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Ms. Ricciardone is the head of Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo LLP's workers’ compensation defense team and a leader in its litigation practice group, and has extensive experience in the defense of workers’ compensation claims for both insurers and self-insurers. She has lectured at educational seminars on current topics in defending workers’ compensation claims, and authored several articles on workers’ compensation topics.  


 


In her free time, Ms. Ricciardone enjoys designing and making costumes for local theatre groups.

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  1. Workers Compensation: 85%
    24 years
  2. Appeals: 5%
    24 years
  3. Defective Products: 5%
    24 years
  4. Litigation: 5%
    24 years

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Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo LLP

55 Old Bedford Rd
Lincoln North
Lincoln, MA, 01773-1125

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive199201/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
WC Program AwardElectric Insurance Co.1999
National Mock Trial TeamBoston College Law School1992
Dean's ListThe Johns Hopkins University1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSmith, Duggan, Buell & Rufo LLP1999 - Present
AttorneyElectric Insurance Co.1997 - 1999
AssociateSmith & Duggan LLP1992 - 1997
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember - Workers' Compensation2014 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Anna Keane v. McLean HospitalAffirmed
Mae Roscoe v. Brigham and Women's HospitalRemanded
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
LexisNexis Practice Guide: Massachusetts Workers’ CompensationAuthor2015
MCLE: 16th Annual Workers' Compensation Law ConferenceRepresenting Insurers from Intake2015
Editor, Workers’ Compensation Practice in Massachusetts (MCLE)Editor, Workers’ Compensation Practice in Massachusetts2015
Massachusetts Continuing Education, Inc.Reviewer, Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Law Sourcebook and Citator2013
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. ("MCLE")Editor, Workers’ Compensation Practice in Massachusetts2012
Workers’ Compensation Practice in Massachusetts (MCLE)“Medicare’s Reimbursement Rights and Enforcement Relating to Workers’ Compensation Cases”2012
Workers’ Compensation Practice in Massachusetts (MCLE)“Tips for Obtaining Discovery and Preparing for Hearing: The Insurer’s Perspective”2012
Keeping Buildings Healthy: How to Monitor and Prevent Indoor Environmental Problems (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)“Case Study: The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Experience”1998
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Cases (MCLE)“Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Cases: Presenting the Defense”1998
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Cases (MCLE)“Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Cases: Using Experts in Case Preparation and Presentation”1997
"Workers' Compensation in the News" (periodic newsletter to clients)AuthorN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawDoctor of Law (JD), cum laude1992
Johns Hopkins UniversityPsychologyBachelor of Arts (BA), cum laude1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MCLE: 16th Annual Workers' Compensation Law ConferenceRepresenting Insurers from Intake2015
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.“Workers’ Compensation Basics Plus!”2010
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.“Workers’ Compensation Basics Plus!”2009
National Professional Communications Co., Inc.“Protecting Your Medical Facility Against Latex Induced Allergy Claims”1997
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.“Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Cases: A Practical Guide to Understanding the Issues”1997