Jean-Phillip A. Brignol

Jean-Phillip A. Brignol


Jean-Phillip Brignol is a Boston attorney who focuses his practice on general litigation and appellate advocacy. Mr. Brignol has engaged in state and federal litigation, arbitration and appellate matters involving breach of contract, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, toxic torts, product liability, consumer protection statutes, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) and trademark infringement. He has also assisted on white collar criminal defense matters. He has achieved numerous positive resolutions for his clients, including successfully arguing a motion to dismiss in the Massachusetts Superior Court's Business Litigation Session.

In his pro bono practice, Mr. Brignol represents candidates for political asylum and special immigrant juvenile status in Boston Immigration Court as well as represents parents of English Language Learners in a federal litigation.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Brignol clerked for the Honorable Chase T. Rogers, Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. During law school, he represented clients in the Boston municipal and juvenile courts as a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:03 certified student attorney through the Boston University Criminal Law Clinical Program.

In addition, Mr. Brignol served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Margo K. Brodie, U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York. He also participated in numerous pro bono opportunities, including work as a spring break intern at the Orleans Public Defenders in New Orleans, La.

Before attending law school, Mr. Brignol was a high school chemistry and biology teacher in Lawrence, Mass.


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D.
  • Boston University, M.Ed.
  • Yale University, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Fenway Health Men's Event Planning Committee, 2020
  • Boston Bar Association, Senior Associates Forum, Public Service Committee Co-Chair, 2019
  • Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association, Council of Appellate Lawyers
  • GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders Inc. (GLAD) Spirit of Justice Award Dinner, Host Committee Member, 2019
  • EdVestors, Host Committee Member, 2019
Honors & Awards
  • Top 40 Under 40: Massachusetts, The National Black Lawyers, 2019
  • Holland & Knight Pro Bono All Star, 2016-2018
  • Boston University International Law Journal, Note Editor, 2014-2015
Spoken Languages
  • English
  • French

Speaking Engagements