Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo LLP

  • Established in 1989
  • Firm Size 24
  • Attorneys at Law
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About this firm

Focused on innovative solutions, Smith Duggan provides effective, innovative and timely legal advice to businesses, organizations, individuals and public entities in New England and across the United States. From pre-eminent trial lawyers, to counselors in business litigation, product liability, health care law, personal law, estate planning, real estate, insurance and corporate matters, our experienced attorneys serve our clients' varied needs in a competitive marketplace.

Founded on the belief that legal representation of the highest caliber and ethical standards should be the hallmark of client service, the firm represents clients in a wide range of civil matters from commercial disputes and product liability, to medical malpractice defense and DPH and Board of Registration proceedings, to premises liability, workers' compensation, construction, and painting and coatings litigation, to divorce, guardianship and probate litigation, to insurance coverage, fisheries regulation, election law, charter school and business representation, to wills, trusts and estates advice.

Our dedication to clients and careful understanding of their needs allows us to solve the toughest legal problems with the proper balance of thoroughness and efficiency. We have a keen appreciation for the adept legal analysis, strategic thinking and focused energy that are required to meet the most demanding legal challenges. Clients choose Smith Duggan for our exceptional legal advice and our responsive, individualized approach.

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  • Trial Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitration
  • Business Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Organization
  • Business Regulation
  • CGL Insurance
  • Charter Schools Law
  • Child Custody
  • Civil Appeals
  • Civil Litigation Defense
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Construction Law
  • Contracts
  • Copyrights
  • Corporate Law
  • Defense Litigation
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce
  • Educational Law
  • Election and Campaign Finance
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Executive Severance Contracts
  • Explosions
  • Export Arms Control Litigation
  • Family Business Law
  • Family Law
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Federal Trial
  • Fire Loss
  • Fisheries Law
  • Government
  • Government Ethics
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Health Care
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Care Licensing
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Hospital Law
  • DPH and Board of Registration
  • Incompetency Proceedings
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • Legislative Redistricting
  • Licensing
  • Manufacturers Liability
  • Manufacturing Defects
  • Massachusetts 93a Litigation
  • MCAD
  • Mediation
  • Medical Bylaws and Staff Privileges
  • Medical Ethics
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Medical Peer Review
  • Medical Regulations and Confidentiality
  • Medical Staff Contracts
  • Medical Staff Credentialing
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents And Injuries
  • Municipal Law
  • Nonprofit Organizations Law
  • Nursing Home Litigation Defense
  • Paint and Coatings Litigation
  • Personal Law
  • Physicians Contracts
  • Physicians Licensing
  • Premises Liability
  • Prescribing and Controlled Substances Law
  • Probate Administration
  • Probate Litigation
  • Product Defects
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Public Authority Law
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Sanctions Law
  • Severance Agreements
  • Sexual Harassment
  • State Government Law
  • Torts
  • Trade
  • Trademarks
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trust Law
  • Unfair Business Practices
  • Unfair Competition
  • Unfair Employment Practice
  • Unfair Insurance Practices
  • Unfair Trade Practices
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • U.S. Supreme Court Litigation
  • Voting Rights
  • Wills
  • Workers Compensation Appeals
  • Workers Compensation Defense
  • Airplane Crash Litigation
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Aviation Defense
  • Aviation Insurance
  • Aviation Liability
  • Aviation Litigation
  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Casinos and Gambling
  • Constitutional Law
  • Charter School Law
  • Dental Malpractice Defense
  • Medical Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Nursing Liability
  • Nursing Malpractice

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  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Tamara Ricciardone by a Partner on 08/15/18 in Workers Compensation

    She always arrives at the Dept. of Industrial Accidents well prepared, be it a Conciliation, Conference or Hearing. I have always found her to be cordial and respectful to not only the Court but also to opposing counsel, employees and witnesses. Her... Read more

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    She always arrives at the Dept. of Industrial Accidents well prepared, be it a Conciliation, Conference or Hearing. I have always found her to be cordial and respectful to not only the Court but also to opposing counsel, employees and witnesses. Her presentations at Conferences at the Department are precise and to the point without any theatrics. Her examination of witnesses at Hearing are skillful as she elicits the information she seeks without antagonizing them. She's a terrific attorney. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Tamara Ricciardone by a Attorney on 08/15/18 in Workers Compensation

    Attorney Ricciardone is someone who stands out above all others, someone who exhibits grace, wisdom and integrity in all that she does and in all that she is . Whether in the courtroom or not, she exudes poise, confidence, and a knowledge of the law... Read more

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    Attorney Ricciardone is someone who stands out above all others, someone who exhibits grace, wisdom and integrity in all that she does and in all that she is . Whether in the courtroom or not, she exudes poise, confidence, and a knowledge of the law. She works diligently for her client and effectively navigates the world of Workers’ Compensation with passion and vigor. She is the consummate advocate and I am honored to have been asked to provide this reference on her behalf. Read less

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Smith Duggan is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits all forms of illegal discrimination against others, including discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran or other protected status.

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