Gregory P. Howard

Gregory P. Howard

Partner
Location:
North Adams, Massachusetts
Phone:
413-346-5305
802-681-4687
800-365-9913
Fax:
413-663-7970
Email:

After graduating from Boston College Law School, I was fortunate to have the  opportunity to return home to the Southern Vermont/Berkshire County to begin my career as an attorney.  Returning to the community, which had such a significant role in shaping my life, means a great deal to me.  People rarely come to our office under good circumstances.  We see individuals who are injured and in need of help.  We encounter people and companies struggling to find solutions to a seemingly impossible problems.  Working with our clients to craft solutions addressing their specific needs and concerns is a major component of my practice.  Each client's case is unique and requires a unique solution.  I am admitted in both  Massachusetts and Vermont, and practice in both the  federal and state courts. 

At Donovan O'Connor  & Dodig, LLP, I work with attorneys in many different areas of  the law, which allows me to craft the best outcome for our clients.  Our goal is to our clients' current  needs are addressed while also preparing them for issues they may face in the future.

Recent News and Case Results:

As of January 1, 2019, Attorney Howard was named a partner in Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP.   He joined the firm in  September 2011.  Attorney Howard has been a leader in the firm's civil litigation practice and has assisted in a wide variety of other matters, including employment  law and criminal defense.  He was recently invited to present on the topic of E-Discovery by the National  Institute of Business. 

Attorney Howard's practice focuses on litigation, including serious personal  injury cases.  He has assisted in securing significant  settlements and judgments for a number of clients.  Most recently, Attorney Howard worked with Attorney Chris S. Dodig to recover more than $7 million for an individual injured in an industrial  explosion.  Attorney Howard regularly represents individuals injured in automobile accidents and  has recovered settlements in excess of $100,000 numerous times since joining  the firm.  In addition, he has experience prosecuting and defending employment discrimination claims in front of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and in Massachusetts' courts.

Attorneys Dodig and Howard served as local  Massachusetts counsel in a medical malpractice case that settled for $16.05 million.  In that case, a baby suffered severe brain damage at birth following a placental  abruption.  The settlement was one of the largest pre-trial recoveries in a medical malpractice case in Massachusetts.  The  primary allegations in the case were that there was a delay in triaging the mother and in beginning electronic fetal monitoring.  Once electronic fetal monitoring was started, it was clear that the baby was suffering bradycardia.  Other allegations included that the baby was not delivered quickly enough once it was clear it was in distress and, further, that resuscitation was not performed properly.  The case was complicated and involved 12 medical experts witnesses in numerous fields were retained on behalf of  the injured child and  family, including: nephrology, neonatology, obstetrics/gynecology, physiatry, hematology, neuroradiology, nursing, vocational  rehabilitation, and  economics.  This recovery will ensure the child receives appropriate medical care and supports throughout its life.

In addition to practicing law, Attorney Howard is active throughout the Berkshire County community.  He is a member of both the Berkshire Bar Association and the Bennington Bar Association.  He has served as a member of the Human Rights Committee at Berkshire Family and Individual Resources (BFAIR) since 2012.  Attorney Howard has also volunteered his time to both the North Adams District Court and  the Bennington Superior Court Criminal  Division as conflict counsel and with the Berkshire Immigrant Center in a clinic to assist individuals prepare legal documents to ensure for the care of their children. 

 

 

 

 

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Business
  • Criminal

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2011
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2012
  • Vermont, 2012
  • U.S. District Court District of Vermont, 2016

Education

  • Boston College Law School, Newton, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 2011
  • University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts cum laude - 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, 2011 - Present
  • Berkshire Bar Association, 2011 - Present
  • Bennington Bar Association , 2012 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Human Rights Committee, BFAIR, 2012 - Present

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Sigma Pi Epsilon