• EDUCATION
  • ADMISSIONS

    Bar
    New Hampshire, 2017
    Massachusetts, 2007

    Courts
    U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire, 2018
    U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2010
    U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2009
    U.S. Supreme Court

Pauline A. Jauquet, Partner

Polly Jauquet is a partner with Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo LLP. She has extensive experience in the litigation of claims before the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents, the Massachusetts Superior Court, and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Her practice primarily focuses on the defense of workers' compensation claims and health care law, along with art and cultural property, product liability, aviation law and premises liability.

Polly has extensive experience representing self-insured employers and hospitals in workers’ compensation cases. Since 2010, Polly has represented Mass General Brigham Incorporated (formerly Partners HealthCare System, Inc.) in the defense of workers’ compensation claims in each of the DIA regional offices.

In the area of art and cultural property, she has assisted in the representation of universities and museums in the successful recovery of artwork and artifacts.  In major product liability cases, she has assisted during discovery and at trial in the defense of some of the world’s largest manufacturers and companies.  

Polly graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School in 2007 and obtained a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater.


  • Actively involved in crafting motions and pleadings that resulted in a temporary restraining order from the U.S. District Court for the District of Central California preventing the owner of an on-line auction from selling, transferring or reproducing documents from the confidential student file of the late John F. Kennedy, Jr.
  • Drafted motions and pleadings that resulted in the recovery in replevin in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia of a Civil War artifact unlawfully removed from a museum at an Ivy League university.

The Many Intersections Between Law and Medicine, Boston University  Evergreen Series for alumni and faculty emeriti, November 9, 2017