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... more
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 work... view profile
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