Our History

Practicing law in Massachusetts since 1920.

SUGARMAN is one of the oldest and most well-respected civil litigation
firms in Boston. The firm traces its roots to the law practice of Nathan
Fink, who began practicing law in Massachusetts in 1920. Paul Sugarman,
after serving as an attorney in the U.S. Army JAG, joined Mr. Fink in
1958. Paul's brother, Neil, joined the practice in 1967. SUGARMAN's next
generation of trial attorneys continues the firm's tradition of
tireless advocacy and achieving ground-breaking results for its clients.

Since its inception, SUGARMAN has grown both in reputation and size and has come to be recognized as one of the preeminent plaintiff's trial firms in New England. While concentrating on representing injured persons and the families of those killed through the wrongful conduct of others, the firm also continues to represent clients involved in a broad spectrum of civil litigation. Marianne LeBlanc joined the practice in 1993, Stephen Sugarman in 1999, Ben Zimmermann in 2000, David McCormack in 2003 and Stacey Pietrowicz in 2008.

The noteworthy accomplishments of SUGARMAN's attorneys include: representing the Chief Justice of the Superior Court in proceedings before the Supreme Judicial Court in 1978, investigating allegations of misconduct in the Boston Municipal Court at the request of the Supreme Judicial Court in 1990-1991, and establishing important legal precedents such as a spouse's right to claim injury to the marital relationship, admissibility of product design changes made after a defective product's manufacture, and application of the consumer protection statute to those injured by defective products. The firm's commitment to excellence has led to outstanding trial results for clients in both State and Federal Courts in Massachusetts.

SUGARMAN principals have served in numerous leadership positions in local, state and national bar associations. Their common goal is to continue the firm's tradition of excellence in representing clients, especially individuals injured by the wrongful conduct of others. They frequently lecture to bar groups as part of continuing legal education and to non-legal organizations to educate the public about the legal system. The firm, as a part of its commitment to represent injured persons, advocates legislatively for injured consumers both nationally and in Massachusetts.

Since its inception, SUGARMAN had been located in the heart of downtown Boston. SUGARMAN is now located at a central location and modern space on the 30th floor of the Prudential Tower in Boston’s Back Bay area.