Lawrence S. Delaney

Lawrence S. Delaney




Lawrence S. Delaney is a partner in Demeo LLP.  He focuses his practice on commercial litigation and intellectual property matters. He has extensive trial experience and has been lead counsel or sole counsel in more than 45 trials and arbitrations including 21 jury trials to verdict.

Mr. Delaney was formerly a partner in the Worcester firm of Mountain Dearborn & Whiting LLP.  Earlier in his career he was associated with the litigation departments of Hale and Dorr in Boston and the Pierce Atwood firm in Portland, Maine.

Mr. Delaney has a degree in Civil Engineering from Princeton University and is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a member of the Georgetown Law Journal.  Mr. Delaney is admitted in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and Maine, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Delaney was elected twice to the Board of Selectman in Bolton, Massachusetts. He also served on the Bolton Planning Board for nine years.

Recent Highlights

    • Lead counsel in 21-day jury trial on behalf of member of limited liability company. Client’s potential exposure was $5 million but offsetting awards effectively resulted in defense verdict.
    • Successfully argued appeal in First Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of software company after obtaining summary judgment award of $1.38 million, including attorney’s fees, on breach of contract claim.
    • Represented major retailer as lead counsel in 12-day jury trial on contract claim. After compromise verdict, obtained judgment notwithstanding the verdict totaling $1.37 million.
    • Successfully arbitrated copyright dispute on behalf of publicly-traded software company resulting in arbitration award of $721,000 plus attorney’s fees and interest.
    • Tried lender liability case for bank in which plaintiff’s claim exceeded $8 million but jury returned defense verdict.
    • Sole trial counsel for small business in contract claim against major insurance carrier that resulted in jury verdict of $297,000.

Georgetown University Law Center
Princeton University

U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, Maine
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit