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



Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys - General Defense


265 Franklin Street, Suite 601, Boston, Massachusetts 02110

Established: 2016

Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Asbestos
  • Construction Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Government Affairs
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Toxic Torts
  • Covid 19 Task Force
  • Lead
  • Litigation Management
  • PFAS Compliance and Litigation
  • Proposition 65
  • Talc Litigation


About Us

CMBG3 Law is a dynamic law firm that litigates, counsels and navigates its clients through complex legal matters that require sophisticated scientific and medical knowledge and multidimensional problem solving skills. We handle legal matters throughout New England and manage litigation throughout the United States. All of our law firm's founding partners worked together for over 10 years before joining together to form CMBG3 Law in 2016.

Our team at CMBG3 Law does not just work for our clients - we strategically partner with them. We view each legal matter as a puzzle for our team to collaborate on and solve. No case is the same, so the approach to each case must be specifically tailored to achieve the best results given our clients' needs. Our clients know that their interests are
our priority from the way that we listen, appreciate and protect them. We also recognize that not all clients have the same goals. A victory for some clients means maintaining status quo, while other clients want a "no holds barred" defense. Our team is well-equipped to provide any type of service that our clients demand.

Just as each case that we work on differs in its approach, each of our team members bring different perspectives to our cases. Our professionals differ in backgrounds, experiences, risk tolerances, strengths, talents and expertise, which enables us to look at cases and issues from all angles to provide the highest quality defense for our clients. Despite our different approaches, we realize that our clients hire us to be expert legal advisors for them. We do not merely provide our clients with options or potential scenarios; rather, we make clear recommendations and respect any decision made by our clients.

CMBG3 Law's founding partners sought to create a law firm that was different from the rest in its service, philosophy and culture. We combined the best parts of traditional law firms and left behind the vestiges of what makes many firms flawed. We set aside our egos and provide our clients with the right team to service them, regardless of who "brought the client in the door." Above all else, our clients' best interests come first and we truly care about the people that we represent. Our philosophy is reflected in our firm name - each of the founding partners is equally represented and the
initials of our names work together to form CMBG3 Law.

When our clients retain us, they know that they are not just retaining counsel who will work for them. CMBG3 Law works with our clients to partner with them to achieve the absolute best result for each client.


Firm Highlights

  • CMBG3's law litigation management service protocol includes an assessment phase, a strategic planning phase, a Team and resource assessment, technology services Expert strategy needed and a quarterly review.
  • CMBG3 is an industry leader and authority on PFAS compliance, litigation and government compliance.
  • CMBG3 litigates asbestos cases in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Nevada, Rhode Island with licenses in a number of other states.
  • CMBG3 identifies environmental legislation that will impact your business and will recommend action steps to avoid disruption of business.


How We Offer Value

  • With over 200+ years of combined experience, CMBG3 is the leader in environmental compliance and litigation law.
  • No other firm dealing with PFAS issues has the level of expertise to partner with manufacturers, property managers and insurance risk assessors on regulatory compliance for environmental and occupational safety and health laws.


Additional Locations

  • Providence, Rhode Island
  • 10 Dorrance Street, Suite 700
  • Providence, Rhode Island 02903
    • Telephone: 401-529-3688
  • San Francisco, California
  • 333 Pine Street, Suite 400
  • San Francisco, California 94104
    • Telephone: 415-957-2300
  • Irvine, California
  • 100 Spectrum Center Drive, Suite 820
  • Irvine, California 92618
    • Telephone: 949-467-9500
    • Fax: 949-377-3355

Client Information

Insurance Clients


Personnel Information

Shareholders


Kendra Bergeron

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 2006
  • Rhode Island
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Education:
  • The George Washington University, B.A., 2002
  • New England School of Law, J.D., 2006

Jennifer A.P. Carson

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1999
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Additional Biographical Details:

Rhode Island State Court (asbestos docket-wide pro hac vice)

Education:
  • Suffolk University, B.S., 1996
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 1999

John P. Gardella

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Tennessee, 2003
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Education:
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 2000
  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2003

Brendan J. Gaughan

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 2001
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Education:
  • Boston College, B.A., 1996
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 2000

David A. Goldman

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1993
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
Education:
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 1987
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 1993

Bryna R. Misiura

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1992
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Education:
  • Allegheny College, B.A., 1987
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1992

Partners


Luis A. Barba

Irvine, CA
Admitted
  • California, 2005
  • Nevada
  • Washington
Education:
  • University of California, Riverside, B.A., 2002
  • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2005

Christine D. Calareso

Irvine, CA
Admitted
  • California, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California
Education:
  • Wake Forest University, B.A., 1999
  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 2002

Michaela Lancer

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • New York, 2008
  • Massachusetts
Education:
  • Villanova University, B.A., 2004
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2007

Ryan Landis

Irvine, CA
Admitted
  • California, 1999
Education:
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.S., 1994
  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 1998

Michael D. Simons

Boston, MA

Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1993
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of Illinois
Education:
  • Brown University, A.B., 1990
  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 1993

Attorneys


  • Seta Accaoui
  • Rebecca A. Bellow
  • Nicholas Blei
  • Alleli Corino
  • Jessica L. Deyoe
  • John Dupuis
  • Alexandra M. Fraher
  • W. Joseph Gunter
  • Eric J. Robie
  • Gilliam F. Stewart

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