John J. McNamara is a founding partner of the law firm of Lane McNamara LLP. John’s practice areas include construction law, employment law, suretyship, trial practice and insurance defense. The Martindale-Hubbell National Law Directory has awarded John an AV Rating, the highest rating for legal ability and professional ethics. He has also been named a New England Super Lawyer by Law & Politics and Boston Magazine. This designation is limited to the top 5% of attorneys in New England. He has been selected for Top Lawyers as published in the Boston Globe.
A graduate of Worcester State College (B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 1987), John earned his law degree from the Catholic University Columbus School of Law (J.D. 1990). He was a Note and Comment Editor for the Catholic University Law Review, 1989-1990. He was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 1990 and the United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit in 1991. He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1991 and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts in 1992.
John has tried numerous cases in state and federal courts before juries and judges and has argued before the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, the Appeals Court of Massachusetts, and the United States Courts of Appeal.
He has also arbitrated and mediated numerous cases. John has handled dozens of Bid Protests before the Office of the Attorney General and is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Panel of Construction Arbitrators.
John has been an invited speaker at the Construction Industries in Massachusetts, Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Electrical Contractors Association, and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.