John O. Mirick

John O. Mirick

Worcester, Massachusetts

John is a partner at the firm and concentrates on business litigation. He regularly appears in state and federal courts for U.S. and foreign clients on matters involving stock ownership and corporate control, corporate acquisition litigation, breach-of-contract cases and patent litigation.

In 2009 and 2010, John was named one of the "Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyers" by Boston magazine and Law & Politics. He has been named one of Massachusetts "Super Lawyers" every year since 2004 and was also named one of New England's "Super Lawyers" in 2007 and 2008. John was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for over the past ten years. He lectures regularly on business litigation topics for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Public and Municipal Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Business and General Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Probate, Trust and Fiduciary Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Land Use and Environmental Litigation
  • Patent and Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Family Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1972
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980


  • Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • J.D. (Cum Laude) - 1972
  • University College, London, England
    • M.A. - 1969
    • Honors: Area Studies
  • Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts
    • B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) - 1968

Published Works

  • Massachusetts Superior Court Civil Practice Jury Instructions, (Co-Editor), MCLE, 1998
  • "Discovery and Trial Preparation," in Chapter 93A Rights and Remedies, MCLE, 2002
  • Selecting and Retaining Experts," in Massachusetts Expert Witnesses , MCLE, 2002
  • "Litigation," in Due Diligence in Massachusetts, MCLE, 2000
  • "Jury Issues," in Massachusetts Superior Court Civil Practice Manual , 1997


  • Lectures, Business Litigation, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc

Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Scholar to England, 1968-1969
  • "Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyers" by Boston Magazine and Law & Politics
  • Massachusetts "Super Lawyers" , 2004 - Present
  • Named one of New England's "Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2008
  • The Best Lawyers in America for over the Past Ten Years

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Commission, Former Member
  • Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers, Former Chair
  • American Association for Justice
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Worcester County Bar Association