Michael J. Kerrigan

Michael J. Kerrigan


Michael J. Kerrigan

Mr. Kerrigan practices in the areas of civil litigation, professional liability defense, including medical malpractice defense, general liability defense, construction law, insurance law, healthcare compliance, health information privacy, subrogation, motor vehicle torts, and appellate practice, in addition to other civil litigation matters.  Mr. Kerrigan also represents medical professionals before state licensing boards.

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Subrogation Law
  • Construction Defect Law & Construction Law
  • General Liability Litigation
  • Insurance Practice, Coverage & Bad Faith
  • Appellate Practice
  • Health Care Data Breach & Privacy

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2003
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit


  • Boston College Law School, Newton, Massachusetts
    • J.D. (Cum Laude) - 2003
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
    • B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) - 1995
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key International Honour Society

Awards & Honors

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2011-2013

Professional Activities

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors, Catholic Lawyers Guild
  • Board of Directors, Charitable Irish Society

Lectures and Publications

  • Faculty member and presenter, MCLE - 16th Annual New England Personal Injury Law Conference
  • Author, “Physician Credentialing File Documents May Not be as Protected as You Think”, Sloane and Walsh Reporter
  • Panelist, “How to Survive and Thrive as a New Associate”, Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association, Young Lawyers Division

Representative Cases

  • Medina v. Hochberg, 465 Mass. 102 (2013)
  • Thore v. Howe, et al., 466 F.3d 173 (1st Cir. 2006)