Robert W. Norton

Personal Injury

Any injury takes a toll on an individual's life and finances. When the injury is catastrophic or fatal, the individual and his or her family are changed forever. The compensation for such an injury should reflect the long-term needs of the injured person, including both immediate and long-term medical care, a loss of income due to the person's inability to return to work, care for loved ones if that person is the head of the household, and pain and suffering associated with such a significant loss.

At Giarrusso Norton Cooley & McGlone, P.C., we are committed to helping injured individuals and their family members as they cope with the lasting effects of such a traumatic event. Contact our firm for the confident representation you need to recover maximum compensation for personal injury issues associated with:

  • Bike and pedestrian accidents
  • Burn injuries
  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Negligent security
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Premises liability
  • Product liability
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Watercraft and aquatic accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Wrongful death

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$19,830,000.00 – Partial Trial Settlement / Partial Verdict

Defective highway product and negligent engineering, design, and construction resulting in traumatic brain injury.

Bob Norton is a personal injury trial attorney who has obtained numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients. Known for his extraordinary attention to detail, Mr. Norton immerses himself in the nuanced intricacies of each matter, whether the case involves work-related injuries, construction site accidents, defective products, medical malpractice, premises liability, or general negligence. Working with a small team of exceptionally dedicated attorneys and paralegals, Mr. Norton consistently achieves success by personally overseeing every case and directly interacting with every client.

“The biggest difference between our approach and others is that we do not delegate cases. We, as a team, strategize, take every deposition and try every case. This approach is one of the reasons for our success for our clients.”

Recognizing his steadfast commitment to the highest level of advocacy, his peers have voted him a Super Lawyer for 13 consecutive years (2006-2019).



Marina Bay
308 Victory Road
Quincy, MA 02171


Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence (Cum Laude) – 1987

Honors: Best Oral Advocate, First Year Moot Court McLaughlin Competition
Honors: International Law Advocate Team Member
Honors: With High Honors

Colby College, Waterville, Maine B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1981

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts, 1987
U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1988

Pro Bono Activities

Board of Directors, Catholic Charities Laboure Center
Board of Directors, Caritas Carney Hospital Charitable Foundation
President and Board of Directors, Braintree Youth Hockey
Coach, Community of Braintree
Coach, Youth hockey and Lacrosse

Professional Associations and Memberships


Former Lecturer, Environmental Law and Litigation - Adjunct Professor, Suffolk University Law School

Honors and Awards

Roger J. Donahue, Jr.

Roger is an AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer. This AV Peer Review Rating identifies lawyers with the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards, reflecting his expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence. He has also been designated a Super Lawyer since 2016.

Roger focuses his practice on personal injury litigation in the State and Federal courts and various administrative bodies in Massachusetts. He has handled a wide variety of injury cases over the last twenty-six years from intake to verdict, including products liability, medical malpractice, construction accident, premises liability, dram shop, automobile accident and work-related injury cases. Roger, a Suffolk Law School graduate, has a unique perspective on cases as he concentrated his practice exclusively representing plaintiffs over the first twenty years of his practice, then worked as panel and in-house counsel for a number of insurance companies, including two major commercial carriers. Roger has taken this valuable experience and applies it to the representation of personal injury victims at Giarrusso Norton Cooley & McGlone.

Roger J. Donahue, Jr. born Boston, Massachusetts, April 3, 1955; son of Superior Court Justice Roger J. Donahue and grandson of Superior Court Justice Frank “Daisy” Donahue.

Roger is also a member of the AMC, US Cycling, USSA and NEMBA

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts, 1980
U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1981


Suffolk University Law School
J.D. – 1980

Johnson State College
B.A. – 1977

Honors and Awards