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Brendan G. Carney

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Phone: (617) 426-9797
Fax: (617) 426-3816
Toll Free: (800) 640-2667

10 High St
Boston, Massachusetts 02110

Brendan Carney began practicing personal injury law at a prominent plaintiff's personal injury trial firm in 2008. He then further expanded his practice to include workers' compensation when he joined his father, Gerard B. Carney, to form The Carney Law Firm which he managed until merging the firm with the Rezendes Law Group out of Braintree, MA. Attorney Carney has successfully represented clients in a wide variety of complex personal injury matters, including construction site accidents, product liability, wrongful death, premises liability and motor vehicle collision which have resulted in six and seven figure settlements and verdicts. In addition to the representation of injured clients in “third party” litigation, Attorney Carney represents injured workers and their families, including professional athletes, in workers’ compensation claims at the Department of Industrial Accidents.

In recognition of his achievements on behalf of injured workers, Attorney Carney was recently elected and served as President of the Massachusetts’ Trial Lawyers Association, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA). Attorney Carney is currently the immediate Past President of MATA, having served as President from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

Attorney Carney has frequently lectured on the topic of workplace safety, workplace injuries and workers’ compensation benefits to various local building trades unions and to members of the National Football League Players’ Association (NFLPA). Attorney Carney was invited to speak as panelist at the 2017 Harvard Law School Sports Law Symposium on the topic of “NFL Player Health”. Attorney Carney is actively involved in efforts to support legislation to achieve fairness for working families and consumers of Massachusetts.

While in law school, Attorney Carney obtained his initial court room experience while working as a law clerk at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, assisting in the prosecution of major felonies for the Office’s gang unit. In addition to his work at the D.A.’s Office, Attorney Carney also gained valuable experience in the representation of professional athletes in various legal matters while working as a law clerk for a Boston-based sports agency, including the negotiation and drafting of playing, marketing, endorsement and public appearance contracts.

Attorney Brendan G. Carney is a 2002 graduate of Boston College and a 2007 graduate of Suffolk University Law School. Admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 2008, Attorney Carney is an active member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA), the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA), and the American Association for Justice (AAJ). Attorney Carney is also licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a professional residential real estate broker.


B.A., Economics, Boston College, 2002

J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 2008

Bar Admissions Massachusetts, 2008
Professional Organizations

Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA)
Member Since: President, July 2020 to June 2021
Executive Committee, 2019 to present; Board of Governors, May 2012 – present; New Lawyers Section, Chair, 2010 – 2012.

National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) Workers’ Compensation
Member Since: Attorney Panel Member, 2011 – present.

Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA)
Member Since: member

American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Member Since: member

Massachusetts Workplace Safety Taskforce
Member Since: member

  • Boston Magazine Super Lawyers “Rising Star”, 2012-2018
  • Boston Magazine Super Lawers selection, 2019 – 2021.
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, President’s Award 2012, 2013

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Speaking Engagements
  • Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health ("MassCosh"), "Catastrophic Injury and Death at Work: When Three Worlds Collide. Navigating Third Party Tort, Workers' Compensation and OSHA Enforcement to ensure Justice for Families and Workers", Panelist/Speaker.
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys Annual Educational Conference, 2012, "Newer Lawyers Tricks and Insights for Every Lawyer", Moderator.
  • Harvard Law School Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law, 2017 Sports Symposium, "NFL Player Health in Practice", panelist.
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