Lou Ciavarra is the immediate past Managing Partner of the Firm and now the Leader of the Litigation Practice Area. For almost 30 years he has advised businesses on avoiding and, when necessary, litigating business disputes.
Lou has tried and won numerous jury and bench trials in federal and state courts on matters involving complex business disputes, intellectual property disputes, construction disputes and securities fraud. He has also represented professionals and firms in the securities industry before FINRA and state regulatory authorities. Lou’s practice often involves counseling business clients on employment matters, protection of intellectual property, contract negotiations and "bet the company" litigation.
Lou has the highest Martindale & Hubbell Peer Review ranking of AV Preeminent, 5.0, and has been selected for inclusion in Massachusetts Super Lawyers each year since its inception in 2004. Only five percent of the lawyers in a state are so selected each year. He has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the fields of Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Intellectual Property. Active in federal court practice, he is a former President of the Federal Bar Association - Massachusetts.
When Lou was Managing Partner of the Firm, the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus named him a “Good Guys” honoree for his ongoing commitment and partnership in achieving equality for women. He is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), an invitation-only honorary society that includes less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.
Representative cases that Lou has handled include a copyright infringement trial on behalf of a software client; an action to enjoin unlawful competition and protection of trade secrets; defense in a suit by the acquirer of a subsidiary of our client alleging breach of contract and a claim of securities fraud against our client.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers||2016|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers||2015|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers||2014|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2012|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2007|
|Super Lawyer||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2006|
|Super Lawyer||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2005|
|Super Lawyer||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Federal Bar Association, First Circuit||Former Executive Vie President||N/A|
|Federal Bar Association, District of Massachusetts||Former President||N/A|
|United States Federal Court Advisory Committee||Founding Member||N/A|
|Worcester County Bar Association, Federal Court Committee||Former Chairman||N/A|
|Worcester Chamber of Commerce||Member, Board of Directors||N/A|
|Female Leadership Interest Council (FLIC)||Member, Board of Directors||N/A|
|New Garden Park, Inc.||Director||N/A|
|Suffolk University Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|College of The Holy Cross||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|
|Lead Trial Counsel for a Multi-Billion Dollar International Engineering and Environmental Firm||Favorable for Client|
|Lead Trial Counsel for a Large National Software Company||Favorable for Client|
|Represents an International Power Company||Favorable for Client|
|Lead Trial Counsel for a Multi-Billion Dollar Defense Contractor||Favorable for Client|
|Represents a Major Massachusetts Political Party||Favorable for Client|
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