Bradley Croft Honored as a 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

RIW is proud to announce that Bradley L. Croft has been selected as a 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” by the editorial department of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. This distinction is presented to a select number of attorneys who helped shape the Massachusetts legal landscape in the prior year.

The honor was in recognition of two landmark victories Brad and his colleagues secured in 2022. Click here to read the full article by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

In one case, Brad and his team brought the first successful enforcement action under the Massachusetts Prompt Payment Act, securing a nearly $7 million judgment in favor of their general contractor client. The decision reshaped the way complex commercial construction participants and lawyers approach payment disputes in the Commonwealth.

In the other case, a “bet the company” shareholder dispute involving a closely-held corporation, Brad successfully argued before the Supreme Judicial Court against application of the doctrine of surcharge. The first-of-its-kind case clarified the extent of a corporate fiduciary’s potential liability for claims brought by the company.

Brad, who serves as RIW’s President and Chair of its Litigation Department, said, “I’m grateful for this acknowledgement, for the trust these clients placed in our firm, and for the collaboration of RIW’s hardworking and creative litigation team.”

Bradley Croft is President of RIW and Chair of its Litigation Department. He can be reached at 617.570.3506 or


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