Keith Halpern has achieved great success as a trial lawyer in both civil and criminal cases.
From 1982-1984, Mr. Halpern worked at Kreindler & Kreindler in New York City, the country’s leading firm in the representation of victims of aviation accidents. In 1984, he joined the Boston firm of Silvergate, Gertner, Fine & Good, where he became a partner in 1987, and expanded his practice to include a variety of complex civil matters, including medical malpractice, products liability, criminal defense and civil rights. He established his own firm in 1990.
Mr. Halpern’s recent jury trial wins include back-to-back acquittals in two highly publicized murder cases, including a Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity verdict, which may be the only successful insanity defense involving a male defendant in Massachusetts in the past 25 years. Mr. Halpern’s largest civil recovery, $7.2 million, was for a client who invested in a real estate trust and was cheated out of the profits. He recently obtained a jury award of $2.82 million in a medical malpractice case involving the failure to diagnose a bowel obstruction.
Mr. Halpern has frequently taught as a visiting instructor at Harvard Law School and Harvard College. He has appeared as a speaker at professional conferences, and his work has been published in professional journals, focusing in particular on the use of experts in complex civil and criminal trials.
Member: Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL);
Education: Harvard Law School, J.D., 1982; Brown University, A.B., magna cum laude, 1978.