Javier F. Flores

Javier F. Flores Partner

P 617 670 8527 F 617 670 8727
125 High Street
Oliver Street Tower, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
125 High Street, Oliver Street Tower, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02110
Overview

Javier F. Flores is a partner and practiced litigator with significant experience defending a wide variety of civil matters, including products liability, food-borne illness, mass tort, premises liability, and class action claims. Javier has successfully litigated cases throughout the country on behalf of a broad range of defendants, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses.

Javier oversees a prominent health information management provider's class action and tort litigation in multiple jurisdictions. In this capacity, he has helped to develop their legal and substantive defenses to claims asserted on a number of different theories. Further, he has successfully obtained numerous dismissals in various state and federal courts on their behalf.

As Regional Counsel for a major aviation manufacturer, Javier is responsible for the coordination and management of the client’s litigation throughout the Northeast and Midwest. In addition, he serves as a member of the national trial team, and has extensive experience with expert witness and corporate representative development.

Bar Admissions
Massachusetts
Connecticut
New York
Illinois
U.S. District Court - District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court - Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court - Southern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals - 8th Circuit
Education
University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D. with honors
Kenyon College, B.A. Merit List Scholar

Javier’s Representative Cases include the following:

  • Crookshanks, et al. v. HealthPort Technologies, LLC, et al. (Kanawha County Court, WV, 2017) (Obtained summary judgment in class action matter alleging purported violations of state consumer protection statutes, via a decision by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, overturning the lower court's denial of summary judgment. MG+M successfully argued that the representative Plaintiff lacked Article III standing to assert a claim because his purported injury was contingent upon a future event.)
  • Prevented $14M subrogation claim against manufacturer of a $2M vertical lathe following a catastrophic failure through an aggressive and proactive pre-suit defense that included: (1) three week video-taped product disassembly performed by prospective parties’ experts pursuant to counsel’s protocol; (2) independent testing of key component to support theory of causation; and (3) development of evidence proving culpability of subrogor’s employees and in support of absolute legal defense.
  • $13.85M premises liability claim against facilities maintenance provider arising from rodent infestation in the largest warehouse in North America. Javier effectively limited client’s liability to a small fraction of the overall risk through rigorous defense of the underlying claim and successful prosecution of a subrogation action to recover settlement proceeds.
  • L. Knife & Son, Inc. v. Callahan/Hoffman Co., Inc. v. D.E.C., Inc. et al., (Suffolk Superior Court, 2011) (Summary judgment in $1.3M subrogation action on grounds that the claim was precluded by the waiver of subrogation clause contained in the design-build contract.)
  • John D’Arrigo v. Eaton Corp. et al., (U.S.D.C. CT. 2014) (Dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction on behalf of a major aviation manufacture.)
  • Amanda Nunes v. Costco, (Middlesex Superior Court, 2009) (Defense verdict in a slip and fall claim.)  

In addition to his regular work schedule, Javier is a frequent contributor to MG+M’s blog, The Defense Litigation Insider, where he discusses issues relevant to companies in the food industry, amongst others. He is also the Region 1 President of the Hispanic National Bar Association. 

Javier is co-chair of the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and has been a featured conference speaker on the topic of diversity.

Javier received his B.A. from Kenyon College and his J.D. with Honors from the University Of Connecticut School Of Law, where he was an executive editor of the Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal.

Javier currently lives in Boston with his wife and two children.

Recognition

Recognition

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers "Rising Star", 2011-2017
  • Hispanic National Bar Association 2017 Top Lawyers Under 40 Award

Involvement

  • Boston Fair Housing Commission, Member
  • Co-chair of the MG+M Diversity & Inclusion Committee
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity - 2017 Fellow
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, President - Region I (New England)
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Chair - Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section (2015 - 2017)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, Perrin Conferences' Diversity & Inclusion Conference, "Retention of Diverse Outside Counsel," Philadelphia, PA, November 2, 2017
  • Hispanic National Bar Association 2017 Annual Conference, "What is the Future of Class Action Litigation?," September, 2017
  • Hispanic National Bar Association 2016 Annual Conference, "Best Friends? Exploring the Relationship Between Outside Counsel and In-house Counsel," September, 2016
  • Perrin Conferences' Diversity & Inclusion Conference, "Turning Words into Action," November, 2016

Publications

News

AM Best Recommended Insurance Attorney
Super Lawyers Rising Star