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Community Involvement

Call our lawyers or contact us online today if you are ready to defend your case or make an appeal. We are proud to serve clients throughout New England.

Our Community Involvement Throughout New England

Longtime Community-Oriented Law Firm

Melick & Porter, LLP is proud to give back to the communities we serve. Our firm partners with several non-profit organizations and strongly encourages our employees to be actively involved in charitable, educational, governmental, and professional organizations. Among other activities, our attorneys provide pro bono legal services, lead youth mock trial teams, and mentor law school students and recent graduates.

Contact our defense attorneys online or by phone at (617) 523-6200 for client-focused service you can trust. We represent clients throughout New England.

Organizations We Support

Our lawyers have supported numerous events and organizations throughout the years, including:

Learn More Through Our Blog

Our blog captures some of the work our firm does for our community in Boston, New England, and beyond. Our caring attorneys have also been recognized for their accomplishments in their pro bono services. We are proud to support organizations that provide important programs for causes including domestic violence prevention, special needs services, cancer research, and more.

To learn more about our community involvement, or to reach a defense attorney, call our team at (617) 523-6200. If you have a legal problem, we have a solution.

Nationally-Recognized & Award-Winning Trial Attorneys

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    Robert P. Powers


    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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    Michael J. Mazurczak


    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 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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    John F. Rooney III


    John F. Rooney, III, who joined the firm in 1986, has successfully tried over 300 cases in both state and federal court. His practice focuses on toxic torts, complex products liability, environmental damage, utility companies, fire and explosion cases, aviation law, contract actions, insurance fraud, sexual abuse matters, premises liability, and criminal law.
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    William D. Chapman


    Bill joined Melick & Porter in 1988 and has been a Member of the firm since 1998. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and has been repeatedly named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer (2004 – present). He concentrates his practice in the areas of general liability, professional liability, and the representation of insurers with regard to coverage issues, insurance fraud and property claims.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Client-Centered Approach
  • Well-Qualified & Accomplished Firm
  • Nationally Recognized Super Lawyers®
  • Seasoned Litigators & Appellate Attorneys
  • High-End Legal Representation
  • Track Record Of Client Success