Posts made in September 2015

J. Finn Gavagan

Finn graduated from the University of New Hampshire School of Law in May 2013. He holds an undergraduate degree in Interpersonal Communications from the University of New Hampshire. He is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Finn has a broad range of legal experience, from judicial clerking to civil litigation and advocacy.

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Tom Worboys

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Tom Worboys has recently been named a junior partner of the firm in recognition of his high level of legal acumen and outstanding results achieved on behalf of our clients. He has over a decade of experience in Civil Litigation and has handled scores of complex matters to successful conclusions. He now joins the firm as a Senior Associate and will concentrate in all forms of Personal Injury matters.

Tom Worboys is a graduate of Boston College and Northeastern University School of Law.  From 2010 to the present, he has been included on the Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, an honor which recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state.  He has appeared before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on a number of occasions to present complex and emerging concepts in law, mostly relating to personal injury.

Since 2003 he has concentrated his practice on personal injury litigation with a particular emphasis on cases involving nursing home negligence.  He has also lectured on the highly specialized topic of nursing home negligence litigation at continuing legal education seminars.

Mr. Worboys is admitted to practice before the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the United States Court of Appeal for the First Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.  He is a member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2003
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2004
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2007

Education

  • Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    J.D. – 2003
  • Boston College
    B.A. – 1999

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Brendan Pitts

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Attorney Pitts joined the firm as an associate in January 2008, and has became the first junior partner in the firms history. He has represented many clients in both state and federal court concerning a wide range of litigation matters, specifically in the areas of business, real estate, construction, and probate law. Attorney Pitts has also handled complex product liability cases, including defective fire safety products that have caused severe injury and death.

Attorney Pitts graduated from Suffolk University Law School in 2009 (J.D.) and The George Washington University in 2005 (B.A. Political Science). He is also a graduate of Boston College High School (2001).

Attorney Pitts is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, and the Norfolk County Bar Association.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Massachusetts, 2008
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    J.D. – 2008
  • The George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia
    B.A. – 2005
    Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, 2009 – Present
  • Norfolk County Bar Association, 2009 – Present
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2009 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Lubin & Meyer, PC, Law Clerk, 2006 – 2008
  • Gordon C. James Public Relations, Intern, 2003 – 2005

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Kappa Sigma

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Construction
  • Real Estate
  • Probate Litigation
  • Estate Administration
  • Product Liability
  • Criminal Law

Paul Flavin

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With over 25 years of experience, Paul K. Flavin has distinguished himself as preeminent in the fields of construction and business litigation. Some of New England’s biggest and most successful companies rely upon him for his thoughtful advice and skillful expertise both in and out of the courtroom. In addition, he has substantial experience in successfully handling both complex real estate and domestic relations matters.

Mr. Flavin, a cum laude graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University Law School, is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Trial Lawyers Association of America. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court of Massachusetts and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1982
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    J.D.
  • Boston College
    B.A. cum laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • American Association of Justice, Member

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Construction
  • Divorce
  • Product Liability
  • Criminal Law
  • Probate Litigation

Matthew Marcus, Esq.

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Matthew J. Marcus is a partner with Colucci, Colucci, Marcus & Flavin, P.C., in Milton, Massachusetts and concentrates in estate planning and elder law.

He was a member of the board of directors of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys for eight years (1999-2006) and served as the co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee. Mr. Marcus is the lead attorney with BOC Life Solutions, an estate and financial planning company owned by the Bank of Canton. He currently serves as a Hearing Officer for the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers, the State agency that licenses and disciplines attorneys.

Mr. Marcus was the co-chair of the 1999 New England Elder Law Symposium and has served on the faculty for MCLE programs, Suffolk University Law School’s Elder Law Institute, and the New England Elder Law Symposium. He has served as an expert witness in Superior Court in Massachusetts and has written articles on estate planning, guardianships, and planning for families with disabled children for Estate Planning magazine, ALI/ABA’s Practical Lawyer, MCLE, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Massachusetts Family Law Journal, Life and Health Advisor magazine, and ABA newsletters.

Mr. Marcus is also the coordinator of a monthly meeting of a self-advocacy group for adults with developmental disabilities in Boston.

He was selected as a “Super Lawyer” for 2006 – 2015, a list chosen by Massachusetts attorneys of the top 5 percent of Massachusetts attorneys, published annually in Boston magazine.

Mr. Marcus is a graduate of Boston University, Suffolk University Law School, and holds a L.L.M. in taxation from Boston University School of Law.

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    LL.M. – October, 2009
    Major: Taxation
  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Boston University

Honors and Awards

  • “Super Lawyer”, 2006 – 2013
  • Top 5 percent of Massachusetts Attorneys, Published by Boston Magazine

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachusetts Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member, Board of Directors, 1999 – 2006
  • Boston Bar Association, Co-Chair, Elder Law Committee
  • United Cerebral Palsy Association of Metro Boston, Past Member, Board of Director
  • New England Elder Law Symposium, Co-Chair, 1999

Areas of Practice

Personal injury claims for shopping-related injuries

Shopping is an extremely popular hobby for many people. Whether their interests are in new shoes, shiny electronics, home improvement or books, thousands of Americans go shopping every single day. However, while shopping may seem like a safe, harmless pastime, there is always the chance that you could suffer an injury in a store while shopping. This is particularly true on high-volume shopping days when many people are looking for great bargains, such as on Black Friday or near Christmas time.

Like many other types of premises liability issues, you could always slip and strike your head when you are out and about shopping. This is especially relevant for grocery stores or places that sell ice or produce that must be watered, as pools can collect on the floor and cause you to lose your footing. But there is more to worry about in a store than just slipping and falling. Shopping centers can often bring many of their own issues to be concerned about.

Shopping carts are not a strange concept to most shoppers, but not all shopping carts are equal. Some shopping carts have seen a bit too much use, and their wheels sometimes get stuck, or the wheels are too loose. Such an issue with the wheels of a shopping cart could cause you to trip or lose balance. Alternatively, someone else with a defective cart may accidentally run into you because the cart is defective.

These are just some of the shopping-related injuries that an individual could suffer. The important thing to remember is that the same rules apply to shopping centers and malls as any other piece of property. If you can prove that you were injured because of a dangerous property condition that the store owner knew about or should have known about, you could be entitled to compensation. If you have been injured in a shopping center in Massachusetts, consider meeting with an attorney to learn more about your rights.

Darin Colucci

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Darin Colucci has been recognized by his peers as one of the finest personal injury attorneys in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has been featured numerous times in the publication Super Lawyers and Boston Magazine as a rising star of the legal profession who has a certain knack for maximizing results for his clients.

A cum laude graduate of Suffolk University Law School where he served as editor for the Law Review, Mr. Colucci concentrates his practice in the areas of tort and general litigation, accepting cases that range from ordinary automobile/motorcycle accidents and premises liability matters, to complex product defect cases and business divorces. In addition, Mr. Colucci has achieved many noteworthy verdicts and settlements in cases that involve issues of negligence in nursing homes, construction sites and aviation accidents.

Darin Colucci has provided commentary on WBZ radio on personal litigation matters.

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1993
  • U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1993

Honors & Awards

  • Chosen to serve as a State Executive Committee member for the National Trial Lawyers for 2018
  • Super Lawyer, 2017
  • Newsweek Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, 2014-17
  • Super Lawyer, 2006 – 2013
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star,  2006
  • Top 5 percent of Massachusetts Attorneys, Published by Boston Magazine

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    J.D. cum laude
  • Bucknell University
    B.A.

Areas of Practice

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Everything I Never Learned in School: A Guide to Success
by Darin Colucci

Everything I Never Learned In School

Dino M. Colucci

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Dino M. Colucci is the founding partner and lead trial counsel of Colucci, Colucci, Marcus & Flavin, P.C. He is a graduate of Tufts University (1984) and Suffolk University Law School (1988), where he was recognized for excellence in the area of trial practice.

Since his admission to the Massachusetts bar in 1988, Mr. Colucci has concentrated his practice in the area of personal injury litigation.  During the course of his long professional career, he has been entrusted to prosecute claims on behalf of a variety of clients such as victims of: (i) the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001, (ii) Whitey Bulger and his F.B.I. accomplices, (iii) aviation disasters, (iv) commercial trucking accidents, as well as, (v) both medical and legal malpractice.  For over a decade, he has largely undertaken the representation of the elderly and infirm who are among the growing number of helpless victims of nursing home negligence and abuse. Recognized as a singular leader in this emerging field, when the Boston Globe conducted research before printing an important expose on nursing home negligence, they consulted and quoted Attorney Colucci.  As regularly reported by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly newspaper, he has consistently achieved remarkable results for his clients both in the form of negotiated settlements and success at trial.  Indeed, a jury verdict that he obtained after a particularly lengthy trial in Norfolk County Superior Court remains one of the decade’s top awards.

Mr. Colucci has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors over the years.  He has consistently been recognized by his peers as a ‘Massachusetts Super Lawyer’ as published in Boston Magazine. Fewer than 5% of practicing attorneys in Massachusetts are included on this exclusive list.  In 2016, he was added to “The Best Lawyers in America” legal referral guide. Both publications depend on the endorsements of other attorneys to compile lists of top attorneys in the area. In essence, lawyers are asked who they would choose among their peers if they needed the services of an attorney.  “The Best Lawyers in America” is nationally recognized as the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.  Mr. Colucci is certified as a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the top trial lawyers in America. Recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States, membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers can claim to be members of this exclusive organization. Mr. Colucci was also selected as a Member of the “Nation’s Top One Percent” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.  Finally, he has earned avvo.com’s top rating of a perfect 10 (Superb), based upon client satisfaction reviews, experience and results.

Mr. Colucci has also been awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent rating which signifies that his peers rank him at the very highest level of professional excellence, skill and integrity. Founded in 1868, the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory compiles and publishes background information and reviews on lawyers both in the United States and around the world.

Mr. Colucci also frequently serves as a private mediator and has enjoyed great success in helping parties resolve complex civil disputes.  Because of his reputation for achievement in the field of mediation, he was selected and specially appointed by the Superior Court to resolve a contentious case that involved eight parties who had been mired in litigation over the course of 7 years, at a cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars.  The dispute was fully and promptly resolved under Mr. Colucci’s direction and the case, at long last, dismissed.

For many years Mr. Colucci served as the Chair for Suffolk University Law School’s Advanced Legal Studies Committee and has frequently lectured and written on a host of topical legal subjects. He was elected to serve as a member of Suffolk University’s Board of Trustees in 2002 where he chaired the Audit Committee. He was selected to serve an important role on Suffolk University’s Dean Search Committee as well as on the Provost Search Committee.  Suffolk University Law School also announced his appointment as an Adjunct Professor of Law where he taught a popular course on trial evidence for many years.

In addition to being a long-standing member of the Massachusetts bar, Mr. Colucci is also licensed to practice in New Jersey and Rhode Island.

 

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1988
  • New Jersey, 1989
  • Rhode Island, 2004

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    J.D. – 1988
  • Tufts University
    B.A. – 1984

Honors & Awards

  • Consistently recognized by his peers as a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer” as published in Boston Magazine
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member
  • In 2016 he was added to the roster of the “The Best Lawyers in America” peer ranking publication
  • Recipient – Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
  • In 2017 he was added to the roster “Best Lawyers in New England” in the “The Best Lawyers in America” peer ranking publication

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar, Member
  • Rhode Island Bar, Member
  • New Jersey Bar, Member
  • Suffolk University Law School’s Advanced Legal Studies Committee, Chair
  • Suffolk University’s, Member, Board of Trustees, 2002
  • Suffolk University Board of Trustees Audit Committee, Chair
  • Suffolk University’s Provost Search Committee, Member
  • Suffolk University Law School’s Dean Search Committee, Member
  • Suffolk University Law School Adjunct Faculty, Member

Areas of Practice

Some blood clot filters are associated with injury and death

To date, 27 deaths have been associated with a medical device designed to trap blood clots in a large blood vessel before they get to the narrow vessels in the heart or lungs. The metal spider-like device is called an inferior vena cava filter or IVC filter.

Unfortunately, the design of the device is flawed and people have been injured in various ways. Some of those injuries include a wire-like piece breaking off and piercing the patients heart or blood vessels or the entire device becoming dislodged and harming the patient.

There is a growing concern over the safety of this product. If you or a loved one had an IVC filter installed then there may be a risk of complication. We strongly urge you to speak to your doctor for an opinion and to contact us at 617-698-6000 to discuss your rights and options.