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BRADLEY A. MACDONALD - Managing Partner


Lawrence University, Wisconsin - B.A., 1972


Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA-J.D., 1978


Massachusetts Bar, 1978


U.S. District Court (Massachusetts), 1979


First Circuit Court of Appeals, 2000


Massachusetts Bar Association


Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association


MartindaleHubbell©AV rating*


Formerly with the Research Group, Inc. 


Past president, Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Inc.;


Executive Committee, Brookline Soccer Club, Inc.;


Referee, United States Soccer Federation;


Former Town Meeting Member, Brookline, Massachusetts.


Attorney MacDonald has appeared as lead counsel in over 500 Massachusetts Superior Court cases in the past fifteen years alone.

 

 Special Expertise

  • PIP, Uninsured and Underinsured motorist coverage
  • Premises liability - warranty of habitability, quiet enjoyment, code violations 
  • Social host and liquor liability
  • Products liability ‑ bicycles, nailers, chairs
  • Liability for building and sanitary code violations
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Medical causation: myofascitis, disc injuries, TMJ
  • Intentional torts: defamation, assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress
  • Appellate practice
  • Lead paint, carbon monoxide and mold exposure liability
  • Massachusetts Art Preservation Act
  • Sexual harassment in educational settings
  • Massachusetts Consumer Protection Law (M.G.L. c. 93A)
  • Rental of motor vehicles liability

Seminar Presentations and Publications:


· Getting Your Evidence and Expert Testimony Admitted into Court in Massachusetts (National    


  Business Institute 2005)


· How to Litigate Your First Civil Trial in Massachusetts (National Business Institute 2001, 2003)


· Personal Injury Settlements in Massachusetts: Practical Methods for Perfecting the Settlement of a


  Claim (National Business Institute 1999)


· Defending Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Cases (2002, 2004, 2010)


· Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy (2008)


       

 

*Martindale-Hubbell  is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards. CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

 


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PAUL L. CUMMINGSSenior Attorney 


Stonehill College, Massachusetts-B.A., 1959

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA - J.D., 1962

Massachusetts Bar, 1962

U.S. District Court (Massachusetts), 1965

U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1973

Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association

Norfolk County Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

Defense Research Institute, Inc.

Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association

Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General's Corps., Retired. Past President, New England Chapter, Judge Advocate General Association.


Special Expertise

  • Educator liability - sexual misconduct torts
  • Landlord liability - code violations
  • Asbestos removal
  • Construction; engineering and building liability
  • Medical causation - Multiple Sclerosis, TMJ
  • Food poisoning
  • Breach of security ‑ shooting, assaults
  • Products liability ‑ power saws, food preparation equipment, pharmaceuticals
  • Lead paint poisoning
  • Fire-related personal injury and property damage
  • ADR: Trained mediator and experienced arbitrator of tort cases

 

 

 

CHERYL MANCUSO - Senior Associate

 

University of Dayton - B.S., 1992, magna cum laude

 

University of Cincinnati       -M.S., 1993

 

New England School of Law, Boston, MA- J.D., 2001 cum laude

 

New England School of Law, Law Review -1999-2001, Senior Technical Coordinating Editor 2000-2001

 

Massachusetts Bar, 2002

 

U.S. District Court (Massachusetts), 2002

 

Massachusetts Bar Association

 

Women's Bar Association

 

Former Victim-Witness Assistance Coordinator with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in Chicago, Illinois,

 

Former Program Specialist and Compliance Investigator in the Food Stamp Program with the United States Department of Agriculture

 

 

Special Expertise

 

· General liability

 

· Premises liability

 

· Product liability

 

· Motor vehicle liability

 

· Coverage issues

 

· Employment law

 

 

 

*Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards. CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.