Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, P.C. is a personal injury law firm, recognized as one of the leading trial firms in the Boston area. The legal team has a professional, experienced approach to helping victims of personal injuries.
At Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow they have earned the respect of clients, lawyers, judges and other members of the legal community for their exceptional legal services. The foundation of their success is built on achieving impressive results for its clients, while striving for outcomes that create the best possible results.
John J. Carroll Jr. a former United States Navel Officer, a director at Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Massachusetts, 1974 and South Dakota, 1976. Mr. Carroll is committed to helping the needs of his clients. He knows that representing accident victims can take patience and compassion as well as forensic skills.
John J. Carroll also has an acute understanding of the practical aspects of handling personal injury claims, having seen them from many vantage points. As an experience attorney, he has built a strong tradition of service to his community and country. He believes that his clients deserve the highest-quality representation.
Mr. Carroll graduated from Boston College in June 1968. After serving three years in active duty, he enrolled in Boston University School of Law, graduating in 1974. After two years in private practice, Mr. Carroll became a Legal Services Lawyer for the South Dakota Legal Services, serving the Pine Bridge and Rosebud Indian Reservations.
Upon returning to Massachusetts in 1978, Carroll worked for two years with Merrimack Valley Legal Services. In 1979, he joined the Law Firm of James D. Casey as a trial lawyer. In the 1970’s, Carroll spent two years as an in-house lawyer for an insurance company, followed by several years as a defense attorney at a large litigation firm. It is there that he met his future Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow colleagues. In 1980, he joined Parker, Coulter, Daley & White, leaving in 1985 to join Meehan, Boyle & Cohen (now Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow).
Carroll also has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution. He has been a panel member of the American Arbitration Association for many years and is familiar with virtually all of the alternative dispute resolution processes which a personal injury client may encounter.
In his early years as a lawyer, Carroll traveled to South Dakota where he was a staff attorney on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Indian Reservations. He describes working amidst great poverty as “a life-altering experience.”
John J. Carroll’s commitment to serving those who cannot afford lawyers has continued throughout his career. He handled pro bono cases for the Boston Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Project and has volunteered at the Catholic Lawyer’s Guild’s St. Francis House. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Greater Boston Legal Services. His interest in promoting “access to justice” is also reflected in his work on the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Judicial Administration Section Council, which he chaired in 1997-1998, and Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section Council which he chaired in 1998-1999.
In January 2001 Carroll began an additional duty as a Hearing Officer at the Board of Bar Overseers. In 2002, he was elected to the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys Board of Governors, in 2003; he was elected to serve as a member of the House of Delegates of the Massachusetts Bar Association, and continues to serve in that position. In 2006, he was appointed to the executive committee of the MBA.
In 2008, Carroll received the President’s Award from the Massachusetts Bar Foundation. In 2010, he became the MBA’s representative on the Equal Justice Coalition. He is also the past Chair of that coalition. In November 2012, he was appointed to a six year term as a lawyer member of the Commission on Judicial Conduct, serving the last two years as Chair.
John J. Carroll has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Boston Magazine since 208. He is a member of the “President’s Circle” of the Pine Street Inn. In 2016 Mr. Carroll was inducted to the Arlington Catholic Hall of Fame. In 2017 he received the “Catalyst For Change” Award from the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute. In June, 2019 he received the Paul Harris Award for community service from the Arlington (Mass) Rotary International.
Having held many roles, none is more important than raising a family. Mr. John J. Carroll has two sons (Josh and Jeremy) by his deceased wife (Anne). Their love and support, as well as that of his wife Fran (Lipson), are his most cherished gifts.
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