Patrick J. Vallely


  • The University of Chicago Law School, JD, 2005 – with honors; Editor in Chief, Chicago Journal of International Law
  • University of Dayton, BA, 2002 – magna cum laude

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Patrick Vallely is an associate at Shapiro Haber & Urmy LLP.  He focuses his practice on complex commercial and class action litigation, including cases involving antitrust, securities fraud, consumer fraud, and unfair business practices. He has represented numerous clients in federal and state courts, as well as before administrative agencies including the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. He was named a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2013 through 2017.

From October 2005-January 2012, Patrick was a litigation associate at Foley Hoag LLP, where he represented corporations, directors, officers, and other individuals in criminal, civil, and regulatory proceedings. Patrick’s experience at Foley Hoag included numerous plaintiff representations, including representing an institutional investor in a securities fraud suit against a French reinsurance company; representing policyholders to recover payment on insurance policies; representing the owners of a power plant in breach of contract and Chapter 93A claims against municipal utilities; and representing of victims of housing discrimination against landlords and real estate agents. 

During his tenure at Foley Hoag, Patrick also served for four-and-a-half months on a firm-sponsored rotation at the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office, where he first-chaired fourteen criminal trials (including seven jury trials) and eighteen evidentiary motions to suppress. 

Bar Admissions                                                  

  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts