Hans HaileyHans R. Hailey

Education

BA (Psychology), Boston University 1973
J.D., Boston University School of Law 1976

Also, frequent continuing legal education courses

“One of the best ways to gain an advantage in any case is to be on top of the developing law. That’s why I attend and periodically lecture at continuing legal education courses.”

Qualified

Admitted to practice in all courts in Massachusetts, in the United States District Court (Massachusetts), in the First Circuit Court of Appeals and in the United States Supreme Court. Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist — certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (a private organization, which is accredited by the American Bar Association, whose standards for certification are not regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts).

Experienced

Divorce: “Over twenty years of divorce wars have given me enough material to write So You Think You Have Better Things to Do Than Stay Married.” These years of experience have also given Hailey a good sense for how divorces should be resolved and the expertise to achieve the best possible results for clients.

Personal Injury: Hailey has also been successfully handling personal injury cases for more than twenty years. His proudest accomplishments in this area of the law are:

  • Having written the law that puts the teeth into the requirement that insurance companies settle cases fairly and promptly. Chapter 580 of the Acts of 1989 (amending Massachusetts General laws chapter 93A, sections 9 and 11);
  • Author,¬†New Incentive for Insurers to Settle Claims Reasonably and Promptly, Boston Bar journal Vol. 34, No. 5, 16 (September/October 1990),
  • Having successfully prosecuted the first case decided under that law: Brandley v. U.S F. & G.¬†and several claims since then.
  • Recovering $55,000 from an insurance company for a claim that could have settled for $3,000 had the insurance company not acted in bad faith.
  • Contributing author to Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys Online Guide to Civil Litigation (2015).
  • Author, Is it Time to Revisit Bonofiglio, April 2015 Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys insert in Lawyers Weekly.
  • Author, Nagging Questions About 93A, April 2016¬†Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys insert in Lawyers Weekly.
  • Author, Chapter 93A Loss of Use Damages for Knowing or Willful Violations, April 2017 Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys insert in Lawyers Weekly.

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