David Governo

Principal/Managing Partner, Governo Law Firm, LLC

David M. Governo is the founding partner at Governo Law Firm in Boston, MA. For three decades, he has represented clients as national coordinating counsel and trial counsel in lead, asbestos, mold, indoor air quality, toxic tort, and complex products liability cases. Mr. Governo also advises individuals and business owners on risk management issues, insurance coverage, and liability claims.

Mr. Governo has a national reputation in the field of toxic torts in general and lead poisoning in particular. In 1992, he developed and served as the defense chairman of the first national conference on lead poisoning litigation. Since that time, he has authored many articles on lead poisoning and has presented on lead poisoning at national legal and technical lead conferences. He counsels clients with respect to the federal and state lead disclosure rules and serves on ASTM International Committees, E6 on the Performance of Buildings, and E06.23 on Lead Hazards.

In addition to lead poisoning, Mr. Governo has published articles on a wide variety of housing and health legal issues, including asbestos, insurance, soil vapor intrusion, green building practices, air cleaners, construction defects, and mold. He has edited and co-authored the textbook Toxic Tort Law and Science Manual and a new book chapter on “An Overview of Mold Litigation in Massachusetts” in Toxic Mold Litigation, Second Edition (2009).

Mr. Governo has been invited to present papers on indoor air quality at conferences throughout the country. He is a member of numerous bar associations and trade groups. He is an active member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) and serves as the Chairman of the FDCC’s Toxic Tort and Environmental Section. He has consistently been voted as a New England Super Lawyer by his peers and has attained Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating (AV).