Shawn P. O’Rourke

Email: so@orourkehawk.com Phone: (617) 337-3191

Shawn O’Rourke has extensive trial experience in Superior, District, Probate, Land, and Housing Courts. He has successfully settled, mediated, arbitrated, or brought to trial numerous complex cases. Mr. O’Rourke’s areas of practice include business litigation, construction litigation, real estate litigation, personal injury litigation, medical and professional malpractice, probate litigation, landlord/tenant litigation (evictions), business purchases and licensing, mediation and arbitration. He also helps hospitality industry businesses with their formation and licensing. Mr. O’Rourke is licensed in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Select Personal Injury Settlements:

  • $6,600,000 settlement for negligence in medical malpractice case
  • $1,900,000 settlement in a construction negligence case
  • $1,500,000 settlement in medical malpractice case
  • $1,200,000 settlement in premises liability case resulting in loss of limb
  • $990,000 settlement in premises liability case for wrongful death of 90-year old woman
  • $750,000 settlement in medical malpractice case
  • $350,000 settlement in motor vehicle negligence case

Awards and Recognition:

Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2006 ‑ 2012

A designation given to only the top 5% of lawyers in the state, as determined by their peers

Publications and Speaking Engagements:

“Small Business Capital Quest”
Panel Moderator, Smaller Business Association of New England
March 18, 2010

“Home Improvement Contractor Act”
Banker and Tradesman
May 14, 2007

“Medical Malpractice Issues”
Regular guest lecturer

“Healthcare Policy” class, Stonehill College

Community Involvement and Memberships

  • Smaller Business Association of New England, Chair of the Government Affairs Committee, 2006 ‑ 2011
  • Executive Committee, 2006 ‑ 2008
  • Saint Agnes Parish of Arlington, Finance Committee
  • Middlesex County Superior Court, Volunteer Conciliator
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Member

Practice Areas:

  • Business Litigation
  • Business Purchases and Licensing
  • Construction Litigation
  • Landlord/ Tenant Litigation (Evictions)
  • Medical and Professional Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration

Admissions:
Massachusetts ‑ 1992
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts ‑ 1993
New Hampshire ‑ 1994
U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire ‑ 1994
U.S. Supreme Court ‑ 2000

Education:
Boston Latin School ‑ 1984
Stonehill College ‑ B.A., cum laude, 1988
Suffolk University Law School ‑ J.D., cum laude, 1992