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Brian D. Gross

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Brian D. Gross


Contact Information

T: (617) 670-8441
F: (617) 737-3113

21 Custom House Street
Boston, MA 02110

Professional Biography

Brian is a partner in the firm and has extensive experience in a broad spectrum of litigation, including complex product and food liability matters, toxic tort and environmental litigation, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, business and commercial disputes, corporate and shareholder litigation, employment litigation and intellectual property actions.

As National Counsel for a manufacturing company, Brian is responsible for the coordination and management of the client's litigation throughout the United States, and he serves as the client's primary trial counsel. In addition, Brian serves as a member of several corporate defendants' national trial teams and has experience trying cases throughout the country. Brian also has extensive experience with alternative dispute resolution and expert witness development.

Brian's diverse client base and varied experience provide him with a unique perspective and understanding of his clients' goals, and allow him to successfully and efficiently resolve their litigation issues.

A popular and highly sought after lecturer, Brian is invited to speak at numerous conferences and continuing legal education events every year. Brian also serves as the editor and a contributing author for CMJ’s blog, The Defense Litigation Insider.

AV Martindale  Best's Insurance Atty  Super Lawyers Rising Star 

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1997
  • Rhode Island, 2003
  • New Hampshire, 2005
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1998
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 2006
  • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1998


  • Northeastern University School of Law
    • J.D., 1997
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
    • B.S., 1991


  • Perrin Conferences Liberty International Underwriters Mock Trial, (August 2012)
  • Food Borne Illness and Litigation, Wal-Mart Stores., Inc., (May 2012)
  • Chair, American Bar Association TIPS Toxic Tort and Environmental Committee Spring CLE Meeting, (March 2012)
  • Food Borne Illness and Selection of Experts, and Food Borne Legislation and Litigation, Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc., (February 2012)
  • Food Borne Illness and Selection of Experts in Food Liability Cases, York Insurance, (May 2011; August 2011)
  • Food Borne Illness and Litigation, and Coverage Issues in Food Borne Illness Claims, Zurich North American Insurance Company CE Presentation, CEU Institute, (February 2011)
  • National Trends Driving Asbestos Litigation, Perrin Conferences' Asbestos Litigation National Overview and Outlook, Speaker, (September 2010)
  • The Brave New World of Globalization of Regulation and Litigation: Challenges Presented in United States Regulation and Litigation of Foreign Designed and Manufactured Products, American Bar Association, (August 2010)

Representative Clients

  • Georgia Pacific
  • Flowserve
  • Amsted Industries
  • Sun Capital Partners

Published Works

  • “Food Safety Modernization Act: Proposed Rules Target Manufacturers and Farmers, (Co-Authored), American Bar Association Tort Trial Insurance Practice Committee Newsletter, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2013,”
  • “Toxic Tort Case Management, Toxic Torts 11 (Co-Authored), Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., 1999,”
  • “The Death of Federal Mass Tort Class Actions?, 1 IADC Class Actions and Mulit-Party Litigation Committee Newsletter 1, 1997,”
  • “Emerging Toxic Torts: Latex Glove Litigation, 106 Products Liability Advisory 12, 1997,”
  • “Actions and Multi-Party Litigation Committee Newsletter 1, 1997,”
  • “Crashing into Court: Litigation Facing the In-Line Skate Industry, ASTM STP 1341, American Society of Tests & Measures, Safety in Ice Hockey: Third Volume,”

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV Rating
  • AM Best Insurance Attorney
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, Rising Star

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Vice Chair
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Member
  • ABA Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation Committee

Past Employment Positions

  • Federal District Court, District of Massachusetts, Hon. Nathaniel Gorton, Judicial Intern


  • John Childs, Asst. GC, Georgia Pacific
  • Robert Roberts, Asst. GC, Flowserve
  • Thomas Petermann, Asst. GC, Amsted



  • Phi Delta Theta

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