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If you are interested in working at Melick & Porter, LLP, please email your cover letter and resume to careers@melicklaw.com. Call our lawyers today, or contact us online if you are ready to make an appeal. We are also proud to serve clients throughout New England.

Legal Careers in New England

Serving Clients Throughout New England

Melick & Porter, LLP is recognized as a leading insurance defense firm throughout New England, and our attorneys are regularly honored for their achievements. We are always looking for the best and brightest attorneys and support staff to join our team. We are an equal opportunity employer. The firm’s policy prohibits discrimination against any applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetics, or military status.

If you are interested in working at Melick & Porter, LLP, please email your cover letter and resume to careers@melicklaw.com.

Diversity at Melick & Porter, LLP

Melick & Porter, LLP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. The firm prohibits discrimination against any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetics, or military status. This extends to recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, overtime, job classification, assignments, working conditions, promotions, transfers, termination, re-employment, education, treatment, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

Throughout our 40 years in practice, diversity has been an integral part of our success at Melick & Porter, LLP. We are committed to attracting, hiring, retaining, and rewarding the best legal talent in the industry. Our team is proud to provide diversity, equity, and inclusion training to all of our attorneys and staff to strengthen awareness and communication skills. As one of the firm’s key strategic initiatives and core values, our Diversity and Inclusion Committee is committed to recruiting and promoting diverse employees, including women and minorities.

Job Openings

  • Associate Attorney

    Melick & Porter's Boston, MA office is seeking a Civil Litigation Associate with 4-5 years of general civil litigation experience. Massachusetts Bar admission is required, and admissions to other New England states are a plus. Qualified candidates must have excellent research, writing, and advocacy skills. Prior deposition, mediation, and trial experience is also preferred. Interested applicants may email a resume and cover letter to maz@melicklaw.com.

    Melick & Porter's Southbury, CT office is seeking to hire an Associate Attorney with at least 2-3 years civil litigation experience (employment law experience a plus but not required). Candidates must have excellent research, writing, communication, and advocacy skills. Connecticut Bar admission required. New York bar admission not a requirement, but a plus. The firm operates on a hybrid in-office/remote work schedule. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Please email your cover letter and resume to hrogers@melicklaw.com.

    Melick & Porter's Boston, MA office is seeking to hire an Associate Attorney with at least 2-3 years of civil litigation experience. Candidates must have excellent research, writing, communication, and advocacy skills. Massachusetts Bar admission required. The firm operates on a hybrid in-office/remote work schedule. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Please email you cover letter and resume to juliet@melicklaw.com.

    Melick & Porter's Hamilton, MA office is seeking to hire an Associate Attorney with at least 2-3 years civil litigation experience. Candidates must have excellent research, writing, communication, and advocacy skills. Massachusetts Bar admission required. The firm operates on a hybrid in-house/remote work schedule. Compensation is competitive and commensuate with experience. Please email your cover letter and resume to wrose@melicklaw.com

  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant Hybrid Role

    Melick & Porter's Boston, MA office is currently seeking a Paralegal/Legal Assistant with 1 - 2 years' civil litigation experience (specifically, knowledge of State and Federal Court rules; e-filing; trial preparation; Microsoft 365; and time entry/billing experience). Candidates should be highly organized, detail oriented, and able to successfully manage multiple priorities. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. The firm operates on a hybrid in-office/remote work schedule. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Please email your cover letter and resume to careers@melicklaw.com.

  • Paralegal

    Melick & Porter’s Boston, MA office is currently seeking a Litigation Paralegal. Candidates should be highly organized, detail oriented, and able to successfully manage multiple priorities. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Civil litigation experience and Paralegal certificate from ABA accredited program a plus. The firm operates on a hybrid in-office/remote work schedule. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Please provide resume and cover letter to careers@melicklaw.com.

Be a part of a team that is creating change for our communities in New England, and beyond. Call (617) 523-6200 to apply today.

