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For 30 years, Smith Duggan lawyers have been providing clients with effective legal services in the courtroom and the boardroom. Clients range from large multinationals to family businesses to individuals. Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo LLP has been named a Tier 1 law firm in Boston for Product Liability – Defendants by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for the current edition of "Best Law Firms."

Meet Attorney

Barbara Hayes Buell

Ms. Buell has been recognized as an “AV” Preeminent attorney for over three decades. She has attained the rank of Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates, the premier national association of civil trial attorneys from both plaintiffs’ and... [ read more  ]

Firmwide News

The Best Lawyers in America® Recognizes Nine Smith Duggan Partners; Two Attorneys Selected as Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch [ read more  ]

Nicole B. Cordeiro Named Partner [ read more  ]

Dana Zakarian Chosen for Leadership Role with the American Board of Trial Advocates [ read more  ]

Vincent N. DePalo Honored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly [ read more  ]

Featured Results

Rodney Gould Victorious for European River Tour Operator in Class Action Brought by 168 Passengers [ read more  ]

Smith Duggan Prevails in Important Case Involving In Personam Jurisdiction [ read more  ]

Smith Duggan Prevails in Significant Federal Court Case Involving COVID-19 Tour Cancellation [ read more  ]

Thomas Herman Represents SecZetta in Securing Credit Facility [ read more  ]

Legal Alerts

Legal Issues Worth Considering Concerning COVID [ read more  ]

In Lawyers Weekly Chris Duggan Describes His SJC Win in Overcoming "Reptile Tactics" by Plaintiff's Counsel [ read more  ]

Smith Duggan Prevails at Supreme Judicial Court in Case Challenging "Reptile" Tactics [ read more  ]

New Cobra Premium Subsidy; Employer Notice Requirements [ read more  ]