Christopher J. Petrini

Attorney Profile

Top Rated State, Local & Municipal Attorney in Framingham, MA

Petrini & Associates PC
 | 372 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508-665-4310
Fax: 508-665-4313
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2010, 2014 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • State, Local & Municipal (70%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Christopher J. Petrini is the founding principal of Petrini & Associates, P.C., in Framingham, Massachusetts. Nationally recognized as one of the top lawyers in his region as well as the entire country, Mr. Petrini provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout Worcester County, Metrowest and the Boston metro who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    ·       Municipal law and litigation

    ·       Public construction

    ·       Labor and employment law

    ·       Land use and zoning

    A leader in his field, Mr. Petrini is the past president of the Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association (MMLA), and he continues to serve on the organization's executive committee. He also serves as regional vice president of the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) as well as co-chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Construction Law Committee of the Civil Litigation Section. He also helped establish the MMLA's Annual Public Construction and Infrastructure Update Conference, and he has served for more than 10 years at the conference's chair.

    Mr. Petrini has also written extensively and conducted numerous lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region and around the country on a variety of legal topics. Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, he has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as a Top 100 Lawyer in New England designation three times. He has also received perennial designation as being among the top 2.5% of attorneys in his region.

    A 1983 cum laude graduate of Georgetown University, Mr. Petrini received his master's degree in philosophy from Duke University in 1987 and his Juris Doctor with high honors from Duke University School of Law that same year. He holds his license to practice in Illinois and Massachusetts, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the Northern District of Illinois as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%State, Local & Municipal
    • 30%Construction Litigation: Business
    Focus Areas

    State, Local & Municipal Litigation, Construction Defects


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    Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2010, 2014 - 2021

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    About Christopher Petrini

    Admitted: 1990, Massachusetts

    Professional Webpage:


    • In 2016 I was awarded the IMLA Amicus Service Award for drafting an amicus brief on behalf of IMLA and several other municipal service and employer organizations in the case of Lopez v. City of Lawrence, et al., No. 14-1952, US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.    , Amicus Service Award, International Municipal Lawyers Association, 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • I am a member of the Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association, serving on its Executive Committee since 2002.  I am a former president of MMLA and former chair and current member fo the MMLA Amicus Committee.  I am a Regional Vice President of IMLA representing the First Circuit, and also am co-chair of the Construction Committee of the Civil Litigation Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association, having previously served on the MBA Public Law and Law Practice Management Section Councils.   

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • In recent years I have authored or co-authored numerous amicus briefs on a pro bono basis on behalf of MMA, MMLA, IMLA and other municipal organizations and municipalities.  , 2015
    • I am committed to performing pro bono work, including representation of individuals, service on bar committees, and working for the advancement of municipal law through the drafting of amicus briefs, working on legislative initiatives, etc.  In addition to my law-related service, I also serve as Vice President of Endowment for the Knox Trail Council.    

    Industry Groups

    • IMLA
    • MBA
    • MMLA
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    Office Location for Christopher J. Petrini

    372 Union Avenue
    Framingham, MA 01702

    Phone: 508-665-4310

    Fax: 508-665-4313

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