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Joseph L. Doherty, Jr.
Founder and Partner

Joseph has tried and won more than 160 jury trials during his forty-five years of practice. Joseph has published articles in the Massachusetts Law Review, "The Forum: Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions," and other journals concerning medical malpractice and has lectured extensively at seminars concerning all aspects of civil trial practice.


Joseph received his bachelor’s degree from Colby College in 1975 and his law degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1978, where he was President of the Moot Court Board. Upon graduation, he received a judicial clerkship and served as a Law Clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court from 1978 to 1979. He then accepted a position at a trial firm in Boston, where he practiced for twenty-five years before leaving to head his own firm in 2003.

Admissions and Memberships

  • Admitted to practice law in Massachusetts in 1978

  • Member of the Bar of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, United States District Court for Massachusetts, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, United States Court of Claims, Washington, D.C., and United States Supreme Court, Washington, DC

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section

  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys

Volunteer Work

  • Board of Advisors for Greater Boston Catholic Charities

Jacqueline B. Doherty

Jacqueline has tried and won several complex jury trials and appellate court arguments and leads all aspects of trial and appellate work in civil actions such as medical malpractice defense, construction liability, product liability, personal injury, and consumer protection in state and federal courts.


Jacqueline received her J.D. from Boston College Law School in 2014. While in law school, she was a judicial intern for the Honorable Spencer M. Kagan (Ret.) at the Middlesex Probate and Family Court in Cambridge, Massachusetts and clerked for Sloane and Walsh, LLP and Esdaile, Barrett, Jacobs & Mone, both of Boston, Massachusetts. She was a Regional Finalist in the 2014 European Law Moot Court Competition at the University of Minho in Braga, Portugal and a Semifinalist in the 2013 Wendell F. Grimes Moot Court Competition at Boston College Law School in Newton, Massachusetts.


In 2006, Jacqueline received her B.A. in English from Tufts University where she was a member of the Varsity Sailing Team and wrote for The Tufts Daily. She also studied at the University of Alicante in San Vicente, Spain.

Admissions and Memberships

  • Admitted to practice law in Massachusetts in 2014

  • Member of the Bar of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Volunteer Work

  • Chairperson, Medford Zoning Board of Appeals, 2020-2023

  • Mayoral Transition Team, Subcommittee on Development, Growth, and Planning, Medford, 2019-2020

  • Veterans Legal Services, Development Committee, 2015-2017

Jacqueline is also Of Counsel to Murray & Bertrand, P.C. For more information, please see

Office Pup

Dottie joined the firm in 2018 after moving to Massachusetts from South Carolina with the help of the Animal Rescue League of Boston. She can usually be found snoozing under Jacqueline's desk or wandering around the office to see who is eating lunch.

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