New York Office

11 Broadway,
Suite 615
New York, NY 10004

Southborough Office

2 Park Central Drive
Southborough, MA 01772

Rhode Island Office

1 Richmond Square
Providence, RI 02906

New Hampshire Office

195 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Maine Office

40 Main Street
Biddeford, ME 04005

Southbury Office

900 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488

Boston Office

One Liberty Square
Boston, MA 02109

Duxbury Office

459 Washington Street
Duxbury, MA 02332

Hamilton Office

205 Willow Street
Hamilton, MA 01982

Hartford Office

750 Main Street,
Suite 100
Hartford, CT 06103

Nationally-Recognized & Award-Winning Trial Attorneys

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    William L. Keville Jr.

    Member

    Bill is a seasoned trial attorney with extensive trial experience and successful verdicts defending clients in construction, complex product liability, premises liability, dram shop, transportation and sports and recreation matters. He represents product manufacturers, contractors, shopping malls, restaurants, major real estate developers, property owners, condominium associations, resorts and ski areas.

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    Michael J. Mazurczak

    Member

    Maz has been at Melick & Porter his entire legal career. He began as a Law Clerk in the summer of 1988 and joined the firm as an Associate in the fall of 1989. Maz has extensive experience in complex civil litigation matters, representing clients in both federal and state courts for over 30 years. A significant portion of his practice involves employment law and includes providing major national corporations with oversight and defense of their employment litigation.

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    Robert P. Powers

    Member

    Bob joined the firm in 1984 after graduating from law school and has made it his professional home. In the years since, he has tried numerous jury cases in both federal and state courts involving a variety of civil matters, including professional malpractice, insurance coverage, and general liability claims. Bob oversees our firm's appellate practice and has successfully argued cases before the First Circuit Court of Appeals.

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    Mark S. Bodner

    Partner

    Mark is an experienced trial attorney with a focus on employment law and professional liability. Mark also has extensive experience handling product liability, construction, premises liability, unfair business practices, and general litigation matters. He represents clients in both federal and state courts.

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    Brian C. Davis

    Partner

    Brian is a partner in Melick & Porter's Boston office. He focuses his practice on defending individual and corporate clients in complex civil litigation matters including general liability, hospitality and restaurant litigation, entertainment and sports litigation, construction litigation, and transportation litigation. He is admitted to the state and federal court of Massachusetts.

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    Shannon M. Doherty

    Partner

    Prior to joining Melick & Porter, Shannon spent two years working as a Law Clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court. Shannon’s experience includes counseling and defending clients in all facets of recreational, products, construction, and general liability litigation in both federal and state courts. 

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    Christopher D. George

    Partner

    Chris joined the firm in 2010 and concentrates his practice on the defense of complex liability matters in the areas of construction, dram shop, premises, automobile, and catastrophic tort. Prior to joining Melick & Porter, Chris worked at a civil litigation defense firm outside of Boston where he specialized in construction and automobile matters.

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    Robert W. Healy

    Partner

    Bob rejoined the firm in 2021 after several years at firms similarly specializing in complex civil litigation. He has extensive experience handling general liability, construction, liquor liability, premises liability, products liability, transportation, and toxic torts.

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    Richard E. Heifetz

    Partner

    Rick Heifetz is entering his fortieth year of practicing law. He is a 1972 graduate of the University of New Hampshire (B.A., cum laude) and a 1978 graduate of the New England School of Law (J.D., cum laude). He began his legal career as an associate in the firm of Darling & McLaughlin in Burlington and was a founding partner in the Boston firm of Roche, Heifetz, Murphy & Wholley.

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    Carolyn M. Miller

    Partner

    Carolyn is a partner at Melick & Porter's Boston office. Carolyn joined the firm in 2014, after having worked at another Boston insurance defense firm for over five years. Carolyn has extensive experience in defending individual and corporate clients in a wide variety of complex multi-party construction-related matters, including personal injury, wrongful death and breach of contract claims in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts.
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    Holly G. Rogers

    Partner

    Holly Rogers has earned a reputation as a zealous and effective advocate. She practices from our Connecticut Office, which she also manages. Holly has extensive experience in complex litigation matters. She devotes the majority of her practice to representation of clients in employment and professional liability matters. Holly represents clients in both federal and state courts in Connecticut and New York, as well as before federal and state agencies. Holly has arbitrated and mediated numerous claims before the American Arbitration Association and other dispute resolution entities. She has authored articles on a variety of legal topics and has spoken on topics of interest before client groups and legal peers.

