Valerie A. Yarashus

Valerie Yarashus

Phone:(617) 523-8300
Fax:(617) 523-0525

VALERIE A. YARASHUS is a principal at the Boston law firm of Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, PC, where she concentrates in plaintiff’s trial practice, including motor vehicle liability (tractor-trailers/cars/bicycles/buses/pedestrians), medical malpractice, construction site liability, fire/explosion cases, liquor liability, defective products, premises liability, workplace accidents, nursing home litigation, and a wide variety of other general liability cases.

Ms. Yarashus is a past president of the Massachusetts Bar Association, and she is a past president of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys as well as a member of its board of governors. Ms. Yarashus has been listed in every edition of The Best Lawyers in America from 2005 to the present. She has been named by Law and Politics magazine as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer, as selected by her peers, every year since its inception, and she has been selected in the “Best of Boston” survey as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Massachusetts, as well as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Massachusetts. She holds an “AV” rating from Martindale Hubbell and has been honored in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s “Up and Coming Lawyers’ Hall of Fame,” an honor that has been bestowed on only a few other Massachusetts lawyers.

Ms. Yarashus co-authored the jury instructions on “Personal Injury” and “Wrongful Death” (in a Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) publication, which are used by many Superior Court judges.  For many years, she has served as the editor of MCLE’s annual publication, “Personal Injury Sourcebook & Citator.”

Ms. Yarashus is a frequent speaker and writer for continuing legal education, both locally and nationally. She graduated from George Washington University (summa cum laude, 1987) and Harvard Law School (cum laude, 1990), where she served as executive editor of the Harvard Civil Rights–Civil Liberties Law Review.

Ms. Yarashus enjoys regularly mentoring aspiring students and new lawyers, particularly women and people of color.