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Theodore Francis Riordan

Theodore Francis Riordan

I focus on personal injury law and criminal appeals. Free consultations.
  • Animal & Dog Law, Construction Law, Criminal Law ...
  • Massachusetts
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Biography

I started my legal career by working as a judicial law clerk for a judge on the Rhode Island Supreme Court. Thereafter I worked as an attorney for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company for over eight years. I learned how insurance companies handle claims. I learned how to deal with an insurance company.

In 1999, I started the law firm of Bates & Riordan with my partner. The firm focuses on personal injury law and criminal appeals. Our personal injury clients have been in accidents that range from construction site injuries to car accidents. Our criminal appeal involve everything from simple misdemeanors to first degree murder.

We've been located in the Wollaston section of Quincy since 2001, but we have clients throughout the state. Our office is handicapped accessible. We will visit you in the hospital or elsewhere as needed. Zoom meetings. All consultations are free and no-obligation. 617-328-8080

Education
Suffolk University Law School
J.D. (1990) | Law
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Honors: J.D., cum laude Editor, Suffolk Transnational Law Review
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Stonehill College
B.S. (1987) | Mathematics-Computer Science
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Honors: B.S., cum laude Minor: Philosophy
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Professional Experience
Attorney, Partner
Bates & Riordan, LLP Attorneys-at-Law
- Current
Founding partner at Bates & Riordan, LLP Attorneys-at-Law. Current practice focuses on personal injury law and criminal appeals.
Attorney
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
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I represented Liberty's insureds when they were sued. Claims involved motor vehicle accidents, construction site accidents, injuries at a home or business. I also sometimes represented Liberty itself when it was sued.
Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Florence K. Murray
Rhode Island Supreme Court
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Judicial law clerks are hired out of law school for a one-year position.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Totten Doctrine, Judicial Sabotage of Government Contracts for Sabotage Services
Suffolk Transnational Law Journal
Fifth Amendment, The Procurement of Foreign Bank Records by "Compelled Consent" Passes Constitutional Muster
Suffolk Transnational Law Journal
Certifications
Notary Public
Massachusetts Secretary of State
Master's List
Massachusetts Superior Court
Awards
Massachusetts Lawyer of the Year
Massachusetts Lawyer's Weekly
Professional Associations
Boston Bar Association
member
Current
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Norfolk County Bar Association
member
Current
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Massachusetts State Bar  # 557012
Member
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Activities: Passed the Massachusetts bar examination in 1990
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
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1st Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    We usually do an initial simple screening over the phone to make sure this is the kind of case we accept. Then we follow-up with an in-person or Zoom meeting as appropriate.
  • Contingent Fees
    A personal injury case is where someone has been injured by another person's carelessness (negligence) and is seeking to recover for their injuries. We accept those cases on a contingent fee basis, meaning we get paid when you get paid. There's no up-front cost to hire us.
Practice Areas
    Animal & Dog Law
    Construction Law
    Construction Defects, Construction Litigation
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Websites & Blogs
Website
Bates & Riordan, LLP Website
Website
YouTube Channel - Watch my videos and see my actual court hearings
Contact & Map
Bates & Riordan, LLP
Attorneys-at-Law
5 Beale St.
Quincy, MA 02170
Telephone: (617) 328-8080
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Please call to confirm our availability on a particular day. Also available early mornings, evenings, and weekends by appointment.