Attorneys

Carol A. Kelly

Carol A. Kelly focuses her practices on matters involving insurance coverage, unfair claims practices litigation, medical malpractice and other types of professional liability claims, and commercial disputes. In addition, she counsels insurers on coverage issues and underwriting matters. She has argued numerous appeals before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, and the First Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ms. Kelly is an Adjunct Professor at Suffolk University Law School, where she has taught Medical Malpractice Law since 2001. In 2016, she was appointed by the Justices of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to serve as a member of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, and is a former co-chair of its Civil Litigation Section.

Ms. Kelly is the author of variety of course materials for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, the National Business Institute and the Massachusetts Bar Association. Before entering private practice, she served as a law clerk to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Justice Joseph R. Nolan.

Ms. Kelly is admitted to practice before the state courts in Massachusetts and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and is a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. She is "AV Preeminent" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, has been selected as a Massachusetts/New England Super Lawyer annually since 2006, and is listed as a Best Lawyer in The Best Lawyer’s in America.

Ms. Kelly is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and Suffolk University Law School (J.D., cum laude), where she served as a Staff Member and Note Editor of the Suffolk University Law Review.

James L. Wilkinson

James L. Wilkinson

Jim Wilkinson is Of Counsel to the Massachusetts law firm of Murray, Kelly & Bertrand, P.C. located in Woburn, MA.  Over the last thirty years Jim has concentrated his legal practice in the representation of Massachusetts health care professionals involved in professional liability claims and matters pending before professional licensing boards. Jim serves as a consultant to medical professional liability insurance providers and hospital quality assurance/improvement and risk management programs in the greater Boston area.  He frequently speaks before medical organizations and societies, grand rounds and continuing legal and medical education programs. Jim also serves, pro bono, as Counsel to the Federation of State Physician Health Services.

Jim was born in Brooklyn, and grew up in Levittown, New York.  He earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Hofstra University and was elected to Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society.  Jim also played as a midfielder on Hofstra’s nationally ranked Division I lacrosse team.

Jim graduated from Suffolk University Law School in 1984. While earning his law degree, Jim was selected to the Suffolk University Law Review and published Case Notes concerning Federal and state Constitutional Law issues.  He also represented indigent persons in civil and criminal matters as a member of the Suffolk University Voluntary Defenders program.

Joseph B. Bertrand

Joseph B. Bertrand

Joseph B. Bertrand - born Highland Park, Illinois, August 6, 1949. Admitted to bar: 1979, Massachusetts; 1980, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts. Preparatory Education: Villanova University (B.A., 1971; M.A., 1973); Legal Education: Suffolk University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1979). Author, The Applicability of the U.C.C. to Automobile Test Drives, PRODUCTS LIABILITY COMMENTARY & CASES, October, 1986. Lecturer on Law, Boston University, 1983—. Massachusetts State Liaison to the Defense Research Institute's Worker's Compensation Committee, 1998—; Co-Author: Worker's Compensation in Massachusetts (NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE, INC., 1996); Co-Author: Worker's Compensation and the Self-Insurer (STERLING EDUCATION SERVICES, 1997). Finance Committee, Town of Wakefield, 1992—. Chairman, Wakefield Public Safety Building Committee, 1995—. Chairman, Town Hall Office Committee, 1991-1993. Chairman, CATV Advisory Committee, 1982-1990. AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Member: Massachusetts Bar Association, Defense Research Institute.

Kimberly D. Goodman Cooperstein

Philip E. Murray Jr.

Philip E. Murray Jr.

Philip E. Murray, Jr. is a graduate of Boston College (B.S., cum laude) and Boston College Law School (J.D.), where he served as a Staff Member and Editor of the Boston College Law Review as well as an Editor of the U.C.C. Reporter Digest.

Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Murray was honored to receive a one year appointment to serve as a Law Clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court, following which he has practiced as a trial lawyer with a focus on civil litigation and a particular emphasis in the areas of professional and medical liability, initially with the firm of Martin, Magnuson, McCarthy & Kenney in Boston, and then with the firm of Murray, Kelly & Bertrand, P.C. since 2003.

Mr. Murray is admitted to practice before the state courts in Massachusetts and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and is a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, as well as the First Circuit Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

He is a Member of the Massachusetts Bar Association (Civil Litigation Section), a Fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, and has served as a Hearing Committee Member and currently serves as a Pro Bono/Reduced Fee Panel Member for the Board of Bar Overseers of the Supreme Judicial Court.

Mr. Murray is "AV Preeminent" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, has been selected as a Massachusetts/New England Super Lawyer annually since 2005, and is listed as a Best Lawyer in The Best Lawyer’s in America.

Richard H. Murphy Jr.

RICHARD H. MURPHY, JR., concentrates his practice in real estate law, including commercial lending and land use planning, and in environmental law and business law. He represents banks and other lenders in real estate lending transactions, both residential and commercial. He also represents real estate developers, family businesses, family farms and individuals in connection with commercial and residential projects, and general business law matters. Mr. Murphy is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, and is a cum laude graduate of the New England School of Law where he served on the New England Law Review and authored "Boston Waterfront Development Corp. v. Commonwealth: Title to Land Seaward of the Historic Low-Water Line", 16 New England Law Review 109. He is a member of the Real Estate Finance Association of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the Massachusetts Conveyancers Association, the Winchester Chamber of Commerce and the Boston and Massachusetts Bar Associations.