Taylor S. Lavallee
Taylor S. Lavallee
Attorney Taylor Shea Lavallee started working in the criminal justice field while in college, protecting the rights of victims of crime as a Victim/Witness Advocate. As an attorney, Taylor focuses primarily on Civil Litigation in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, and civil rights, but also works on federal criminal defense cases, including white collar crimes.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
- Hampden County Bar Association
- Western Massachusetts Professional Women’s Chamber of Commerce
- Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association
- Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorney
- Juris Doctor – Western New England University School of Law
- Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice; Minor in Psychology – Westfield State University
Connecting with clients and the community
Attorney Lavallee’s passion for justice is fueled by her desire to deliver nothing but her best to every single client. Whether a small-claims personal injury case or a full-scale criminal trial, Attorney Lavallee’s preparation and attitude does not waver. Taylor worked closely with firm founder, Raipher Pellegrino, to secure an acquittal for their client who was falsely accused of rape. The not-guilty verdict was returned in fifteen minutes following the two-and-half day trial, which is indicative of the Taylor and Raipher’s skilled trial preparation.
Taylor takes her role as a public citizen seriously and continues her advocacy beyond her work as an attorney. As a member of the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association, Taylor serves at the co-chair of the Legislative Policy Committee. In her capacity as co-chair, Taylor assists with the development of the WBA’s priority legislation, drafts testimony for hearings, and meets with legislators and allies concerning important issues in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Taylor is also an integral member of the Protected at Work Task Force and assisted in drafting H.1918 / S.1152 An Act Relative to Employment Protections for Victims of Abusive Behavior.
Every client has a story
Attorney Lavallee worked in the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office for over three years as a Victim/Witness Advocate while earning on her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology at Westfield State University. During her time at the DA’s office, Taylor gained valuable insights into the justice system and further developed the belief that every client has a story to tell. Prior to joining the firm as an attorney in 2018, Taylor was a valued and respected member of the Raipher, P.C. team as a law clerk. She also clerked at three other law firms in the area before graduating with her J.D. from Western New England University School of Law and being admitted to the bar in 2018.
Taylor’s intellectual curiosity and passion for justice go hand in hand. She is never done learning and finds joy in sharing knowledge with her clients, friends, colleagues, and community. Taylor was a awarded a full scholarship and attended the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance Academy in 2015, completed SAFEPLAN domestic violence response training, and attended and completed the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Depositions Workshop in 2018. Taylor strives to use all of her knowledge and training to advocate for justice.
- Criminal Defense
- Criminal Defense: White Collar
- Personal Injury
- Civil Litigation
- Civil Rights
Honors & Awards
- Best Plaintiff Advocate
- CALI Award: Criminal Procedure & Investigations
- CALI Award: Products Liability
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265 State St Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: (413) 746-4400
Fax: (413) 746-2816
We serve the following localities: 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.