Walter A. Costello, Jr.

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Areas of Practice:

  • Personal Injury – Plaintiff
  • Medical Malpractice/Nursing Home Liability
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents – Plaintiff
  • Premises Liability – Plaintiff
  • Civil Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Negligence
  • Business Litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts, 1973
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1974
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Massachusetts, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994

Education

  • Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. 1973
  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
    • A.B. 1969 Economics

Published Works

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Board of Editors

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Lecturer, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • Instructor, North Shore Community College

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Who’s Who American Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers 2006 to Present Personal Injury-Plaintiff
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Centennial Award, 2011
  • American Association for Justice, Wiedemann Wysocki Citation of Excellence, 1996
  • American Association for Justice, Wiedemann Wysocki Citation of Excellence, 199

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, President, 1990 – 1992
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Lifetime Member, Board of Governors
  • Essex County Bar Association, President, 1996 – 1998
  • Essex County Bar Association, Vice President, 1994 – 1996
  • Essex County Bar Association, Secretary, 1992 – 1994
  • Essex County Bar Association, Treasurer, 1988 – 1990
  • Essex County Bar Association, Conciliator, Essex County Superior Court, 1994 – Present
  • Essex County Superior Court, Mediator, 1994 – Present
  • Essex County Superior Court, Arbitrator, 1994 – Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, Board of Governors, 1997 – 2003
  • American Association for Justice, Chairman Counsel of Presidents, 1992 – 1993
  • American Association for Justice, Executive Committee, 1993
  • American Association for Justice, State Delegate, 1986 – 1990
  • American Association for Justice, Chair Insurance Committee, 1991 – 1992
  • American Association for Justice, Chair State Affairs Committee, 1994 – 1995
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member, 1990 – Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member, Executive Management Board, 2008 – 2011
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Regional Delegate, 2008 – 2011
  • Salem Bar Association
  • Town of Swampscott, Past Member, Board of Appeals
  • Town of Swampscott, Chairman, Board of Appeals
  • Boston College Law School, Alumni Council
  • Board of Bar Overseers, Hearings Officer

Past Employment Positions

  • Costello, Barrett & Gonthier, Partner, 1975 – 1995
  • Kisloff, Hock, Shuman & Flanagan, Associate, 1974 – 1975