Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters, Experts and TPAs
Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters, Experts and TPAs



Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


1 Liberty Square, Boston, Massachusetts 02109

Established: 1983

Practice Areas

  • Accountants
  • Administrative Law
  • Advertising Injury
  • Agent/Broker Liability
  • Appellate Practice
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Asbestos
  • Automobile
  • Bad Faith
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Employment Practices
  • Environmental Law
  • Fire
  • General Liability
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Lead Paint
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Life Insurance
  • Liquor Liability
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Pollution
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property and Casualty
  • Public Entities
  • Real Estate Agents & Brokers Liability
  • Restaurant Liability
  • State and Federal Courts
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trucking
  • Workers' Compensation


About Us

Melick & Porter is a firm of trial and appellate attorneys providing superior courtroom representation. The firm handles matters throughout the New England region as well as in other parts of the country. Our reputation as seasoned, successful trial lawyers has steadily grown since our founding in 1983. All of our senior attorneys have extensive experience in state and federal courts. They have been recognized by their peers as Massachusetts Super Lawyers and New England Super Lawyers, and elected to trial and appellate lawyer honorary societies. Our clients choose to work with us because we reliably provide solid, practical litigation counsel, and are always prepared to fight for them in court when necessary. Our many, longstanding client relationships attest to our dependability and dedication to our clients’ interests. When you need trial or appellate counsel, Melick & Porter, LLP is the right choice.


Additional Locations

  • Providence, Rhode Island
  • One Richmond Square
  • 331 Waterman Street
  • Providence, Rhode Island 02906
    • Telephone: 401-941-0909
    • Fax: 401-941-6269
  • Southbury, Connecticut
  • 900 Main Street South
  • Southbury, Connecticut 06488
    • Telephone: 203-596-0500
    • Fax: 203-721-8532
  • Southborough, Massachusetts
  • 2 Park Central Drive, Suite 120
  • Southborough, Massachusetts 01772
    • Telephone: 508-452-2020
    • Fax: 508-452-2021
  • Manchester, New Hampshire
  • 195 Elm Street
  • Manchester, New Hampshire 03101
    • Telephone: 603-627-0010
    • Fax: 603-627-0460
  • New York, New York
  • 11 Broadway, Suite 615
  • New York, New York 10004
    • Telephone: 212-541-7236
    • Fax: 212-840-8560
  • Hartford, Connecticut
  • 750 Main Street, Suite 100
  • Hartford, Connecticut 06103
    • Telephone: 203-769-3111
    • Fax: 203-721-8532
  • Biddeford, Maine
  • 40 Main Street, Suite 13-140
  • Biddeford, Maine 04005
    • Telephone: 207-517-4111
    • Fax: 207-835-4980

Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Academy Express, LLC
  • Avis Budget Group, Inc.
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Circle K Stores, Inc.
  • Columbia Gas of Massachusetts
  • Great Wolf Lodge
  • Harvard University
  • Insperity
  • Lyft, Inc.
  • Marriott International, Inc.
  • Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Rheem Manufacturing Company
  • Stop & Shop, Inc./PeaPod
  • Tufts University
  • Watts Water Technologies, Inc.

Personnel Information

Members of the Firm


Robert P. Powers

Boston, MA

Years of Experience: 37

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Professional Liability
  • Employment Practices
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • Life Sciences
  • Cyber Liability
Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992
AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell; Lawyer of the Year, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly; Massachusetts Super Lawyers; New England Super Lawyers; Litigation Counsel of America
Memberships:
  • Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Boston College, A.B. (magna cum laude), 1981
  • The Catholic University of America, J.D., 1984

John F. Rooney, III

Boston, MA

Years of Experience: 38

Practice Areas
  • Toxic Torts
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Criminal Law
Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1983
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First and Second Circuits
AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell; Massachusetts Super Lawyer; Presiding Judge, Yale University Mock Trial Competition
Memberships:
  • Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut Bar Associations
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Education:
  • Suffolk University, B.S. (summa cum laude), 1979
  • New England School of Law, J.D., 1983

William D. Chapman

Boston, MA

Years of Experience: 34

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Property and Casualty
  • Professional Liability
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Hospitality
  • Pharmacy Defense
Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell; Massachusetts Super Lawyers
Memberships:
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Professional Liability Defense Association
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association (Board of Directors)
Education:
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, B.A. (cum laude), 1983
  • Suffolk University, J.D., 1987

Michael J. Mazurczak

Boston, MA

Years of Experience: 32

Practice Areas
  • Employment Practices
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Complex Litigation
  • Cyber Liability
Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1989
  • Wisconsin, 1989
  • New York, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America; Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel; Massachusetts Super Lawyers; New England Super Lawyers; Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
Memberships:
  • American and Massachusetts Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) (Employement and Labor Law Committee)
  • National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association
  • Society of Human Resources Management
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
Education:
  • Marquette University, B.A., 1986
  • Marquette University, J.D., 1989

Richard E. Heifetz

Boston, MA

Years of Experience: 43

Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • General Liability
Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1978
  • New Hampshire
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Memberships:
  • Norfolk County Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of New Hampshire, B.A. (cum laude), 1975
  • New England School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1978

William L. Keville, Jr.

Boston, MA

Years of Experience: 36

Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • General Liability
  • Liquor Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Hospitality and Restaurant
  • Recreational Liability
Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1985
Additional Biographical Details:

Massachusetts Super Lawyer; New England’s Top Rated Lawyers; Worcester Academy Board of Visitors; Nativity School of Worcester (Board of Trustee Advisors)

Memberships:
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association (Trial Practice Chair)
  • Association of Ski Defense Attorneys
Education:
  • Williams College, B.A., 1981
  • Suffolk University, J.D. (cum laude), 1985

Partners


  • Whitney K. Barrows
  • Mark S. Bodner
  • Michael R. Byrne
  • Brian C. Davis
  • Matthew B. DiMario
  • Shannon McQueeney Doherty
  • Christopher D. George
  • Robert W. Healy
  • Christian H. Hinrichsen
  • Carolyn M. Miller
  • Shannon M. O'Neil
  • René M. Pickett
  • Holly G. Rogers
  • William P. Rose
  • Syd A. Saloman
  • James T. Scamby
  • Robert T. Treat
  • Christopher van Tienhoven
  • Matthew C. Welnicki

Associates


  • Teniola M. Adeyemi
  • Alexander W. Ahrens
  • Steven M. Banks
  • Mathew W. Beckwith
  • Lauren K. Camire
  • Christopher A. Costain
  • Jacqueline A. Crockwell
  • Lauren S. Fackler
  • Alison T. Feeley
  • Elizabeth J. Fegreus
  • Charles C. Gardner
  • Michael C. Grenier
  • Johnathan L. Konandreas
  • Nicholas M. Luise
  • Jeremy P. McManus
  • Victoria M. Ranieri
  • Kurt A. Rocha
  • Lauren C. Roche
  • Laura K. Terrasi
  • Parker L. Williams
  • John N. Yokow

Of Counsel


  • Erin J. M. Alarcon
  • Douglas L. Fox
  • Jennifer A. Sunderland
  • T. Dos Urbanski

News


Service Areas

Hartford, Connecticut, USA 101 miles

Southbury, Connecticut, USA 142 miles

Biddeford, Maine, USA 89 miles

Southborough, Massachusetts, USA 29 miles

Manchester, New Hampshire, USA 54 miles

New York, New York, USA 218 miles

Providence, Rhode Island, USA 50 miles


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