A seasoned trial lawyer, John F. X. Lawler brings to his civil litigation practice deep experience and know-how, as well as a track record of substantial success for his varied blue-chip clients—ranging from construction companies and manufacturers to insurance companies, institutions, and individuals.  John, who has served as lead counsel for numerous defense verdicts over the past 10 years, has been twice recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for obtaining top 10 defense verdicts.

John—who holds an MBA degree in addition to his JD—successfully handles a variety of commercial litigation, professional liability, product liability, personal injury, and contractual disputes cases.  He has helped numerous institutions, religious organizations, and schools in negligent hiring and supervision claims arising from allegations of physical and sexual abuse by employees.

Prior to joining Prince Lobel, John served as the shareholder-in-charge of Adler Pollock & Sheehan’s Boston office, where he was also a trial attorney.  Before that, John served as a partner at Morrison, Mahoney & Miller and as a United States Marine Corps judge advocate, where he tried numerous criminal cases.


  • Boston College, J.D., 1985
  • Middlebury College, B.A., 1979

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association