Michael A. DeIulis



Michael DeIulis is a partner in the firm's Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group. He represents clients in a wide range of commercial disputes in state and federal courts, as well as alternative dispute resolution forums. His practice focuses on complex business tort, contract, employment, defamation, and securities claims. He has also successfully represented clients in white-collar investigations and various maritime matters.

Having served as a trusted advisor and advocate to companies of all sizes across multiple industries, Michael appreciates that not all clients have the same outlook, resources, or objectives. He takes great care to understand his clients’ businesses and values and uses that perspective to help them successfully navigate the litigation process or create dispute avoidance strategies.

One of Michael’s greatest assets is his ability to translate complicated legal strategies into a clear path forward. Whether in communication with clients or distilling complex legal arguments before the Court, he prides himself on being the most prepared person in the room.

Prior to joining Burns & Levinson, Michael was a litigation associate in the Boston office of a large international law firm.


J.D., Boston College Law School

B.A., Boston College



United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

honors & awards

The Best Lawyers in America© One to Watch, Alternative Dispute Resolution (2024)

Participant, Boston’s Future Leaders (BFL) Program, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce (2023)

“Client Service Super All-Star”, BTI Consulting Group (2022)

“Client Service All-Star”, BTI Consulting Group (2022)

PAIR (Political Asylum/Immigration Representation) Project, Pro Bono Asylum Attorney Award (2017)


  • Drafting and strategic analysis of pleadings, dispositive motions, and written discovery in state and federal court.
  • Initiated high-profile maritime limitation of liability action following the sinking and largest loss of life for a U.S.-flagged vessel in over 30 years.
  • Seconded to maritime shipping client for joint Coast Guard and NTSB investigative hearings on the sinking of Jones Act Ro-Ro/container vessel and loss of all crewmembers.
  • Represented Fortune 500 company executives in both internal and government white-collar investigations concerning the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • Negotiated successful settlement of telecommunications contract dispute on behalf of international travel retailer.
  • Appeared on behalf of and secured political asylum for Honduran pro bono client in Boston Immigration Court, following two years of comprehensive representation.


Maritime Law Association of the United States