Law Offices of Stephen I. Lipman, P.C., Massachusetts & Rhode Island
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Attorney Profile

Biography

Born: Boston Massachusetts,  May 17, 1941

Education:
Brookline Public Schools,
Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute 1958-9,
University of  Massachusetts, Amherst, 1960-3, BS Economics 1963
Boston University School of Law, 1963-6, JD 1966

Admitted to Practice:
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, 1966
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1967
U.S. Court of  Appeals, First Circuit, 1969
U.S. Supreme Court, 1971
New York 1983
Rhode Island Supreme Court,1989
U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island, 1990
Mashantucket-Pequot Tribal Court (inactive), 1996

 

Awards and Honors

  • Recipient of Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubble's Highest Peer Review Rating A/V for over 40 years
  • Boston University School of Law:  Trustee Scholar; Best Brief Award, Homer Alpers Moot Court Competition
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Elected a Charter Diplomat of the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Trial Advocacy
  • Super Lawyers 2012 to present

 

Professional Activities

  • Frequent Lecturer on Trial Practice:
    • Massachusetts Bar Association
    • Middlesex County Bar Association
    • Boston Bar Association
    • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
    • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
    • National Business Institute
    • Boston University School of Law,  Historical Preservation Seminar
  • Member:
    • American Bar Association (1968-2003);Civil Litigation Section; Economics of Law Practice Section; Family Law Section ;Member; Task Force on General Practitioner, 1984; Newsletter Subcommittee; Trial Practice Committee, 1986-1988)
    • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member:
    • Massachusetts Bar Association (1968-present; Civil Litigation Section Council, 1979- 1985;Chairman, Arbitration Committee,1979-1980; Chairman, Education Committee, 1980- 1981; Section Chairman, 1982-1984;Editorial Board of Massachusetts Law Review, 1984-1987, and 1991 – present; Joint MBA/Massachusetts Medical Society Committee, 1984-1987; Action Committee, Subcommittee on Automobile Negligence and Insurance Law, 1985-1988; Subcommittee on Attorney Certification; Committee on Professionalism; 1991-1995; Lawyer Referral Service Committee, 1993-1994; Family Law Council Education Committee, 1993-1998)
    • Massachusetts Bar Foundation (Member, IOLTA Committee,1986)
    • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (1972-2003; Amicus Curiae Brief Committee, 1984- 1988; Board of Governors,1991-1994;Chairman, Lawyer Discipline Referral Committee)
    • Middlesex County Bar Association (1972-1984)
    • Norfolk County Bar Association (1972-1984)
    • Boston Bar Association (1967-2003; Family Law Committee, 1983-1996; Fee   Disputes Committee, 1984-1996; Steering Committee, Civil Litigation Section Council, 1984-1992; Civil Mediation Panel, 1988-1996; Legal Assistance Bureau Panel, 1988- 1997)
  • Member:
    • Massachusetts Trial Lawyers Educational Foundation (Founding Member)
    • World Association of Lawyers of the World Peace Through Law Center
    • American Inn of Court of Boston-#102 (Charter Member, 1991-1999)
    • Boston Inn of Court, (2004-present)
  • Judge:
    • Harvard Law School Moot Court Competition, 1990, 1991
    • National Trial Competition, Northeast Region, 1993-1997
    • NITA Tournament of Champions, Suffolk University Law School, 1996
    • Suffolk University Law School, Moot Court Competition, 1997
    • Counsel, Joint Judiciary Committee, Massachusetts Legislature, 1966-1977
    • Public Administrator, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, 1976-1982, reappointed, 1983-1989
    • National Conference of Bar Leaders on Litigation in Small Firms, 1984
    • Member, Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association

Publications

“Removal of Judges by Legislative Action; Impeachment-Address,” Massachusetts Legislative Research Bureau, 1966

“Licensing of Bioanalytical Testing Laboratories in Massachusetts,” Massachusetts Legislative Research Bureau, 1967

“Free Press – Fair Trial,” Massachusetts Legislative Research Bureau, 1968

“The Death Penalty in Massachusetts,” Massachusetts Legislative Research Bureau, 1969

“The Paths of Discovery,” Family Advocate, Vol.3, No,1, Summer, 1980

“Videotape Deposition Techniques,” Middlesex County Bar Association, July, 1981, Massachusetts Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section, May 1982

“Plaintiff's Pretrial Preparation and Discovery in Product Liability Cases,” Massachusetts Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section, October, 1982

“Defending Drunk Drivers,” Middlesex County Bar Association, October, 1982

“Cross-Examination of Defendant's Consulting Orthopedic Surgeon in a Case Involving Thoracic Outlet Syndrome,” Personal Injury Deskbook, Matthew Bender, 1982

“Plaintiff's Presentation to Tribunal and Pretrial Discovery in Medical Malpractice Cases,” Massachusetts Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section, February, 1983

“Videotape Depositions: A Practical Guide and Model Stipulation,” Personal Injury Deskbook, Matthew Bender, 1983

“Examination of Plaintiff's Orthopedic Surgeon in a Case Involving Radial Head Excision,” Personal Injury Deskbook, Matthew Bender, 1985

“Evidentiary Tools for Cross Examination,” Legal Application of Basic Techniques of Cross- Examination for the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Evidence for the Trial Lawyer Program, 1985

Materials and Forms for “Action for Wrongful Death,” Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1985

Materials on “Preparation and Trial of  Tort Cases,” Massachusetts Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section, 1985

Materials on “Preparation and Trial of  Tort Cases,” Massachusetts Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section, 1985

Materials on “Cross Examination of Defendant in Medical Malpractice Cases,” Massachusetts Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section, 1986

“Case Materials in District Court Practice and Procedure,” Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1986

“Classic Cross Examinations, Techniques and Strategies,” Massachusetts Bar Association, 1986

“Strategic Preparation and Pre-Suit Discovery in Drug and Product Liability Cases; A Plaintiff's Perspective,” Massachusetts Bar Association, 1986

Materials and Forms for “Cost Effective Domestic Litigation,” Boston Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1986

“Annotations and Comments on Direct Examination of Technical Expert for the Plaintiff,” Personal Injury Liability, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers, Winter, 1987

“Third Party Liability Injuries in the Workplace” Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Spring, 1987

“Non-Traditional Sources of Coverage for Nagging Insurance Question in Personal Injury Litigation, The Experts View The Issues,” Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Fall, 1989

“Problem Cases, Strategies and Solutions,” National Business Institute, Fall, 1991

Book Review, “A Civil Action,” Massachusetts Law Review, 1996

Case & Statute Comments, Insurance Law, Consumer Protection, “Lazaris v. Metropolitan and Premier v. Furtado,” Massachusetts Law Review, 1999

 

Community Activities

  • Brookline Massachusetts; Town Meeting Member, 1975-1981; Historical Commission, 1980-84; CATV Commission, 1980-1981; Council for Planning and Renewal, 1980-81; Bicentennial of the Constitution Commission,1987-1988.
  • National Conference for Olmstead Parks, Treasurer 1981.
  • Tiverton Yacht Club, Member, Board of Directors, 1990-2002, and Commodore, 1997-1999.
  • Newport Yacht Club, Member, 2002-present.