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Andrea Peraner-Sweet

Andrea Peraner-Sweet

Practice areas:

Litigation, Discrimination, Mediation

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About Me

Andrea's litigation practice focuses on employment law, probate and trust litigation and tort litigation. She has extensive experience in product liability litigation and the defense of electric utilities in complex liability cases. Andrea has successfully tried cases in both state and federal courts and has appeared extensively before administrative agencies including the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Massachusetts Division of Insurance.  She has argued before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Massachusetts Appeals Court.


Andrea is a 1976 cum laude graduate of Smith College and a 1987 magna cum laude graduate of Boston College Law School. She also holds a Masters in Social Work from New York University.  Since 2004, Law and Politics has recognized Andrea as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer in its annual list published in Boston Magazine.  Only 5% of the lawyers in Massachusetts are awarded that designation.  Since 2013, Andrea has been listed in Best Lawyers in America, a highly esteemed, national peer review guide of attorneys.  

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Litigation: 60%
    28 years
  2. Discrimination: 35%
  3. Mediation: 5%

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Steven Eric Gurdin

    Andrea is a highly talented lawyer. She is a superb advocate in the courtroom and seasoned trusted advisor to her clients. Andrea approaches every case and client matter with a committed work ethic that clients repeatedly acknowledge and respect.

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    Steven Gurdin Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Heather Virginia Baer

    Andrea is a talented and tenacious lawyer with an excellent command of many different areas of the law. I can always rely on her to provide superb advice. It is a pleasure to work with Andrea.

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    Heather Baer Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

One Beacon Street
16th Floor
Boston, MA, 02108

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
RIAuthorized to practice law199408/29/2015
MAActive198704/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyer in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Media2014
Best Lawyer in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Media2013
Best Lawyer in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Media2012
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Media2011
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Media2010
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Media2009
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Media2008
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Media2007
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Media2006
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Media2005
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Media2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerSally & Fitch LLP1995 - Present
AssociateSally & Fitch, LLP1987 - 1994

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Boston Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
FDIC v. Elio, 39 F. 3d 1239 (1st Cir. 1994)appointment of trustee as remedy for fraud affirmed (with Jonathan W. Fitch)
Afarian v. Massachusetts Electric Company, 449 Mass. 257 (2007)Summary Judgment for utility client affirmed
McBride v. MCAD et al., 677 F. Supp. 357 (D. Mass. 2009)Discrimination claim against client dismissed.

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
New York Universitysocial workM.S.W.1980
Smith CollegeClassical LanguagesB.A1976

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
AEGIS Claims Roundtable SeminarSelection and Preparation of Fact and Rebuttal Witnesses2013