Upton & Hatfield values the health and well-being of our employees, clients, families, and communities. To uphold these values, we have implemented recommendations from the Center for Disease Control by encouraging our employees to work remotely whenever possible. This does not change our commitment to you, and we are still available to handle your legal needs and provide you with the highest quality legal services during these unsettled times. Our offices are open, but for urgent matters only in conformity with state and federal authority recommendations. If you have any questions or concerns, we are ready and available to discuss them with you. We want all of us to stay safe while we work during this temporary situation.

Charles W. Grau

Upton & Hatfield Attorney Chuck Grau

Chuck Grau's practice includes the litigation and resolution of business disputes, insurance law and litigation, and public sector labor negotiations.

His business litigation emphasizes disputes among shareholders and partners, breaches of fiduciary duty, unfair and deceptive trade practices, employment matters, and non-compete agreements. His insurance law practice focuses on property liability, and includes the litigation of coverage disputes, subrogation, product liability, and construction claims. He represents both school districts and municipalities in collective bargaining, related labor, and employment matters.

Chuck brings his thirty-five years of professional experience, his service as Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division, and his years as a member and Chair of the Bedford School Board to bear on behalf of his clients in federal and state courts, the Public Employee Labor Relations Board and other state agencies, collective bargaining, and private dispute resolution.

Chuck has been recognized by his peers as Woodward and White’s 2015 Insurance Lawyer of the Year for Concord, and is listed in their directory of The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of insurance law. He was also chosen him as among the New England Super Lawyers in the area of business litigation.

Barbara Grey

Representative Matters

  • Kessler v. Gleich

    Affirming trial court's finding of the breach of fiduciary duties by a general partner to a limited partnership. 

  • Daley v. Cambridge Mutual Fire Insurance Co.

    Affirming trial court's grant of summary judgment denying insurance coverage. 

  • Tatro v. Cambridge Mutual Fire Insurance Co.

    Granting carrier's summary judgment motion to deny coverage. 

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