Joseph F. Cavanaugh III
Joseph F. Cavanaugh III, Esq.
Attorney Joseph F. Cavanaugh III grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and graduated from Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, Massachusetts. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College, in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Attorney Cavanaugh earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts.
Attorney Cavanaugh possesses extensive litigation experience in the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has tried cases before juries in District and Superior Courts in Massachusetts, the United States District Court in Boston, and has achieved successful results for clients in all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including binding arbitration and mediation. Attorney Cavanaugh has defended hundreds of clients in personal injury lawsuits while practicing in the area of insurance defense for several major automobile insurers in Massachusetts at a busy general practice law firm. Attorney Cavanaugh has also successfully represented Plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits including automobile accidents, slip and falls, and accidents at sea. Attorney Cavanaugh's experience in both prosecuting and defending personal injury cases provides him with insight and experience from both sides of the personal injury fence that he employs vigorously to obtain the best possible result for clients. Attorney Cavanaugh has also represented business clients on corporate matters, and has successfully handled land use matters before state and local regulatory boards and commissions. Attorney Cavanaugh has also briefed, and argued, cases before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Appellate Division of the Massachusetts District Court. Attorney Cavanaugh's trial experience enables him to effectively analyze each client's individual case, fight hard for clients' interests, and recommend the best alternative for achieving outstanding results and, most importantly, client satisfaction.
From September of 1999 to August of 2001, Attorney Cavanaugh served as Law Clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court where he assisted judges in all phases of civil and criminal litigation. During his two years as a Law Clerk at the Commonwealth's highest trial court, Attorney Cavanaugh observed, and participated in, the litigation process and worked directly with more than twenty Superior Court judges. Attorney Cavanaugh's two years of experience as a Law Clerk enabled him to observe the litigation process close up thereby honing his research, writing, and courtroom skills; particularly in the areas of motion practice, oral argument, and jury instruction.
Attorney Cavanaugh is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and is admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Attorney Cavanaugh is also a member of the Massachusetts, Boston, and Barnstable County Bar Associations.
While in law school, Attorney Cavanaugh was a staff member on the Suffolk University Law Review, and is the author of published Case Comment, Public Fora Doctrine Blocks Candidate Access to Government-Broadcast Political Debate, 32 Suffolk U.L. Rev. 823 (1999). Attorney Cavanaugh graduated in the top 9% of his law school class, and received honors in both legal research and writing, and moot court, competitions. His law review staff competition writing was selected as the best staff competition piece from over one hundred Law Review Competition submissions.
Prior to attending law school, Attorney Cavanaugh worked as a Research Analyst at the Massachusetts House of Representatives Post Audit and Oversight Bureau. There, he worked directly with Massachusetts legislators in the House and Senate to research and evaluate dozens of state programs and initiatives. Attorney Cavanaugh wrote detailed performance audit reports aimed at improving state government that were issued and widely circulated. Attorney Cavanaugh also worked as a paralegal at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, where he assisted over twenty attorneys litigating approximately 1200 tax cases before the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board. While at Boston College, Attorney Cavanaugh was a contributing reporter to the student newspaper, The Heights, where he wrote published news articles covering Boston College sporting events.