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PARTNERS
Richard N. Curtin
Chrisann Leal
Paul M. Moretti
William H. Murphy
Linda D. Oliveira
Thomas P. O'Reilly
Linda C. Scarano


ASSOCIATES
Andrew Couture
John Curran
George D. Kelly
Erin E. Lynch
Charles A. Mahanor
Paul E. McIver
Marianne Swenson
John M. Waldron
Attorneys
PARTNERS

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).


Chrisann Leal
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.


ASSOCIATES


George D. Kelly is a 1988 graduate of Stonehill College and a 1992 graduate cum laude of New England School of Law. Prior to attending law school he began his career as a claims representative for Aetna Life & Casualty where he handled personal injury claims. At New England School of Law he was a New England Scholar, recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Tort Law, Technical Coordinator Editor for the New England Law Review. After graduating from New England School of Law he was an Assistant District Attorney for five years in Bristol County where he prosecuted major felonies and completed numerous bench and jury trials. After leaving the District Attorney's Office he was staff counsel for Kemper Insurance company for five years practicing primarily in the litigation of industrial claims in Massachusetts and Rhode Island as well asbestos defense in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Mr. Kelly is admitted to the practice of law in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

 

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.


Marianne Swenson
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.

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John Curran
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.


Andrew J. Couture
Mr. Couture was born in Gardner Massachusetts. He is a 2001 graduate of Fitchburg State University and a 2006 graduate of Massachusetts School of Law at Andover. Mr. Couture concentrates his practice in workers compensation, complex litigation, personal injury, landlord tenant and estate litigation. He has extensive trial experience in the courts of the Commonwealth.


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.


Erin E. Lynch
Ms. Lynch joined Curtin, Murphy and O’Reilly in December 2011. She is a graduate of Keene State College (B.A. 2003) and New England School of Law (J.D. 2006). Erin concentrates her practice in the area of civil litigation defense. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts.

 


John M. Waldron
Mr. Waldron joined Curtin, Murphy and O’Reilly in November 2012. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (B.A., cum laude, 2009) and the New England School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2012), where he was an editor of The New England Law Review. John concentrates his practice in the area of civil litigation defense. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.