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    William P. Rose

    Partner

    Bill Rose is a graduate of University of Massachusetts and a cum laude graduate of Suffolk University School of Law. He also obtained his C.P.C.U. designation. Bill previously practiced at Morrison, Mahoney & Miller; Gillespie & Associates; the Law Offices of Peter Eleey; and Tucker, Heifetz & Saltzman, LLP. He handles cases in all areas of the firm’s practice.

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    Robert T. Treat

    Partner

    Rob concentrates his practice on premises liability, professional liability, explosion, construction injury and worker’s compensation matters. Rob’s most notable defense verdicts in civil jury trials include: a negligent product distribution claim by a waitress whose face was burned by flaming brandy flambé spilled on her by a chef performing a “Strawberry Flambe” on stage.

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    Steven M. Banks

    Partner

    Steve is a Partner practicing from Melick & Porter’s office in Southbury, Connecticut. Steve began his career and honed his legal skills at a successful boutique firm in Danbury. Steve currently handles all aspects of civil litigation, from pre-litigation counseling, analysis and strategy to pleadings and discovery, to dispositive motion practice, trial advocacy and pre-trial/post-trial proceedings. He focuses his practice on premises liability, general liability, property disputes/land use, workers’ compensation, and product liability. He has extensive litigation and courtroom experience defending claims in Connecticut and New York.

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    Lauren S. Fackler

    Partner

    Lauren is a Partner in the firm’s Boston office. Her practices focus on defending employment practices liability matters involving a variety of issues, including harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. She also handles professional liability, general liability, and insurance coverage matters. Lauren represents clients in both state and federal courts as well as before state and federal agencies.

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    Lauren C. Roche

    Associate

    Lauren is an associate in the firm’s Boston office. Lauren’s practice focuses primarily on the defense of complex general liability, premises liability, liquor liability, sexual abuse litigation, personal injury, construction, and employment law matters.

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    Douglas L. Fox

    Of Counsel

    Doug provides counseling and trial advocacy for the sports and entertainment industry and counts among his clients some of the premier sports and entertainment franchises in Massachusetts. He has extensive experience defending claims arising out of activities at NFL and MLB events, concerts, triathlons, marathons, hockey rinks, dance clubs, and commercial trucking.
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    Christopher A. Costain

    Associate

    Chris is an Associate in Melick & Porter's Connecticut office. His practice focuses on defending individual and corporate clients in a wide range of civil litigation matters involving employment practices liability, premises liability, general liability, and insurance coverage issues.

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    Nicholas M. Luise

    Associate

    Nick is an Associate in Melick & Porter's Boston office. His practice focuses on employment law, general liability, professional liability, and premises liability.

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    Stephanie E. Bendeck

    Associate

    Stephanie Bendeck is a skilled and experienced trial attorney. She has tried over fifty cases, both jury and non-jury, and argued complicated motions involving complex legal issues to the court. She is experienced in preparing, defending, and cross-examining both lay and expert witnesses.

  • Casey C. Miller Photo
    Casey C. Miller

    Associate

    Casey is an Associate in Melick & Porter's Connecticut office. Her practice focuses on defending individual and corporate clients in a wide range of civil litigation matters involving employment practices liability, premises liability, general liability, and insurance coverage issues. She has experience defending against premises liability and personal injury cases on behalf of her clients.

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    Sophia P. Breene

    Associate

    Sophia is an Associate in Melick & Porter’s Boston office. Her practice focuses on the defense of complex liability matters in the areas of construction, premises, and automobile. She also handles employment law matters. Prior to joining the firm, Sophia was a public defender for several years in New Hampshire, where she represented juveniles and adults facing misdemeanor and serious felony criminal offenses.
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    Alexandra D. Burroughs-Hood

    Associate

    Alexandra is an Associate in the firm's Boston office. Alexandra's practice focuses on the defense of employment practices, general liability cases and insurance coverage.

  • Michael W. Stenger Photo
    Michael W. Stenger

    Associate

    Mike is an Associate in Melick & Porter's Connecticut office. His practice focuses on employment law, professional liability, transportation law, and general liability.

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    Thomas C. Donovan

    Associate

    Tom is an Associate in Melick & Porter’s Boston office.  He joined the Firm in 2016 as a litigation paralegal, gaining experience in a wide range of complex liability matters while pursuing his JD from New England Law | Boston.  Tom will be focusing his practice on defending individual and corporate clients in general liability, professional liability, and sexual abuse litigation. 

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    Peter J. Riordan

    Partner

    Peter is a partner in Melick & Porter’s Boston office with nearly twenty years of legal experience. He is a graduate of Boston University, and Suffolk University Law School. Peter started his legal practice at Hale & Dorr, before joining a smaller insurance defense practice. Over the last several years he has devoted himself to working with insurance companies and their insureds in the defense of a variety of liability claims, including insurance coverage and bad faith litigation.

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    Kyle P. Dutch

    Associate

    Kyle is an Associate in Melick & Porter's Boston office.

    Kyle worked for various Philadelphia-area law firms while attending Drexel University's Thomas R. Kline School of Law. At Drexel, Kyle was the Lead Research Editor of the Drexel Law Review, a Dean's List honoree, a recipient of the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Workers' Compensation Law, a member of the Business Law Society, a full-tuition scholarship recipient, and a volunteer for the Student Bar Association mentor program.

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    Christian H. Hinrichsen

    Partner

    Christian has extensive experience in complex litigation matters, including bench and jury trials, arbitrations, administrative proceedings, and mediations. His corporate counseling includes risk assessment and contract review. He is admitted to the state and federal courts of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Christian's practice has earned him selections as a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer.”

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    Kurt A. Rocha

    Partner

    Kurt is a Partner in the firm's Rhode Island office.  His practice encompasses premises liability, personal injury defense, and insurance law. He is admitted in three jurisdictions: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, as well as the United States District Courts for the District of Rhode Island and Connecticut.

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    Syd A. Saloman

    Partner

    Syd is a cum laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and a cum laude graduate of Suffolk University Law School. During law school, he was the recipient of the Goodwin Scholarship for Best Trial Advocacy. Syd previously practiced at Regan & Kiely LLP and Tucker, Heifetz & Saltzman in Boston.

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    Gabriella Y. Garofalo

    Associate

    Gabriella is an Associate in the firm's Providence location.

    Gabriella graduated magna cum laude from Roger Williams University School of Law in 2022. While in law school, Gabriella served as a research assistant for Professor Elizabeth Colt's legal practice class and was selected as one of eight participants for the ABA's Business Diversity Clerkship Program where she gained valuable legal experience as a judicial intern to the Honorable Richard A. Licht on the Out-County Business Calendar.

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    Ryan C. Coyne

    Associate

    Ryan Coyne is an Associate in the firm’s Providence location.

    Prior to joining Melick & Porter, Ryan served as a law clerk for the Rhode Island Supreme Court Law Clerk Department, where he was a clerk for the Honorable Justice Brian P. Stern on the business calendar in Providence County Superior Court.

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    Hogan K. Tomkunas

    Associate

    Hogan is an Associate in the firm’s Boston location.

    Hogan earned his Juris Doctor from the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law in 2022, where he was VP of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society and Treasurer of the Health Law and Policy Society. He also graduated with a certificate in Health Law. Prior to law school, Hogan earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in History and Museum Studies from Springfield College, where he was History Club President.

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    Emma K. Giovannucci

    Associate

    Emma is an Associate in Melick & Porter's Boston office. Her practice focuses primarily on defending individuals and corporate clients in matters involving general liability and product liability. Emma earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of Miami in 2020. She then pursued her JD from New England Law | Boston where she was in the Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Honors Program.

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    Marissa K. Palladini

    Associate

    Marissa is an Associate in Melick & Porter's Boston Office. Her practice focuses primarily on defense of civil matters involving general liability, premises liability, construction law, recreational liability, and transportation law.

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    Mary Cate Rivera

    Associate

    Mary Cate is an Associate in Melick & Porter's Boston office. Her practice focuses on defense of civil matters including general liability, and construction law. Mary Cate graduated from Roger Williams University, cum laude, in 2013 with Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Dance and Performance Studies and Communications with a focus on Public Relations. After college she worked at Tufts Medical Center in Boston for over nine years in various patient related and non-patient related roles.

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