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Mr. Curley’s practice involves the defense of product liability, catastrophic personal injury cases, general civil litigation, and insurance coverage matters. He is a Fellow at the American College of Trial Lawyers. In 2004, the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association recognized him as the Defense Attorney of the Year for his service to clients and to the bar. Mr. Curley has frequently participated as a faculty member in continuing legal education programs sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, National Business Institute, the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association, and the Flascher Institute. He has also authored several articles that have appeared in both regional and national publications.  He holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and annually has been designated as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer.

Areas of practice:

  • Products liability
  • Construction law
  • Civil litigation


  • Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1974


  • J.D., Cornell University, 1974
  • Harvard University, A.B., cum laude, 1971


  • Massachusetts Bar Association (Member: Civil Litigation Section; Trial Practice Committee, 1985—; Chairman, 1989-1990; a
    House of Delegates, Member 2001-2002; Task Force on Peremptory Challenges, 2009-2010
  • American Bar Associations, Member, Civil Litigation Section
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
    • Director, The Foundation of the International Association of Defense Counsel, 2003
    • Vice-President, 2005-2007
    • President, 2007-2009
  • Defense Research Institute, State Representative, 2002-2005
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association, Director; President, 2001-2002
  • Community:
    • Member, Town of Hingham Historical Commission
    • Member, Town of Hingham Community Preservation Committee
    • Vice-Chair, St. Paul Parish Pastoral Council, 2003-2008
    • Funtastic Nantasket Sprint Triathlon 2010 – Finished

Call 617-523-2990 to speak to Robert A. Curley, Jr.