Ken DeMoura Ken DeMoura

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Ken DeMoura is an accomplished trial attorney and counselor to individuals and businesses. Since 1986, he has appeared before all state and federal courts in Massachusetts and handles a wide range of matters including commercial disputes, product liability, employment, intellectual property, partnership, banking, construction, professional liability, criminal and bankruptcy cases. He has tried dozens of cases to verdict and handled over fifty arbitration matters. Ken is a certified mediator and commercial arbitrator. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.

Ken has been recognized by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America® since 2012 and as a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyers' honorary society composed of only one half of one percent of all American lawyers. Since 2005 Ken has been recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer® and included in the Super Lawyers® Corporate Counsel New England Editions in the area of business litigation since 2010. He is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. In 2014, Ken was selected as "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers of America® in the Mass Tort Litigation and Class Action Defense category for Boston. He serves as a director and the treasurer of the national Complex Commercial Litigation Institute.

Ken received his JD (magna cum laude) in 1986 from New England School of Law and BA in Political Science (summa cum laude) from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in 1983. At New England School of Law, Ken was the first-place finisher in the National Honors Moot Court competition and received the Dean's Scholarship for highest class G.P.A. and Amos L. Taylor Award for Excellence in Achievement at graduation. While a law student Ken interned at the Massachusetts Attorney General's office in 1982.

After graduating from law school, Ken joined Bingham Dana & Gould (later known as Bingham McCutchen) as a litigation associate where he practiced until 1994. In 1994, he formed a litigation boutique law firm continuing to represent individuals, businesses and institutions in civil litigation matters. In 2000, Ken joined Adler Pollock & Sheehan as a litigation partner and served as managing partner of the Firm’s Boston office from 2001 to 2007. In 2008, he joined the national law firm of LeClairRyan where he practiced law as a litigation partner until forming DeMoura|Smith LLP in 2012.

From 1987 until 2013, Ken was an adjunct professor of law at New England School of Law. Ken served as a Special Prosecutor for the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office in 1987 trying criminal matters. He has also served as an advisor to the Trial Advocacy Workshop at Harvard Law School since 1991. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the South Boston Neighborhood House, past chairperson of the Saint Brigid School Board and coach in the South Boston Little League and Youth Soccer programs.

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