Daniel J. Buoniconti

Managing Partner

Daniel J. Buoniconti

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 Best Lawyers in America, Boston Magazine and New England Super Lawyers as one of Massachusetts' “Super Lawyer” Attorneys. 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 Programs.

Mr. Buoniconti formerly served on the Board of Directors of Bridge Over Troubled Waters (and served as Chairman of the Board), 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).

Daniel J. Buoniconti
Telephone: (617) 252-3366 Ext. 122