William H. Murphy
Mr. Murphy is a 1963 graduate of Boston College and a 1970 graduate of the New England School of Law and was senior editor of the Law Journal. He joined Parker, Coulter, Daley & White ("Parker Coulter") in 1971. He became a General Partner in the firm in 1980. In 1991, he became the Manager of the fifteen-attorney Occupational Injury Department at the firm. In April 1993, he was elected as the Managing Partner of Parker, Coulter and continued in that position until he resigned in September of 1995. Mr. Murphy's practice has involved the litigation of industrial injury claims. Mr. Murphy is A.V. rated by Martindale Hubbell. He has been added to the roster of the Best Lawyers in America by Woodward/White and listed as one of Boston's Best Lawyers by the Boston Globe and Boston Magazine.
Thomas P. O'Reilly
Mr. O'Reilly is a 1967 graduate of Boston College. After a period of military service, he graduated from Boston College Law School in 1972. He began his legal career as staff counsel to the Travelers Insurance Company. In 1976 he joined Parker, Coulter, Daley & White where he remained a general partner until he became a founding partner of Curtin, Murphy & O'Reilly in 1995. Over the years he has developed a significant practice in the defense of occupational injury claims, particularly in the area of occupational disease and toxic exposure claims both in Massachusetts and under the provisions of the Long Shore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. He is also an experienced civil litigator in state and federal courts and has been Massachusetts counsel to several national corporations on toxic exposure claims. He is AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Workers' Compensation Attorneys. He has also been named a Super Lawyer by the Law & Politics Institute and was added to the roster of the "Best Lawyers in America" by Woodward/White. Mr. O'Reilly is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court of Massachusetts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Richard N. Curtin
Mr. Curtin is a 1966 graduate of Fairfield University and a 1969 graduate of the Boston University School of Law. After a period of military service, he joined the Boston law firm of Murphy and Beane where he remained until 1980 when he joined Parker Coulter. He became a General Partner in 1990. Mr. Curtin's practice has focused on the defense of occupational injury claims in Massachusetts and under the provisions of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. During his first ten years with the firm Mr. Curtin handled all workers' compensation appeals taken to the Massachusetts Appellate Courts and to the United States Courts of Appeals for the First and Second Circuits. He is A.V. rated by Martindale Hubbell.
Linda C. Scarano
Ms. Scarano was born in Brighton, Massachusetts and was graduated from Stonehill College in 1973. She received a Juris Doctor degree from New England School of Law in1976. She was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1977. In 1978 she was admitted to the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the United States Supreme Court in 1986. Ms Scarano joined Parker Coulter and became a partner in the firm. Ms. Scarano is a member of both the Plymouth County and Massachusetts Bar Associations. Ms. Scarano has focused her practice on workers' compensation matters and is a partner in the Fall River office. Ms. Scarano is A.V. rated by Martindale Hubbell.
Linda D. Oliveira
Ms. Oliveira was in born Providence, Rhode Island and is a graduate of Southeastern Massachusetts University (B.A., cum laude, 1982) and Franklin Pierce Law Center (J.D., 1986). Ms Oliveira was a member of Phi Alpha Delta. She was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1986 and New Hampshire and Rhode Island in 1987. She was also admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Districts of New Hampshire and Massachusetts in 1987. Ms. Oliveira joined Parker Coulter and became a partner in the firm. Ms. Oliveira is a member of the Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and American Bar Associations. Ms. Oliveira has focused her practice on workers' compensation and civil litigation and is a partner in the Fall River office.
Paul M. Moretti (Managing Partner)
Mr. Moretti was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1988. Mr. Moretti was admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in 1989. He was admitted to the United States Supreme Court in 1994. Mr. Moretti was graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1978 and received his Masters in Business Administration in 1980. He was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. Mr. Moretti earned a Juris Doctor degree from New England School of Law, magna cum laude, in 1988. He is the Recipient of Amos L. Taylor Service and Scholarship Award and was the Editor-in-Chief of the New England Law Review (1987–1988). He joined Parker Coulter in 1988 and became a Partner in 1993. He also served as an Instructor at New England School of law from 1989 to 1995. Mr. Moretti is a member of both the Massachusetts and American Bar Associations. Mr. Moretti has focused his practice on appellate litigation, insurance law, construction law, premises liability, products liability, toxic torts, railroad law, transportation law, and workers' compensation law. He is an active practitioner at the Supreme Judicial Court, Appeals Court and Reviewing Board of the Department of Industrial Accidents. Mr. Moretti is A.V. rated by Martindale Hubbell and is a frequent contributor to MCLE on motor vehicle torts and workers' compensation law. Reported cases include: Carpenter's Case, 456 Mass 436 (2010); Walker's Case, 453 Mass. 358 (2009); Fantasia's Case, 75 Mass. App. Ct. 655 (2009); Camara's Case, 71 Mass App. Ct. 8 (2008); Haslam's Case, 451 Mass. 101 (2008); Afarian v. Mass. Elec. Co., 449 Mass. 257 (2007); Pillman's Case, 69 Mass. App. Ct. 178 (2007); Pilon's Case, 69 Mass. App. Ct. 167 (2007); Castillo v. Cavicchio Greehouses, Inc., 66 Mass. App. Ct. 218 (2006); Hicks's Case, 6L Mass. App. Ct. 755 (2005); Walker's Case, 443 Mass. 157 (2004); Hammond's Case, 62 Mass. App. Ct. 684 (2004); Conroy's Case, 61 Mass. App. Ct. 239 (2004); Metropolitan Property as Cas. Ins. Co. v. Morel, 60 Mass. App. Ct. 379 (2004); Viveiros's Case, 53 Mass. App. Ct. 296 (2001); Cruz's Case, 51 Mass. App. Ct. 26 (2001); Barbosa's Case, 47 Mass. App. Ct. 236 (1999); Taylor's Case, 44 Mass. App.Ct. 495 (1998); Louis's Case, 424 Mass. 136 (1997); Dunne v. Boston, 41 Mass. App.Ct. 922 (1996); Rotman v. National R.R. Passenger Corp., 41 Mass. App.Ct. 317 (1996); Davis v. Westwood Group, 420 Mass. 739 (1995); Davis v. Allard, 37 Mass. App.Ct. 508 (1994); Inferrera v. Sudbury, 31 Mass. App.Ct. 96 (1991); Matter of King, 409 Mass. 590 (1991).
