Francis J. Sally, Attorney

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Frank Sally founded Sally & Fitch LLP with Jonathan Fitch in 1984, after fourteen years as a trial lawyer with Bingham, Dana & Gould. He is a 1966 graduate of Boston College and a 1970 graduate of Suffolk Law School. Frank has been listed annually as a "Massachusetts Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics in Boston Magazine. In December 2008, he was named one of "Boston's Best Lawyers" in a supplement of Incisive Media published in the Boston Globe Magazine.

Frank is a former President of the Boston Inn of Court. During the course of his career, Mr. Sally has litigated and tried numerous cases, both jury and jury waived, in the Federal District Courts and the Massachusetts State Courts. These have included the representation of a major utility in actions ranging from personal injury claims to matters involving complex contractual issues and allegations of pollution and environmental damage. Mr. Sally has also tried numerous large commercial cases in matters including real estate, commercial loan workout and construction disputes, as well as maritime cases involving both personal injury and cargo and other property damage.

Mr. Sally has been a lecturer for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education's Trial Advocacy Institute since 1980. He is a past member and chairman of the Town of Dedham's Finance Committee, and a past member and chair of the Dedham-Westwood Water District. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, before the United States District Court for the Districts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Mr. Sally is a member of the Advisory Council of the New England Legal Foundation. He also serves as a member and Chairman of the Board of Directors of SNCARC (South Norfolk County ARC) and a member of the Board of Directors and Secretary of The ARC of Massachusetts. Both of those organizations provide services and support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Mr. Sally has also served as a founding member and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Dedham-Westwood Water District and a member and Chairman of the Finance/Advisory Committee for the Town of Dedham.

Reported decisions include: Marcial Ucin, S.A. v. SS Galicia, 723 F.2d 994, 38 Fed. R. Serv. 2d (Callaghan) 407 (1st Cir. 1983), aff'g 558 F. Supp. 299 (D. Mass. 1983) (personal jurisdiction over foreign defendant in cargo damage case; with James B. Re); Bank of Boston, et al. v. Haufler, 20 Mass. App. Ct. 668, 482 N.E.2d 542 (1984) (priority of liens in escrow funds); and Garweth Corp. v. Boston Edison Co., 415 Mass. 303, 613 N.E.2d 92 (1993) (economic loss rule applied to oil spill). A public works construction case in which Mr. Sally served as Special Master is reported as Sutton Corp. v. Metropolitan District Commission, 423 Mass. 200 (1996).

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Suffolk University Law SchoolJ.D. Law SchoolN/A  
Boston College B.S.
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  • Marcial Ucin, S.A. v. SS GALICIA 1983

  • Garweth v. Boston Edison, Co. 1993

  • Bank of Boston v. Haufler 1985

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