• Responsive. Experienced. Energized.

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  • Avery Dooley & Noone is a family-owned law firm established in 1921.

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  • We take pride in building relationships based on trust, accessibility and zealous representation.

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  • Our multi-disciplinary law firm offers legal services to clients of varied sizes ranging from large corporations to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and individuals.

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  • Avery Dooley & Noone is a full-service law firm based in Belmont, Massachusetts.

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Established in 1921, Avery Dooley & Noone, LLP is a versatile, multi-disciplinary law firm that specializes in insurance defense and federal and state employment litigation. Our practice also includes the representation of businesses and individuals concerning their closely held and family based entities, real estate matters, and personal legal issues.

Managing Partners

Our team of experienced and dedicated attorneys, led by Joseph Noone, Peter Noone and their seasoned attorneys, successfully represent major insurance carriers and self-insured businesses.

Joseph M. Noone

Joseph focuses his practice on the representation of individuals and businesses engaged in civil litigation in both the state and federal court systems.


Peter H. Noone

Peter focuses his practice as a trial lawyer in the areas of federal employment law, administrative law and appeals, security clearance matters, and whistleblower.


Our Blog

Applying for a Security Clearance

Before an applicant is granted eligibility to hold a security clearance, he or she must undergo an extensive background investigation. Generally, this process begins when the applicant is given a conditional offer of employment for a position requiring a security clearance. At that time, the … Read More

Premises Liability Expanded by SJC Decision

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court expanded the mode of operations approach for premises liability cases through its decision in Bowers v. P. Wile’s Inc., 475 Mass. 34 (2016). The mode of operation approach is now expanded beyond claims involving spillage and breakage cases, and the impact of … Read More

Weighing the Risks & Benefits of Hiring an Attorney

Federal employees who choose to hire an attorney may worry about the possible price of litigation, particularly when facing an adversary as formidable as the United States Federal Government. We conducted a Q&A with Peter Noone to help federal employees understand the cost of hiring an … Read More

Welcome to Our New Blog

We hope you’ve enjoyed visiting Avery Dooley & Noone’s new website, and please bookmark our Home page and come back often. We know how busy you are, and we’ve structured our new website so you can easily learn about our law firm from your PC, Mac, tablet and smartphone. We carefully architected … Read More