Patricia M. Flannery
Patricia Flannery is a graduate magna cum laude of Boston College (1979) and the Northeastern University School of Law (1988). She is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar and the United States District Court for Massachusetts, as well as to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Ms. Flannery worked for the firm before attending law school and joined the firm as a partner in 1996. She has worked in the firm’s asbestos practice and tried cases in a number of other areas. She was lead trial counsel in Ortiz del-Valle v. NBA, winning a $7.85 million award for sex discrimination in favor of a female referee passed over for hiring by the National Basketball Association. She currently oversees the firm’s external communications.
She is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Massachusetts Bar Association.
Reported cases: Ortiz-Del Valle v. National Basketball Ass’n, 42 F. Supp. 2d 334
1979, Boston College, magna cum laude
1988, Northeastern University School of Law
Member, American Association for Justice
Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
1989 United States District of Massachusetts
1989 First Circuit Court of Appeals