Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo, Cohen & Peterfriend

* Paul Michienzie
Managing Partner

Office Phone: 617.227.5660
Office Fax: 617.227.5882
Cell Phone: 617.512.7930
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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Auto / Fleet
  • Construction Liability
  • Coverage
  • Environmental / Toxic Tort
  • General Liability
  • Other Areas
  • Premises / Dram Shop
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property
  • Trucking / Transportation
Paul Michienzie, Esq., is the Managing Partner of the Boston, Massachusetts office. He has over 36 years of Trial Litigation experience and over 20 jury verdicts. Martindale-Hubbell and his peers have also rated him AV® Preeminent™. Paul’s practice is largely devoted to insurance defense and lender liability, where he represents manufacturers, suppliers, design professionals, lenders, creditors, construction companies, property owners, and other businesses against claims of negligence, bad faith, breach of warranty, products liability, creditor liability, construction defect, toxic torts, and premises liability in large-loss and complex, multi-party cases. He also handles trucking liability, automobile negligence, liquor liability, negligent security, commercial litigation and insurance coverage matters.

Paul was the co-founding member of Michienzie & Sawin where he practiced from 2000-2023. Prior to founding Michienzie & Sawin LLC, he had practiced at several major prestigious Boston Law Firms and also worked as in-house counsel at General Cinema Corporation where he oversaw outside counsel.

Paul speaks regularly on panel sessions at The Gavel National Claims Defense Network claims conferences on Products Liability, Construction Defects litigation and other pertinent industry topics.

Paul received a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College, graduating magna cum laude (1983). He obtained a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School (1986). While in law school, Paul was a staff writer and an Associate Editor for Willier & Hart’s Uniform Commercial Code Reporter Digest.

Paul is admitted in Massachusetts (1986), Connecticut (2018) and New Hampshire (2021). He is also admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (1986), the United States District Court for the District of Vermont (2018), United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (2020) and the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire (2023)

Martindale Rating

AV® Preeminent™


  • Boston College, J.D., 1986
  • Boston College, B.A., 1983
  • (Magna cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • 1986, Massachusetts
  • 1997, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts


  • Appeals | Litigation Support
  • Auto & Fleet Liability
  • Bad Faith
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Defect
  • Creditor's Rights
  • Environmental | Toxic Tort
  • Federal Practice
  • General Liability
  • Home Owners Association and Condo Association
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Liquor Liability
  • Negligent Security
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability | E&O
  • Product Liability
  • Roadway Construction
  • Trucking Liability
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