Ms. Leal was born in Fall River, Massachusetts and admitted to the Massachusetts bar in l993. In l994 she was admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Ms. Leal is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (B.A., magna cum laude, l990) and Suffolk University Law School (J.D., l993). Publications include Co-Author, An Examination of Punitive Damages Awards in Breast Implant Products Cases, The Advocate, vol. 24, l994; Co-Author, Punitive Damages Cases in Breast Implant Products Litigation: A Research Report, Journal of Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, l994; Author, Review of Bernard D. Reams Reprint Edition of the Food and Drug Administrations Meetings on the Safety and Efficacy of Breast Implants, Bimonthly Review of Law Books, Vol. 5, l993. Ms Leal has focused her practice in personal injury law , premises liability, motor vehicle law, products liability, and employment practices litigation, including claims before the MCAD. She is a member of the Massachusetts and American Bar associations.
Charles A. Mahanor
Mr. Mahanor was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1986 and to the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in 1992. Mr. Mahanor is a graduate of John Carroll University and Suffolk University Law School. He has over 20 years experience in the defense of civil litigation matters, including complex construction litigation, premises liability, motor vehicle torts and products liability. Mr. Mahanor is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association.
Ms. Swenson is admitted to the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts and Massachusetts bars. She is a 1982 graduate of the University of Michigan and Boston University School of Law in 1985. She started her career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office, with experience in both jury and bench trials. Starting in January 1990, Ms. Swenson became a staff attorney to Travelers Insurance Co. handling insurance defense matters, primarily workers’ compensation cases at all levels. She was promoted to Counsel in 1992. She has been co-chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section and is a lecturer on Workers’ Compensation matters. Ms. Swenson is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.
Mr. Curran graduated from Boston College (1986) and Suffolk University Law School, cum laude (1990). Following law school, he served as a judicial law clerk and deputy senior law clerk with the New Hampshire Superior Court (1990-1992). Following his clerkship, he served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New Hampshire, assigned to the Department of Justice's Criminal Bureau, where he prosecuted homicide cases and represented the state in criminal appeals and federal habeas corpus proceedings (1992-1995). After prosecuting, he joined Devine, Millimet & Branch, PA, focusing on government and insurance defense cases. In 1998, he joined Getman, Schulthess & Steere, PA, and continued his practice, representing numerous counties and towns in both the federal and state courts of New Hampshire. He has tried many jury cases to defense verdict, including a series of cases for the Hillsborough County (NH) Department of Corrections. He has served on several state and local boards and commissions, including service as a Commissioner for the New Hampshire Post-Secondary Education Commission.
Michael C. Houlihan
Mr. Houlihan grew up in Hopkinton, Massachusetts and is a graduate of Penn State University (B.S., 2009) and Suffolk University Law School (J.D., 2014). He was admitted to the Massachusetts bar and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in 2015. During law school, he served as a law clerk at a civil litigation firm where he focused on plaintiff and defendant personal injury and insurance defense. He also served as a student prosecutor for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office where he represented the Commonwealth in various criminal cases. Mr. Houlihan’s practice has focused primarily on personal injury law and premises liability. He is a member of the Boston Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association.
Paul E. McIver
Mr. McIver was raised in Belmont, Massachusetts and is a graduate of Providence College (B.A., 1992) and New England School of Law (J.D., 1997). He was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1998. After graduating from New England School of Law, he was an Assistant District Attorney for three years in Middlesex County where he prosecuted felonies and misdemeanors and completed numerous bench and jury trials. After leaving the District Attorney's office Paul concentrated his practice in insurance defense and civil litigation. He also worked for a real estate company handling litigation matters, including commercial evictions. He has over 13 years of litigation experience.
Mr. Pavao graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth (B.A., 2007) and Roger Williams University School of Law (J.D., 2010). Mr. Pavao was admitted to both the Massachusetts and Rhode Island bars in 2010 as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island in 2011. Mr. Pavao served as a law clerk for the Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Court before becoming staff counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance. He handled insurance defense matters, including motor vehicle and premises liability cases, as well as workers’ compensation cases and tried numerous jury cases to defense verdicts. Mr. Pavao is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association and currently focuses his practice on workers’ compensation matters.
Mr. Barker grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts. He has been admitted to the state and federal courts in California (1992), Massachusetts (1997), and New Hampshire (2004). Mr. Barker has more than 20 years of litigation experience in the defense of civil matters, including cases in premises liability, construction, professional liability, employment law, fires, and environmental law. He also has handled many insurance coverage and insurance bad-faith matters. Finally, John is experienced in SLAPP-suit and defamation litigation. He graduated from Williams College (BA, cum laude) and Hastings College of Law, in San Francisco (JD, University of California). At Hastings, John was awarded an American Jurisprudence Award in legal writing and research, and served as the Senior Articles Editor for the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly