April 22, 2018

Attorney Michael P. Doherty

Attorney Michael P. Doherty concentrates his practice in the area of representing businesses and individuals in business and litigation matters. He guides clients in the negotiation, formation and dissolution of various types of business and employment relationships. Mr. Doherty’s experience encompasses not only business issues but also litigation in the Superior Court, Land Court and Probate and Family Court concerning construction, business, land, employment, family, will and trust disputes.

Mr. Doherty provides personal, client focused services that he tailors to the particular needs and circumstances of his clients. He does so by working closely with clients to understand their history and goals. In this way, he seeks to anticipate his clients’ needs and helps them in an efficient manner to solve current problems, avoid future problems and succeed.

Mr. Doherty is a 1987 cum laude graduate of Boston College Law School. Upon graduation, he accepted a judicial clerkship with the Justices of Massachusetts Superior Court. Mr. Doherty has served as a fiduciary and special administrator in contested estates to assist the parties to reach a resolution. Mr. Doherty is a trained and experienced mediator who has helped clients mediate family and other disputes since 1990.

Mr. Doherty has earned the respect and confidence of his peers as evidenced by their electing to provide him with Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating, “AV”. Mr. Doherty was also selected as one of the Boston area’s top rated lawyers as listed in the AV Preeminent 2014 Edition published in the Boston Globe and named a “Super Lawyer” by Boston Magazine, a distinction afforded to only the top 5% of attorneys in Massachusetts.

Mr. Doherty has served on numerous boards and committees.  Currently, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the United Regional Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Doherty also is an assistant coach of the Franklin High School mock trial team.


Greater Boston Business Attorney



  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 1987  cum laude
  • Boston College,  1984


  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Norfolk County


  • Former Chairman of the Massachusetts Bar Association Probate Litigation Practice Group
  • Served on the Massachusetts Bar Association Probate Section Council


  • Downtown Franklin Partnership
  • United Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Milford Area Chamber of Commerce


  • Franklin Education Foundation, Inc.
  • Past Chairman of the United Chamber of Commerce Council of Business and Industry
  • Former Town of Franklin Board of Assessors
  • Past Chairman of the Town of Franklin Industrial Development Commission


  • Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating – “AV”
  • Super Lawyer by Boston Magazine