Campbell Trial Lawyers Firm News May 2017 00:00:00 -0800firmwise Eli spoke at the 49th Annual Northeast Region of National Black Law Students Association’s Regional Convention<p><a href=";A=12495&amp;format=xml&amp;p=4188">Rona Eli</a>, an attorney at Campbell Campbell Edwards &amp; Conroy, P.C. and active member of the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM) and chair of the Diversity Committee for the Massachusetts Chapter of the Federal Bar Association spoke at the 49th Annual Northeast Region of National Black Law Students Association&rsquo;s Regional Convention on Thursday, January 27, 2017 along with the Massachusetts Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights division. Ms. Eli discussed the importance of affinity bar associations and groups in the law, and how it has impacted her own practice. The Northeast Region of National Black Law Students Association&rsquo;s Regional Convention celebrates diversity in the law and allows organizations to connect with diverse students from across the nation. Campbell Campbell Edwards &amp; Conroy, P.C.&nbsp; are a proud supporter and sponsor of the 49th Annual Northeast Region of National Black Law Students Association&rsquo;s (NEBLSA) Regional Convention.</p> <p>The Northeast Region is the founding region of the National Black Law Students Association.&nbsp; Founded in 1968, the region has 32 chapters in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey (northern), New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.&nbsp; The National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) is one of the largest student-run organizations of its kind in the United States for Black law students, NBLSA has thousands of members across America and is also comprised of more than 200 chapters and affiliates from six countries, including the Bahamas, Nigeria, and South Africa. NBLSA is organized into six regions: Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southern, Midwest, Southwest and Western.&nbsp; The mission of the organization is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black and minority attorneys who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.</p>News27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 Campbell Identified Among the Nation’s 100 Top Trial Lawyers<p>Benchmark Litigation named James M. Campbell as one of America&rsquo;s Top 100 Trial Lawyers. The Benchmark Litigation list of top trial lawyers is based on peer and client research. &nbsp;</p>News13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 Campbell Named Among the Top 100 Lawyers in Both Massachusetts and New England<p>Super Lawyers named <a href=";A=3503&amp;format=xml&amp;p=4188">James M. Campbell</a> as one of the Top 100 lawyers in both Massachusetts and New England. Every year, Super Lawyers evaluates lawyers across the country for its annual list of top attorneys. Each candidate is measured against 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.&nbsp;</p>News11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 Campbell Edwards & Conroy obtained a summary judgment ruling in Massachusetts Superior Court in a negligence action involving premises liability.<div>The plaintiff, Christopher O'Leary, alleged that the defendants negligently maintained their property and were responsible for injuries he sustained after falling down an open shaft on the roof of a vacant commercial building.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The court granted summary judgment in the defendants' favor because they did not owe the plaintiff any duty of care with respect to the open and obvious danger of the shaft, and at the time the plaintiff was an adult trespasser. The court also found that even had the plaintiff asserted a separate claim for willful, wanton and reckless conduct there were no facts to support this claim. <a href="/65A57F/assets/files/Documents/O'Leary v. Mass Mills III - Motion for Summary_Judgment.pdf">View full opinion</a>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>James M. Campbell served as lead counsel for the defendants. Michelle I. Schaffer and Curtis Berglund served as co-counsel for the defendants</div>News22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0800 the Defense to the Responsible Insurer and Compelling Acceptance of the Tender<div>Air-tight contractual indemnity and insurance clauses will go a long way, but commercial premises owners also have other means by which they can compel tender acceptance.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Adam A. Larson is a shareholder of Campbell Campbell Edwards &amp; Conroy PC in Boston, where his practice concentrates on civil litigation including commercial, personal injury and product liability matters involving toxic torts, construction and premises liability. He serves clients in the automotive and aircraft industries, trucking and transportation industries, and power plants and commercial premises owners.</div>Publications & Presentations31 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0800 M. Guilfoyle Elected Secretary-Treasurer of 22,000-Member DRI<div><a href=";A=3509&amp;format=xml&amp;p=4188">Kathleen M. Guilfoyle</a> a shareholder at Campbell Campbell Edwards &amp; Conroy was elected Secretary-Treasurer of DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar at the organization&rsquo;s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. With 22,000 members it is one of the most prominent professional organizations for attorneys in the country and the largest to exclusively represent defense bar attorneys.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Ms. Guilfoyle focuses her practice on aviation defense, drug and medical device defense, products liability, and environmental litigation. She represented one of the non-carrier airlines in the litigation filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York arising out of the terrorist attacks of September 11th. In this litigation, she also worked on responding to requests for information from the Kean Commission, and participated in non-public witness interviews of various airline personnel by Kean Commission staffers.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Ms. Guilfoyle was named a Top Woman of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2011 and, she has been repeatedly named as Legal International Who's Who of Aviation Lawyers. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the International Aviation Womens Association.</div> <u1:p></u1:p>News12 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0800 I. Schaffer named a Top Woman of Law by Mass Lawyers Weekly<div>Campbell Campbell Edwards &amp; Conroy is proud to announce that Shareholder <a href=";A=3522&amp;format=xml&amp;p=4188">Michelle I. Schaffer</a> has been selected as a 2015 Top Women of Law Honoree. Each year Lawyers Weekly honors women who have demonstrated great accomplishments in the legal field. The awards highlight women who are pioneers, educators, trailblazers, and role models.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Michelle Schaffer represents clients in high stakes civil litigation matters. Her diverse practice includes defending multinational corporations in complex products liability, toxic tort, pharmaceutical and premises liability matters as well as representing small businesses and individuals in general liability and commercial disputes. Michelle enjoys leadership positions in the legal community. She is the Immediate Past President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and currently holds the position of Secretary of the MassDLA. Michelle is an Associate Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. &nbsp;</div>News28 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0800 Lawyers in America 2016 Edition Includes 2 Attorneys from Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy Campbell Edwards &amp; Conroy is proud to announce that <a href=";A=3503&amp;format=xml&amp;p=4188">James M. Campbell</a>, and&nbsp;<a href=";A=3505&amp;format=xml&amp;p=4188">William J. Conroy</a> have been selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers&reg; in America 2016 List in U.S. News &amp; World Report for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants. In addition, <a href=";A=3505&amp;format=xml&amp;p=4188">William J. Conroy</a> earned &ldquo;Lawyer of the Year&rdquo; honors for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants in Philadelphia. The Best Lawyers&reg; List is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.News24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0800 45 in Massachusetts Law: Adoption of a documents only subpoena<div>Rule 45 in Massachusetts Law: Adoption of a documents only subpoena</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure of the Supreme Judicial Court undertook a review of Rule 45 of the Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure governing subpoenas. As a result, several material changes took effect on April 1, 2015.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The most significant change in Rule 45 was the adoption of a documents only subpoena directed to a non-party, language adapted from Rule 45 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. With the adoption of a documents only subpoena in 2015, there is no longer a need in Massachusetts to notice a deposition along with service of a subpoena when the only intent is to obtain documents.&nbsp;</div> <div>Other changes were made to accommodate for the new documents only subpoena process. Some of the amendments include, in pertinent part, the following:<br /> &nbsp;</div> <ul> <li>A copy of the subpoena to all parties is required, however a notice of same is not, as it is deemed not needed;&nbsp;</li> <li>A specific reference to electronically stored information was added; and&nbsp;</li> <li>If there is an objection to production, the party seeking production may move to compel same, and the court will rule in a way deemed to protect the person served with the subpoena from undue burden or expense resulting from compliance.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div><a href="65A57F/assets/files/Documents/Mass R Civ P Rule 45 Subpoena.pdf">Mass.R.Civ.P 45, as amended</a></div>News06 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0800 Class Actions: A Game Plan for Success Parkerson presented &ldquo;Defending Class Actions:&nbsp; A Game Plan for Success&rdquo; at the 2015 Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel Annual Meeting in&nbsp;Bentonville, Arkansas.Publications & Presentations31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0800