Gerard T. Donnelly

Gerard T. Donnelly

Contact Information
T. 508-791-6287
F. 508-791-2652
446 Main Street, 12th Floor
Worcester, MA 01608


In addition to his more than twenty-five years of litigation experience, Mr. Donnelly brings to our firm a further ten years of experience as a claims adjuster and manager. This comprehensive knowledge of the subject, along with his deep background in investigation and claims, carries much advantage to his extensive litigation practice. Mr. Donnelly’s practice areas include Civil Litigation, Products Liability, Municipal Liability, Construction Litigation, Environmental Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation, Workers’ Compensation and Massachusetts Tort Claims Act (M.G.L. c. 258) Litigation.  Mr. Donnelly was selected for inclusion in the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list (2015-2017).

Mr. Donnelly was admitted to the bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1989, the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, in 1989, and the United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit, in 2014.

He earned his J.D. from Western New England College School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1988, and his B.A. from Worcester State College, Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1976.

Mr. Donnelly is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Worcester County Bar Association. He is also an active member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), serving on the Municipal Law Committee, the Defense Research Institute (DRI), and the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association (MassDLA).

Select Cases / Wins

Two Defense Verdicts in Separate Injury Actions Involving the Same Plaintiff
Defense Verdict / Slip and Fall on Exterior Stairway
Summary Judgment for General Contractor / Sewer Defects Alleged in Hotel Construction
Defense Verdict in Slip and Fall / Plaintiff’s Photos Prove Useful to Defense
Defense Verdict in Bathtub Slip and Fall
Defense Verdict in Social Host / Assault & Battery Case
Dismissal of Civil Rights / Malicious Prosecution Action Filed Against Town, Police Officers
Summary Judgment for Defendant Construction Contractor
Motion to Dismiss Granted – Negligence / Misrepresentation / Improper Drainage
Motion to Dismiss Granted – False Arrest
Motion to Dismiss Granted – No Trespass Order
MCAD – No Probable Cause for Age Discrimination
EEOC – No Probable Cause Found in Age Discrimination Case
Wrongful Termination Suit Settled
Death of a Child
Child Falls From Window
Mind the Gap