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Bruce Medoff

Mr. Medoff is a Shareholder whose practice focuses on insurance defense litigation, construction litigation, insurance fraud matters, and criminal defense.


Boston University School of Law (J.D., 1986)
University of Massachusetts (B.A., 1982)

Bar/Court Admissions

New Hampshire
United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
United States Supreme Court

Professional and Civic Involvement

Board of Directors, Newton Youth Soccer Association, Inc. (2000-2010)

Former Coach, Newton Youth Soccer and Newton South Little League (2000-2010)

Board of Directors, Newton South Little League (2002 to Present)

Committee for Public Counsel Services Bar Advocate Program

Instructor at Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Advanced Fire Investigation Course, (Massachusetts State Police, Office of the Fire Marshall: Fire & Explosion Investigation Section;1999 to Present)

Instructor/Presenter at Children and Fire: A Decade of Making a Difference, Annual National Seminar

Speaker/Instructor International Association of Marine Investigators, Inc., International Association of Arson Investigators and New England Association of Insurance Fraud Investigators, First Annual Joint Training Seminar (June 24, 2004)

Lecturer/Instructor, Boston Fire Department Fire Investigation Unit Advanced Arson Seminar, Boston Firefighting Academy, Quincy, Massachusetts

Guest Lecturer at Metro Fire/Arson Investigators Association; Lecturer, Massachusetts State Police Assistant District Attorney Initiative regarding utility of insurance investigations in the prosecution of arson (December, 2009)

Guest Lecturer, Massachusetts Practice Spring, 2017, Suffolk University School of Law (April 13, 2017)

Guest Lecturer at Property Claims Network

Licensed to teach Continuing Legal Education in Texas

Articles and Presentations

Face-to-Face Confrontation In Abuse Prosecutions, 24 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 419 (Nov. 6 1995)

Developments In Summary Judgment Practice, 23 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 2121 (July 3, 1995)

Liability Risks In Pruning A Neighbor’s Tree, 24 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 1967 (June 3, 1996)

Battling Against Ill Gotten Gains, 28 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 11 (June 22, 1998)

Arson And RICO Criminal/Civil Actions, Presented to International Association of Arson Investigators (January 21, 1999)

Invoking the Fifth Amendment in Depositions, 27 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 1331 (Feb. 22, 1999)

Taking the Fifth: What To Do When A Witness Won’t Talk, SIU Awareness Magazine Vol. 13 (March 1999)

The Diminishing Role of the American Rule, 28 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 153 (Sept. 27, 1999)

Using Grand Jury Transcripts in Massachusetts, 28 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 2105 (May 22, 2000)

Getting Hold of Grand Jury Transcripts, The National Law Journal (Sept. 11, 2000)

Litigation, Reverse Bad Faith Claims, The National Law Journal (Oct. 2, 2000)

Evidence, Collateral Sources, The National Law Journal (Oct. 23, 2000)

Wanted: Grand Jury Transcripts, Access to and the Use of Grand Jury Transcripts Becomes Crucial in Civil Cases, SIU Awareness Magazine, Vol. 15 (March 2001)

Notice Pleading in Massachusetts: Keep It Simple, 29 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 1987 (May 7, 2001)

Selective Legal Issues Pertaining To Spoliation Of Evidence And Chain Of Custody In The Investigation Of Suspected Arson (Co-author), International Association of Marine Investigators, Inc., International Association of Arson Investigators and New England Association of Insurance Fraud Investigators Annual Joint Training Seminar (June 2, 2004)

Fundamentals of Civil Motion Practice, Co-Author, Massachusetts Bar Continuing Legal Education

Recent Developments in Defense of Insufficiency-Of-Service-Of-Process, 36 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 2479 (July 21, 2008)

Burden Eased On Those Moving To Dismiss Complaints, 37 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 855 (January 5, 2009)

SJC Modifies “Proof Beyond Reasonable Doubt” Instruction, 39 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 1202 (March 16, 2015)