We embrace challenging legal issues and are committed to giving customized service to businesses, not-for-profits and individuals in corporate, family, probate, real estate, employment, personal injury, and criminal defense law.
Known as the “Can-Do” firm, RDP Associates plans and executes legal strategies and solutions with diligence and care, ensuring that clients’ expectations are met. Our clients are varied, but share common expectations. Therefore, we continually direct our focus to matching services with needs while considering all client perspectives and constraints. We have enjoyed a stellar litigation success history and our attorneys have handled many landmark cases.
Intrinsic to the our recognized litigation success is the attorneys’ drive and style. Unique backgrounds grant the firm’s members a diversity of practical and legal views that contribute to continued achievement. We believe that to practice law is to passionately represent clients while being a friend of the court – to do less is to do disservice to both the client and the court.
We practice in Massachusetts and in many jurisdictions throughout the United States in our professional assistance to clients.
Whether the result of an automobile accident, slip-and-fall, medical malpractice, product failure or work related negligence, personal injury and wrongful death often cause significant physical and emotional trauma. The attorneys and staff of Raipher D. Pellegrino Associates work with the client to determine the validity of a claim, identify the responsible party, and assess the appropriate compensation for the injury. From the outset we work with the client to address immediate needs, including, but not limited to, obtaining all necessary medical care and documentation to substantiate the injury.
Although a monetary award cannot fully compensate for all injuries or losses, Raipher D. Pellegrino Associates is dedicated to pursuing each and every remedy available to the client.
Personal injury and wrongful death cases are often complex. Technical and procedural obstacles exist in every case. Raipher D. Pellegrino Associates has the experience and knowledge necessary to overcome these obstacles and obtain the most advantageous resolution for the client. Raipher D. Pellegrino Associates has a proven track record of successful resolutions, both before and after trial.
Recognizing the financial burdens that often accompany a personal injury or death of a loved one, there is no fee for our representation unless and until the client recovers monetary compensation.
About Our Attorneys:-
Raipher D. Pellegrino
Raipher D. Pellegrino, Principal of Raipher D. Pellegrino Associates, is known as a charismatic and strategically artful litigator and business negotiator. He is recognized by both clients and colleagues as a tireless advocate for his clients and their goals. With an innate ability to “think outside the box,” Mr. Pellegrino is not satisfied unless he has represented each and every client to the best of his ability and obtained the best possible result.
Mr. Pellegrino has been recognized as a Massachusetts Lawyer of the Year 2002 by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and was recognized by Super Lawyers of Massachusetts and Boston Magazine in 2004. He has appeared on CNN and MSNBC commenting on trial strategies. Attorney Pellegrino has practiced throughout the United States in local, state and federal courts, as well as before the Massachusetts Appeals Court, Supreme Judicial court, and the United States First Circuit Court of Appeals.
Attorney Pellegrino has a proven track record of negotiating and litigating personal injury cases. He was a member of a legal team that successfully negotiated a $35 million dollar settlement for injuries and death resulting from a foundry explosion. Likewise, he successfully litigated and obtained a $1.275 million dollar verdict from a Hampden County jury for injuries aggravated by an ambulance company. He has handled a multitude of complex business matters and litigation for clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies. Attorney Pellegrino’s expertise in representing banks, mortgage companies and educational institutions has earned him high praise in legal, educational and business communities. A former two-term Springfield City Counselor, Attorney Pellegrino recognizes the relationship between government and the private sector, and has the experience necessary to reconcile the two interests.
Attorney Pellegrino received a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell with a B.A. in Political Science, and minors in Economics and Philosophy, and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1992. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Hampden County Bar Association, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers, United States Court for the District of Massachusetts, and Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Judge Joseph A. Pellegrino
Judge Joseph A. Pellegrino, Retired Justice of the Massachusetts Trial Courts, is a partner in Raipher D. Pellegrino Associates, and brings to the firm over 40 years of legal experience as both an attorney for 18 years and a respected jurist for over 23 years. His love of the law and adherence to its rules are demonstrated in his record as a jurist. As a former Chief of the western Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts, Judge Pellegrino represented over 20 different state agencies in civil litigation in the following areas: tort defense, collection, contract, eminent domain, consumer law, governmental law, environmental law, and civil rights law, as well as criminal prosecution.
His service under two Attorney Generals was recognized with a Distinguished Service Award. Judge Pellegrino also served as a Special Prosecutor for the City of Springfield and adjunct faculty for Business Law and Criminal Procedure at Holyoke Community College.
As a first Justice, he implemented policies and procedures that improved the operation of the courts, served as an advocate for change that would enhance the juvenile justice system, and developed and implemented many programs for juveniles.
Judge Pellegrino has received numerous awards and been recognized for exceptional service by state, city, and private agencies. His presentations and writings include Family Law Advocacy, Substance Abuse and the Courts, Adolescent Adoption, Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing, Estate Planning and Taxation, Legal Considerations in Business Formation, Bench-Press Relations, Timing of Trials, Western Massachusetts Pro Bono Referral System, Care and Protection, Fighting Crime, Weapons in the Classroom, Community Mediation, and Care and Protection for Children.
Judge Pellegrino’s perspective in the practice of law reflects his lifelong perspectives in his relations with others, wherein he believes that our lives are interconnected. Every client’s problems deserve consideration for solutions. and when their solution is within his domain, he will work tirelessly for the client.
Judge Pellegrino received a B.A. from Boston College cum laude in 1958, a J.D. in 1962 from New England School of Law, and an LLM in Taxation in 1978 from Boston University School of Law. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Hampden County Bar Association, and the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts.