A. Bernard  Guekguezian

A. Bernard Guekguezian

Principal
Boston, MAPhone: 617.423.6674Email: bguekguezian@adlercohen.com
Portsmouth, NHPhone: 603-431-0582  
A. Bernard  Guekguezian

A. Bernard Guekguezian

Principal

Boston, MA617.423.6674 and Portsmouth, NH603-431-0582

bguekguezian@adlercohen.com |
Overview

A.Bernard Guekguezian is a highly experienced trial attorney who has obtained winning jury verdicts in dozens of trials involving claims of death or catastrophic injury throughout the trial courts of Massachusetts. He concentrates in medical malpractice, product liability, toxic torts, and personal injury. Bernie is regional counsel (New England) for a national company in the asbestos litigation, and counsel in Massachusetts and Rhode Island to a number of other national companies in the asbestos litigation. He is also trial counsel in the Northeast for a national company in product liability litigation. Bernie has also obtained multimillions of dollars in settlements on behalf of individuals who have suffered personal injury. Bernie has served as trial counsel in cases venued in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, and Hawaii.

Bernie has also served as an instructor for MCLE training programs in trial advocacy. He has also been an invited speaker to a number of attorney groups on issues related to trial advocacy and strategy.

Bernie was selected in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018, based on a vote of licensed attorneys in New England and a review by an independent blue ribbon panel, as one of the "Top 100" Attorneys in New England.  He has also been selected as one of the "Top 100" Attorneys in Massachusetts, as published in Boston Magazine, each year from 2010-2018.

Bernie is married to Amy Simon, a Critical Care Physician, Associate Professor at Tufts School of Medicine and Senior Director of Clinical Research at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. They have three children, Lee, David, and Jonny.

Associations & Memberships

  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association, Board of Directors

Awards & Recognition

  • Top 100 Lawyers in New England, as published by Boston Magazine (2010 - 2015, 2017, 2018)
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Massachusetts, as published by Boston Magazine (2010 - 2018)
  • "Super Lawyer", as Published Annually in Boston Magazine (2004 - 2018)
  • "Boston's Best Attorneys" in the Areas of Medical Malpractice Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation
  • "The Best Lawyers in America" in both Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury (2010 - 2018)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating™
Experience

Recent representative successful results obtained on behalf of Bernie’s clients include the following:

Obtained a defense verdict in a Suffolk Superior Court jury trial on behalf of an ER physician facing claims that his negligence led to quadriplegia in a young married man.

Obtained a defense verdict in a Norfolk Superior Court jury trial on behalf of an emergency room physician against claims that his negligence caused the death of a 16 year old girl. The plaintiff, the decedent’s mother who brought claims for the loss of her only child, alleged that the physician failed to recognize and treat signs and symptoms of pneumonia in the emergency room and was negligent for discharging the child with a diagnosis of "viral syndrome."  The child returned to the ER 3 days later with advanced pneumonia and sepsis.  She had a difficult subsequent five week hospital course and, ultimately, passed away.  One of the plaintiff's medical experts was an attending Infectious Disease physician at a large academic hospital in Boston and a full Professor at a highly regarded Boston medical school.  The jury returned its verdict after two hours of deliberations.

Obtained, after 7 days of trial, dismissal of all claims against a building supply company in a Middlesex Superior Court jury trial alleging that the company’s negligence led the 52 year old plaintiff to contract mesothelioma, a cancer of the lung.

Obtained a defense verdict in a Bristol Superior Court jury trial on behalf of an Obstetrician facing claims that her negligence caused severe neurologic injury in a newborn.

Obtained a defense verdict in a Norfolk Superior Court jury trial on behalf of an anesthesiologist facing claims that his negligence led to the death of a young law enforcement officer during routine surgery.  The decedent’s minor two children brought claims for the loss of their sole parent.

Obtained a defense verdict in a Suffolk Superior Court jury trial on behalf of two neonatologists facing claims that their negligence led to the death of an infant.

Obtained a defense verdict in a Suffolk Superior Court jury trial on behalf of an internist facing claims that his negligence caused the 42 year old plaintiff to contract cancer that would take his life. The plaintiff's treating oncologist from Beth Israel Hospital testified on behalf of the plaintiff on the issues of standard of care and causation.

Obtained, after 8 days of trial in Essex County, dismissal of all claims against an anesthesiologist facing claims that his negligence caused the plaintiff's paraplegia

Education
  • Vanderbilt University School of Law

    J.D., 1991

    • Honors: Advanced Appellate Advocacy
    • Honors: Moot Court Board

  • Harvard University

    B.A., 1986

    • Varsity Football - Henry Lamar Award

Bar Admission
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire