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Alan S Pierce

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Alan S. Pierce at  Pierce, Pierce & Napolitano  has been representing injured workers and their families for over 30 Years.

Alan is Past President of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, and has been on the editorial board of the Journal of Workers Compensation where his column From The Courts appeared quarterly.

For 9 years he was an appointed member of the Governor's Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation.

He has served on the Board of Governors of the Mass. Academy of Trial Attorneys, the Board of Directors of the Essex County Bar Association and the House of Delegates and the Executive Management Board of the Massachusetts Bar Association He recenly was a member of the Rules Committee of the Department of Industrial Accidents.

He currently is immediate past chair of the ABA TIPS Workers' Compensation Section and board member of WILG, Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group.

For the past several years he has been the host of Workers Comp Matters which can be heard at

In 2007 he was among the first 40 lawyers in the country to be inducted as a Fellow in the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers of the American Bar Association.

He has been listed as a Super Lawyer for Workers' Compensation in Boston Magazine in every year since 2004 through 2012,the only lawyer listed for 9 consecutive years in this category.

He appears in the Best Lawyers in America 2007-2012 editions.

In 2011 he was the chair of the Workers' Compensation Centennial Commemoration held in Boston to mark the 100th anniversary of Workers' Compensation in the United States.

He has authored dozens of articles pertaining to Workers' Compensation practice and is a frequent lecturer in Massachusetts and around the country on compensation and disability legal issues.


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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 60%
    41 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    41 years
  3. Social Security: 15%
    41 years



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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Alan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • James K Brownell

    I endorse this lawyer. Alan is a great lawyer and mentor to those of us in the profession. I have both watched him at legal seminars and before the Accident Board.


