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Douglas W. Salvesen


One Tech Drive, Suite 205 Andover, MA 01810-2452

Tel. (617) 381-4402


Upon being admitted to the bar, Doug joined Choate, Hall & Stewart in Boston, where he developed a broad federal and state court litigation practice representing businesses and individuals in various disputes. In 1994, Doug became associated with Todd & Weld. He joined Yurko, Salvesen & Remz two years later. In 2021, he became of counsel to the newly formed firm of Yurko Partners, PC. In all aspects of his practice, Doug seeks to develop with his clients a creative, cost-effective litigation strategy to resolve their disputes. Doug is a trial attorney who has successfully represented clients in contract, business and other commercial litigation, bankruptcy proceedings, employment law matters, copyright claims, and ERISA claims. He has tried a number of jury and non-jury cases to conclusion and has extensive appellate experience.

Articles & Publications


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1987, magna cum laude
  • G. Joseph Tauro Distinguished Scholar. Editor, of the Boston University Law Review.
  • Yale College, B.A., 1981

Awards & Recognition

  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent™
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers®, 2005-present
  • 2001 William J. Ledoux Award, Massachusetts Clients Security Board of the Supreme Judicial Court in recognition of outstanding representation of claimants before the Board.
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Lawyer of the Year 2001. Recognized as one of ten outstanding Massachusetts lawyers in connection with decision in Massachusetts Conveyancers’ Association, Inc., et al. v. Colonial Title & Escrow, Inc., et al.

Professional Activites

  • Co-Chair, Litigation Committee, Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts (REBA)
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association; Access to Justice Section - Section Chair, 1997 - 1998
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Frank J. Murray Inn of Court
  • Advisor, Harvard Trial Advocacy Program at Harvard Law School, 1988-present
  • Board of Directors, Massachusetts Correctional Legal Services, Inc., 1991-2005; Chairman of Board, 2001-2003