Jon Halaby’s practice focuses on insurance law, tort and construction litigation. Jon’s specialty as an insurance attorney involves the analysis and litigation of personal injury, insurance bad faith claims, and the preparation of insurance coverage opinions. Jon’s general litigation practice specializes in bodily injury, property loss, and business tort claims. He is also an experienced construction law attorney and frequently represents contractors and project owners in a variety of issues involving breach of contract and faulty workmanship. Jon also handles probate disputes such as will contests, and breach of fiduciary duty claims.
Jon began his career in 1995 with a prominent civil litigation firm located in Denver, Colorado. From there, he moved on to two other private law firms in the metropolitan Denver area. His civil areas of practice included police liability, insurance defense litigation, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation.
In 2006, Jon moved his practice to Massachusetts whereupon he initially associated himself with an AV rated boutique law firm located at One International Place in Boston. In addition to handling cases in the Massachusetts Superior and District courts, he handled state appeals as well as matters filed in the federal system. In 2010, he joined Julie A. Halaby, Esq., to form Halaby Law Group. Jon’s practice at this firm emphasizes the needs of individuals and business owners, insurance policyholders and carriers, and those injured by the tortious conduct of others. Being a co-owner of a small firm, Jon can concentrate the focus of his energy solely on the needs of his clients, without the distractions associated with a larger organization.
Jon is also a skilled author, having written several newsletters and an insurance coverage manual. He has contributed to state bar association sponsored publications- including the Massachusetts Lawyers Journal- and a trade journal published by a national civil litigation group.
Jon currently provides representation to individuals and small to mid-sized businesses in a variety of legal specialties. These include automobile accidents, slip and fall injuries, construction accidents, fire and flood losses, and other instances involving alleged tortious conduct. Jon handles matters involving breach of contract of a commercial nature between companies, as well as individual consumer actions. His construction practice includes defect litigation, claims of faulty workmanship and nonpayment of contracted for service amounts. In the area of probate, Jon litigates cases involving lack of testamentary capacity, trust validity and undue influence. Jon has handled several trials and arbitrations both in Massachusetts and Colorado, and has also mediated and successfully settled hundreds of disputes.
Professionally, Jon has been nominated as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer for the past five years. He has served as a board member of the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, and on the Insurance and Bad Faith Law Committee of the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association, which focuses on educating others in the practice of law with respect to insurance coverage and insurance bad faith issues. He is also associated with the Automobile Liability Committee of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practices Section of the American Bar Association. Jon has lectured on automobile injury claims for the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education foundation. He has also been a member of a prominent international business and referral organization, "BNI" (Business Network International) and currently serves as his Chapter's President.
Having served as an educator and resource to other attorneys within the Massachusetts and Colorado legal communities, Jon is accustomed to guiding others in their understanding of litigation strategy and resolution.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, JD
Denison University, BA
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
State of Colorado
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
State of Ohio