A full-service law firm located in the heart of
Arlington, Massachusetts



    United States Supreme Court, April, 2002
    Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, July, 1990
    United States Tax Court, September, 2009
    U.S. District Court, Massachusetts, March, 1987
    U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts, February, 1987
    Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, December, 1985
    New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, December, 1986
    New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    J.D., May, 1985
    Associate Editor, Due Process

    University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    School of Business Administration
    BBA in Management, 1981
    University Scholarship for academic achievement - 4 years
    Leone & Leone, Arlington, MA
    Partner - 1993 to Present
    All aspects of civil practice in all State and Federal Courts
    Areas of practice:
    • Personal Injury
    • Contract Law
    • Probate Court and Estate Practice
    • Zoning Law
    • Draft Wills and Trust
    • Property Damage Law
    • Commercial and General Liability
    • Residential and Commercial Property Sale Transactions
    • Approved Agent for First American Title Insurance Company

    Congdon, Flaherty, O'Callaghan, Reid, Donlon, Travis & Fishlinger
    Garden City, NY
    Associate: September 1985 to 1993
    All phases of civil litigation in Federal and State Courts.
    Areas of practice:
    • Personal Injury
    • Insurance Defense
    • Property Damage
    • Environmental
    • CERCLA and Toxic Torts
    • Commercial Products and General Liability
    • Draft Wills and Trusts
    • all phases of Probate Court Practice
    • Estate Tax Proceedings
    • Residential and Commercial Sales Transactions

    United States Department of Labor
    Solicitor's Office, J.F.K. Federal Building, Boston, MA
    Legal Intern: January, 1984 to May, 1984
    Assisted in preparation of Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court briefs and consent judgment hearings.
    Preparation and Trial of a Toxic Chemical or Hazardous Waste Case
    Environmental Law
    Estate Planning for Aging and Incapacitated Persons
    Labor and Employment Law
    Prosecution and Defense of Civil Rights Section 1983 suits against State
    and Local Government
    Real Property Transfer
    Settling an Estate
    Federal Court Practice
    Appellate Practice
    Estate Planning Techniques
    Estate and Gift Tax
    Born February 5, 1959 - Boston, Massachusetts
    Raised in Arlington, Massachusetts
    Arlington Town Moderator, 2007 to Present
    Arlington Town Meeting Member since 1994
    Member - Arlington Chamber of Commerce
    Arlington Lodge of Sons of Italy since 1977
    Touchdown Club of Arlington - member since 1994, Board of Directors since 1996
    Arlington Community Media, Inc. - Board of Directors since 1997, President since 2005
    Interests: Golf and Skiing
    Arlington Citizen of the Year for 2017



    United States District Court, Massachusetts, 1996
    Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, 1993
    New England School of Law, Boston, MA
    J.D. awarded Cum Laude, May 1993
    Class Rank: 12/200; Dean's List, all semesters
    New England Law Review (1991-1993), Technical Editor
    Publication: Protecting Rape Victims' Identities: Balance Between the Right to Privacy and the First Amendment, 27 New Eng. L. Rev. 883 (1993)
    New England Scholar (1990-1991, 1992-1993)
    American Jurisprudence Award in Professional Responsibility (1991-1992)

    University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    B.A. in Communication, awarded Cum Laude, minor in Psychology, 1988
    Leone & Leone, Arlington, MA
    Partner, 2000 - present
    All aspects of civil practice in all State and Federal Courts
    Areas of practice:
    • Personal Injury
    • Probate Court and Estate Practice
    • Draft Wills and Trust
    • Property Damage Law
    • General Liability

    Paratore, FitzGerald & Favorat, P.C., Cambridge, MA
    Associate, December 1996 - 1999
    General practice firm specializing in civil litigation, family and probate law, real estate, and land use matters
    Handle all aspects of assigned cases, including drafting of pleadings, motions, memoranda and jury instructions, conducting discovery and depositions, appearing in court, and researching legal and procedural issues

    Ned C. Lofton, P.C., Wakefield, MA
    Associate, October 1994 - July 1995
    Law office specializing in Medical Malpractice. Handled all aspects of assigned cases, including reviewing and analyzing claims, contacting experts, drafting pleadings, motions, memoranda and offers of proof, conducting discovery, appearing before tribunals, and researching legal and medical issues

    Arlington Town Counsel, John F. Mahar, Esq., Arlington, MA
    Staff Attorney - volunteer, May - October 1994
    Practiced various aspects of municipal law including land use and zoning, environmental, tort, administrative and real estate.

    Kopelman and Paige, P.C., Boston, MA
    Legal Intern, September - December 1992
    Assisted attorneys in handling of cases involving land use matters

    Massachusetts Appeals Court, Boston, MA
    The Honorable Justice Kenneth Laurence
    Law Clerk, May - July 1992
    Conducted legal research and wrote memoranda of law on various issues arising in cases assigned to Justice Laurence. Additional responsibilities included editing and revising written opinions, attending oral arguments
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