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Leonard H. Kesten - Boston, MA

699 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116

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Updated: 08/16/2020

Boston Municipal Liability Practice Lawyer


Leonard H. Kesten is one of the preeminent trial lawyers in Massachusetts. Mr. Kesten has conducted over 100 jury trials in the United States District Court and the Superior Court. He has also conducted numerous public hearings before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. He has argued appeals before the Supreme Judicial Court, the Massachusetts Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals...

About Leonard H. Kesten

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founding Partner

Practice Areas

  • Municipal Liability Practice
  • Employment Law and Land use
  • Civil Rights
  • Sexual harassment
  • Defamation
  • Exigent Circumstances
  • Excessive Force
  • Emotional Distress
  • Wrongful Discharge


Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1983

Other Affiliations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association (Member)
  • Federal Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Boston Bar Association (Member)
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (Member)
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Defense Research Institute (Member)
  • Over the Hill Basketball

Classes and Seminars

  • Lecturer, Civil Rights and Employment Law, Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council
  • Lecturer, Civil Rights, Employment Law, Premises Liability, and Trial Advocacy, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
  • Lecturer, Civil Rights, Employment Law, Premises Liability, and Trial Advocacy, Defense Research Institute
  • Lecturer, Civil Rights and Employment Law, Massachusetts Police Chiefs Association
  • Lecturer, Civil Rights and Employment Law, Massachusetts Municipal Association
  • Lecturer, Civil Rights, Employment Law, and Premises Liability, National Advisory Board for Public Entity Insurance


  • Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 1970
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975


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Office Information


699 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116


  • 617-880-7171


Other Sources of Feedback About Leonard H. Kesten

Included on the 2022 Massachusetts list

Past Lists

  • 2021 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list

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