Mr. Richard L. Neumeier
Morrison Mahoney LLP
250 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

Phone    (617) 439-7569
Fax         (617) 342-4980
Email      RNeumeier@morrisonmahoney.com
Website www.morrisonmahoney.com

Type of Case:
Admitted to practice:
1st Circuit

Degrees:

  • University of Chicago, B.A. Political Science (June, 1968) and M.A. International Politics (August, 1968) (Master’s Thesis: American Bombing In North Vietnam)
  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D. (June, 1971)

Practice Focus:

  • I have briefed and argued more than 100 appeals. Appellate practice, professional liability, insurance coverage, and employment.

Publications:

  • “Disclaiming Coverage When the Insured Fails to Give Proper Notice of ‘Any Circumstance’ Giving Rise to A Claim”, 41 Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal 45 (2005) Chapter 2, Preserving Error Pre Trial and Post Trial
  • A Defense Lawyer’s Guide to Appellate Practice (DRI, 2004) “Why No Citation Rules are Unworkable, Unwise and Unconstitutional And How They Should Be Changed,” Certworthy (Summer, 2001) “Who Pays When A Defaulting Liability Insurer Contests The Result”, CGL Reporter (Fall, 2000) “Serving Two Masters: Problems Facing Insurance Defense Counsel And Some Proposed Solutions”, 77 Mass L. Rev., 66 (1992) Principal Author of Chapter 3, “Taking the Case: Conflicts Of Interest”, And Chapter 13, “Ethical Issues In Insurance Defense”, Ethical Lawyering In Massachusetts (MCLE). “Civil rights Act of 1991: What Does It Do, Is It Retroactive?” 59 Defense Counsel Journal 500 (1992) “Insurers’ Proof of Causal Connection Between Statement of Law and Loss”, 57 Defense Counsel Journal 339 (1990).

Representative Cases:

