MATTHEW J. KING
Longmeadow, Ma. 01106
RAIPHER D. PELLEGRINO ASSOCIATES, P.C. 2/3/2014 to Present
Assumed same role as that performed while working for Denner Pellegrino, LLP. Jeffrey A. Denner and Raipher D. Pellegrino are in the process of dissolving their partnership. Effective February 3, 2014, I became employed by Raipher D. Pellegrino Associates, P.C.
DENNER PELLEGRINO, LLP 1/2010 to 1/31/2014
Partner in plaintiff litigation practice, with concentration in medical malpractice. Trials throughout Massachusetts. Multiple six figure recoveries. Third-party insurance defense work for United America Group/Penn America. Selective criminal defense work.
ROBINSON DONOVAN P.C. 1990 to 2009
Voted Litigation partner in 1994 and Chair of Medical Malpractice Group in 2004.
Active civil litigation practice and experience including:
Extensive insurance defense work as lead attorney for major carriers including, among others: Travelers, CNA, One Beacon, Merrimack, Plymouth Rock, Hanover, and Cambridge. First and third - party liability claims, subrogation, coverage disputes, reference proceedings; declaratory judgment actions and examinations under oath
Lead plaintiff medical malpractice attorney in many major cases resulting in recoveries in excess of $1 million
Active criminal defense practice and experience
FEIN, PEARSON, EMOND & FEIN 1988 to 1990
Chief litigation attorney for firm concentrating in personal injury, products liability, medical malpractice, and criminal defense.
Lead counsel in a toxic tort case which, on my motion, was certified as a class action.
HAMPDEN COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE 1985 to 1988
As Assistant District Attorney, tried more than 200 bench trials and 60 jury trials and presented cases to the Grand Jury.
LAW OFFICES OF JOHN F. PACZKOWSKI 8/84 to 1/85
Associate to solo/general practitioner. Involved in all aspects of general practice
GREY AND WENDELL, P.C. 7/85
As law clerk/paralegal, drafted a 65 page memorandum interpreting applicability of certain federal import and export regulations
STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE 1/84 to 5/84
Pinellas County, Fla.
As clinic student, personally represented the State of Florida in four jury trials and two motions to suppress evidence.
LAW OFFICES OF JOHN P. LINEHAN 5/83 to 8/83
Summer associate with Traveler’s in-house law firm assisting three attorneys
STETSON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW 1/83 to 5/84
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Research Assistant to Dean Richard Dillon Duties were to research various issues of property law and to write memoranda thereon
Research Assistant to Robert Beatty Duties were to research and report on various issues of criminal and constitutional law
Eliades Leahy & Barry, Attorneys at Law 5/82 to 8/82
As summer law clerk/paralegal, wrote most legal documents emitted from attorney Leahy’s office.
Handled hearings in small claims court and before the Lowell Housing Review Board
Stetson University College of Law J.D. 5/84
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Law Review, Moot Court Vice-President, National Appellate Advocacy Competition
University of Massachusetts, B.A. 1981
Amherst, Ma. With Honors
The Best Lawyers in America, 2007, 2008, 2009. 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Top 100 Trial Attorneys in Massachusetts, 2007, 2008, 2011
Massachusetts Super lawyers, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012
Federal bar, Massachusetts Bar, Hampden County Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
Anna Maria College
Adjunct professor teaching Criminal Law and Procedure to local police officers and Massachusetts State troopers seeking degrees under the Quinn Bill.
Massachusetts State Police Academy
Lecturer in Evidence and Criminal Law and Procedure to local police officers and Massachusetts State troopers attending the Academy.
Massachusetts Insurance Fraud Bureau
Seminar presentation entitled “Detecting, Investigating and Prosecuting Fraudulent Insurance Claims- What You Should Know” to private and public fraud and arson investigators from throughout the state
Longmeadow Youth Basketball Association, board member and coach
Mass Hoop Jaguars AAU Basketball, coach
MBA Mock Trial Program, coached 7th and 8th eighth graders participating in the MBA Mock Trial Program.
March of Dimes, board member and chairman (‘92 - ‘94); Volunteer of the Year (‘93)
Children’s Study Home, board member of charitable organization providing residential services to troubled youth
Dial – A – Lawyer Program, Massachusetts Bar Association, lawyer volunteer
Candidate Board of Selectman, Longmeadow, Ma. (’88)
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