Tucker, Saltzman, Dyer & O'Connell LLP a leader in liability defense

Issue March/April 2017

Firm Name: Tucker, Saltzman, Dyer & O'Connell, LLP

Year founded: March 2014

Location: Boston, Mass., and Providence, R.I.

Number of attorneys: 8

Managing partner: Paul Saltzman

What types of law does your firm handle?

Tucker, Saltzman, Dyer & O'Connell, LLP represents individuals, businesses and insurance companies in cases involving product liability, the defense of medical professionals, nursing homes, and other care facilities and providers, premises liability, automotive liability, liquor liability, construction accidents and defects, environmental liability, insurance coverage analysis and litigation, commercial disputes, employment litigation, subrogation and general liability.

Any particular areas of law where the firm has made a name for itself?

We have achieved sustained success and recognition in all areas of civil litigation, with a concentration in personal injury cases involving products liability, medical and nursing home liability, premises liability, construction liability and transportation liability, and construction defect claims, as well as representing insurers and insureds in insurance coverage and "bad faith" litigation.

What firm attribute do clients find most attractive?

Our clients appreciate the depth of knowledge and experience our attorneys provide, as well as our high level of attention and responsiveness.

Describe a recent volunteer activity the firm has undertaken.

We will be participating in the MBA's upcoming Mock Interview Program.

Is your firm regularly active with any charitable or civic organization?

Our lawyers and staff volunteer their time and experience with multiple organizations, including local youth sports, the Angel Fund for ALS research, Wreaths Across America, the Susan G. Komen 3-Day and Race For The Cure, and the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation.

Is there anything about the firm that people might be surprised to learn?

We have lawyers that have practiced in Louisiana and Texas.

Why is it important to have all the lawyers in your firm members of the MBA?

The MBA is an excellent resource for our attorneys with its educational programs, leadership opportunities and networking.

In what way do you find the MBA beneficial to the lawyers in your firm?

The MBA is beneficial because it assists our lawyers in being an active part of the legal community and the educational programs keep us on top of the law, both as attendees and speakers. As a defense firm, it also provides us with opportunities to network with the plaintiffs' bar.

Are there any specific MBA programs you find particularly helpful to your firm?

The numerous educational programs are always helpful, and the Lawyers Journal keeps us abreast of the happenings in the community.

What would you like to see more of at the MBA?

We encourage and support the MBA's commitment to expanding legal services to sections of the population that could not otherwise afford it.

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