• 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

Why Many Federal Employees Need Federal Liability Insurance

Obtaining the protection of Professional Liability Insurance is often a career-saving decision for many individuals who work for the federal government. You may already carry this type of insurance. If you do not, we recommend you visit the CareerGuard website. CareerGuard is a product offered by … Read More

Why Have You Been Delaying Estate Planning?

Dealing with our mortality is one of the most uncomfortable things we do in life, so it’s natural to put it off as long as possible. It forces us to acknowledge that death is inevitable and that we have responsibilities to our family to protect our assets. For those of us with young children, it … Read More

Understanding Severance Agreements

Termination from your employment can be an emotional and stressful event with potentially long-lasting impacts on your working career. Terminated employees are often required to sign a severance agreement, which is a contract between an employer and an employee that specifies the terms of an … Read More

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