Telephone: (617) 252-3366 Ext. 105
Daniel Buoniconti is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts,
Commonwealth Scholar and cum laude (B.B.A. 1995). Thereafter he attended Hofstra
University School of Law (J.D. 1998) where he received the Outstanding
Leadership Award from the University’s Center for Public Service. He was
admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in December of 1998;
the State of New York in March of 1999; the District of Columbia in May of 2000
and the State of New Hampshire in February of 2006. Attorney Buoniconti is also
admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the First
Circuit; United States District Court; District of Massachusetts; United States
District Court in the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York;
United States District Court for District of New Hampshire.
Mr. Buoniconti has consistently received an AV Preeminent Rating, the highest rating for Ethical Standards and Professional Excellence from the international rating directory, Martindale-Hubbell. He is also listed in Boston Magazine and New England Super Lawyers as one of Massachusetts’ “Super Lawyer” Attorneys, having previously been identified in the same publications as a “Rising Star”. Mr. Buoniconti successfully argued before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Leavitt v. Brockton Hospital, et al., 454 Mass. 37, 907 N.E.2d 213 (2009), which is a leading case limiting the potential liability of medical providers to non-patient third parties, holding that generally medical providers have no duty to detain or control their patients. Prior to joining Foster & Eldridge, he practiced at a small Park
Avenue litigation firm in New York. He has contributed to two published articles
concerning civil practice procedure. He is a frequent lecturer on medical-legal
issues and health care law for Continuing Medical Education Risk-Management
Mr. Buoniconti also serves as the President of the Board of Directors of Bridge Over Troubled Waters, a not for profit organization whose mission is to transform the lives of homeless and at risk youth by providing a full spectrum of services ranging from emergency housing and runaway services, through longer term housing, counseling, education and vocational services.
Areas of Practice: Medical Malpractice Defense and Health Care Law, Defense
of Medical Professionals before State Licensing Agencies, Commercial Litigation,
General Liability Litigation and Civil Litigation.
Member: Massachusetts Bar Association; Cambridge-Arlington-Belmont Bar
Association; New York State Bar Association; American Bar Association; New
Hampshire Bar Association (member of Health Law section).
Other reported decisions: Richard Sheehan v. Joseph Sara, LICSW, et al., Appeals Court, No. 10-P-900, May 2011, the leading case limiting the liability of mental health professionals to non-patient third parties, confirming the restrictions set forth in M.G.L. c. 123 § 36B and pre-empting any common law theory of liability. O’Meara v. New England Life Flight, Inc., et al (Massachusetts Appeals Court).