of Best Lawyers
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Attorneys, Robert Davis and Richard Renehan, Recognized as Best Lawyers 2011 Boston Top Lawyers of the Year
pressReleases: Chambers USA Ranks Goulston & Storrs in Multiple Practice Areas
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named to 2012 Edition of Best Lawyers®
pressReleases: Chambers USA Ranks Goulston & Storrs in Multiple Practice Areas
pressReleases: 36 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named to 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers ®
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Nets 33 Lawyers, 7 Practice Areas in 2013 Chambers USA Rankings
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Nabs 34 Lawyers, 2 “Lawyer of the Year” Recognitions in 2014 Best Lawyers® Rankings
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Captures 47 Spots on the 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List; 14 on the 2013 Massachusetts Rising Stars List
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Expands Practice Recognition in 2014 Chambers USA Rankings
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs’ Richard Zielinski Named 2015 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Legal Malpractice Law and Michael Robinson Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Real Estate
pressReleases: Boston Land Use and Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year" Matthew J. Kiefer Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016
pressReleases: 50 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
pressReleases: Washington, DC Litigation- Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Maureen E. Dwyer and Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Phil T. Feola Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2017
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August 2016
Washington, DC Litigation- Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Maureen E. Dwyer and Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Phil T. Feola Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2017
October 2015
50 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
August 2015
Boston Land Use and Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year" Matthew J. Kiefer Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016
August 2014
Goulston & Storrs’ Richard Zielinski Named 2015 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Legal Malpractice Law and Michael Robinson Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Real Estate
May 2014
Goulston & Storrs Expands Practice Recognition in 2014 Chambers USA Rankings
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