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John F. Folan

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He has earned an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas

  • Insurance policyholders law
  • Workers compensation law


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1973
  • Massachusetts, 1969


  • Suffolk University, J.D., 1969
  • Stonehill College, A.B., 1965

Associations & memberships

  • New Bedford, Bristol County and Massachusetts (Member, Civil Litigation Section; Workers’ Compensation Sub-Committee, 1978—current) Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association

Biographical details

  • Advisor, Trial Advocacy Workshop, Harvard University, 1985—current)
  • Trial Advisor, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 1994
  • Board of Bar Overseers (Hearing Committee Member, 1999—current)

Folan & McGone, P.C. serves clients in New Bedford and throughout southern Massachusetts.