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Cummings, King & MacDonald is located at One Gateway Center, Newton Corner, Massachusetts, on the Massachusetts Turnpike at Exit 17. Conveniently situated 10 minutes from downtown Boston, and 20 minutes from Cambridge, Dedham, and Route 128/I-95 by the Massachusetts Turnpike, we have ready access to all courts in Massachusetts as well as the legal, medical and insurance communities.


The attorneys of Cummings, King & MacDonald provide experienced representation and legal counsel in the areas of insurance law, personal injury, real estate transactions and disputes, wills, estates, and other select matters. Our dedicated group of lawyers and paralegal assistants has the experience and knowledge to address a multitude of legal issues.

Insurance Defense

Founded in 1976, our MartindaleHubbell© AV rated* practice has concentrated in Insurance Defense Litigation, including Insurance Law issues such as policy defense, policy interpretation, general liability, motor vehicle tort liability, products liability, consumer protection liability, arbitration and civil trials. We perform all appropriate trial preparatory services, including interviewing insureds and witnesses and viewing and photographing accident scenes, products, and evidence. In recent years we have been retained by over twenty insurers and self-insurers.

Our attorneys have extensive trial experience and are actively engaged in civil litigation. We use a uniform, efficient file management and control system, including liability and damages summaries, diary follow-ups, and regular reports to clients. We handle cases as effectively as possible for our clients by assigning different tasks to appropriate personnel. All of our attorneys handle motor vehicle, slip and fall, and general liability cases. Members of our firm also regularly handle cases involving the following issues:

      • · Educator professional misconduct;
      • · Assault and Battery;
      • · Social host liability;
      • · Mold and environmental health claims;
      • · Worksite accidents (scaffolding, planks, skylights, welding, roofing);
      • · Insurance coverage (intentional acts, scope of coverage, exclusions);
      • · Parental liability/lack of supervision;
      • · Building and sanitary code violations;
      • · Consumer protection act claims (General Laws Chapter. 93A);
      • · Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.

We frequently engage experts in product analysis, construction and engineering, meteorology and numerous medical specialties. 



General Civil Practice: Litigation

Members of our firm represent clients in personal injury,property damage and landlord-tenant disputes.  With our extensive knowledge of insurance coverage and liability claims, we are frequently retained to represent individuals and companies facing claims claims in excess of insurance coverage and claims outside of insurance coverage, including instances of lapsed insurance coverage.    We have extensive experience in resolving disputes between family members regarding real estate and inheritances.  

We handle a limited number of select subrogation claims, primarily involving defective products and building damage. We also have a well-regarded general civil practice with decades of experience in estate administration, will drafting, real estate transactions and related litigation.

  General Civil Practice: Real Estate and Wills, Trusts and Estates

We have extensive experience representing buyers and sellers of homes and condominiums.  We draft wills, trusts and related estate planning documentation, and can assist you in the probate process of an estate.   Contact us for a complimentary consultation.


*Martindale-Hubbell  is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards. CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.