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Specialty Areas:

Medical Malpractice


Products Liability

Joseph P. McGinn


Joseph McGinn joined Esdaile, Barrett & Esdaile in 2000 after garnering significant experience as a Registered Nurse in various inpatient and outpatient practice areas and nursing management, including ICU, OR, recovery room, rehabilitation, home health care and nursing administration. Joe concentrates his practice on the litigation of complex medical malpractice matters, products liability, automotive negligence, and has represented nurses before the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing in connection with allegations of malpractice. Joe is fluent in Spanish.

Professional Accomplishments

Through trial and arbitration, Joe has litigated numerous medical malpractice and product liability claims involving wrongful death and substantial physical injuries. He has participated in numerous multi-million dollar awards and settlements for injured patients in Massachusetts, including a $2.25 million settlement for a 27 year-old woman whose doctors failed to diagnose and treat an evolving carotid artery dissection, a $1.75 million settlement for the family of a 75 year-old woman who died as a result of improper placement of drains during surgery, as well as a $2.75 million award for a 52 year-old woman who was rendered paraplegic during spinal surgery.

Professional Affiliations And Civic Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys

Professional Recognition

In 1994, Joe co-authored the "Kinship Care" policies and procedures used  today by the Child Welfare Unit, Department of Families and Children's Services , US Department of Health and Human Services.

Joe was recognized as a “Rising Star” in 2009 and 2010 by Super Lawyers publication.

Contact Info:

Phone: 617-482-0333



US District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2003

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2001

Registered Nurse, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1987-present

Registered Nurse, State of Florida, 2009-present


Suffolk University Law School, JD, 2000

Suffolk University School of Management, MPA 1994

Boston University School of Nursing, BSN, 1987

Past Employment:

Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA, Staff RN, 1991-1992

The Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts Medical Center, Pediatric ICU Staff RN, 1988-1991

The Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts Medical Center, Pediatric Staff RN, 1987-1988