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Jeffrey R. Gribouski



Jeffrey Gribouski is an associate in the firm’s litigation group. Individual and corporate clients rely on Jeff to represent them in business tort claims, contract disputes, property disputes, and other complex commercial disputes. Jeff has represented contractors and property owners in a range of construction disputes, including handling issues of indemnity and insurance. He also has experience in franchise law, having defended a franchisee against a suit brought by its franchisor. 

Jeff brings a level-headed, analytical approach to all of his matters, and works with clients to tailor a strategy that best satisfies their needs. While Jeff strives to help clients resolve disputes efficiently and without litigation, when litigation is unavoidable or necessary, Jeff zealously represents clients before the Massachusetts and federal courts, as well as administrative agencies. 

Before Bowditch 

Prior to joining the firm, Jeff gained experience practicing civil litigation at a mid-sized firm. He also served as the judicial law clerk for Justice James Lemire at the Massachusetts Appeals Court. 

While pursuing his J.D., Jeff was a staff member of the Northeastern University Law Review and the Co-Chair of the International Refugee Assistance Project. Jeff also interned at a nonprofit focused on environmental and energy law, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office in the Environmental Protection Division, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. 

Besides Work 

Jeff is an avid downhill skier and spent time as a ski patroller/EMT in Colorado after college. In addition to going on ski trips, Jeff is a world traveler and tries to go on at least one international trip per year.  


  • Alternate member, Northborough Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Governance Committee Co-Chair and Board Member, Crocodile River Music


  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Insurance Law (2024)

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Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts


  • J.D., Northeastern University School of Law
  • B.S., University of Vermont
  • Successfully defended adverse possession claim concerning a strip of land on a lake. Judgment was entered in favor of our client after a bench trial. 
  • Favorable ruling on a Motion to Enforce Settlement Agreement after a disagreement arose regarding whether a settlement was reached during a telephone call between counsel. A mini evidentiary trial was held and the Judge was persuaded that the parties did, in fact, reach an enforceable settlement agreement. 
  • Recovered a large portion of a money judgment through a collection action, through which it was discovered that the defendant had fraudulently transferred large amounts of money during the prior action in which judgment ultimately entered against him 
  • Judgment for possession after trial in summary process matter involving a difficult, litigious pro se tenant 
  • Favorable settlement in a contentious trade dress dispute between sellers of novelty toys after successfully moving to dismiss a portion of the claims 
  • Obtained near policy limit settlement in a catastrophic personal injury matter 
  • Favorable settlement agreement in a trade secret misappropriation matter, following months of contentious litigation 
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