Robert D. Costello

Robert D. Costello

Somerville, Massachusetts

Robert D. Costello ("Rob"), a 2012-2015 SuperLawyers Magazine Rising Star, focuses primarily on corporate and limited liability company formation and governance practices, complex commercial contracts, worker compensation and multi-party insurance coverage claims. He routinely advises businesses and individuals on breach of contract actions, shareholder and LLC membership disputes, consumer protection/93A violations, as well as funding and/or asset transfer dealings. Rob also has significant banking and real estate experience involving commercial and residential purchases / sales as well as foreclosures and workouts.

Educational Background: Rob holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from Providence College (1996), a M.A. degree in International Relations Theory from the University of Delaware (2001), and a J.D. from Western New England College School of Law (2006). Prior to joining Costello & Landrigan, Rob worked for three years between graduate and law school on the corporate litigation team of one of Wilmington, Delaware's most prestigious firms, focusing on complex litigation matters involving both U.S. and international businesses.

Rob has been recognized with numerous research and writing awards in the areas of legal theory, legislative issues and international relations, and frequently consults to businesses, individuals and non-profits in both the local area and western Massachusetts. He has tried cases at both the District and Superior Court levels, as well as handled numerous arbitration and mediation proceedings on behalf of Costello & Landrigan's clientele and is admitted to the Federal District Court for Massachusetts.

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Commercial Contracts
  • Worker Compensation
  • Multi-party Insurance Coverage Claims


  • Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 2006
  • Providence College
    • B.A. - 1996
    • Major: Political Science
  • University of Delaware
    • M.A. - 2001
    • Major: International Relations

Honors and Awards

  • Named to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, 2012 - 2015