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PIERCE and DOOLING WIN PRODUCT LIABILITY TRIAL ON MARTHA’S VINEYARD

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Pierce & Mandell, Robert Pierce, Boston, MAPierce & Mandell, Curtis Dooling, Boston, MABob Pierce and Curt Dooling recently obtained a defense verdict on behalf of their client in a jury trial in Dukes County Superior Court on Martha’s Vineyard.

The plaintiff in the case sustained a serious eye injury, which eventually led to the loss of the plaintiff’s eye, when he was struck with a golf disc designed and manufactured by Pierce & Mandell’s client. The plaintiff claimed that the golf disc that struck and injured him was dangerously defective because of its design and because it lacked proper warnings alerting users to its dangers. The firm challenged the plaintiff’s credibility by showing that the plaintiff’s version of how he was injured was not credible based on witness testimony and relevant medical records. The firm also successfully argued that the golf disc was not dangerously defective.

The case was challenging due to the very serious injury that the plaintiff suffered, and the fact that the individual who threw the disc that struck the plaintiff was no longer living in the United States and was unable to testify at trial.  Rather, his deposition testimony was read to the jury.

The case was tried over 6 days, and the jury deliberated for approximately 7 hours. The jury determined that Pierce & Mandell’s client did not breach the warranty of merchantability and that the golf disc was not dangerously defective.

Bob Pierce has now achieved complete victory for his clients in the last eight jury cases that went to verdict.

Pierce & Mandell Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Pierce & Mandell, P.C. is proud to announce that once again partners Bob Pierce, Bill Mandell, Michael Fee, Tom Kenney, Bob Kirby, and Dennis Lindgren have been selected as Massachusetts Super Lawyers for 2016. Associate Curtis Dooling was designated as a Massachusetts Rising Star for 2016.


Bob Pierce was recognized as a Super Lawyer in the practice area of Civil Litigation/Defense; Bill Mandell in Health Care; Michael Fee, Tom Kenney, and Bob Kirby in Business Litigation; and Dennis Lindgren in Personal Injury/Plaintiff. Curtis Dooling was recognized as a Rising Star in Land Use/Zoning.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Rising Stars are those attorneys under the age of 40 who have been nominated by peers for excellence in their chosen practice area. Candidates are then evaluated utilizing twelve indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. No more than 2.5 percent of eligible lawyers in Massachusetts are named to the Rising Star list each year.

The Super Lawyers supplement will be published in the November, 2016 issue of New England Magazine and is widely distributed in regional publications and across the country.

Pierce & Mandell Takes to the Links for Children’s Charities

Monday, August 15, 2016

Pierce & Mandell partners Tom Kenney, Bob Pierce, Bob Kirby and Mike Fee tore up Woodland Country Club recently at the Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf tournament. This year’s affair was attended by over 120 committed Metrowest business persons, and raised thousands of dollars for Family Access of Newton (www.familyaccess.org), a 100 year old organization that empowers and strengthens families and the community through programs that nurture child development, promote effective parenting skills and support working parents. We were proud to take part and contribute to this very worthy endeavor.

Pierce & Mandell, P.C. – Proud Sponsor of Boston Bar Association’s Law Day Celebration

Monday, May 23, 2016

Justice Rebecca Kourlis, founder of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, spoke on reforming legal education and expanding access to justice at the BBA’s Law Day dinner.  She was seen chatting with Bob Pierce.

Start and Run a Successful Small Firm

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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On January 17, Bob Pierce will be speaking at the Massachusetts Bar Association conference entitled "How to Start and Run a Successful Small Firm or Solo Practice." Mr. Pierce’s presentation will address a wide variety of topics including choosing office space, budgeting and finance, and selection of proper entity.


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