Michael D. Leedberg Partner

Boston, MA

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Michael D. Leedberg

Michael is a partner in the Boston office of Morrison Mahoney. He concentrates his practice in the areas of premises, transportation, product and Director’s & Officer’s (D&O) liability and represents and defends individuals and business entities in civil litigation and administrative matters throughout the State and Federal Courts of Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Michael has spent the vast majority of his fourteen year legal career defending individuals and private and public corporations in cases that range from negligent maintenance, negligent hiring, training, retention and supervision, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, civil rights violations and employment discrimination. 

Prior to becoming an attorney, Michael had an eight-year career as an insurance adjuster and claims manager investigating premises liability and auto liability cases.

Representative experience

Michael has tried several cases to verdict, having obtained a defense verdict in every case.  His most recent victories include:

  • Gough v. Rogers Corporation, et al., toxic tort (asbestos - environmental fiber drift case), lead counsel, Fairfield Superior Court, Bridgeport, CT, defense verdict (2017).  The Gough case is believed to be only the second defense verdict by a jury in an asbestos case in Connecticut history.
  • Lagerberg v. Armstrong Int’l, et al., toxic tort (asbestos- environmental fiber drift case), local counsel, Fairfield Superior Court, Bridgeport, CT, defense verdict (2015).  The Lagerberg case is believed to be the first defense verdict handed down by a jury in an asbestos case in Connecticut history.  Michael also obtained a second defense verdict in this case as lead counsel in 2017, successfully defending the plaintiffs’ Complaint for a New Trial.  
  • Coakley v. City of Salem, premises liability, Essex Superior Court, Salem, Massachusetts, jury verdict for defense (2016). 
  • Schilke v. Town of Bellingham, premises liability, Norfolk Superior Court, Dedham, Massachusetts, jury verdict for defense (2015). 
  • Whitehill v. Town of Marblehead, negligent hiring/training/retention/supervision (student injury during self-defense class), Essex Superior Court, Lawrence, Massachusetts, jury verdict for defense (2015).

Publications

  • For Michael’s many publications, please click here.

Speaking Engagements 

  • "Immunity Issues Under the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act," Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) (2014), Presenter on Municipal Law

Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Methuen High School Mock Trial Team, Attorney Coach

Honors & Awards

  • Selected as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2017-2019
  • Selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014

 

Boston, MA Office

250 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
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Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

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

Degrees

  • J.D., summa cum laude — Western New England University School of Law
  • B.S., cum laude — University of Massachusetts, Lowell

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