Laura M. Gregory
Office: 617-523-6010
Direct: 857-321-7020
Fax: 617-227-0927

 LAURA M. GREGORY, Esq., CPCU is a partner at Sloane and Walsh LLP, Boston, MA where her practice focuses on insurance coverage and bad faith matters, before state and federal trial and appellate courts. She provides coverage analysis and advice regarding claims and policies in New England and nationally. Her practice includes both first party and third-party policy issues, personal and commercial lines policies, bad faith matters, and legislative and regulatory issues. She has specialized in insurance matters for nearly 30 years and received the CPCU designation in 1999. Laura is admitted to the Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire bars and will be sworn in to the Vermont bar shortly. She handles insurance matters in all those states as well as nationally.

She is on the board of directors of the Boston Chapters of both the CPCU Society and the Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance. She is a past director of the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association (2014-2020) and current co-chair of its Insurance Substantive Law Group, and a past chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Insurance Law Committee (1997-1999).

Laura has authored numerous articles for both insurance and legal publications as well as a chapter in the anthology #Networked: How 20 Women Lawyers Overcame the Confines of COVID-19 Social Distancing to Create Connections, Cultivate Community, & Build Businesses in the Midst of a Global Pandemic. She also regularly teaches about insurance law to insurance professionals and attorneys, in New England and nationally, through her daily LinkedIn posts about insurance and in presentations to legal and insurance groups.

Laura also authored two amicus briefs, on behalf of the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association, to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, successfully urging rejection of selective tender doctrine and seeking rejection of reptile theory arguments and actions, with partial success.

She was featured in The Standard’s Salute to Women in New England Insurance for 2022 and has been chosen as one of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s 2022 Top Women of the law.

Laura is also active in her community, currently in her second term as a member of the Andover Select Board, Andover’s elected five person policymaking body. Since first being elected in 2017, Laura has focused on diversity, equity and inclusion as well as continuing her commitment to the environment through maintaining open space and to energy sustainability. As chair, she led the Andover Select Board through the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing its impacts on the town, government, and residents.

Visit Laura on LinkedIn at and follow her hashtag #LauraHasItCovered.






  • Insurance Dispute Law, Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith
  • Property Insurance Law
  • Class Action Defense
  • Appellate Practice
  • Complex Civil & Business Litigation
  • COVID-19 Claims and Issues
  • Massachusetts, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Maine
  • Vermont

University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
J.D., with distinction – 1992

Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
Spring 1992
Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa

Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Designation – 1999


  • Boston Bar Association (Chair, Insurance Committee 1997-1999)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association (Director 2014-2020; co-chair of its Insurance Substantive Law Group current)
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriters Society, Board Member (current)
  • Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance, Board Member (current)
  • Frank J. Murray Inn of Court
  • Member, School Council, Doherty Middle School, 2011 to present (co-chair 2012-2013)
  • Member, School Council, Bancroft Elementary School, 2009-2011 (co-chair 2010-2011)
  • Member, School Council, Shawsheen School (2006-2009)
  • Member, Andover Public Schools Expanded Learning Time District Committee, 2007-2008
  • Member, Shawsheen School Expanded Learning Time Committee, 2007-2008
  • Associate Member, Zoning Board of Appeals, Reading, MA 1997-1999
  • Wonderland Entm’t, LLC v. Liquor Liab. Joint Underwriting Ass’n of Massachusetts, 80 Mass. App. Ct. 1102 (2011)
    New Hampshire Ins. Co. v. Arpin, 65 Mass. App. Ct. 1120 (2006)
  • New England Tea & Coffee Co. v. Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co., 54 Mass. App. Ct. 903 (2002)
  • Hartford Cas. Ins. Co. v. A & M Associates, Ltd., 200 F. Supp. 2d 84, D.R.I. (2002)
    Leigh Ann Maher v. John G. Chase & others; Hartford
  • Accident & Indemnity Company, intervener, 52 Mass. App. Ct. 22 (2001)

Jury Trials in the Context of COVID-19, DRI October 2020 Insurance Law Committee’s Newsletter

Insurer seeks dismissal of COVID-19 suit filed byMcDonald’s, franchisees, Business Insurance, October 13, 2020

Federal Judges Consider Grouping Coronavirus BI Cases Insurer by Insurer, Inside P&C, September 26, 2020

What’s Next with the Business Interruption Cases Pending Across the Country?, Clew News, Summer 2020

Bad Faith Law: Is an Insurer in Bad Faith When It Did Not Settle a Claim Against Its Insured, Because Its Policy Required the Insured to Consent to the Settlement and He Would Not?, ABA Publishing, June 2020

Crumbling Connecticut Concrete: What Does “Collapse” Mean? Insight Magazine of the CPCU Society, Summer 2020 and DRI’S June 2020 Insurance Law Committee’s Newsletter

Ransomware Case’s Impact Could be Far-Reaching,, February 2020

Homeowners, Health, and Auto Insurance – The Crossroads of Cannabis and CoverageDRI’S January 2020 Insurance Law Committee’s Newsletter

Is It Bad Faith For An Insurer Not To Settle A Claim Against Its Insured, Because Its Policy Required The Insured To Consent To Settlement And He Would Not?, Clew News, CPCU Society, Fall 2019

Commerce Ins. Co. v. Szafarowicz: the New Road-Map for Insurance Coverage Litigation’s Impact on the Related Tort Case and Circumstances in which an Insured’s Settlement with the Plaintiff Is “Reasonable” Only If It Is Within The Insured’s Policy Limits, Mass DLA Newsletter, October 2019



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