Brooks Glahn – Of Counsel

Brooks has 15 years of experience handling complex legal issues in both trial and appellate courts. His practice focuses on appellate advocacy, complex motion practice, representing professionals before state licensing boards and health care matters. Brooks also has significant experience assisting clients in general civil litigation matters, including insurance coverage disputes, breach of contract claims, professional liability claims and product liability suits. In addition, Brooks assists a broad range of licensed professionals in complex investigations, disciplinary actions and administrative hearings at various licensing Boards, including the Boards of Registration in Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Physician Assistants, and others. His years of experience with these Boards, as well as addressing medical/legal questions, are invaluable in navigating the unique landscape of each administrative agency.

Brooks has successfully argued appeals before the Supreme Judicial Court, the Appeals Court, the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the Appellate Division of the District Court. His experience includes:

  • evaluating potential appeals
  • consulting on appellate procedure and brief drafting
  • preparing effective and persuasive briefs
  • oral arguments
  • single justice appeals
  • G.L. c. 30A appeals
  • Applications for further appellate review

Business and Civil Litigation
Brooks represents and advises both corporate and individual clients in matters involving:

  • contract disputes
  • construction disputes
  • product liability claims
  • medical malpractice suits
  • professional liability matters
  • fraud and deceptive business practices claims
  • personal injury

Brooks advises insurers and policyholders on litigating and arbitrating insurance disputes, including:

  • GL, D&O, and professional liability
  • coverage disputes
  • broker liability
  • bad faith claims

Prior Experience

  • Associate, Adler, Cohen, Harvey, Wakeman & Guekguezian, LLP
  • Law Clerk, Justice Barbara Lenk and then Justice Gordon Doerfer, Massachusetts Appeals Court


  • B.A., Union College (1995)
  • J.D. Northeastern University (2000)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts Bar
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Awards and Associations

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, Appellate Law, 2014-2017
  • Rising Star, Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2009-2012

Brooks has written articles for the Massachusetts Medical Society’s publications. His article include the following.

Legal Access Plan Newsletter, The Legal Advisor:

  • Managing the Risk of Board Complaints When Dealing with Difficult Patients, March 2015
  • Parents’ Access to a Child’s Medical Information, July 2014
  • Treating Patients with Chronic Pain, March 2013
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Avoiding Potential Discipline when Prescribing for Family and Friends, July 2012
  • Legal Obligations to Report Physician Misconduct to the Board of Registration in Medicine: The Whistleblower Requirement, January 2011
  • Liability Pitfalls in Electronic Medical Records, June 2010

Women in Medicine Bulletin:

  • From the High School Prom to the Physician’s Office – Chaperones are a MUST to Protect Female Physicians against Sexual Harassment and Boundary Violation Claims, March 2011
  • The Changing Nature of Informed Consent: Informing Patients and Avoiding Litigation, October 2010

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