George W. MarionCounsel
George Marion is a member of the firm’s Litigation/ADR Department.
He practices in the federal and state courts, as well as before various state administrative bodies. George has handled a wide variety of litigation matters through trial, and has briefed and argued appeals before the Massachusetts Appeals Court, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
George represents clients in diverse litigation matters, including contract and business disputes, insurance coverage disputes, trademark and trade secret litigation, environmental litigation and personal injury matters. He also represents clients in insurance defense matters, including medical malpractice, product liability and other personal injury actions. George represents clients in professional licensure matters before state administrative licensure boards and in workers’ compensation matters before the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents.
He is a frequent seminar presenter for various associations and institutions, including Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., on a variety of topics, including the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Statute, personal injury litigation and product liability.
George is a member of the board of directors of Behavioral Health Network, Inc., a non-profit agency serving western Massachusetts, where he currently serves on the Executive Committee and previously served as board chair.
Successfully defended insurance broker against claims of unfair competition, breach of covenant not to compete, misappropriation of trade secrets, and violations of consumer protection state.
Obtained defense verdict in jury claim against hospital on claims for breach of confidentiality and violations of HIPAA.
Obtained defense verdict in jury claim against anesthesiologist on claim of improper intubation resulting in paralysis of patient.
Defended trustee against claims of breach of fiduciary duty in administration of trust.
Successfully defended employer against claim of serious and willful misconduct in violation of G.L. c. 152, §28, on claim alleging permanent and total disability of employee resulting from collapse of scaffolding.
Brush v. Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, Inc., 626 F. Supp.2d 139 (D. Mass. 2009) – Obtained summary judgment on behalf of ski race official against claim alleging negligence in officiating collegiate ski race, resulting in paraplegia to race participant.
Represented landlord’s insurer in dispute with tenant’s insurer regarding coverage for personal injury occurring on leased premises.
Perez v. Bay State Ambulance & Hosp. Rental Service, Inc., 413 Mass. 670 (1992) – Represented hospital through appeal to the Supreme Judicial Court in case establishing application of the so-called “reasonableness standard” to medical malpractice tribunal proceedings under G.L. c. 231, §60B.