Jack Egan has had extensive trial experience in civil litigation for over forty years. He has tried cases in every department of the Massachusetts Trial Court and Federal Courts and has handled multiple appellate matters in the Massachusetts Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court. In the Federal system he appeared before the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
In 1995, Jack was invited to join the highly selective American College of Trial Lawyers. He has served on the College’s State Committee.
Jack was appointed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to be a Trustee of its Client Security Fund in 2007. In 2010, he was appointed by the Court as Vice Chairperson and in 2012, the Supreme Court appointed him Chairperson.
Jack's practice concentrates in civil litigation, including business and shareholder disputes; eminent domain and land valuation disputes; employment discrimination; personal injury; and First Amendment issues. In addition to his busy professional practice, he serves on many Boards of large nonprofit organizations throughout Western Massachusetts.
Jack has recovered in excess of $200 million in verdicts and settlements for his clients. In 2016, he obtained the largest jury verdict in Massachusetts, $32.4 million, under the Massachusetts Wrongful Death Act. His results are frequently included in annual lists of the top ten verdicts or settlements in Massachusetts. In 2013, he obtained an arbitration award of $50.3 million. Currently he is involved, as local counsel, in the largest securities dispute in U.S. District Court, Western Division of Massachusetts.
Jack’s verdicts are the largest in Western Massachusetts in the following areas: employment discrimination, eminent domain, personal injury, and property loss. Further, his settlements are the largest in Western Massachusetts in the product liability area.
Several of Jack’s cases have made new law on appeal. He is regularly listed as a New England, Massachusetts, and Boston Super Lawyer. He has continuously appeared in Best Lawyers and other similar publications.