Dennis M. Maher Associate




Dennis Maher concentrates his practice in commercial and complex tort litigation, with emphasis on premises, transportation, construction, product, professional and general liability defense. He represents insurance companies and their insureds in a wide array of civil litigation matters. 

Prior to joining Wilson Elser, Dennis gained valuable experience at a Boston firm specializing in civil litigation and insurance defense. He also was staff counsel for one of the largest insurance companies in the United States where he handled motor vehicle and premises liability cases, representing insured clients in numerous jury trials in Massachusetts district and superior courts. 

While attending law school, Dennis worked full time as an insurance claims representative specializing in handling complex cases on behalf of commercial clients.

Areas of Focus

Premises Liability
Dennis has successfully handled significant and catastrophic injury cases brought against premises owners, property management companies and third-party property services vendors. 

Product Liability
In the product liability area, Dennis has successfully handled significant injury cases brought against automobile dealerships and other distributors. 

EMS Providers
Dennis has successfully handled various matters involving emergency medical services providers, including wrongful death actions.

Representative Matters

Obtained defense verdict in traumatic brain injury case in Worcester Superior Court in which the plaintiff alleged more than $1 million in damages. 

Obtained defense verdicts as first chair following multi-day trials in Norfolk Superior Court and Suffolk Superior Court on cases involving motor vehicle accidents. 

Obtained directed verdict for the defense in West Roxbury District Court on a case resulting from a pedestrian accident.