Biography

As a trial lawyer of 25 years, Dan Dwyer concentrates his practice in business disputes and confidently guides clients to resolutions that align with their business goals.

Currently, Dan is litigation counsel in a diverse slate of suits, one involving a loan facility, another regarding a commercial real estate lease, and a third seeking to recover tuition funds misappropriated from a Massachusetts private school. He is defense counsel for one of Boston’s largest minority-owned construction firms in an action filed by the U.S. Secretary of Labor alleging violation of OSHA’s anti-retaliation statute.

Past engagements include:

  • Trial verdict in defense of four corporate directors sued for $15 million in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Bench trial judgment for commercial lessees in $2 million suit by large North Shore commercial landlord to enforce lease’s automatic extension provision
  • $5 million trial verdict for plaintiff co-founder of Boston internet advertising firm in suit alleging freeze-out by former partners
  • Decisions in favor of former managing directors of Lehman Brothers in four arbitrations filed by Lehman’s bankruptcy trustee to recover signing bonuses
  • Successful settlement, prior to trial, for general contractor of Boston’s Big Dig against its insurer for failure to defend cost-recovery action filed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Trial verdict for Iraq War veteran against Massachusetts Department of Social Services for deprivation of child-visitation rights
  • Bench trial verdict for group of Scituate, Massachusetts homeowners in trespass case against a neighboring gun range
  • Successful settlement for trust beneficiary in suit against national-bank trustee and investment advisory firm

Before attending law school, Dan served for four years as a DEA special agent in New York City. He is an avid outdoorsman with a passion for kayaking among the Boston Harbor Islands, a long-time volunteer in Hingham town government, and an active father of three sons.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School  (J.D., cum laude)
    • Law Review
  • Stonehill College  (B.A., cum laude)

Public Service

  • Six-year Member, Town of Hingham Advisory Committee
  • Chairman, Hingham Whistleblower Committee
  • Volunteer, Archdiocese of Boston Clergy Retirement Trust

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Memberships

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Court and Other Admissions

  • Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals

Firm Highlights

News

Verrill-law.com Earns Gold in the 2020 AVA Digital Awards Competition

Blog

SECURE Act: Change to RMD Trigger Age Should Trigger Your Attention Now

As summarized in our January 7 Client Advisory , the SECURE Act includes many changes that affect the design and administration of retirement plans. One of those changes is the increase to the trigger...

Publication/Podcast

Two Proposed Rules Aim to Increase Organ Donation in the U.S.

News

Verrill Again Honored for Commitment to Pro Bono Service

(February 19, 2020) – Verrill is honored to receive the 2020 Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) Firm Pro Bono Achievement Award, presented by VLP during the Maine State Bar Association Annual Business Meeting &...

Event

Northeastern University RISE Expo

Verrill is sponsoring Northeastern University's RISE Expo on April 9, 2020. Our attorneys, Rob Hover, Dean Phelps, Lin Hymel, Beverly Hjorth, and John Powell, will attend and judge student's work, as well as interview...

Publication/Podcast

2020 Estate Planning Update

SECURE ACT What you need to know : The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act went into effect on January 1, 2020. The most significant provisions of the SECURE Act involve...

Matter

Maine's First Private Natural Gas Pipeline

Assisted a large pulp mill secure legislation to authorize building a private natural gas pipeline that tapped into the Maritimes interstate pipeline to lower the mill's energy costs. To meet the client's schedule, we...

Blog

Supreme Court – Updates for 2020

We are barely two months into the new year and already there are significant updates to the 2020 Supreme Court Preview included in our December 2019 Client Advisory (available here ). Below are updates...

Matter

T&D Utility Ownership of Generation

Verrill represented Emera in a lengthy case addressing the extent to which the Maine Restructuring Act prevents affiliates of a Maine T&D utility from acquiring ownership of generation facilities. In 2011, Emera sought approval...

Event

2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop

Health care attorney Emily Fogler will be presenting at the 2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop in the third session, discussing sharing responsibilities and protecting participants - redefining roles in the single IRB era. Stay tuned...