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Premier New England Trial Attorneys
Boston Office
Our Location One Liberty Square
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Boston, MA 02109
Phone Number 617-523-6200

Boston Trial Lawyers

Serving Clients Throughout New England

Our litigators and appellate attorneys have experience defending clients in a variety of fields and offer a wide range of services. When you schedule a consultation with our team, you will find that no case is too straight-forward or too complex for our lawyers.

At Melick & Porter, LLP, we provide dedicated counsel to companies on matters including workers’ compensation, construction defects, and more. Before you attempt to resolve an issue alone, call our team for a second opinion. Our attorneys are highly skilled in insurance law and know how to gain the results you need to move forward.

Our Boston-based lawyers include:

Nationally-Recognized & Award-Winning Trial Attorneys

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  • Jared B. Giroux Photo
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  • Shannon M. Doherty Photo
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  • Robert S. Ludlum Photo
  • Carolyn M. Miller Photo
  • Syd A. Saloman Photo
  • Robert T. Treat Photo
  • Dos T. Urbanski Photo
  • Matthew C. Welnicki Photo
  • John G. Wheatley Photo
  • Christopher R. Van Tienhoven Photo
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  • Meagan M. Bellamy Photo
  • Peter R. Chandler Photo
  • Jacqueline A. Crockwell Photo
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  • Kathleen M. Farrell Photo
  • Alison T. Feeley Photo
  • Elizabeth J. Fegreus Photo
  • Erinn M. Gloster Photo
  • Brian Z. LeBlanc Photo
  • Jeremy P. McManus Photo
  • Diane O. Pires Photo
  • Victoria M. Ranieri Photo
  • Laura K. Terrasi Photo
  • Natasha King  Winter Photo
  • Erin J.M.  Alarcon Photo
  • Douglas L. Fox Photo
  • Jennifer A. Sunderland Photo
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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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    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 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

    Member

    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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    Whitney K. Barrows

    Partner

    Bio coming soon!
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    Michael R. Byrne

    Partner

    Having begun his career at Melick & Porter over twenty-five years ago, Mike rejoined the firm in 2015 after several years at a national firm specializing in civil litigation defense and insurance coverage matters. Mike has experience in a variety of areas, from professional liability and premises liability claims to business disputes, housing discrimination, and environmental claims.
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    Jared B. Giroux

    Partner

    Jared is a partner in the firm's Boston office. Jared’s practice focuses on the defense of complex general liability, product liability, premises liability, construction, and professional liability matters in both Massachusetts state and federal court. He serves as national counsel for a large manufacturer on a series of product liability claims across the country. Jared joined the firm as an attorney in 2009.
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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, transportation litigation and toxic tort, including asbestos. He is admitted to the state and federal court of Massachusetts.
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    Matthew B. DiMario

    Partner

    Matt is a Partner in the General Liability and Professional Liability practice groups. He is admitted to practice in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, as well as the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island and regularly represents insurance carriers, their policy holders and self-insureds in state and federal court. Matt is a skilled litigator who has successfully represented clients on a wide range of insurance defense matters.

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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 court. Notably, Shannon obtained summary judgment for a New Hampshire ski area.

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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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    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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    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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    William L. Keville Jr.

    Partner

    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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    Robert S. Ludlum

    Partner

    Robert has extensive experience in the litigation, trial, and appeal of a broad spectrum of cases on behalf of businesses and individuals in the state and federal courts throughout Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Robert serves as counsel for insurers and insured in state and federal courts in connection with claims for coverage on general liability, property, products liability, labor and employment, and umbrella and excess policies.

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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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    Syd A. Saloman

    Partner

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

    Partner

    Dos Urbanski has been with Melick & Porter since 2002 and has represented clients in all state and federal courts in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as well as before the First Circuit Court of Appeals. He has broad experience in a number of litigation areas with cases involving employment and professional liability issues, along with commercial and general liability matters.
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    Matthew C. Welnicki

    Partner

    Matt focuses his practice on tort defense (including product liability, abuse cases, transportation claims and premises liability matters), business litigation, environmental law, and insurance matters. He has significant experience in the Massachusetts and Connecticut state and federal courts and before administrative agencies and arbitration panels.
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    John G. Wheatley

    Partner

    John is a partner in the firm’s Boston office. He joined the firm in 2011. John focuses his practice on the defense of professional liability, premises liability, liquor liability, worker’s compensation, and insurance coverage matters. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in Massachusetts and Maine. John has successfully obtained defense judgments for numerous clients in courts in both Massachusetts and Maine.
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    Christopher R. Van Tienhoven

    Partner

    Christopher is a graduate of Denison University, and received his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 2009. Prior to joining Melick & Porter, Christopher practiced with several boutique and regional defense firms in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He has trial experience in Connecticut and Rhode Island Superior Courts.
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    Daniel J. Beauchemin

    Associate

    Daniel represents clients in a broad range of commercial litigation and labor and employment matters. He concentrates his practice on defending public and private entities from whistleblower, defamation, retaliation, discrimination, wage and hour, ch. 93A, breach of contract, and civil rights claims. He also litigates lawyer professional liability and general liability matters.
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    Meagan M. Bellamy

    Associate

    Meagan is an associate in the Providence office. Her practice focuses on general and premises liability matters. She is a graduate of Sacred Heart University, and a cum laude graduate of Roger Williams University School of Law.

