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Attorney John J. Bonistalli is the founder and principal attorney in the firm. 

Attorney Bonistalli served as law clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court in 1975 and 1976.  He then was an Assistant Attorney General to the Honorable Francis X. Bellotti from 1977 to 1981.  He was assigned to the Criminal Bureau where he directed a newly created Arson Task Force for the Attorney General’s Office.  The task force conducted investigations into various arson rings in the Commonwealth.  Attorney Bonistalli had responsibility for many of the Superior Court arson trials that resulted from this investigation.  From 1979 to 1983 Attorney Bonistalli taught seminars about arson prosecutions for various entities such as National Association of Attorney’s General, National College of District Attorneys, FBI National Academy and the Department of Justice.

In 1981, Attorney Bonistalli started a boutique practice with Judd J. Carhart.  The focus of the practice was criminal and civil litigation.  Presently, Mr. Bonistalli’s practice consists of civil and criminal litigation in all courts and other dispute resolution tribunals.  He has handled cases in the areas of arson, murder, antitrust, construction, insurance defense, personal injury, partnership disputes, shareholder disputes, malpractice, consumer protection, real estate, probate and other areas.  In addition to the above, Attorney Bonistalli has represented three rail carriers in a range of personal injury cases, train accidents, real estate issues and FELA cases.  Attorney Bonistalli has instructed at various trial skills programs with MCLE for the past twenty-five years.


Boston College, 1971

Suffolk University Law School, 1975


Massachusetts Bar Association

Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys

National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel

Bar Admissions:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

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