John F. Hurley

Associate Director, Litigation & Coverage Group

Worcester (508)-756-6288 hurley@burnsandfarrey.com

Overview

John Hurley is an associate director of the firm’s Insurance Litigation & Coverage Group. Attorney Hurley practiced law for six years as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts before entering private practice. With more than 35 years of legal experience, Attorney Hurley has extensive trial and appellate experience representing sureties, insurance carriers and corporations. He is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts of Massachusetts as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

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Professional Associations/Memberships

Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA), 1981 ­– Present, Member

Worcester County Bar Association (WCBA), 1981 – Present, Member

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Reported Cases

Commerce Ins. Co. v. Alvarado, 83 Mass. App. Ct. 604 (2013) 

Commerce Ins. Co. v. Ultimate Livery Service Inc., 452 Mass 639 (2008) 

Commerce Insurance Co. v. Theodore, 65 Mass. Appt. Ct. 471 (2006) 

Billings v. Commerce Insurance Co., 458 Mass 194 (2010)

Ruggerio Ambulance Co. v. National Grange Ins. Co., 430 Mass 794 (2000)

Kilgallon v. Network Solutions Inc., 99 F. Supp 2d125 (D. Mass 2000) 

Abdella v. U.S.R. & G, 47 Mass. App. Ct. 148 (1999) 

Anthony H. v. John G., 415 Mass 196 (1993) 

Chausse v. Coz, 405 Mass 264 (1989) 

B.J. Harland Elec. Co v. Granger Bros. Ins., 24 Mass. App. Ct. 506 (1987) 

Fitchburg Gas and Electric v. Department of Public Utilities, 375 Mass. 571 (1978) 

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Education

Boston College Law School,

J.D. cum laude (1974)

Order of the Coif Honors

Law Review: Boston College Industrial and Commercial Law Review

Boston College,

B.A. in English (1968)

cum laude 

Practices

Auto/Trucking

Construction Defect

General Liability

Insurance Litigation and Coverage Analysis

Insurer Bad Faith

Premises Liability

Product Liability

Admissions

Massachusetts, 1974

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1975

U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1975