Attorney Reardon in Providence Superior Court, 1979
Mr. Reardon received his undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross and his Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School. Recognizing that the legal issues confronting the health care field were about to become exciting and complex, Mr. Reardon returned to the Harvard School of Public Health to gain a Master of Science Degree in Health Care Administration. While studying at Harvard, Mr. Reardon did an internship in the General Counsel's office at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Upon completion of the internship, he was employed as assistant general counsel by Dr. William Hassan, Brigham and Women's Hospital's General Counsel. Upon Dr. Hassan's retirement from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Hassan and Mr. Reardon founded the Boston law firm of Hassan & Reardon P.C.
Following Dr. Hassan's passing, Mr. Reardon successfully continued the firm throughout present day. In 2012, the firm name changed from Hassan & Reardon P.C. to Reardon Law Office LLC.
Mr. Reardon is admitted to the practice of law in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, the United States District Courts for the District of Massachusetts, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, as well as the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Reardon has served on the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Health Section Council and as a member of the Institutional Ethics Committee of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Inc., and Children’s Hospital Boston. Mr. Reardon has also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of St. Monica’s Nursing Home, Roxbury, Massachusetts; Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Medical Area Credit Union, Boston, Massachusetts; and as a trustee of Deaconess/Glover Hospital in Needham, Massachusetts.
Mr. Reardon has served as an editor of Forum, the monthly newsletter of the Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions, and as legal editor for “Resources,” a monthly audio news cassettes of the Risk Management Foundation.
Mr. Reardon has lectured and co-authored a number of articles and book chapters on medical legal issues.
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College of the Holy Cross, Bachelor of Arts, 1975
Suffolk University Law School, Juris Doctor, 1978
Harvard School of Public Health, Master of Science in Health Care Administration, 1981
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Rhode Island State Bar
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
American Bar Association (arbitrator)
American Health Lawyers Association (arbitrator)
Massachusetts Bar Association
Awards and Recognitions
Super Lawyers 2004, 2006-2015
Top Lawyers in Massachusetts, 2006
Top Attorneys in New England, 2008
Top Attorneys in New England, 2009
Top Attorneys in New England, 2010
Top Attorneys in New England, 2011
Best of Boston, 2012
Selected Publications John J. Paris, Gregory Webster and Frank E. Reardon, "Ethical and Legal Issues in Intensive Care," in Richard S. Irwin and James M. Rippe (eds.), Manual of Intensive Care Medicine. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006: 871-875.
John J Paris, Michael D Schreiber, Frank Reardon, “Letter to the Editor: Response to Clark Study on Miller.” Journal of Perinatology 2005:25:76.
John J. Paris, Michael D. Schreiber, Frank Reardon, “The Emergent Circumstances Exception to the Need for Consent: The Texas Supreme Court Ruling in Miller v. HCA.” Journal of Perinatology 2004:24:337-342.
John J. Paris, Michael D. Schreiber, Frank E. Reardon, “Ethical and Legal Issues in Assisted Ventilation of Newborns.” Goldsmith JP. (ed) Assisted Ventilation of the Neonate (4th ed.) Philadelphia: Saunders, 2003.
John J. Paris, Michael D. Schreiber, Frank E. Reardon, "Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for a Neurologically Devastated Child: Whose Decision Is It?" Journal of Perinatology 2003; 23(3):250-253.
John J. Paris, and Frank Reardon, “Bad Cases Make Bad Law: HCA v. Miller is not a Guide for Resuscitation of Extremely Premature Newborns.” Journal of Perinatology 2001; 21: 541-544.
John J. Paris, Jeffrey Ferranti, and Frank Reardon, “From the Johns Hopkins Baby to Baby Miller: What We Have Learned from Four Decades of Reflection on Neonatal Cases.” Journal of Clinical Ethics 2001; 12(3):207-214.
John J. Paris, J. Cameron Muir, and Frank E. Reardon, “Ethical and Legal Issues in an Era of Managed Care," in James Rippe and Richard Irwin (eds.) Manual of Intensive Care Medicine, 3rd ed., Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2000.
John J. Paris, J. Cameron Muir, and Frank E. Reardon, “An Economic, Ethical and Legal Analysis of Problems in Critical Care Medicine,” in James Rippe, Richard Irwin, Frank Cerra (eds.) Intensive Car Medicine, 4th ed., Vol. II, New York: Lippincott-Raven Publishers, 1999.
John J. Paris, Edwin H. Cassem, G. William Dec, and Frank E. Reardon, “Use of a DNR Order Over Family Objections: The Case of Gilgunn v. MGH,” Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, 1999; 14:41-45.
John J. Paris, J. Cameron Muir, Frank E. Reardon. “Ethical and Legal Issues in Intensive Care,” Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, 1997; 12:298-309.
John J. Paris and Frank E. Reardon, "An Ethical and Legal Analysis of Problems in Critical Care Medicine," in James Rippe, (ed.) Textbook of Intensive Care Medicine: 3rd ed., Vol. II, Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1996; 2549-2567.
Jeffrey P. Burns, Frank E. Reardon and Robert D. Truog, MD, “Using Newly Deceased Patients to Teach Resuscitative Procedures,” The New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 331, No.24, December 1994.
John J. Paris and Frank E Reardon, "Physician Refusal of Requests for Futile or Ineffective Interventions," in Wittenberg, (ed.) Emerging Issues in Biomedical Policy, NY: Columbia University Press, 1993; 32-43.
John J. Paris and Frank E. Reardon, "Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of Health," Clinical Ethics Report, 4 (1), July, 1990; 1-10.
John J. Paris, Robert K. Crone and Frank E. Reardon, "Ethical Context for Physician Refusal of Requested Treatment," Journal of Perinatology, 1991; X1(3):273-275.
John J. Paris and Frank E. Reardon, "Ethical and Legal Dilemmas in the Coronary Care Unit," in Joel Alpert, (ed.) Modern Coronary Care, Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1990; 747-767.
John J. Paris and Frank E. Reardon, “Ethics Committees in Critical Care,” Critical Care Clinics, Vol. 2, No. 1, January 1986.
John J. Paris and Frank E. Reardon, “Recent Developments in Treatment Decisions,” Risk Management Foundation Forum, July, 1986; 3-6.
John J. Paris and Frank E. Reardon, "Dilemmas in Intensive Care Medicine," in Victoroff (ed.) Primary Care, April 1, 1986; 75-90.
John J. Paris and Frank E. Reardon, "Court Responses to Withholding Nutrition and Fluids," JAMA, April 19, 1985; 2243-2245
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