Bert J. Capone

Of Counsel - Boston, Washington, D.C.

Burt Capone
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Washington, D.C.

617.832.7000 Download vCard

Bert Capone focuses his practice on construction and surety law, including transactional contract negotiation, failed project workouts as well as litigation and trial of construction project defaults and disputes, all of which gained him extensive experience in helping to manage construction and operational risk in the world of enterprise risk management.

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  • New England School of Law, J.D.
  • Stonehill College, B.A.

Representative Experience

  • Primary trial counsel in surety, construction, and construction defect cases ranging from contractor defaults to defective construction performance.
  • Experience with project defaults and contractor workouts, both in the public and private sector.
  • Represents insureds and insurers in construction equipment product liability and construction site accidents.
  • Has represented insurers in specialty insurance lines including extra contractual liability, excess, product liability, environmental, professional malpractice, fidelity and financial institution bonds.
  • Litigation representation of corporations and individuals.


Professional Experience

  • In 1995, co-founded and managed Cetrulo & Capone, LLP, a multi-disciplined litigation and trial firm.


  • Martindale-Hubbell All Peer Review Rated
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer, Construction and Surety Law, New England Super Lawyers
  • Corporate Counsel Super Lawyer
  • Certificate of Dedication in honor of 25 years of membership in the International Association of Defense Counsel


  • American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law
  • American Bar Association Surety Law Committee
  • American Bar Association Forum on Construction
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Past Vice Chairman. American Bar Association Surety Law Committee and Defense Research Institute
  • National Bond Claims Institute
  • Founding Member, Eastern Bond Claim Review LLP
  • Vice Chairman and Chairman of Committee of Public Construction, Massachusetts Bar Association
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Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit