Raipher D. Pellegrino

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Springfield, MA

Raipher, P.C.
 | 265 State Street, Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: 413-746-4400
Fax: 413-746-2816
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Raipher D. Pellegrino is the managing partner of Raipher, P.C., located in Springfield, Massachusetts. A top-rated lawyer and trial advocate with more than 27 years of legal experience, Mr. Pellegrino represents a diverse range of clients throughout Bristol, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Plymouth and Worcester counties who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    ·        Personal injury

    ·        General civil litigation

    ·        Criminal defense

    ·        Business law

    ·        Family law

    Through his personal injury practice, Mr. Pellegrino has achieved unprecedented success advocating on behalf of innocent accident victims and their families. Among his most notable successes, he helped negotiate a $28 million settlement in wrongful death suit for a husband who lost his wife in the Big Dig Tunnel Collapse, and he was part of a legal team that secured a $35 million settlement for the victims of an industrial explosion. In addition, he has secured numerous other multimillion-dollar awards and settlements for auto accidents, construction accidents and medical malpractice victims.

    Equally effective in his business litigation and criminal defense practice, Mr. Pellegrino has handled hundreds of complex business matters for companies of all sizes in a variety of industries involving land disputes, contract issues and other domestic law matters. He has also become recognized as one of the area's most skillful criminal defense attorneys for cases involving white collar crimes and other serious offenses.

    In all cases, Mr. Pellegrino is fully committed to those he serves and helping to increase his clients' chances of obtaining the most favorable outcomes possible for their issues. Credited for his service and professionalism, he has earned designation for being among the country's Top 100 Trial Lawyers from The National Trial Lawyers organization as well as recognition as a leading trial attorney from Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly magazine, among his other awards and honors.

    A leader in his field, Mr. Pellegrino has several publications to his credit, and he conducts lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics. He is also actively involved with the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Hampden County Bar Association, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Association for Justice.

    Mr. Pellegrino obtained his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in 1991, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 40%Criminal Defense
    • 20%Business Litigation


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    Super Lawyers: 2004

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    Admitted: 1992, Massachusetts

    Professional Webpage: https://raipher.com/attorneys/raipher-d-pellegrino/


    • $3.5 million in a Civil Rights/Wrongful Death case
    • $1.275 million from a Hampden County Jury verdict in an Auto Accident case
    • $1.5 million from an Auto Accident judgment
    • $1.7 million in a Construction Accident case
    •  $2.6 million in a Medical Malpractice case
    • Top 100 trial lawyers nationally, The National Trial Lawyers
    • CNN and MSNBC to comment on trial strategies
    • Massachusetts Lawyer of the Year, Massachusetts Lawyer Weekly, 2002
    • Super Lawyer of Massachusetts, Boston Magazine, 2004

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Supreme Judicial Court
    • United States First Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • Massachusetts Appeal Court
    • Federal Courts
    • American Association for Justice
    • Massachusetts Bar Association
    • Hampden County Bar Association

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • The Litigation Costs of Business, Westfield State College: INCITE Journal, Volume I, 1993
    • John O’Brien Youth Foundation Speaker, Bay Path College, 1995 – 1996
    • Justice – Mock Trials/ High Schools, Massachusetts Bar Association-Hampden County Schools, 1996
    • Document Control and Management/Complex Cases, Civil Litigation Practice for Paralegals, March 31, 1995
    • Drafting Interrogatories and Requests for Production of Documents, Civil Litigation Practice for Paralegals, March 31, 1995
    • Take Care with Substance Abuse Testing, Business West, November, 1992


    • ICNE v CULM Insurance Agency, Inc. (Hampden County Superior Court 1997)
    • Ruel v City of Chicopee(Hampden County Superior Court 1994)
    • USA v Bisanti (U.S. District Court, Florida 2001)
    • Comm. of Mass. v Preston(Hampden County Superior Court 2000)
    • Pasquini v Reed, Reed and Reed (Hampden County Superior Court 1997)
    • Comm. of Mass. v Kieczykowski (Hampden County Superior Court 2002)
    • Foisy v Royal Maccabees Life Insurance Company and Reassure America Life Insurance Company (U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit 2003)
    • Foisy v Royal Maccabees Life Insurance Company and Reassure America Life Insurance Company(Hampden County Superior Court 2003)
    • Hogan v AMR (Hampden County Superior Court 2003)

    Educational Background:

    • B.A., University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Cum Laude, Minor: Political Science, Economics and Philosophy
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    Office Location for Raipher D. Pellegrino

    265 State Street
    Springfield, MA 01103

    Phone: 413-746-4400

    Fax: 413-746-2816

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