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Michael P. Roche
Michael P. Roche
Direct Dial: 857-472-7025
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Murphy & Riley. P.C.
101 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110

Michael P. Roche

Michael P. Roche has more than 10 years of experience in insurance coverage, professional liability and business litigation matters.  Mike is an experienced trial attorney in Superior Court and Federal Court, as well as in appeals before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is also experienced with representing his clients in all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Mike’s practice focuses on commercial insurance coverage, environmental claims, construction defect claims, title insurance claims and errors and omissions claims against brokers, insurance agents, real estate agents, and attorneys. 

Mike achieved the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 2007 and is on the Board of Directors of the CPCU Boston Chapter.  Mike is a founding member of the Marshfield Education Foundation’s Board of Directors and is active in coaching youth sports.

Practice Areas

  • Insurance coverage
  • Professional Liability
  • Appellate
  • Construction
  • Bad Faith Chapter 93A/176D
  • Civil Rights
  • General business litigation

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2003


  • Providence College, B.A., 1994
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 1998, Moot Court Honor Board
  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, 2007

Professional Memberships

  • Boston Chapter CPCU Society, Board of Directors  
  • Boston Bar Association 2006-2008, Co-chair Insurance Committee
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association: Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • Suffolk Law Alumni Association 2001-2003, Board of Directors

Legal Publications and Significant Cases           

  • Massachusetts Insurers Insolvency Fund v. Safety Ins. Co., 439 Mass. 309 (2003)
  • Polycarbon Industries, Inc. v. Flory, et al., 260 F. Supp. 296 (2003)
  • The Guarantee Company of N.A. v. Pinto, et al. , 208 F.R.D. 470 (D. Mass. 2002)