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1 Liberty Square
Boston, Massachusetts 02109Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 617-523-6200
Fax: 617-523-8130
E-Mail: rpowers@melicklaw.com
www.melicklaw.com
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Established: 1983

Practice Areas
  • Accountants
  • Administrative Law
  • Advertising Injury
  • Agent/Broker Liability
  • Appellate Practice
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Asbestos
  • Automobile
  • Bad Faith
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Employment Practices
  • Environmental Law
  • Fire
  • General Liability
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Lead Paint
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Life Insurance
  • Liquor Liability
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Pollution
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property and Casualty
  • Public Entities
  • Real Estate Agents & Brokers Liability
  • Restaurant Liability
  • State and Federal Courts
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trucking
  • Workers' Compensation
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About Us
Melick & Porter is a firm of trial and appellate attorneys providing superior courtroom representation. The firm handles matters throughout the New England region as well as in other parts of the country. Our reputation as seasoned, successful trial lawyers has steadily grown since our founding in 1983. All of our senior attorneys have extensive experience in state and federal courts. They have been recognized by their peers as Massachusetts Super Lawyers and New England Super Lawyers, and elected to trial and appellate lawyer honorary societies. Our clients choose to work with us because we reliably provide solid, practical litigation counsel, and are always prepared to fight for them in court when necessary. Our many, longstanding client relationships attest to our dependability and dedication to our clients’ interests. When you need trial or appellate counsel, Melick & Porter, LLP is the right choice.
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Additional Locations
Providence, Rhode Island
49 Weybossett Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Telephone: 401-941-0909
Fax: 401-941-6269
Southbury, Connecticut
900 Main Street South
Southbury, Connecticut 06488
Telephone: 203-596-0500
Fax: 203-721-8532
Southborough, Massachusetts
371 Turnpike Road, Suite 120
Southborough, Massachusetts 01772
Telephone: 508-452-2020
Fax: 508-452-2021
Manchester, New Hampshire
195 Elm Street
Manchester, New Hampshire 03101
Telephone: 603-627-0010
Fax: 603-627-0460
New York, New York
830 Third Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, New York 10022
Telephone: 212-541-7236
Fax: 212-840-8560
Hartford, Connecticut
100 Pearl Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06103
Telephone: 860-249-7179
Fax: 203-721-8532
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
AIGArch Insurance Group
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty InsuranceChubb & Son, Inc.
Everest National Insurance CompanyNationwide Insurance
Swiss Reinsurance America Corporation
Non-Insurance Clients
Academy Express, LLCBoy Scouts of America
Columbia Gas of MassachusettsCVS
C & W Services (formerly DTZ\Unicco)Family Dollar Stores, Inc.
Harvard UniversityInsperity
Stop & Shop, Inc./PeaPodTufts University
Watts Water Technologies, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Members of the Firm
Robert P. Powers
Boston, MA
E-Mail:rpowers@melicklaw.com
Years of Experience:32
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Professional Liability
  • Employment Practices
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • Life Sciences
  • Cyber Liability
Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992
AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell; Lawyer of the Year, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly; Massachusetts Super Lawyer; New England Super Lawyers; Litigation Counsel of America
Memberships:
  • Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Boston College, A.B. (magna cum laude), 1981
  • The Catholic University of America, J.D., 1984
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John F. Rooney, III
Boston, MA
E-Mail:jrooney@melicklaw.com
Years of Experience:33
Practice Areas
  • Toxic Torts
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Criminal Law
Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1983
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First and Second Circuits
AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell; Massachusetts Super Lawyer; Presiding Judge, Yale University Mock Trial Competition
Memberships:
  • Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut Bar Associations
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Education:
  • Suffolk University, B.S. (summa cum laude), 1979
  • New England School of Law, J.D., 1983
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William D. Chapman
Boston, MA
E-Mail:wchapman@melicklaw.com
Years of Experience:29
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Property and Casualty
  • Professional Liability
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Hospitality
  • Pharmacy Defense
Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell; Massachusetts Super Lawyer
Memberships:
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Professional Liability Defense Association
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association (Board of Directors)
Education:
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, B.A. (cum laude), 1983
  • Suffolk University, J.D., 1987
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Michael J. Mazurczak
Boston, MA
E-Mail:maz@melicklaw.com
Years of Experience:27
Practice Areas
  • Employment Practices
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Complex Litigation
  • Cyber Liability
Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1989
  • Wisconsin, 1989
  • New York, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America; Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel; Massachusetts Super Lawyer; New England Super Lawyers; Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM); Eagle Hill School Mock Trial Team Coach; Co-Chair, Eagle Hill School, Parent Advisory Board
Memberships:
  • American and Massachusetts Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) (Employement and Labor Law Committee)
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
Education:
  • Marquette University, B.A., 1986
  • Marquette University, J.D., 1989
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Partners
Mark S. BodnerMichael R. Byrne
John A. CaletriShannon McQueeney Doherty
Christopher D. GeorgeJared B. Giroux
Adam M. GuttinWilliam L. Keville, Jr.
Robert S. LudlumMohan Sreenivasan
Jeremy I. SteinRobert T. Treat
T. Dos UrbanskiMatthew C. Welnicki
John G. Wheatley
Associates
Steven M. BanksBrian C. Davis
Cameron C. DavisLauren S. Fackler
Charles C. GardnerErinn M. Gloster
Juan S. LopezChase A. Marshall
Carolyn M. MillerAndrew S. Philbin
Renè M. PickettDiane O. Pires
Holly G. RogersAlex A. Romano
Of Counsel
Erin J. M. AlarconGreta T. Hutton
John A. Sakakeeny

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Service Areas
Southbury, Connecticut142 miles
Southborough, Massachusetts29 miles
Manchester, New Hampshire54 miles
Providence, Rhode Island50 miles
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