Meet Michael G. McDonough

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Michael G. McDonough

Managing Partner

About Michael

Michael G. McDonough, a partner at Egan, Flanagan, and Cohen, P.C., is an experienced trial lawyer and litigator focusing his practice on the representation of businesses, non-profits, and individuals.  He has extensive experience in negotiating complex settlements in mediations.  When that is not practical, Michael is an excellent trial lawyer and appellate lawyer, with notable victories in the Superior Court, Appeals Court, Supreme Judicial Court, and in Federal Court.  In addition, he has prevailed for his clients in the District Court in both criminal matters and matters arising under G.L. c. 209A and 258E, though his current practice is primarily focused on representing businesses and non-profits.

Michael also takes select cases on behalf of individuals whose rights, liberties, employment, or life have been put at risk by the imprudent acts of others.  These include suits to redress or seek recompense for unfair or deceptive business practices, discrimination, grievous bodily injuries, and wrongful death.

In the context of business litigation, Michael and Jack Egan prevailed in a two-week trial in 2018.  Their favorable jury verdict was appealed to the Supreme Judicial Court, which upheld the verdict in their client’s favor.  The decision, H1 Lincoln, Inc. v. South Washington Street, LLC, 489 Mass. 1 (2022), strengthened Massachusetts law under G.L. c. 93A to protect businesses from being taken advantage of by “extortionate” and otherwise unfair and deceptive practices of others.

Michael is a fourth-generation trial lawyer, which is evident from his comfort, presence, and skill in the courtroom.  He is also a U.S. Army Veteran, having served on Active Duty at home and overseas.  He continues to serve our country in the United States Army Reserve in the rank of Major.

Michael is an integral part of our trial team where he now utilizes his rich trial advocacy background to serve clients in litigation. Contact Michael today at 413-737-0260 or by email at mgm@efclaw.com.

Practice Areas

Civil Litigation, including:

  • Wrongful Death
  • Consumer Protection under G.L. c. 93A
  • Business Litigation
  • Defense of Employers in Employment Law and Wrongful Termination
  • Medical, Legal and Professional Malpractice
  • Breach of Contract
  • Personal Injury, Product Liability, and Tort Law
  • Select cases on behalf of individuals
  • Criminal defense
  • Title IX, College Discipline, and Higher Education Disputes
  • Military Law, including Camp Lejeune Act Claims

Leadership and Awards

  • Many Military Decorations and Awards
  • 2019 MassLawyersWeekly “Up and Coming” Attorney in Massachusetts
  • 2018 Promoted to the rank of Major, US Army Reserve
  • 2011 American Board of Trial Lawyers Award
  • 2011 Mary Franzese Humanitarian Achievement Award Recipient
  • 2011 Seton Hall Law Christian Ethic Scholarship Award Recipient

Professional Activities

  • United States Army Reserve (Major, U.S. Army JAG Corps)
  • Instructor, Defense Institute for International Legal Studies, Naval War College, 2021 – 2024
  • Hampden County Bar Association’s Veterans Outreach Initiative, 2016 – Present
  • Thomas More Society, Director, 2016 – Present

Where Admitted

  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • US District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Military Courts-Martial on behalf of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.
  • The George Washington University, B.A