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    Peter R. Chandler

    Associate

    Peter is an associate in the firm’s Boston office. Peter’s practice focuses primarily on the defense of complex general liability, product liability, premises liability, construction, and professional liability matters. Peter graduated magna cum laude from SUNY Brockport in 2011 where he double majored in Political Science and Communications.

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    Jacqueline A. Crockwell

    Associate

    Jacqueline is an associate in the Providence office. Her practice focuses on toxic torts, products liability, and premises liability. Jacqueline represents manufacturers of a variety of products including valves, pumps, boilers, furnaces, and water heaters. She also handles general liability matters. Jacqueline is a cum laude graduate of Salve Regina University, and Roger Williams University School of Law.

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    Lauren S. Fackler

    Associate

    Lauren is an associate in the firm’s Boston office. Her practices focuses 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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    Sarah A. Farley

    Associate

    Sarah is an associate in the firm’s Boston office. Prior to joining Melick & Porter, Sarah served for more than three years as an Assistant District Attorney in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Most recently she served as a member of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Child Protection Unit investigating and prosecuting cases of physical and sexual abuse of children and adult survivors.

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    Kathleen M. Farrell

    Associate

    Kathleen (Kate) is an associate in the firm’s Boston office. Kate’s practice focuses primarily on the defense of complex general liability, product liability, premises liability, personal injury, construction, and employment law matters. Kate graduated magna cum laude from The State University of New York at Fredonia in 2013. Where she majored in History and minored in Political Science, Legal Studies, and African American Studies.

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    Alison T. Feeley

    Associate

    Alison is an associate in the firm's Boston office. Her practice primarily focuses on product liability. Alison represents a large manufacturer on a series of product liability claims in both state and federal jurisdictions across the country. Alison is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth in 2013 and New England Law | Boston in 2019.

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    Elizabeth J. Fegreus

    Associate

    Elizabeth is an associate in Melick & Porter's Boston office. Her practice focuses on employment law, complex general liability, product liability, professional liability and premises liability. Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Northeastern University and a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School.

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    Erinn M. Gloster

    Associate

    Erinn earned her Juris Doctor from New England School of Law and was admitted to Massachusetts in 2014. Erinn worked full-time as a paralegal for Melick & Porter, supporting multiple practice groups, including premises liability, professional liability, medical malpractice, and workers' compensation. Erinn's practice includes product liability, premises liability, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and employment litigation.
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    Brian Z. LeBlanc

    Associate

    Brian joined Melick & Porter after serving several years as an Assistant District Attorney in the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, where he rose to a position within the specialized Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Unit. During his tenure, he investigated and prosecuted numerous major felonies including homicides, narcotics and human trafficking, and complex financial crimes.
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    Jeremy P. McManus

    Associate

    Jeremy is an associate with Melick & Porter in its Boston office. Jeremy's practice focuses on the defense of general liability, product liability, construction, and toxic tort matters. Prior to joining Melick & Porter, Jeremy was an Assistant District Attorney in Essex County, Massachusetts. In that role, he gained significant litigation experience prosecuting dozens of felony and misdemeanor cases to jury and bench trial verdicts in the Lynn and Peabody District Courts.

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    Diane O. Pires

    Associate

    Diane is a cum laude graduate of New England Law | Boston. She received the New England Scholar Award during all three years of law school and was honored to receive the President Anna E. Hirsch Award at graduation. Diane served as the Managing Editor of the New Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement from 2010-2011.
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    Victoria M. Ranieri

    Associate

    Victoria joined Melick & Porter after several years working with the Committee for Public Counsel Services, where she rose to the position of Supervising Trial Attorney. Victoria’s work with this agency, which provides for public defense in Massachusetts, allowed her to gain extensive jury trial experience, including numerous felony criminal cases involving sexual assault, home invasion and controlled substances offenses.
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    Laura K. Terrasi

    Associate

    Laura graduated from Merrimack College summa cum laude and is a cum laude graduate of New England Law| Boston. Laura was published as a member of the New England Law Review and was a Dean's Scholarship recipient. As a student, Laura gained experience at the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office and successfully argued an appeal before the Massachusetts Appeals Court.
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    Natasha King Winter

    Associate

    Natasha is a magna cum laude graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2012, and of Boston College Law School in 2015. During law school, she was a member of the National Environmental Moot Court team. 

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    Erin J.M. Alarcon

    Of Counsel

    Erin’s extensive experience includes the defense of employment practices, insurance coverage, premises liability, and professional malpractice matters. She recently obtained a favorable finding before a New Hampshire medical malpractice screening panel in a negligent EMT case. She has also obtained summary judgment on behalf of numerous clients, including a pre-fabricated building company in a negligent construction matter.
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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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    Jennifer A. Sunderland

    Of Counsel

    Jennifer is a partner in the firm's Boston office. She focuses on helping employers defend claims involving discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination. She also has experience with matters involving contract disputes, insurance coverage, professional malpractice, product liability, and premises liability. Jennifer has tried numerous felony criminal and civil jury trials in Massachusetts state court.
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