Attorneys

J. Whitfield Larrabee is a trial lawyer working to hold powerful corporations and wealthy insurance companies accountable to ordinary people.

Mr. Larrabee has represented employees in a variety of different contexts, focusing on cases involving sex discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge and retaliation in federal and state courts and in practice before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He is one of the most experienced and successful attorneys in Massachusetts in the areas of sexual and racial harassment. He has represented over 80 employees with sexual or racial harassment cases, and has helped these clients to secure over $2.5 million in verdicts and settlements.

Mr. Larrabee handles cases involving Medicaid and Medicare fraud under the federal False Claims Act. He also handles other complex litigation against businesses and insurers, including cases involving unfair claims settlement practices and unfair and deceptive business practices.

Mr. Larrabee has extensive experience representing families in wrongful death cases and individuals with catastrophic personal injuries.  He has focused on cases involving medical malpractice, truck and car accidents, defective products, premises owner liability, toxic torts and childhood lead poisoning.  He founded the Wrongful Death Attorney Network, a nationwide network of independent attorneys and law firms that help families to uncover the truth and to demand justice in wrongful death cases.

Mr. Larrabee is a seasoned litigator who has served as lead counsel in over 80 trials.  In the past 15 years, his clients have prevailed at trial in over 75% of their cases. In over 90% of the the civil cases brought by Mr. Larrabee, his clients obtain pretrial settlements from defendants where they receive compensation for the injuries alleged in their complaints.

Mr. Larrabee is admitted to practice law in all courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Federal District Court, the Federal First Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States.  A graduate of the University of Colorado and Suffolk University Law School, Mr. Larrabee has practiced law in the Boston area since 1988.