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Jeffrey J. Pyle Partner

Jeffrey J. Pyle is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice in commercial, media, and constitutional litigation. He has represented clients in a wide variety of cases, including multi-million dollar contract disputes, libel claims, criminal cases, and civil rights matters. 

As part of his practice, Jeff represents newspapers, magazines, and investigative journalism organizations in cases involving access to government documents, libel, subpoenas to identify sources, and sealed court records.  He also provides prepublication review services to media companies, advising them on how to avoid liability for such claims as defamation, invasion of privacy, and copyright infringement.

In 2012, Jeff argued successfully before the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts on behalf of a business seeking access to sealed affidavits that had been filed in support of a search warrant.  New England Internet Cafe, LLC v. Clerk of Superior Court for Criminal Bus. in Suffolk Cnty., 462 Mass. 76 (2012).  In 2007, he and Joseph D. Steinfield tried a lengthy case on behalf of a businessman against officials of the Puerto Rico Department of Insurance. The jury returned a $5 million verdict in favor of the firm’s client, which was upheld by the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Guillemard-Ginorio v. Contreras-Gomez, 585 F.3d 508 (1st Cir. 2009).

Jeff frequently teaches and writes about issues involving First Amendment rights and media law.  In 1994, the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts awarded Jeff the David Burres Civil Liberties Award, and he is now a cooperating attorney with the organization. He serves as the treasurer of the Petra Foundation, a charity that recognizes unsung heroes of community service and social activism.  Jeff is also a member of the Council of the Boston Bar Association, and serves on its Amicus Committee. 

Jeff graduated magna cum laude from Boston College Law School, where he worked as solicitations editor for the Boston College Law Review.  He then served as a law clerk for the Honorable Michael A. Ponsor in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.  He joined Hill & Barlow as an attorney in 2001, and in 2003 moved with several other attorneys to Prince Lobel.

Bar Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts


  • Boston College Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2000
  • Trinity College, B.A., 1997


  • 2006–2015...: Named a "Rising Star" by "Massachusetts Super Lawyers" in the area of First Amendment/Media/Advertising


  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association

Professional Activities

  • 2013: Council member, Boston Bar Association
  • 2010-2013: Chair, Boston Bar Association Amicus Committee
  • 2004-2006: Co-chair, Boston Bar Association Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Section
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