Richard E. Heifetz

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Rick Heifetz is entering his fortieth year of practicing law. He is a 1972 graduate of the University of New Hampshire (B.A., cum laude) and a 1978 graduate of the New England School of Law (J.D., cum laude). He began his legal career as an associate in the firm of Darling & McLaughlin in Burlington and was a founding partner in the Boston firm of Roche, Heifetz, Murphy & Wholley. From 2001 through 2012, he was a partner in the Boston firm of Tucker, Heifetz & Saltzman, LLP, and from 2013 to 2017, he was the managing partner of Heifetz Rose LLP.

Rick's practice areas include all civil litigation including those involving insurance coverage, toxic tort, environmental liability and coverage, product liability, equine liability, premises liability, first party property disputes, commercial disputes and professional liability for insurance agents, brokers, architects, attorneys and engineers. Rick has tried cases to verdict in the areas of wrongful termination, professional liability, product liability, general liability, bad faith, environmental liability, insurance coverage and commercial disputes.

Rick is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, the United States District Courts for the District of Massachusetts and the District of New Hampshire, as well as the First Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association, New Hampshire Bar Association, American Bar Association (Torts and Insurance Practice Section), Defense Research Institute and the Massachusetts Bar Association. Rick is an Advocate in the American Board of Trial Attorneys and a member of the Professional Liability Committee of the DRI. He has been named a Super Lawyer since 2008, Best Attorneys in New England, Best Lawyers in America and is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America. He is a frequent lecturer on professional liability for insurance agents and brokers, environmental law and insurance coverage.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • General Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
781-786-2730  Phone
(617) 502-9650  Phone
(617) 725-0533  Fax
University Attended:
University of New Hampshire, B.A., cum laude, 1972
Law School Attended:
New England School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1978
Year of First Admission:
2006, New Hampshire; United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; 1978, Massachusetts
Massachusetts and American (Member, Tort and Insurance Practice Section) Bar Associations; Defense Research Institute; Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association; American Board of Trial Advocates; New Hampshire Bar Association

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