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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 10th 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

Smith Duggan Receives First Tier Ranking in Boston by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® [ read more  ]

Five Smith Duggan Partners Recognized in the 2020 Edition of "The Best Lawyers® in America" [ read more  ]

Harvard Law Today Profiles Barbara Buell in a Reflective Look at Harvard's First Clinical Education Program [ read more  ]

Smith Duggan Named "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News & World Report; Fourteen Attorneys Receive Honors [ read more  ]

Featured Results

Thomas Herman Represents SecZetta in Securing Series A Funding [ read more  ]

Smith Duggan Successfully Defends Hospital in Civil Commitment Appeal [ read more  ]

Ken Wright Limits Step-Parent's Access to Child's Therapy Sessions and Clarifies Support Obligations [ read more  ]

Governo and DePalo Secure Defense Verdict in Massachusetts' First Ever Joint Asbestos-Tobacco Trial [ read more  ]

Legal Alerts

New Study: Changes Needed to Combat Deadly Legionnaires' Disease [ read more  ]

Lung Cancer Awareness Month [ read more  ]

NEW EPA Standards for Lead in Paint, Dust and Soil [ read more  ]

David Governo and Vincent DePalo Author "Protect Yourself from Asbestos Lawsuits in the Rebuilding Industry" for Leading Trade Magazine [ read more  ]