John P. Connelly





John’s practice is focused in civil litigation (trial and appellate) with an emphasis on construction matters. He also represents clients in matters involving commercial, real estate, professional liability, and insurance coverage disputes, as well as surety and fidelity bonds.

Reported Cases

  • Mike Glynn & Company v. Hy-Brasil Restaurants, Inc., 75 Mass. App. Ct. 322 (2009)
  • N.B. Kenney Company, Inc. v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA, 70 Mass. App. Ct. 740 (2007)
  • C&I Steel, LLC v. Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America, 70 Mass. App. Ct. 653 (2007) (amicus brief)
  • United States ex rel. Metric Electric v. EnviroServe, Inc. and National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA, 361 F.Supp.2d 56 (D. Mass. 2003)
  • NASCO, Inc. v. Public Storage, Inc., 29 F.3d 28 (1st Cir. 1994)
  • Bolen v. Paragon Plastics, Inc., 747 Supp. 103 (D. Mass. 1990)
  • Paterson-Leitch Company, Inc. v. Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company, 840 F.2d 985 (1st Cir. 1988)

Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Partner (2009-Present)
  • Peabody & Arnold LLP
    • Partner (1995-2008)
    • Associate (1992-1994)
  • Hutchins & Wheeler
    • Associate (1985-1992)
  • Morrison, Mahoney & Miller
    • Summer Associate (1984)
  • City of Boston Law Department
    • Legal Intern (1983-1984)

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers of America® (2016-2019)
    • Recognized for Construction Law and Litigation - Construction
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rating, Recipient
  • Super Lawyers, Massachusetts (2004, 2016-2018)
  • Town of Needham, Richard P. Melick Foundation Award (2004)

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham
    • Board of Advisors (2007-2008)
    • Board of Trustees (2008-Present)
  • Needham Community Council, Board of Directors (2010-Present)
  • Needham Youth Hockey, Former Coach, Vice President and Member of Board of Directors
  • Town of Needham
    • Town Meeting Member (1990-Present)
    • Finance Committee (2009-Present)
    • Permanent Public Building Committee (1996-2008)
    • Chairman (1998-2008)
  • Yale Alumni Fund, Class Agent

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
    • Forum on the Construction Industry
    • Litigation Section
    • Construction Litigation Committee
    • Tort and Insurance Practice Section
    • Fidelity & Surety Law Committee, Vice-Chair (2001-2007)
  • Boston Bar Association
    • Real Estate Section
    • Construction Law Committee, Co-Chair (2007-2009)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association

Bar Memberships

  • Massachusetts, 1985
  • United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1987
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1986
Firm News

38 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 18, 2018

The Super Lawyers has selected 38 Hinckley Allen attorneys as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Each year,

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51 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2019

August 15, 2018

Hinckley Allen is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers® has recognized 51 attorneys in the 2019 edition…

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Massachusetts Federal Court: Damage Resulting from Faulty Workmanship May Be a Covered “Occurrence” under CGL Policy

January 21, 2014

In an important ruling for contractors and their insurers, the United States District Court for the District…

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Playing it By the Book: Avoiding False Claims and Other Risks of Contracting with the Government

October 11, 2016

Hinckley Allen's Jonathan T. Elder and John P. Connelly, Hinckley Allen LLP are presenting at CFMA of…

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