Edward C. Cooley is a trial attorney with over thirty years of experience trying both bench and jury cases. Throughout his career, Mr. Cooley has focused his practice on business litigation, construction disputes, insurance defense, professional liability defense, and employment litigation. Mr. Cooley has tried, mediated, and arbitrated cases covering a wide range of issues including breach of fiduciary duties in partnerships and closely held corporations, performance and breach of contract, statutory construction of pension rights, enforceability of non-competition covenants, copyright infringement, age discrimination, mechanics liens, construction defects, unfair and deceptive acts and practices, fraudulent transfers, wrongful death, complex contract interpretation and other contractual and business matters. Mr. Cooley specializes in emergency business litigation and has prosecuted or defended more than 50 requests for injunction. He has briefed and argued appeals to the Massachusetts Appellate Division, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, the Supreme Judicial Court, and the First Circuit Court of Appeals.
Since 1995, Mr. Cooley has maintained an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell National Law Directory, the highest rating available for legal ability and ethical standards. Since 2006, Boston Magazine surveys of 35,000 Massachusetts Bar Members have rated Mr. Cooley as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer. He has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in the publication “Best Lawyers in America” since 2016 in the category of commercial litigation.
Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1987
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
B.S., Bachelor of Science – 1984
U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1988
U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1988
Professional Associations and Memberships
Lecturer, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Introduction to Effective Deposition Strategies and Techniques
Honors and Awards
Abigail Hogan is a litigation associate with a particular focus on state and federal environmental litigation and commercial litigation. Ms. Hogan is admitted to practice in Massachusetts’ state and federal court. Ms. Hogan is a cum laude graduate of Vermont Law School where she served as a Symposium Editor on the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law. She recently completed the MCLE Trial Advocacy workshop.
Ms. Hogan also served as a law clerk intern to the Honorable William G. Young at the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. During law school, she interned with Conservation Law Foundation, spearheading the creation of the Rhode Island chapter of the Legal Food Hub. She additionally worked with a solo practitioner in Vermont practicing novel environmental justice issues within the National Environmental Policy Act. Prior to law school, Ms. Hogan graduated from Villanova University with a degree in political science and a minor in Spanish.
U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2021
Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont
J.D., Juris Doctor – 2020
Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
B.A., Bachelor of Arts, Political Science – 2017