Pierce, Alan S.

Alan S. Pierce

ATTORNEY AT LAW

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Practice Areas:

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Social Security Disability

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 00/1974
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 00/1969

Bar Admission

  • Massachusetts, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts

Representative Cases

  • Kemp's Case 12 Mass App. Ct 964 (1981)
  • Kemp's Case 306 Mass 730 (1982)
  • Firemans Fund Ins Co. v. Commonwealth 18 Mass. App. Ct. 129 (1984)
  • Phillips' Case 41 Mass. App. Ct. 612 (1996)
  • Letteney's Case 429 Mass. 280 (1999)
  • Ryan's Case 447 Mass. 1111 (2006)

Honors

  • Fellow - College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers - American Bar Association - inducted March 2007
  • Named to America's Best Lawyers
  • Named to America's Premier Lawyers, Fortune Magazine, November, 2006
  • Named Super Lawyer for Workers' Compensation, Boston Magazine, November
  • Recipient of the President's Special Recognition Award- Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys

Classes & Seminars

  • Host: "Workers' Comp Matters", Legal Talk Network
  • Speaker on Workers' Compensation issues for Risk Management Society, Harvard School of Public Health, MCLE, Professional Education Systems, National Business Institute
  • Instructor in medical/legal issues for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, San Francisco (1993)
  • New Orleans (1994)
  • Speaker at national Workers' Compensation conference, Las Vegas (2001)
  • ATLA convention Atlanta, Georgia (2002)
  • Panelist, SEAK National Workers' Compensation Conference Hyannis (2002,2003)
  • Panelist, ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Conference, Chicago (2008)

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Jewish Historical Society of the North Shore; President(2005-present)

Past Positions

  • Law Offices of Pierce, Schneider & Ricci, P.A. Boston, Salem and Wakefield, MA, 1985 to 1993
  • Law Office of Murphy & Beane Boston, MA, 1976 to 1985
  • Law Office of James D. Casey Boston, MA, 1974 to 1976
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company Lynn, MA, 1969 to 1974

Professional Associations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member, 1976
  • Massachusetts Academy Trial Attorneys, Member, 1989
  • Salem Bar Association, Member, 1986
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Chair, Workers Compensation Subcommittee, 1988 to 1989
  • Mass. Academy of Trial Attorneys, member of Workers' Compensation Committee (1992 - Present)
  • Mass. Academy of Trial Attorneys, Chairperson (1999-2002)
  • Mass. Academy of Trial Attorneys, Member Board of Governors (1999-Present)
  • Mass. Academy of Trial Attorneys, Chairperson Education Committee (2002-2003)
  • Mass. Academy of Trial Attorneys, Secretary (2002-2003)
  • Mass. Academy of Trial Attorneys, State Legislation co-chair (2003-2004)
  • Mass. Academy of Trial Attorneys, President- Elect (2003-2004)
  • Mass. Academy of Trial Attorneys, President (2004-2005)
  • Mass. Bar Association; chairperson of Workers' Compensation Section (1987 - 1989)
  • Mass. Bar Association, Member House of Delegates (2004-2006)
  • Mass. Bar Association, Member Executive Management Board (2005-2006)
  • American Association for Justice, member of Workers' Compensation Section
  • American Bar Association- Workers Compensation Committee
  • Essex County Bar Association, Vice Chairman 2007-2008, Board of Directors (2004-present)
  • Member, Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group
  • Workers' Compensation Advisory Council, appointed by Governor William Weld (1995 - 1998)
  • Workers' Compensation Advisory Council, re-appointed by Governor A. Paul Cellucci (1998 - 2003)
  • Board of Directors, Consumer Justice Institute (2002-present)
  • Board of Advisors, Workers' Comp RX (2005-2008)
  • Lawyers' Committee Mass Coalition for Occupational Health

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney