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Kathleen M. Guilfoyle


Kathleen Guilfoyle focuses her practice on aviation defense, products liability in the automotive and commercial trucking industries, and environmental litigation.

Kathy Guilfoyle represents several airlines, airport authorities and ground handling companies in cases pending throughout the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. This litigation includes the defense of claims involving personal injury, premises liability, the Air Carrier Access Act, discrimination and general commercial litigation. Currently, she and her firm represent one of the non-carrier airlines in the litigation pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York arising out of the terrorist attacks of September 11th. In this litigation, she also worked on responding to requests for information from the Kean Commission, and participated in non-public witness interviews of various airline personnel by Kean Commission staffers. Kathy was a presenter at the first ACI Aviation Conference in Boston.

In addition to those in the automotive and commercial trucking industries, Kathy has handled a variety of cases involving such diverse products as printing presses, heaters, toys, food and medication. She has also handled the defense of various environmental claims for fuel suppliers involving 21E claims, releases, propane tank explosions and faulty regulators.

Kathy was recently selected as a Top Woman of Law for 2011 by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She was elected a National Director of the Defense Research Institute at the Annual Meeting in October 2012 and will serve a three-year term. In 2013 Kathy was named Who's Who Legal International Who's Who of Aviation Lawyers.

She resides in Needham, Massachusetts, with her husband and their three children.

Representative Experience:
Featured Case: In re September 11 Litigation
Featured Case: Ground Contamination by Heating Oil Prompts Claims
Milward v. Acuity Specialty Products Group, Inc.
Edward Judge v. Pyramid Gun Mall
Walsh v. PACCAR, Inc.


Our attorneys were the first outside counsel to be invited to participate on the Executive Committee of the Product Liability Advisory Council, an influential industry association whose members represent a broad cross-section of product manufacturers. Our attorneys are very well connected throughout the profession and give back by holding leadership positions in many of these bodies that serve to advance trial practice. Many of them hold or have held leadership positions in local, national and international organizations dedicated to legal education or the advancement of the legal profession, including the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Defense Research Institute, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association among others.

We are proud to point out that a number of Campbell Trial Lawyers have been recognized nationally and internationally by their peers for their dedication to clients, winning strategies, and the highest professional and ethical standards. Three of our shareholders are elected Fellows of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, which admits no more than 1% of total attorneys in each state. This gives Campbell Trial Lawyers one of the highest concentrations of top-tier trial attorneys of any firm in the country. When Corporate Counsel magazine surveyed the Fortune 100 about which firms they use for torts litigation, Campbell Trial Lawyers tied for first place for the most number of mentions. This places the firm at the top of the list of "Litigation Kings" when the largest corporations in America look for go-to trial lawyers to handle high-stakes, complex torts litigation.


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