As a partner with Gallagher & Cavanaugh, Sheryl M. Bourbeau has extensive experience representing diverse clients in complex tort, business, and employment litigation matters. Her practice includes products liability, medical malpractice, construction, employment, motor vehicle, premises, environmental, and commercial cases. She is experienced in large-exposure multi-jurisdictional litigation and has tried numerous cases in federal and state courts.
Ms. Bourbeau was born in Lynn, Massachusetts. Before joining Gallagher & Cavanaugh, Ms. Bourbeau was a sole practitioner in Danvers, Massachusetts for several years and an associate at Sarrouf, Tarricone & Flemming in Boston, Massachusetts.
Ms. Bourbeau received the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys New Lawyer Award in 1996.
Lecturer/Panel Member: Medical Records for the Paralegal, Northern Essex Community College, Paralegal Program, 4/5/06; Paralegal Litigation Skills, 6/23/04; “Practical Use of Medical Records in Litigation,” How to Read Medical Records for the Paralegal, MCLE, 11/16/00; Medical Malpractice (Part I): Selecting and Preparing the Successful Case, 4/13/00; Evidence for the Litigation Paralegal in Massachusetts, 2/24/99; Suffolk University Law School Health Law Society, Forum on Careers in Health Care Law, 4/3/96; Editor: Section Review, Massachusetts Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section, 2001-2004; Author: ATLA Student Trial Advocacy Competition Fact Pattern, 1998, 1999, and 2000; Editor and contributor: MATA Legal Notes, New Lawyers News Pages, 1994-1996.
Ms. Bourbeau was admitted to practice in Massachusetts in 1993. She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts.
J.D., Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA, 1993 (cum laude)
B.A., University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 1983
Ms. Bourbeau is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, where she served on the Civil Litigation Section Council and as Section Review Editor from 2001 to 2004. She has coached mock trial teams and regularly serves as judge for the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Mock Trial Program and has served as judge for other mock trial and negotiation competitions. She is also a member of the Women’s Bar Association and Greater Lowell Bar Associations and is a past member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, where she held several committee positions, including the Publications Committee, Public Education Committee, Women’s Caucus, and Medical Negligence Committee. In addition, Ms. Bourbeau serves on the Board of Directors of the Lowell Community Health Center and the Legal Advisory Board of the Northern Essex Community College Paralegal Program.
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