  • Lord v. Commercial Union Ins. Co., 60 Mass App Ct. 309 (2004)
  • Bobick v. U.S. Fidelity and Guar. Co., 439 Mass. 652, 790 (2003)
  • Woods v. Comercial Union Ins. Companies, 52 Mass. App. Ct. 398 (2001)
  • Van Christo Advertising, Inc. v. M/A-COM/LCS, 426 Mass. 410 (1998)
  • Commercial Union Ins. Co. v. Connors, 42 Mass. App. Ct. 538 (1997)
  • King v. Driscoll, 424 Mass. 1 (1996)
  • S.C. 417 Mass. 576 (1994)
  • Tatarian v. Commercial Union Ins. Co., 41 Mass. App. Ct. 731 (1996)
  • Town of Ayer v. Imperial Cas. & Indem. Co., 418 Mass. 71 (1994)
  • Pace v. Signal Technology Corp., 417 Mass. 154 (1994)
  • Alcan Aluminum Corp. v. Carlton Aluminum of New England, Inc., 35 Mass. App. Ct. 161 (1993)
  • Atlantic Mut. Ins. Co. v. McFadden, 413 Mass. 90 (1992)
  • American Country Ins. Co. v. Bernhard Woodwork, Ltd, 412 Mass. 734 (1992)
  • Bonofiglio v. Commercial Union Ins. Co., 412 Mass. 612, S.C. 411 Mass. 31 (1991)
  • (1992)
  • Curtis v. J.J. Duffy Adjustment Service, Inc., 31 Mass. App. Ct. 949 (1991)
  • Bannister v. com., 411 Mass. 130 (Mass. 1991), S.C. (1991)
  • Flesner v. Technical Communications Corp., 410 Mass. 805 (1991)
  • Martin v. F.S. Payne Co., 409 Mass. 753 (1991)
  • Carter v. Warren Five Cents Sav. Bank, 409 Mass. 73 (1991)
  • Krupp v. Gulf Oil Corp., 29 Mass. App. Ct. 116 (1990)
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra, Inc. v. Commercial Union Ins. Co., 406 Mass. 7 (1989)
  • Jet Line Services, Inc. v. American Employers Ins. Co., 404 Mass. 706 (1989)
  • Caccavale v. Raymark Industries, Inc., 404 Mass. 93 (1989)
  • Colter v. Barber-Greene Co., 403 Mass. 50 (1988)
  • Christo v. Edward G. Boyle Ins. Agency, Inc., 402 Mass. 815 (1988), reversing Christo v. Edward G. Boyle Ins. Agency, Inc., 25 Mass. App. Ct. 87 (Mass. 1987)
  • Mello v. Stop & Shop Companies, Inc., 402 Mass. 555(Mass. 1988)
  • LoCicero v. Hartford Ins. Group, 25 Mass. App. Ct. 339 (1988)
  • Attorney General v. Weymouth Agr. and Indus. Soc., 400 Mass. 475 (1987)
  • Dynan v. Fritz, 400 Mass. 230 (1987)
  • Wallace v. American Mfrs. Mut. Ins. Co., 22 Mass. App. Ct. 938 (1986)
  • Appley v. Locke, 396 Mass. 540 (1986)
  • Delano Growers' Co-op. Winery v. Supreme Wine Co., Inc., 393 Mass. 666 (1985)
  • Kirkpatrick v. Boston Mut. Life Ins. Co., 393 Mass. 640 (1985)
  • Talbot v. Horace Mann Ins. Co., 19 Mass. App. Ct. 93 (1984)
  • Simon v. Weymouth Agr. and Indus. Soc., 389 Mass. 146 (1983)
  • McCourt Co., Inc. v. FPC Properties, Inc., 386 Mass. 145 (1982)
  • White Const. Co., Inc. v. Com., 385 Mass. 1005 (1982)
  • Fazio v. Fazio, 375 Mass. 394 (1978)
  • Tibbetts v. Ford Motor Co., 4 Mass. App. Ct. 738 (1976)
  • DiIorio v. Tipaldi, 4 Mass. App. Ct. 640 (Mass. 1976). Drilling, Inc. v. Inner Space Services, Inc., 243 F.3d 25 (1st Cir. 2001)
  • Gallivan v. Springfield Post Road Corp., 110 F.3d 848 (1st Cir. 1997)
  • Commercial Union Ins. Co. v. Walbrook Ins. Co., Ltd., 41 F.3d 764 (1st Cir. 1994)
  • Coyne v. City of Somerville, 972 F.2d 440 (1st Cir. 1992)
  • Vacca v. Barletta, 933 F.2d 31 (1st Cir. 1991)
  • Wickman v. Northwestern Nat. Ins. Co., 908 F.2d 1077 (1st Cir. 1990)
  • Lanier v. Fair, 876 F.2d 243 (1st Cir. 1989)
  • Castro v. Stanley Works, 864 F.2d 961 (1st Cir. 1989)
  • Moody v. Town of Weymouth, 805 F.2d 30 (1st Cir. 1986)
  • Craig v. A.H. Robins Co., Inc., 790 F.2d 1 (1st Cir. 1986)
  • Key v. Gillette Co., 782 F.2d 5 (1st Cir. 1986)
  • Townsend v. Gray Line Bus Co., 767 F.2d 11 (1st Cir. 1985)
  • Voutour v. Vitale, 761 F.2d 812 (1st Cir. 1985)
  • Brown v. Gillette Co., 723 F.2d 192 (1st Cir. 1983)
  • Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine v. Employers’ Surplus Limes Ins. Co., 581 F. 2d 299 (1st Cir. 1978)
  • Marshall v. Mulrenin, 508 F.2d 39 (1st Cir. 1974).

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyers In America (Appellate law)
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Member, American Law Institute (1994-)
  • Member, Suffolk County Board of Overseers Hearing Committee (1985-91)
  • and Member, Supreme Judicial Court Historical Society Board of Overseers (1991-)

Nature of Firm's Practice:

  • Civil litigation defense

Other Information:

  • Editor, Defense Counsel Journal (1992- )
  • Chair, ABA TTIPS Appellate Advocacy Committee (2005-06)
  • First Circuit Editor, ABA Appellate Practice Journal (1992-2006)
  • Member, ABA Council of Appellate Lawyers Executive Committee (2003- )
  • Chair, Massachusetts Bar Association Appellate Litigation Committee (1997-98)
  • . Chair, Boston Bar Association Appellate Litigation Committee (1986-88)