H. Joseph Hameline

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  • Boston University School of Law (JD, 1981)
  • Williams College (BA, 1975)

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  • Massachusetts

Joe has practiced law at Mintz Levin since 1981. He was the Chair of the Litigation Section for 10 years until 2014.  

Joe is a trial lawyer with a wealth of courtroom experience. He is also a seasoned counselor for clients providing strategic advice on the avoidance, preparation for, and resolution of disputes.  He has extensive experience in both intellectual property and business litigation.

His litigation work has broadly involved the representation of clients in complex business litigation with an emphasis on intellectual property, including patent litigation, licensing disputes and related technology and trade secret issues. He has also represented clients in a myriad of business matters, including contract, financing and closely-held business issues. Joe has represented plaintiffs and defendants in a number of bet-the-company cases and provided strategic guidance for companies to avoid or resolve such critical disputes.

Joe has tried over 30 cases to resolution and resolved a large number of other cases through summary judgment and motions to dismiss in state and federal courts across the country. He has obtained over a dozen seven- and eight-figure judgments and settlements for clients in the course of litigation. He also has successfully defended an equal number of significant matters. He has argued over a dozen appeals before state and federal appeals courts.

He also has lectured frequently on trial strategy, expert witness issues, and intellectual property matters.

Recognitions & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America: Litigation – Intellectual Property (2014 – 2018)
  • Best Lawyers in America: Commercial Litigation (2014 – 2018)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Intellectual Property Litigation (2006 – 2007, 2009 – 2012, 2014 – 2017)
  • Benchmark Litigation Massachusetts Litigation Star: Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, MCLE Civil Litigation Curriculum Advisory Committee
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation

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