James T. Huggard

Director of Rhode Island Practice Group

Marlborough, Massachusetts/ Providence, Rhode Island (508)-756-6288 huggard@burnsandfarrey.com


James Huggard is a director of the firm's Rhode Island Practice Group. With more than 35 years of legal experience, Mr. Huggard’s diverse practice includes representing corporations and individuals in all aspects of complex civil litigation. He also counsels insurers on litigation and coverage claims.

Attorney Huggard is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and of Hofstra University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as well as the state court of New York.

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Awards, Recognition, and Affiliations

Professional Associations/Memberships

Rhode Island Bar Association, 2001 – Present, Member 

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Reported Cases

Van Hoesen v. Lloyd’s, 134 A.3d 178 (2016)

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Hofstra University School of Law, J.D. (1985)

Law Review: Hofstra Labor Law Journal, 1983-1985

College of the Holy Cross, B.A. in History (1981)
Honors: Dean's List



Business and Commercial Litigation

General Liability

Insurance Litigation and Coverage Analysis 

Liquor Liability/Dram Shop

Premises Liability

Product Liability


Massachusetts, 1986

New York, 1985

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1988

Rhode Island, 2001

U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island, 2003