Raipher D. Pellegrino

Raipher D. Pellegrino

Raipher D. Pellegrino

Managing Partner

Attorney Raipher D. Pellegrino, Managing Partner of Raipher, P.C. is known as a charismatic and strategically artful litigator and business negotiator. He is perceived by his clients and colleagues as a tireless, passionate advocate for justice.

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Hampden County Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice


  • Juris Doctor – Suffolk University Law School
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Philosophy – University of Massachusetts at Lowell

An Ability to think outside the box

With an innate ability to “think outside the box,” Attorney Pellegrino is not satisfied unless he has represented each and every client to the best of his ability and obtained the best available result.

… a proven track record of negotiating and litigating personal injury cases

Attorney Pellegrino has a proven track record of negotiating and litigating personal injury cases. Of specific and recent importance is the litigation and settlement of the Big Dig Tunnel Collapse case for $28 million on behalf of the husband for the death of his wife, which was caused by the collapse of a ceiling tile in Boston’s Big Dig tunnel. Furthermore, he helped negotiate the settlement, as part of a legal team effort, of the explosion at Jahn Foundry for $35 million.

Other significant cases had the following results: an award of $3.5 million in a Civil Rights/Wrongful Death case, an award of $2.6 million in a Medical Malpractice case, an award of $1.7 million in a Construction Accident case, an award of $1.5 million from an Auto Accident judgment and an award of $1.275 million from a Hampden County Jury verdict in an Auto Accident case.

a great closer of civil cases

Attorney Pellegrino’s record in civil cases is that of a great closer of disputes in land, contract, domestic law and general business matters. He has handled a multitude of complex business matters and litigation for clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies both within the United States borders and in foreign countries. His expertise in representing banks, mortgage companies and educational institutions has earned him high praise in legal, business and educational communities.

An experienced attorney who will fight for you

Attorney Pellegrino has also gained a reputation in criminal matters with particular skill in handling white collar criminal and other criminal matters. Known for his interest in a fair legal representation for all clients retained, he has the energy and legal resources to bring to fruition the best possible result in these difficult and often high profile cases.

A former two-term Springfield City Counselor, Attorney Pellegrino recognizes the relationship between government and the private sector, and has the experience necessary to reconcile the two interests.


… Recognized by its peers with awards and nominations

Attorney Pellegrino has been recognized as a Massachusetts Lawyer of the Year in 2002 by the Massachusetts Lawyer Weekly, a Super Lawyer of Massachusetts in 2004 by the Boston Magazine and one of the top 100 trial lawyers nationally by The National Trial Lawyers. He has also appeared on CNN and MSNBC to comment on trial strategies. Attorney Pellegrino has practiced throughout the United States in local, state, and federal courts, as well as before the Massachusetts Appeal Court, Supreme Judicial Court, and the United States First Circuit Court of Appeals.

Attorney Pellegrino subscribes the belief that, “An attorney’s inherent duty is to represent clients with high quality legal research, sensitivity to the client’s needs and wishes, requisite energy to stay the course required, and cogent strategic legal strategy; and all actions are determined with a view to the ethical practice of law.”

Practice Areas
  • Business Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
Published Works
The Litigation Costs of Business, Westfield State College: INCITE Journal, Volume I, 1993
Take Care with Substance Abuse Testing, Business West, November, 1992
Representative Cases
Hogan v AMR (Hampden County Superior Court 2003)
Foisy v Royal Maccabees Life Insurance Company and Reassure America Life Insurance Company(Hampden County Superior Court 2003)
Foisy v Royal Maccabees Life Insurance Company and Reassure America Life Insurance Company (U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit 2003)
Pasquini v Reed, Reed and Reed (Hampden County Superior Court 1997)
Comm. of Mass. v Kieczykowski (Hampden County Superior Court 2002)
Comm. of Mass. v Preston (Hampden County Superior Court 2000)
USA v Bisanti (U.S. District Court, Florida 2001)
Ruel v City of Chicopee (Hampden County Superior Court 1994)
ICNE v CULM Insurance Agency, Inc. (Hampden County Superior Court 1997)
Classes & Seminars
  • Drafting Interrogatories and Requests for Production of Documents, Civil Litigation Practice for Paralegals, March 31, 1995
  • Document Control and Management/Complex Cases, Civil Litigation Practice for Paralegals, March 31, 1995
  • Justice – Mock Trials/ High Schools, Massachusetts Bar Association-Hampden County Schools, 1996
  • John O’Brien Youth Foundation Speaker, Bay Path College, 1995 – 1996


Honors & Awards

Raipher D. Pellegrino
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Raipher, P.C.
265 State St Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: (413) 746-4400
Fax: (413) 746-2816

We serve the following localities in Western MA: Bristol County including New Bedford and Fall River; Essex County including Lynn, Lawrence, and Haverhill; Franklin County including Greenfield; Hampden County including Springfield; Hampshire County including Northampton and Amherst; Middlesex County including Lowell, Cambridge, Newton, Somerville, Framingham, Waltham, Malden, and Medford; Norfolk County including Quincy and Brookline; Plymouth County including Brockton and Plymouth; Suffolk County including Boston; and Worcester County including Worcester.

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