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We are solely focused on personal injury and we provide experienced legal advice to families, individuals, and businesses in Massachusetts.  We are Massachusetts residents and will handle your cases locally.    Karen and Leslie are the actual attorneys who will work on your case through resolution.  Our firm was founded on the philosophy that we will use our more than 50 combined years of experience representing victims to provide our clients with the best possible legal advice, individualized attention, and prompt communication with an ongoing commitment to the highest standard of excellence.   Leslie and Karen have been working as a team together for over a decade and take pride in their close client contact and detailed attention to every case.  Our focus is to place the client at ease from the very beginning during an extremely difficult time.  Through experience gained after years of personally handling thousands of injury cases, we can easily help clients understand the law that impacts their case and deftly assist in every step of navigating the case through a system of laws that often times feels very stressful and complicated. We are passionate about our clients and work tirelessly to obtain the most successful outcomes for them.

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NADEAU HARKAVY LLC is a premier personal injury firm with more than 50 years of combined experience and expertise in representing victims in a wide range of accident cases including motor vehicle, bicycle, pedestrian, motorcycle, truck accidents, wrongful death, dram shop, victims of violent crimes, construction site accidents, dog bite cases, premises liability and slip and fall cases.


We endeavor to provide guidance and comfort to clients who have been injured in accidents and put them at ease, while at the same time aggressively pursue all avenues of recovery to the full extent of the law.


We value building close relationships with our clients and distinguish ourselves by responding to our client's needs with extreme responsiveness by promptly returning phone calls, addressing emails, keeping clients informed to make sure they understand the law that impacts their case and the choices they have to make informed decisions.


We are skilled and experienced in both alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, as well as extensive trial experience in Superior and District Courts. The firm seeks to maximize case value and relentlessly pursues insurance companies.

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Karen Nadeau 

Karen Nadeau is a founding partner of the firm and practices in the area of personal injury and civil litigation, including both plaintiff and insurance defense litigation. She is an exceptionally skilled litigator assisting victims and their families in all aspects of personal injury litigation. She has dedicated her legal career to representing clients in personal injury cases and has more than 25 years of impressive verdicts and settlements.  She has built a reputation as an unrelenting champion for the rights of injured people across Massachusetts.   She concentrates her practice in the area of serious personal injury and wrongful death in a wide range of cases including motor vehicle, truck accidents, dog bite, pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle, construction site accidents, premises liability, slip and fall, and liquor liability against individuals and businesses. She represents victims of catastrophic injuries that are life altering.


Attorney Karen Nadeau believes in direct and close client communication building trust and relationships with her clients as a means to address client concerns, client needs, placing them at ease and keeping them well informed. All of this is with the ultimate goal of attaining the best possible outcome for her clients.  She skillfully approaches each client and case with a passion to obtain the best result for her clients and their families impacted by their loss. She is a zealous advocate for her clients using her many years of experience and knowledge and drive for excellence to obtain the best resolution through settlement negotiations or meticulous preparation and execution of litigation. 


Attorney Karen Nadeau is highly skilled in negotiations with insurers, corporations, medical providers, lien holders, and other attorneys. She uses her many years of experience and knowledge in the insurance industry to advocate for her clients injured in accidents, having represented insurance companies and defendants in numerous cases through settlement as well as trial.  She has developed a highly skilled ability to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses for both sides of the case to make the best decisions for her clients in obtaining the most successful outcome.


Attorney Nadeau has personally litigated and negotiated multimillion-dollar settlements for clients who have suffered injuries due to the negligence and wrongdoing of both individuals and companies. She will not rest until she knows she has done everything she can for her clients.  She gives her full time and attention to each client and case with many valuable contacts including experts and resources she has amassed over the years. She is not afraid to go toe to toe with those individuals or companies who have caused harm to her clients.   Her enthusiasm, work ethic, and passion for victims who have been harmed are infectious, and she serves as a role model for younger attorneys taking the time to train and mentor them.


Karen is a happily married mother of two children. She is well-aware of the concerns every parent has when their children leave their sight. She has represented children and their families in tragic accident cases. Families often feel helpless and worry takes over their lives that have been turned upside down.  Attorney Nadeau is driven to comfort families and remove the stress with the legal process so that they can concentrate on the well-being of their family.  She finds representing children and their families particularly rewarding and handles these cases with not just the aggressive tenacity of a veteran personal injury attorney but also with the sensitivity required to work with clients to ensure the best outcome during a time of immense grief and sadness.  She is personally and professionally committed to holding negligent individuals and companies accountable for their wrongdoing. 


Attorney Nadeau is a lifelong Massachusetts resident and graduated cum laude from Boston College and cum laude from Suffolk University Law School. She lives with her family in the Boston area.  She enjoys devoting her time to charity and volunteer work focusing on children with disabilities, families in need, and victims of violent crime.

Specialties


  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Dog Bites
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Trucking Collisions
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Collisions
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip and Fall
  • Liquor Liability
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Alcohol Server and Social Host Liability
  • Professional Negligence

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Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of MA - 1992
  • US District Court, District of Massachusetts 

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Education



Suffolk University Law School J.D. - Cum Laude 1992

Boston College - B.A., Cum Laude 1989

Nazareth Academy, Wakefield,

MA 1985 

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Leslie Harkavy

Leslie Harkavy is a founding partner of the firm and practices in the area of personal injury and civil litigation, including both plaintiff and insurance defense litigation. She is an exceptionally skilled litigator assisting victims and their families in all aspects of personal injury litigation.  Attorney Harkavy has over 30 years of focused experience in personal injury law. She has extensive experience in Superior and District Court. She has successfully settled, mediated, arbitrated, and brought to trial numerous complex cases.  Her areas of personal injury law include: motor vehicles, pedestrians, passengers, trucks, buses, motorcycles, bicycles, slip and falls, unsafe premises, wrongful deaths, defective products, construction site accidents, and alcohol social host and dram shop cases.


Since 1985, she has represented a wide range of personal injury clients, and has been involved in countless high-profile cases, from the seriously injured to those meeting the personal injury protection threshold. She brings the same level of preparedness and attention to detail to all her cases.  She strives to minimize her client’s stress, through open communication while maximizing case value by aggressively dealing with insurance companies to consistently obtain the best possible outcome for the client. Decades of experience allow her to accurately analyze the value of each case.


Attorney Harkavy has a proven record of successful outcomes and is highly respected by her peers, clients and others in the legal community.   She has more than 30 years of experience practicing personal injury law.  She worked at prominent Boston and Cambridge firms. She is admitted to the Massachusetts and Connecticut bars and has tried several cases in those courts.  She is also admitted to the US District Court, for the District of Massachusetts.


Leslie has deep roots within Massachusetts. She enjoys mentoring law school prospects and supporting local charities. She is a former Division 1 collegiate tennis player, and lives in the greater Boston area with her husband and British cream golden retriever. Her daughters, now in their 20s, have left the nest.

Specialties


  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Dog Bites
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Truck Collisions
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Collisions
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip and Fall
  • Liquor Liability
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Alcohol Server and Social Host Liability
  • Professional Negligence

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Bar admissions 

  • Commonwealth of MA – 1985
  • State of Connecticut – 1986
  • US District Court of Massachusetts – 1986

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Education



Suffolk University Law School J.D. 1985

B.A. - Lafayette College A.B. Government and Law 1981

Andrew Warde High School 1977 

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