Rodney W. Ames

Rodney Ames is a litigator representing general contractors, subcontractors and owners in complex commercial and civil litigation. Rodney defends clients in cases related to breach of contract, construction defects, mechanic’s liens and payment claims, and personal injury. He also negotiates contracts and leases on behalf of his clients and advises on risk management issues. In addition, Roddy represents owners and retailers in premises liability litigation.

Roddy has a proven track record defending his clients’ interests while minimizing liability exposure. He is an effective trial lawyer and advocate with extensive experience managing the complexities of cases and strategizing a path to early resolution or mediation when favorable for the client.

Additionally, Roddy protects his clients’ business interests with respect to insurance related issues and risk management. He handles thorough contract review so that he may provide an accurate assessment, counseling clients on their insurance coverage and related exposures. When necessary and appropriate, Roddy fights for coverage, whether by the primary insurer or through a third party contractual relationship.

Regardless of the issue or circumstances in dispute, Roddy’s clients appreciate his commitment to thorough analysis of the facts, understanding of relevant implications for their business, and laser focus on pursuing a strategy aligned with their priorities and objectives. Rodney is a member of the Board of Trustees for New Hampton School and is Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association’s Construction Committee.

Professional Associations

  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Association of Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Building Congress



Practice Areas

  • Construction Litigation

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Insurance Law

  • Premises Liability

  • Personal Injury


  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts

  • State of Maine

  • United States District Court – Massachusetts

  • United States District Court – Maine


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA – 2011
    Editor, Suffolk University Law Review

  • Colby College – 2006, B.A.