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George C. Deptula


With a career that spans thirty-five years and includes legal experience within the energy and environmental policy circles of Washington, D.C., George C. Deptula offers wide-ranging insights and perspective at the convergence of industry, legislation and business law.

His extensive trial and appellate practice has involved the successful prosecution of many precedent-setting cases and reported decisions, earning him a reputation as a resourceful and effective litigator, mediator and advisor.

Prior to FGD Law, George was a partner in two firms: Berlin, Clarey, Deptula & Levee as well as Vena Riley Deptula LLP. He provides litigation, advice and dispute resolution services for general business and commercial problems, contract disputes and the recovery of business damages or losses. George has also focused on matters involving IP protection, environmental and construction disputes, partnerships and closely-held corporate problems in addition to general tort, business or personal injury claims, employment and civil rights disputes, and family law.

Throughout his career he has been a consistent proponent of advocacy and persuasion techniques for negotiation, mediation, ADR and settlement options versus litigation and trial. Seeking a viable alternative to formal prosecution of a dispute is driven, in part, by his strong conviction for providing his clients with the most cost-effective route to managing their claims and disagreements.

As a result of this commitment, George counts among his clients some of the most distinguished citizen and environmental groups – such as the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Center for Law & Social Policy, The Sierra Club, Consumers Union, Safe Power for Maine and Concerned Citizens on I-190. For over a decade he also defended doctors in malpractice cases.

George is the founder of Be It Resolved, Inc., a firm that provides pre-litigation, public policy mediation and advisory services to businesses seeking prompt, cost-effective resolution of their disputes.

Practice Areas:

Specific Expertise:

  • Issues of Negligence and Liability



    Family Law

    Foundations and Trusts

Education and Training:

  • J.D.
    Boston University School of Law

    A.B. Government
    Harvard University

Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts, 1973

    District of Columbia

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member – Boston, Massachusetts, District of Columbia and American Bar Associations

    Member – American Association for Justice

    Member – Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Member – Trial Lawyers for Public Justice