About Carney, Rezendes & Crowley, LLC

Carney, Rezendes & Crowley represents injured people and their families throughout Greater Boston, Eastern and Central Massachusetts. The attorneys at Carney, Rezendes & Crowley represent clients seeking workers’ compensation benefits at all Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) locations, including Boston, Fall River, Lawrence, and Worcester. Our attorneys provide representation to clients in personal injury litigation matters, including construction site accidents, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, product liability and nursing home abuse/neglect in the many courthouses located throughout all counties of Eastern Massachusetts.

Experience in All Aspects of Work Injury Law

Carney, Rezendes & Crowley was founded in 2022 when two well-known Massachusetts injury law firms, Carney Law Firm and The Rezendes Law Group, merged. This strategic merger has allowed our attorneys to enhance the services they provide to their clients and the areas of law and geographic areas in which they serve. With offices in Boston, Braintree and Lowell, we are able to represent clients all over Eastern Massachusetts.

Prior to the merger of the two firms, The Rezendes Law Group was established to help pursue justice and compensation for injured persons and their families. The firm was founded by legendary trial lawyer Michael R. Rezendes, who earned both a national and local reputation for his success in obtaining outstanding verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured people in Massachusetts, most notably in the field of construction site injury litigation. Attorney Cathryn L. Crowley began working at The Rezendes Law Group while in law school, and has been with the firm for over 20 years as a trial lawyer, earning an excellent reputation as an experienced litigator. Attorney Patricia J. Rezendes joined the Rezendes Law Group as an associate in 2009, and for seven years, had the luxury and privilege of working alongside her father, Michael R. Rezendes, until his passing in 2016. Attorney Rezendes and Attorney Crowley have successfully tried many cases to verdict, including a $2.5 million dollar verdict obtained along with Attorney Crowley in 2016, carrying on the tradition and legacy that began with Michael R. Rezendes.

The Carney Law Firm had been founded by Attorney Gerard B. Carney and his son Attorney Brendan G. Carney. Carney Law Firm focused its practice on representing injured workers and their families. Attorney Gerard B. Carney has focused his practice in the areas of workers’ compensation, sports injury, occupational disease, motor vehicle accident and accidental disability retirement law since 1980. Attorney Gerard B. Carney has been a partner at three of Boston’s most well-respected workers’ compensation law firms, including founding partner of the former Hislop, Carney & Troupe and Carney & Troupe law firms.

Attorney Brendan G. Carney has been practicing workers’ compensation and personal injury law for 14 years. Prior to founding Carney Law Firm with his father, Brendan gained valuable experience litigating complex personal injury claims at a downtown Boston plaintiff’s personal injury law firm, including construction site third-party negligence, motor vehicle accident, medical malpractice, products liability and premises liability claims which yielded many six and seven figure monetary recoveries. Attorney Brendan G. Carney recently completed his term as President of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (“MATA”), one of the youngest presidents in the long history of the trial lawyers’ association. In recent years, Brendan has achieved some of the highest workers’ compensation settlements in Massachusetts, including a $2.2 million settlement for the surviving spouse of a laborer who tragically lost his life in a trench collapse.

A Full Service Injury Law Firm

Carney, Rezendes & Crowley is able to represent clients in both workers’ compensation and personal injury (also known as, “third party” litigation) claims. When someone suffers an injury in the course of employment, they often times have two separate and distinct claims – workers’ compensation and a third-party liability lawsuit. Our attorneys are considered to be at the top of their fields in these areas of the law. Because of this, we are able to handle and coordinate both of these claims, which allows us to maximize the monetary recoveries for our clients. In addition to injuries suffered on the job, the firm handles a wide variety of personal injury matters.

Attorneys Gerard B. Carney and Brendan G. Carney have been selected to participate in a select group of attorneys chosen by the NFL Players Association to represent injured professional football players in workers’ compensation claims, including those arising out of concussions. The firm has represented hundreds of former NFL players in obtaining cash settlements and lifetime medical benefits for injuries suffered during the course of an athlete’s career in professional athletics. Our attorneys are frequently requested by various groups to speak and educate professional athletes on the topic of Massachusetts’ workers' compensation benefits.

The attorneys at Carney, Rezendes & Crowley are some of the most well-respected injury law lawyers in the Boston area. Our four attorneys have over 70 years of combined experience representing injured and disabled workers. The firm proudly represents a diverse client base of injured workers, including sheet metal workers, electrical workers, pipefitters, iron workers, laborers, truck drivers, carpenters, food and commercial workers, professional football players, as well as many other building tradesmen. The firm also represents a large number of workers employed in the healthcare, financial services, transportation, hotel, bar and restaurant, entertainment, nightclub, and manufacturing industries. Our firm has handled claims on behalf of many state and municipal employees in both workers’ compensation and accidental disability retirement (ADR) claims.

Protecting The Rights of Injured Workers and Their Families

Our firm prides itself on our experience, professionalism, and the personalized attention we provide to each of our clients and their families. Our goal is to help our clients and their families put their lives back on track, whatever the problem or issue may be. Carney, Rezendes & Crowley is dedicated to the exclusive representation of injured people and their families, and has never represented insurance companies, employers, or corporations, thereby eliminating any potential conflicts of interests that may arise for other law firms who choose to do so. The firm continues to advocate for the rights of injured persons and their families by actively supporting legislation that supports the rights of workers and consumers and opposing legislation that helps to increase profits of insurance companies and corporations at the expense of injured workers, consumers, and their families. Our attorneys are leaders in the legal community with Attorneys Carney, Rezendes & Crowley all serving on the Board of Governors of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, the state Trial Lawyer Association.

Client Reviews
Brendan, I cannot adequately communicate how meaningful your role has been in this life-altering experience. I can say "Thank You!". I do it from the bottom of my heart, but I thought I would attempt to show you just a snippet of the impact you have had on m life, and, i can imagine, on the lives of others like me. Blessings! Kristy
Brendan was very understanding and supportive emotionally as well as being knowledgeable and experienced legally. He worked with us to achieve the best possible outcome in a very difficult situation, and we would highly recommend him. Sam
Brendan was great in my case. He was very professional and made sure I fully understood every step that was happening in my case. Every thing I signed he made sure I understood all the fine print and he explained it very well.He negotiated way more then what I thought I was going to receive. Brendan always stayed in constant contact with me and was very easy to get a hold of for any and every question I had about the process. Very thankful to have worked with him. Greg
"… I wanted to express my thanks and gratitude to you. You always said it was your job but it seems to me it is your calling. Anyone with enough hard work can be a lawyer or a nurse but not all can express empathy, compassion and infinite patience to guide others through a confusing and difficult journey …" Anonymus