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At Yale University, I lettered in football, track and lacrosse and made All-East and All-Ivy in football. I was a member of the Berzelius Society and Delta Kappa Epsilon.  Prior to entering law school, I tried out for three National Football League teams and was signed by the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills and New York Jets.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 35%
    28 years, 145 cases
  2. Insurance Fraud: 35%
    16 years, 350 cases
  3. Insurance: 30%
    16 years, 260 cases

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  • Peter Szyjka

    Pat is a very skillful and knowledgeable litigator. He carries himself with class and is always respectful to others in all his professional interactions. He is an excellent insurance industry defense counsel. I fully endorse him as an attorney.


    Peter Szyjka Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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    Patrick is a top notch litigator. He is extremely reliable, well prepared and organized. I relied on him many times when we worked together to review my briefs and provide critiques. He is very even keeled which captures his personality that makes him the right fit for many litigation matters where the stakes and emotions are high. Patrick's clients would tell you he is diligent about keeping them in the loop as to what is going on in their matter. His colleagues would tell you Patrick is always the first one to organize the group when it is time to take a break from the office and blow off some steam in a social setting like a golf outing or charity event. He is a smart guy who works efficiently but maintains his sense of humor and perspective on all things. I recommend Patrick as an integral part of any team and appreciate his advice and counsel.


    Peter Farrell Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Szyjka and Deramo

10 Andrew Sq Ste 101
South Boston, MA, 02127-3037


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Litigation AttorneySzyjka & D'Eramo2014 - Present
AttorneyMartin, Magnuson, McCarthy & Kenney2012 - 2014
AttorneySmith & Brink2007 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Claims & Litigation Management AllianceMember2014 - Present
New England Association of Insurance Fraud InvestigatorsMember2008 - Present
New England Chapter of the International Association of Special Investigation UnitsMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Advanced Spine Centers v. Commerce Insurance, 2012 Mass. App. Div. 153Judgment vacated and case returned to District Court for Trial
Loatman v. Nieves, Boston Municipal CourtDefense Verdict
Millefoglie v. Hawkins, Peabody Dist. Ct.Defense Verdict
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Yale UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1982