John J. Heil

Senior Counsel

Boston, MA
D 617.807.8957


J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, with honors, 2005

Executive Editor, Connecticut Law Review

CALI Excellence Award for Class Performance, Constitutional Law


B.A., University of Massachusetts, Boston, magna cum laude, 2002

Member of Psi Chi, The National Honor Society in Psychology


John J. Heil is Senior Counsel in the Boston and Providence offices of Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Tort & Catastrophic Loss and Healthcare sections. His practice focuses on the defense of medical providers, health care professionals, and health care facilities. He has extensive experience in the defense of litigation involving catastrophic injury and death. He also represents health care professionals before licensing boards and regulatory agencies. Prior to joining Freeman Mathis and Gary, John worked at a Boston area firm focusing on the defense of medical malpractice actions, representing health care professionals and facilities in all stages of litigation in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 

Bar Admissions


Rhode Island

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island


Rhode Island Bar Association

Awards and Recognition

Selected as a Massachusetts “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, 2011 & 2012

Classes/Seminars Taught

“Patients With Chronic Pain & Termination of the Provider-Patient Relationship” – Grand Rounds Continuing Medical Education Program, Heywood Hospital and Athol Hospital (October 2016)