Joseph R. Valle, Jr.

Senior Partner

Litigation; Trusts & Estates/Probate Litigation; Loan Restructuring & Workouts

O: (617) 880-3429

F: (617) 692-3429

About Joseph

Joe is regularly involved in complicated commercial, real estate, and probate-related civil litigation. Joe has represented his clients at trials and appeals at all levels of the state and federal courts. Over the past 37 years, he has extensively used alternative dispute mechanisms, including mediation, arbitration, and case evaluations.

In addition, Joe has an extensive tort background focused on disputes involving insurance companies. His practice area represents a range of insured and self-insured clients in defense of comprehensive general liability and personal injury claims. These include complex product liability, premises liability, construction negligence, directors’ and officers’ liability claims, wrongful termination, and other tort claims.

Representative Matters

  • Representing family member in multi-million dollar probate dispute involving alleged undue influence and lack of testamentary capacity by testator
  • Successfully defended client in legal malpractice case alleging $20 million in damages concerning Probate Estate case involving vast real estate holdings
  • Obtained a wrongful death recovery against a national restaurant chain which failed to comply with the requirements of Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 94 Sect. 305 and thereafter assured compliance with said training requirements
  • Successfully removed executrix and recovered over $2 million in allegedly converted funds for probate dispute clients
  • Successfully represented heirs of intestate deceased in suit over $3 million in disputed real estate holdings
  • Represented lenders of all sizes in successful pursuit of contractual rights and remedies
  • Represented lenders of all sizes in successful defense of lender liability claims
  • Represented corporation accused of “freeze-out” type claims brought against it by a minority shareholder
  • Obtained a defense verdict after a four-day trial in a suit brought by a former commercial condominium unit owner for alleged breach of condominium trust, contractual and tort-based claims for alleged interference with contractual relations and alleged violations of Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 93A seeking recovery in excess of $1 million and thereafter, secured Appeals Court victory for clients concerning all claims against them
  • Successfully represented clients against responsible parties for failing to properly insure and honor their claims following devastating fire loss destroying their family business
  • Successfully represented a building owner and tenant alleged to have been responsible for a subcontractors’ employee’s fall from roof with injuries and damages alleged to have exceeded $2 million

Cases Of Interest

  • Baker v. Monga, 32 Mass. App. Ct. 450; review denied 413 Mass. 1101 (1992).
  • Hanover Insurance Company v. Shedd, 424 Mass. 399 (1997).
  • KACT v. Rubin, 62 Mass. App. Ct. 689; review denied 443 Mass. 1105 (2005).


Massachusetts Bar Association
New York State Bar Association


Commonwealth of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
State of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York


Boston College Law School, J.D., 1987 

Colby College, B.A., cum laude, 1984