Noel B. Dumas Partner

Boston, MA London, UK

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Noel B. Dumas

Noel is a partner in the Boston office of Morrison Mahoney. With nearly twenty years of trial practice and civil litigation experience, Noel's practice has concentrated in the areas of professional liability and aviation law. His professional liability practice encompasses the defense of all types of healthcare providers including physicians, nurses, mental health providers, and allied health professionals in a broad range of subject matters. Noel's aviation practice includes the defense of aircraft manufacturers and maintenance facilities in claims typically arising out of catastrophic aircraft crashes. He also holds a private pilot certificate.

Noel has lectured and published on the topic of risk management in his areas of practice to both private clients as well as organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD), the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Coverys.

Speaking Engagements

  • “Emerging Risk of Cannabis in Medicine,” Massachusetts Society of Health Care Management Annual Meeting & Conference (MSHRM), September 20, 2019

Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation
  • Aviation Insurance Association (AIA)

representative experience

  • Successfully represented dozens of clients in jury trials as well and bench trials in a wide range of cases. These cases include:
  1. Defense verdict obtained during a jury trial in Plymouth Superior Court.  Plaintiffs alleged negligent maintenance resulting in the crash of a $2,000,000 aircraft
  2. Defense verdict obtained during a jury trial in Hampden County Superior Court Plaintiff alleged the death of a small child was due to the failure of the defendant to diagnose and treat sepsis
  3. Defense verdict obtained during a jury trial in United States District Court (District of MA). The plaintiff alleged the defendant nurse failed to diagnose and treat his kidney stones
  4. Defense verdict obtained during a jury trial in Worcester Superior Court.  The plaintiff alleged that the defendant physician failed to diagnose his cancer
  5. Defense verdict obtained during a jury trial in Essex County Superior Court. The plaintiff alleged medical malpractice in the performance of orthopedic surgery as well as negligence in the post-operative care
  6. Defense verdict obtained during a jury trial in Hillsborough County (South) Superior Court (New Hampshire). The plaintiff alleged medical malpractice in the performance of orthopedic surgery as well as negligence in the post-operative care resulting in permanent deformity and pain
  7. Defense verdict obtained in a Wrongful Death case brought against a diagnostic radiologist in Bristol County Superior Court. The plaintiff alleged a failure to diagnose an abnormality on a chest x-ray which was alleged to have resulted in a delay in diagnosis of lung cancer and the subsequent death of the patient

honors & awards

  • Selected to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine list in Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (2019-2020)
  • Selected to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine list as a "Rising Star" in Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (2009-2012, 2016-2017)

Boston, MA Office

250 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
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London, UK Office

3 More London Riverside
London, UK SE1 2HB
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Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Degrees

  • B.A. — Gettysburg College
  • J.D. — Suffolk University Law School

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