Celine M. Boyle

Counsel

cboyle@shaheengordon.com
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Celine practices in the area of civil litigation, specifically focusing on personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and the Federal Tort Claims Act. Her substantial courtroom and trial experience has benefitted her clients in state and federal courts throughout Maine and Massachusetts.

According to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, in 1997, Celine had two of the top ten verdicts in the Commonwealth. In 2001, she was identified as a member of the “Elite Few:” one of twelve attorneys in the Commonwealth who had multiple million dollar verdicts or settlements over the previous two years. Since coming to Maine in 2002, Celine has continued her tradition of vigorous representation of her clients, presenting claims at medical negligence screening panels, engaging in effective negotiation and mediations where appropriate, and proceeding to trial when a just and fair resolution is not obtained through negotiation.

Celine is a member of the Board of Governors of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and is currently the Chairperson of Continuing Legal Education for the MTLA. Since January of 2016, she has been an alternate member of the Grievance Commission of the Board of Overseers of the Bar.


Admissions

  • Member of the Bar – Massachusetts, 1988
  • Member of the Bar – Rhode Island, 1998
  • Member of the Bar – Maine, 2002
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts 1991
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Massachusetts 1997
  • United States District Court for the District of Maine 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice: Medical Negligence Section and Nursing Home Litigation Section
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • York County Bar Association
  • Edward Thaxter Gignoux Inns of Court (2002-2004)

Education

  • Regis College 1984
    • Polaroid Merit Scholar
    • Crimson and Gold Tassel
  • Pepperdine University School of Law 1987
    • Commencement Speaker
    • Moot Court Board – Vice Chairperson

Teaching and Publications

  • Technology at Trial: Welcome to the Future
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association June 2015
  • Attorney Conduct at Depositions
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association February 2015
  • Paralegal Litigation Skills: Managing Civil Discovery
  • Institute for Paralegal Education September 2007
  • Successful Strategies for Medical Malpractice Cases in Maine
  • National Business Institute September 2004
  • How to Prepare and Try your First Superior Court Jury Case
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education October 1999

Community Involvement and Pro Bono

  • Middlesex County 4-H Fair
    • Pro Bono Counsel (1990 – present)
  • Seeds of Hope Advisory Board (2008- 2010)
  • St. David’s Episcopal Church
    • Stewardship Committee (2007-2010)
    • Warden (2010- 2012)

Representative Cases

  • C. McManus, Individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of Bernard McManus v. Imbesat Daudi, M.D. Aroostook County Superior Court Docket No. 10-082 2014.
    Jury verdict of $503,350.00 for Dr. Daudi’s improper use of microwave therapy to treat the benign prostate condition of Mr. McManus causing permanent injury to his urethra requiring multiple corrective surgeries to restore urinary function, and resulting in sustained pain and suffering.
  • B.C. v. Defendant Gastroenterologist and Hospital Cumberland County 2014
    $2.7 million dollar confidential settlement after the defendant gastroenterologist’s performance of an endoscopic procedure resulted in patient being placed in a coma, losing her kidney, and requiring years of her life to be dedicated to rehabilitation and recovery.
  • R. R. v. Defendant Neurologists and Neurology PA-C, Defendant Hospital Cumberland County 2013
    $750,000 confidential settlement on behalf of 80 year old man with normal pressure hydrocephalus, where the defendant neurologist failed to oversee and instruct the defendant neurology PA-C who improperly adjusted the patient’s implantable shunt causing too much cerebral spinal fluid to drain, causing severe neurologic damage to the patient including a loss of the ability to speak.
  • F. R. and D.R. v. L.S. York County 2013
    $100,000 confidential settlement of car versus pedestrian claim resulting in broken arm and other injuries to client.
  • Estate of K.B. v. Defendant Family Practitioner, Defendant Maine Hospital et al. Waldo County 2012
    $450,000 confidential settlement of claim where the defendant physicians failed to diagnose and treat the infection of a ten year old child resulting in her preventable death. An additional $5000 charitable contribution was negotiated to be paid by the defendants to the charity of the parents’ choice in the child’s name.
  • S.C. v. Defendant Gynecologist Defendant Hospital, Penobscot County 2012
    $153,000 confidential settlement for injuries caused by the inappropriate treatment by the defendant gynecologist.
  • M.H. v. Defendant Oncologist, Defendant Cardiologist and Defendant Hospital Cumberland County 2011
    $1.4 million dollar confidential settlement arising from the failure of the oncologist to monitor the toxic side effects of the drug being used to treat the client’s curable early stage lymphoma resulting in severe and permanent loss of cardiac function to the patient.
  • B.C. v. Defendant Ophthalmologist Cumberland County 2010
    $198,000 confidential settlement reached when defendant ophthalmologist used an experimental treatment on client’s eye causing fluctuations in his vision.
  • Representative of the Estate of B.A. Sr. v. Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Medical Center Togus 2009
    $300,000 settlement with the United States where a VA physician negligently performed a gallbladder surgery contributing to the death of the veteran.
  • Ritcher v. Hanna, M.D. No. 89-3829 - Worcester Superior Court 1997
    $3.12 million dollar jury verdict in case where the obstetrician inappropriately rotated the baby’s head during delivery causing severe and permanent brain damage.
  • Rappa v. Nierman, M.D.et al. No. 92-2812 – Worcester Superior Court 1997
    $2 million dollar jury verdict for a teenager who lost a testicle when emergency room physicians and urologists failed to recognize, diagnose and treat testicular torsion.
  • Reported Cases:
    Jean Mitchell, et al. v. United States of America 141 F.3d 8 1998

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