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Contact info

Pierce, Pierce & Napolitano

Shetland Office Park
27 Congress Street
Salem, MA, 01970-7309

Pierce, Pierce & Napolitano

15 Broad St
Boston, MA, 02109



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
America's Best LawyersBoston Sunday Globe Magazine2015
Super LawyerBoston Magazine2014
Dragonslayer's AwardWILG2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Boston Sunday Globe MagazineAmerica's Best Lawyers2012
RecognizedAmerica's Best Lawyers2011
Super LawyersBoston Magazine2011
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in MassachusettsNational Trial Lawyers Association2011
RecognizedAmerica's best lawyers2010
Boston's Best LawyersBoston Sunday Globe Magazine2010
RecognizedAmerica's Best Lawyers2009
Boston's Best LawyersBoston Sunday Globe Magazine2009
Super LawyerBoston Magazine2009
RecognizedAmerica's Best Lawyers2008
Super LawyersBoston Magazine2008
Boston's Best LawyersBoston Sunday Globe Magazine2008
RecognizedAmerica's Best Lawyers2007
FellowCollege of Workers' Compensation Lawyers2007
Super Lawyer for Workers' CompensationBoston Magazine2007
Recognized, America's Premier LawyersFortune Magazine2006
Super Lawyer for Workers' CompensationBoston Magazine2006
Super Lawyer for Workers' CompensationBoston Magazine2005
RecognizedAmerica's Best Lawyers2005
Super Lawyer for Workers' CompensationBoston Magazine2004
Distinguished Service AwardMass Acacdemy of Trial Attorneys2003
President's AwardMassachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPierce, Pierce & Napolitano2012 - Present
Host Workers' Comp MattersLegal Talk Network2005 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Alan S. Pierce & Associates1985 - 2011
AttorneyMurphy & Beane1976 - 1985
AttorneyLiberty Mutual Insurance Co1974 - 1976
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Academy of Social InsuranceMember2015 - Present
College of Workers' Compensation LawyersBoard of Governors2013 - Present
Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy GroupBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Mass Bar AssociationWorkplace Safety Task Force2010 - Present
Temple B'nai AbrahamPresident2009 - Present
Workers' Compensation Centennial CommitteeChair2009 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2007 - Present
Jewish Historical Society of the North ShorePresident2005 - Present
Workers Injury Law and Advocacy groupMember2004 - Present
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Workers' Compensation SectionBoard of Governors1999 - Present
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Workers' Compensation SectionMember1992 - Present
Salem Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Workers' Compensation SectionMemberN/A
Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy GroupTreasurer2014 - 2015
Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy GroupSecretary2013 - 2014
American Bar Association, Workers Compensation CommitteeChair2010 - 2011
American Bar Associationmember ABA AMA Task Force2008 - 2008
MassCOSHBoard of Directors2008 - 2011
American Bar Association,Tort and Ins Practice, Workers' Compensation CommitteeMember2007 - 2008
Mass Bar Associationmember Rules Committee WC2006 - 2007
Workers' Comp RXBoard of Advisors2006 - 2007
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysPresident2004 - 2005
Essex County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2004 - 2010
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Chairperson Education CommitteeSecretary2002 - 2003
Journal of Workers' CompensationBoard of Editors2002 - 2009
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Workers' Compensation SectionChair1999 - 2002
Workers' Compensation Advisory Councilappointed member by Governor1995 - 2004
Massachusetts Bar Association, Workers' Compensation SectionChair1987 - 1989
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Morris Phillips' Casewon on appeal at Supreme Judicial Court
Kemp's CaseWon at Appeals Court Reversed by Supreme Judicial Court
Sikorski v City of PeabodyWon at Supreme Judicial Court
See all legal cases 
Publication nameTitleDate
ABA TIPS SectionPersonal Comfort Doctrine2012
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education New EnglandTraps For The Unwary2011
History PressHistory of Boston's Jewish North Shore2009
Journal of Workers' CompensationExclusive Remedy Revisited2005
Arcadia PressThe Jewish Community of the North Shore2003
Journal of Workers CompensationFrom the Courts (published quarterly)2003
22 Causes of Action (COA) 2ndPersonal Comfort Doctrine; Recreational Injuries2003
Journal Of Workers' CompensationTop Ten List as to Why Injured Workers Retain Attorneys (with apologies to David Letterman)2002
Journal of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysBenefit Boosters: How To Increase Your Client's Workers' Compensation Rate2002
Journal of Workers' CompensationThe Impartial Medical Exam-Ten Years of Experience2002
Journal of Workers' CompensationThe Exclusive Remedy Doctrine2002
The Journal of Workers CompensationThe Massachusetts IME-Not Worth Emulating2000
The Journal of Workers' CompensationThe IME - What's In An Acronym1998
American Academy of Orthopedic SurgeonsOrthopedic Issues In workers Compensation1994
PESI PublicationBenefit Boosters1990
PESI PublicationWorkers Compensation Reform Act1986
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
University of Massachusetts, AmherstGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Massachusetts Department of Public HealthOpioids and the Law2015
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.National Issues that Affect Massachusetts Workers' Compnsation2014
ABA Midwinter ConferencePersonal Comfort Doctrine2012
ABA Midwinter ConferenceVeteran's Disability Benefits2012
Risk management WC ConferenceOpiate Use and Pain Management2011
Annual Workers Comp ConferenceTraps For the Unwary2011
ABADeposing Orthopedic Surgeon2010
Workers Compensation Conferenceworkers compensation2009
MCLEADA/FMLA and Other Employment Issues2009
Workers' Compensation ConferenceRules and Regulations2008
Workers' Compensation6th Ed. AMA Guides2008
How to Try Your First Workers Comp Caseworkers comp2008
Workers Compensation Law ConferencePoint/ Counterpoint Benefits reform2007
MCLEworkers compensation2006
Workers Comp Matters podcastswork injuries2005
17th Annual Workers Comp ConferenceMock depostion of expert witness2003
national WC ConferenceExclusive Remedy2001
Workers Compensation ConferenceWorkers Compensation2000
over 20 seminars for PESIWorkers' Compensation2000
Workers Compensation Conferenceworkers compensation1998
American Academy of Orthopedic SurgeonsHow to depose an orthopedic sugeon1992
AAOSThe Independent Medical Exam1992
NEBIssue and Answers Workers Compensation1990
Professional Education SystemWorkers' Compensation1987
PESIWC Reform Act of 19851986