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

Ms. Gregory is a member of the firm’s insurance group. Her practice concentrates on the representation of insurers and insureds in insurance coverage and bad faith matters, before state and federal trial and appellate courts. Additionally, she provides coverage opinions, advice and analysis to clients on coverage and bad faith issues, as well as preparing and responding to demands made pursuant to M.G.L. c. 93A. Ms. Gregory also handles cases involving bad faith and unfair claims handling claims, both within and without the context of coverage, and has litigated an insurance fraud claim successfully through trial.

Ms. Gregory has specialized in insurance coverage and bad faith matters for more than 20 years and received the Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) insurance industry designation in 1999.

Ms. Gregory handles cases involving commercial general liability, commercial auto, personal auto, commercial property, homeowners, directors and officers, errors and omissions, professional liability, business interruption, workers’ compensation and employers’ liability, marine, commercial crime, and excess policies, among others. Further, she has dealt with coverage issues in the areas of: construction defect, intellectual property, PIP, MedPay, products liability, uninsured/underinsured motorist, pollution (indoor and outdoor), discrimination, defamation, professional services, fraud, sexual molestation, products liability, bankruptcy, mold, maritime law, liquor liability, toxic torts, and others.

Ms. Gregory is a member of the Boston Bar Association, chairing the Insurance Committee from 1997 to 1999. Ms. Gregory is also a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, the Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriters Society, and the Frank J. Murray Inn of Court.

Ms. Gregory has been a member of the Doherty Middle School Council since 2011, serving as co-chair for 2012-2013. Ms. Gregory has also served on the Bancroft Elementary School Council (2009-2011) and the Shawsheen School Council (2006-2009). Ms. Gregory was also a Member of the Andover Public Schools Expanded Learning Time District Committee from 2007-2008 and an Associate Member of the Reading Zoning Board of Appeals from 1997-1999.

Ms. Gregory was a law clerk to Associate Justice Peter Lauriat, Massachusetts Superior Court, 1992, a law clerk at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, 1992, and a member of the Iowa Law Review, 1990-1991.

  • 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

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
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriters Society
  • 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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