SUGARMAN The Personal Injury Law Firm
Robert Casby

Robert W. Casby

Of Counsel

An unrelenting focus on his clients for the past 35 years with the results to prove it.

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

An unrelenting focus on his clients for the past 35 years with the results to prove it.

  • Biography
  • Recognition
  • Appellate Cases
  • Significant Cases

Robert (Bob) Casby is well known for his in-depth preparation and courtroom agility. Bob brings to his trial practice a sharp understanding of human nature and an unrelenting focus on knowing more about a case than anyone else in the courtroom. In his 35+ years of practice, Bob has successfully tried nearly every type of personal injury and wrongful death case, from medical malpractice to defective consumer products and industrial equipment to aviation and railroad accidents.

Recognized by his peers for his achievements, Bob is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Attorneys. He was also elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates and served as President of the Massachusetts Chapter from 1998 - 2000. He is a frequent lecturer, locally and nationally, for the American Law Institute, American Bar Association, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), the Massachusetts Bar Association and other industry trade organizations.

Bob joined SUGARMAN after graduating law school in 1982.


  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 1982
  • B.A., Boston College, 1975 Magna cum laude

Bar Admission

  • Massachusetts, 1982
  • United States District Court, Massachusetts, 1983
  • United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1993
  • United States Supreme Court, 1993


  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Advocates
  • Massachusetts Bar Foundation


  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • “The Best Lawyers in America”, 1997-2019
  • “Massachusetts Super Lawyers”, Law and Politics, 2004-2018
  • "Top 100 Super Lawyers in Massachusetts, 2018   
  • “Top 100 New England Super Lawyers”, 2004-2018
  • Comment Editor, Suffolk University Law Review, 1981-1982

Baudanza v. Comcast, 454 Mass. 622 (2009)

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court affirmed judgment in favor of SUGARMAN's client following a jury verdict and post-trial motions by SUGARMAN that led the trial judge to award a substantial increase to damages found by jury. In this car accident lawsuit, the client sustained severe injuries when his vehicle was struck by a cable company truck.

Tryon v. City of Lowell, 29 Mass. App. Ct. 720 (1991)

The Superior Court's judgment for the defendant was overturned because the extent of the duty owed by the City to an injured child was a question of fact for the jury to determine, and the defendant could not avoid liability under the discretionary function exemption of the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act (G. L. c. 258, §10(b)). At trial, the jury awarded the plaintiffs damages for injuries to a child trespasser after his arm was run over by a train as he walked along railroad tracks on his way to school.

Sabel v. Meade Johnson & Co., 737 F.Supp. 135 (D. Mass. 1990)

The United States District Court decided in favor of injured patient who suffered severe complications from a drug manufactured by defendant drug company and allowed evidence at trial of post-injury warnings ordered by FDA. The case settled before the jury began deliberations.

Frutin v. Dryvit Systems, Inc., 760 F. Supp 234 (D. Mass. 1990)

In a case involving a mid-air collision, the United States' Motion for Summary Judgment was denied because the United States can be held liable under the Federal Tort Claims Act for failure to issue a traffic advisory. The trial that followed resulted in a jury award to SUGARMAN's client for a below-the-knee amputation suffered by a student pilot in a mid-air collision caused by a negligent air traffic controller and another pilot.

Recovery under Massachusetts' liquor liability law for family of man killed in single car accident

Significant recovery for the widow and family of a man who died in a single car accident while he was a passenger in his friend's vehicle. The driver of the car was intoxicated at the time of the accident and had been drinking at a bar near the accident site. SUGARMAN attorneys brought claims on behalf of the widow and family against the driver and the establishment, under Massachusetts' liquor liability law, alleging that the driver was negligent and that the bar had over-served him.

Defective scissor lift injures construction worker

Settlement in product liability suit for construction worker who sustained severe crush and cardiovascular injuries due to the defective design of a safety device in an elevating scissor lift that allowed the lift to rise due to inadvertent contact with the joystick - the very hazard the safety device was intended to prevent.

Medical malpractice - Negligent intubation

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

Birth trauma - Failure to diagnose and treat placental abruption during labor

SUGARMAN lawyers settled an OB/GYN medical malpractice/wrongful death lawsuit after jury verdict in favor of our clients whose newborn child died because of negligent delay in performing a C-section delivery.

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How SUGARMAN Can Help You.


We will listen carefully to you.


We will advise you regarding your potential case and the relevant law.


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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