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J. Finn Gavagan
Rated by Super Lawyers

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J. Finn Gavagan
Rated by Super Lawyers

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J. Finn Gavagan awarded Boston Magazine's Top Lawyer in 2021
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J. Finn Gavagan, Esq.

Gavagan Law, LLC, 1452 Dorchester Ave, 4th Fl, Boston, MA 02122

Finn is a talented civil litigation attorney who specializes in all types of personal injury matters, including wrongful deaths, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, daycare injuries, motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and falls, and general negligence.

Prior to founding Gavagan Law, LLC, he worked as an attorney at a boutique Boston personal injury law firm for nearly 9 years, representing hundreds of injured individuals.  During that time, he was successful both in and out of the court room, resolving cases through litigation, mediation, and negotiations. 

Finn was selected to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars List for 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024. Only 2.5% of lawyers in Massachusetts receive this distinction. Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch® 2024. Recognized in Boston Magazine’s 2021 Top Lawyers List.

Finn has a proven track record of securing substantial settlements and judgments for his clients across Massachusetts. His standout achievements include winning a $250,000 settlement in a motorcycle accident case, successfully negotiating a $195,000 settlement for a slip and fall on ice, and obtaining a $135,000 settlement in an auto accident case. Finn has also secured significant settlements in other areas of personal injury, including a $100,000 dog bite settlement and a $450,000 settlement for a construction site accident. His experience extends to cases of nursing home negligence and wrongful death, where he secured a $200,000 settlement. Notably, Finn achieved a $125,000 judgment in a trip and fall accident in 2018. Each of these settlements and judgments attest to his dedication, skill, and tireless advocacy for those who have been injured.

Finn prides himself on integrity, authenticity, and a commitment to obtaining the highest results for his clients. Finn has a dynamic approach and strong attention to detail, which serves to maximize the clients he represents.

Finn graduated from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and is a member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. Prior to law school, he was selected to serve as an AmeriCorps Legal Assistant at the New Center for Legal Advocacy, Inc., (now South Coastal Counties Legal Services) in New Bedford, MA.

Practice Areas

Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents

Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents

Slip and Fall Accidents and Premises Liability

Wrongful Death Claims

Construction and Dangerous worksite Accidents

Nursing Home Neglect and Fall Injuries

Dog Bites

Daycare Injuries

MBTA, Bus, and Railroad Accidents

Dangers of Marble, Granite, and Stone Slabs

Negligence against Beauty Salons and Cosmetologists

Legal Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Pharmacy Errors

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts, 2014

U.S. District Court Of Massachusetts, 2017


Massachusetts Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

The Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch® 2024

Boston Magazine’s 2021 Top Lawyers List

Past Results

$250,000.00 Motorcycle Accident Settlement

$195,000.00 Slip And Fall On Ice Settlement

$135,000.00 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlement

$100,000.00 Dog Bite Settlement

$200,000.00 Nursing Home Negligence/Wrongful Death Settlement

In 2018, he obtained a $125,000.00 Judgment In A Trip And Fall Accident

$100,000.00 Nursing Home Negligence Settlement

$450,000.00 Construction Site Accident Settlement

Professional Associations & Memberships

Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys


University Of New Hampshire School Of Law, J.D.

University Of New Hampshire, B.A.

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