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A. Neil Hartzell

60 State Street, Suite 600 Boston, Massachusetts 02109-1800
Firm: Freeman Mathis & Gary LLP
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Freeman Mathis & Gary LLP

Years In Practice


Phone Number (617) 963-5975

Neil Hartzell is a Partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Boston and Providence offices. Mr. Hartzell is a trial and appellate lawyer and has extensive experience in a broad range of matters, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex civil litigation including commercial disputes, antitrust, false claims act and state whistleblower, eminent domain litigation, real estate, securities litigation and investigations, FINRA proceedings, directors and officers, business torts, trade secrets, copyright, trademark, patent, civil RICO, insurance coverage, including environmental and bad faith claims, medical device litigation, class actions, contract actions, civil rights, aviation, workplace and employment related matters, including discrimination claims, ERISA, construction, and environmental including Chapter 21E and CERCLA claims, banking litigation, creditors and debtors in bankruptcy proceedings, claims involving accountants, attorneys, design professionals as well as governmental investigations.

Mr. Hartzell has represented parties in zoning and permitting matters, and parties in loan workouts, including forbearance agreements, loan sales, related litigation and bankruptcy. Mr. Hartzell served as lead counsel in major cases involving environmental contamination, false claims act, bank fraud, professional liability, securities, directors and officers, toxic tort, antitrust, product liability, personal injury, class actions, and commercial disputes. He has appeared before state and municipal boards and agencies and represented witnesses before federal and state grand juries. He has tried more than 30 matters to verdict or arbitration award.

As trial counsel, he has obtained multimillion-dollar verdicts, some of the largest in Massachusetts, in the area of environmental contamination. He has successfully mediated numerous disputes, including legal and accounting malpractice and professional liability claims.  He also has extensive experience representing various entities, including the Program Manager, in connection with the Central Artery/Tunnel Project, one of the most complex construction projects in U.S. history.

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Bar Admissions
Rhode Island
Admitted in 1993
Admitted in 1985
  • Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation, 2013 – 2020
  • "AV Preeminent" rated by Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Ratings System (Peer rating 5.0 out of 5.0)
  • Elected to the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, 2015
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine in the areas of Employment & Labor Law (2015) and Environmental (2016-2017), Business Litigation (2018-19)
Boston University, LLM
Graduated 1984
Boston College, BA
Graduated 1977
Contact Details and Office Locations
60 State Street, Suite 600
Boston, Massachusetts 02109-1800
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