Experienced and Trusted Litigators

Welcome to the law firm of Bruce & Kelley, PC. We establish relationships with our clients, and through the intricate process of advice, guidance and representation, we place your needs first. We respect the complicated nature of your business. It's our business to provide you with the legal solution you need. Our trial summaries and results speak for themselves.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

Insurance Defense

  • Appellate Law
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Charitable Immunity
  • Civil Rights Claims under both Federal and State Law
  • Employment and Discrimination Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Medical Staff Investigations
  • Errors & Omissions Liability
  • Directors & Officers Liability
  • Medical Professional Liability
  • Negligent/Inadequate Security
  • Peer Review and Credentialing Proceedings
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Representation before Board of Registration and other regulatory agencies
  • Tort & Liability Defense

Call the law firm of Bruce & Kelley, PC. today at 781-262-0690 to arrange a consultation.

Attorney John Bruce

John Bruce is a veteran of defense medical malpractice advocacy, with twenty years of trial experience. He also offers a broad range of experience, including premises liability, complex tort and general civil litigation and has been recognized since 2006 as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer. His practice represents clients throughout New England.

Attorney Bruce brings to clients in the health care industry and beyond his extensive trial experience. He is committed to understanding his clients’ needs and to providing fair and expeditious solutions. In 1993, he successfully argued before the Supreme Judicial Court in the leading case of Conners v Northeast Hospital Corporation, which extended the applicability of the ‘charitable immunity’ doctrine to hospitals and health care systems.

Attorney Bruce was admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. He also practices in the US District Courts for Massachusetts and New Hampshire.


  • Union College, 1987
  • Boston University School of Law, 1992

Attorney Peter Kelley

Peter Kelley is an experienced trial attorney with more than twenty years' successful results in state and federal court. His practice focuses on medical malpractice and general liability defense, and extends into complex personal injury, toxic tort, premises and general liability, construction, contract and civil rights law.

Attorney Kelley has tried more than 60 civil cases, including numerous medical cases in the areas of obstetrics, surgery, cardiology and emergency medicine. He has appeared in all levels of state court and in the trial and appellate levels of the federal court. Additionally he represents medical professionals before state medical, nursing and dental boards.

Attorney Kelley is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine Bar Associations, and the Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association. Attorney Kelley is admitted to practice in Massachusetts (including the United States District Court), New Hampshire and Maine. Attorney Kelley has been repeatedly selected by his peers as both a New England Super Lawyer and a Massachsetts Super Lawyer.


  • Bates College, 1984
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D. 1991

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