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Susan E. Devlin



Susan E. Devlin has practiced in litigation for over ten years, joining Murphy & Riley, P.C. in 2009. She currently represents clients in a variety of complex matters including medical and professional malpractice defense and defense of businesses and individuals involved in major property loss and construction litigation. Susan has successfully represented her clients both in court and in alternative dispute resolution forums.

After graduating from Boston University School of Law, Ms. Devlin worked as an attorney for five years, concentrating in both civil and criminal litigation. She represented a wide variety of clients involved in real estate and business disputes. Susan also assisted in the representation of individuals claiming civil rights violations, including in the matter of Edmund Burke v. Town of Walpole.  Susan further had the distinction of being accepted into the Suffolk Lawyers for Justice Program, representing indigent clients in Suffolk County District Courts for several years. 

Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability Defense


      -Social Worker


  • Professional Licensing

  • Not-For-Profit Social Service Agencies

  • Premises Liability

  • Construction

  • Bad Faith and G.L.c. 93A/176D

Bar and Court Admissions
  • Massachusetts, 1999

  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2003

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2004

  • Boston University, J.D., 1999

  • Paul J. Liacos Scholar, 1997-1998

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A. (cum laude), 1995

  • Newman Preparatory School, graduated with honors

Professional Memberships
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association

Legal Publications and Significant Cases
  • Edmund Burke v. Town of Walpole, et al., 405 F.3d 66 (1st Cir. 2005)

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