Michael Filbin



(617) 849-5004

(857) 488-4871

Michael represents owners, developers, contractors, and subcontractors in various construction-related matters, including contract disputes, construction defect claims, and mechanic's lien disputes. Michael has litigation experience taking and defending depositions, managing pre-trial discovery, leading factual investigations, conducting witness interviews, and participating in hearings and settlement negotiations. He has prepared dispositive and discovery motions, pleadings, discovery responses and requests, expert disclosures, mediation memoranda, settlement agreements, and confidentiality agreements. In addition, he has second-chair jury trial experience and has resolved countless matters through alternative dispute resolution.

Before joining the firm, Michael was an associate with a boutique law firm in Boston, where he was a member of the commercial litigation and construction practice groups. He was also an associate with a Boston-based firm where he represented and advised several domestic and international insurers and corporations in a range of civil litigation matters, including construction, product liability, professional liability, and wrongful death.

Michael earned his legal degree from Suffolk University School of Law, where he was an articles research officer for the Suffolk University Journal of High Technology Law, and his undergraduate degree in finance from Stonehill College.



Michael Filbin Selected for Massachusetts Bar Association 2023-2024 Leadership Academy

October 26, 2023

Michael Filbin, an associate in the firm’s Construction Law Group, has been selected as a fellow of the 2023-2024 class of the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) Leadership Academy.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to 2023 Massachusetts Super Lawyers

October 24, 2023

Wendy K. Venoit was named a 2023 Massachusetts Super Lawyer and Michael Filbin was named a 2023 Massachusetts Rising Star.


Toolbox Talk Series Recap – Considerations for Optimizing Dispute Resolution Clauses

May 04, 2023

Michael Filbin contributed the article “Toolbox Talk Series Recap – Considerations for Optimizing Dispute Resolution Clauses” to the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law’s The Dispute Resolver.

Practice Areas


  • Suffolk University, J.D., 2019
  • Stonehill College, B.S., 2015

Awards & Honors

Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2023

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court -- Massachusetts

Massachusetts Bar Association Leadership Academy, Fellow 2023-2024

Massachusetts Bar Association Complex Commercial Litigation Section Council

American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law

Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts

Construction Industries of Massachusetts