Jacqueline Petrillo

Jacqueline M. Petrillo


Utilizing her vast experience in healthcare to better serve our clients

Prudential Tower
800 Boylston Street, 30th Floor
Boston, MA 02199-8001

Utilizing her vast experience in healthcare to better serve our clients

  • Biography
  • Recognition
  • Significant Cases

Jacqueline Petrillo participates in all aspects of the firm’s personal injury practice, focusing on premises liability, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and pharmacy malpractice. Having been a registered pharmacist since 1997, Jacqueline brings a unique perspective to each case and when dealing with our clients. She originally joined the firm as an associate in 2006, left in 2009 to pursue other interests, and returned in 2021.

Prior to joining Sugarman in 2006, Jacqueline worked as a clinical pharmacist in a variety of settings. During her years away from the firm, Jacqueline was an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, where she lectured on a variety of topics, including professional liability, pharmacy and healthcare law, and opioid addiction. Jacqueline frequently gave continuing education lectures to pharmacists and other allied health professionals on these issues. She has been an invited expert reviewer for both Pharmacist’s Letter and Prescriber’s Letter since 2014. She was also recognized in Massachusetts Super Lawyer Rising Stars in 2013 and 2014 in the area of healthcare law. 

Jacqueline graduated MCPHS in 1997 with her BS in Pharmacy, and in 2001 with her PharmD. She graduated Suffolk University Law School, cum laude¸ in 2005.


  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School, cum laude, 2005
  • PharmD, MCPHS University, 2001
  • B.S., MCPHS University1997

Bar Admission

  • Massachusetts, 2005
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2006 


  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
    • Health Law Section Council Co-Chair 2009-2010
    • Workers' Compensation Opioid Task Force Member 2014
  • American Association for Justice
  • Women’s Bar Association
    • Legislative Policy Committee Member 2006-2008
  • Boston Bar Association


  • “Massachusetts Super Lawyers, Rising Stars”, Healthcare Law, 2013-14 

Power plant explosion - Wrongful death

Settlement against site owner, operator and outside vendors for the mother and father of a 20-year-old man who died from severe burns as a result of an industrial steam explosion in Salem, Massachusetts.

Craneway collapse at Fore River Shipyard

Settlement of wrongful death lawsuit reached for the four young children of a construction worker who was killed when a massive steel craneway in Quincy collapsed. The general contractor failed to develop an engineering or demolition plan for the dismantling of the craneway and made cuts that left a portion of it a free-standing structure without securing it or warning any of the workers at the site of the danger posed by the free-standing structure.

Breast cancer - Misread mammogram

Medical malpractice settlement against radiologist for failure to properly read a mammogram and diagnose breast cancer in a mother of four young children.

Labor and delivery medical malpractice - Failure to diagnose fetal distress

Settlement in medical malpractice lawsuit against obstetrician for failure to timely perform a C-section. The newborn suffered permanent brain damage as a result of the doctor's negligence.

Medical malpractice - Negligent intubation

Wrongful death settlement following the death of 54-year-old intensive care patient.

Jacqueline Petrillo
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We will investigate for you and bring legal proceedings if appropriate.

SUGARMAN lawyers know that the damage done to lives by injury can be profound, yet often difficult to quantify or describe. And those effects last a lifetime. Our personal injury lawyers have the experience and resources to make a powerful case by developing the evidence and using expert consultation and testimony in order to prove your claim at trial. Just as important, we represent the injured and their families with special regard for the social, mental and emotional issues they face.

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