About The Law Office of John B. Kulevich
While the vast majority of civil cases settle before a jury trial, I am convinced a lawyer must be ready and able to litigate a case if it would be in the client's best interests.
Attorney at Law
My background is not what you might expect from a typical attorney – but I am not a typical attorney. I have performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall and Symphony Hall, performed for the Boston Ballet’s yearly production of The Nutcracker, and performed for three seasons with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas inside the Petronas Twin Towers. A few years into my career as a classical percussionist, I chose to put down my sticks, mallets, tambourines, triangles, and cymbals, and pursue a career in law. Now, I practice civil litigation in courts all across Massachusetts. While the vast majority of civil cases settle before a jury trial, I am convinced a lawyer must be ready and able to litigate a case if it would be in the client’s best interests. While in law school, I had several judicial internships (in addition to working full time in a law firm), was a student prosecutor for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, and was a technical editor of the New England Law Review. After graduating from law school, I was a law clerk for the Honorable Gregory I. Massing, Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, where I researched appeals of criminal and civil cases. All of this experience prepared me for a career as a litigator in state and federal court.
While I enjoy the practice of law, I also enjoy having regular direct contact with my clients and being able to explain the often complex issues that can arise in any case. My goal is not only to advocate on behalf of my clients, but also to educate them along the way. I have handled cases involving claims of wrongful death, medical malpractice, sexual assault, premises liability (slip and falls), dog bites, construction accidents, and motor vehicle negligence. I have experience in all stages of civil litigation, including as lead counsel in jury trials in both district and superior court.
In my free time I enjoy golf, skiing, boating around coastal Massachusetts (especially the South Shore where I grew up), music, and reading.
Diligence and Purpose.
“The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence.” What Abraham Lincoln said in 1850 is still true today. I love the practice of law and the hard work it demands. I believe that to be an effective attorney, you must be humble enough to recognize that the practice of law requires you to remain a perpetual student. This means reading the new cases that our courts publish daily, listening to commentary from others in the field, and also re-familiarizing yourself with the statutes, rules, and regulations that might apply to your particular case.
My only purpose is to provide excellent representation for you. This purpose is carried out through competence, clarity, and deliberateness. Competence is necessary to understand your case and advise you on how to proceed. Clarity is important because every case has contingencies and concerns and clarity allows us to confront them. I want you to know what these concerns are from my perspective and be comfortable having honest and candid conversations with me so you can make informed decisions. Finally, deliberateness describes the manner in which I will work through your case. A thoughtful and methodical approach to your case is the best way to provide excellent representation. This approach is contrary to an undisciplined approach where passion takes the driver’s seat. There is a time and place for passion, but it is rarely a state of mind you want controlling the analysis of legal issues or important decision making.