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Douglas W. Salvesen


One Washington Mall, 11th Floor Boston, Massachusetts 02108-2603

Tel. (617) 723-6900
Fax. (617) 723-6905


Upon being admitted to the bar, Doug joined Choate, Hall & Stewart in Boston, where he developed a broad federal and state court litigation practice representing businesses and individuals in various disputes. In 1994, Doug became associated with Todd & Weld. He joined Yurko, Salvesen & Remz two years later. In all aspects of his practice, Doug seeks to develop with his clients a creative, cost-effective litigation strategy to resolve their disputes. Doug is a trial attorney who has successfully represented clients in contract, business and other commercial litigation, bankruptcy proceedings, employment law matters, copyright claims, and ERISA claims. He has tried a number of jury and non-jury cases to conclusion and has extensive appellate experience.

Articles & Publications


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1987, magna cum laude
  • G. Joseph Tauro Distinguished Scholar. Editor, of the Boston University Law Review.
  • Yale College, B.A., 1981

Awards & Recognition

  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent™
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers®, 2005-present
  • 2001 William J. Ledoux Award, Massachusetts Clients Security Board of the Supreme Judicial Court in recognition of outstanding representation of claimants before the Board.
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Lawyer of the Year 2001. Recognized as one of ten outstanding Massachusetts lawyers in connection with decision in Massachusetts Conveyancers’ Association, Inc., et al. v. Colonial Title & Escrow, Inc., et al.

Professional Activites

  • Co-Chair, Litigation Committee, Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts (REBA)
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association; Access to Justice Section - Section Chair, 1997 - 1998
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Frank J. Murray Inn of Court
  • Advisor, Harvard Trial Advocacy Program at Harvard Law School, 1988-present
  • Board of Directors, Massachusetts Correctional Legal Services, Inc., 1991-2005; Chairman of Board, 2001-2003