Alec S. Pine2021-05-19T17:49:04+00:00

Alec S. Pine

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Admission Details:
2012 New York, 2015 Massachusetts, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Education:
University of Wisconsin at Madison, B.A., Hofstra University School of Law, J.D.

Birth Information:
Plantation, Florida

617.367.2600

pine@buttersbrazilian.com

Areas of Practice

Mr. Pine is a seasoned trial attorney who represents individuals and businesses in a variety of practice areas, including, civil litigation, personal injury, criminal and white collar defense, real estate and construction litigation, and Title IX investigation defense at colleges and universities.

Mr. Pine began his career as a public defender with the New York City Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Practice in Bronx County. While there, he earned the respect and admiration of clients, peers and judges for his devoted client advocacy and polished trial skills. During this time, he fought for over 1,000 clients facing criminal charges and successfully attained not guilty verdicts, dismissals and suppression of evidence for his clients as lead counsel in both jury and bench trials.

Following his work on behalf of clients at the Legal Aid Society, Mr. Pine transitioned into private practice where he expanded his focus to helping companies and individuals in high-stakes civil and personal injury disputes. He has a winning track record of pursuing and defending cases against some of the largest law firms in Massachusetts in both state and federal courts. His meticulous preparation and strong negotiation skills have resulted in favorable outcomes for his clients, including settlements in the six and seven figure range.

For embodying excellence in practice, Super Lawyers Magazine has named Mr. Pine to its “Rising Stars” list every year since 2015. The National Trial Lawyers and National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys also recognized Mr. Pine as a top trial attorney in Massachusetts.

Notable Cases

  • Secured not guilty verdicts in numerous drunk driving trials involving breathalyzer refusals as well as cases with admissible blood alcohol contents ranging from .22 (nearly triple the legal limit) to .08.
  • Secured full dismissal after hearing in criminal case alleging OUI 1st and unlicensed operation in Dorchester.
  • Secured finding of no probable cause to issue complaint after clerk magistrate’s hearing in multiple gun possession case in Middlesex County.
  • Co-tried multiple day gas explosion wrongful death case in Middlesex County.
  • Secured six figure settlement in premise liability case where client suffered puncture wound to leg from an unsecured pool umbrella in Essex County.
  • Secured dismissal of all claims for financial advisor in probate litigation alleging undue influence and unjust enrichment in Boston.
  • Secured preliminary injunction for Boston restaurant against landlord.
  • Secured dismissal of civil fraud claim on behalf of seller in Boston real estate dispute.

Teaching Experience

Mr. Pine’s results-driven trial skills earned him an esteemed instructor position with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), the nation’s leading provider of legal advocacy skills training, where he coaches practicing lawyers on core trial techniques. He has also served as teaching faculty for trial technique programs through Hofstra Law School, Suffolk Lawyers for Justice and Committee for Public Counsel Services.

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Instructor (2015-Present)
  • Faculty, Suffolk Lawyers for Justice Jury Skills Training, Faculty (2019)
  • CPCS Zealous Advocacy Training in the District Courts, Faculty (2019)
  • Hofstra Law School Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, Faculty (2014-2015)
  • Hofstra Law School Trial Skills Training Seminar in Domestic Violence, Faculty (2014)

Professional Experience

  • Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Practice, Bronx, NY (2011-2015)
  • Swartz & Swartz, P.C. (2015-2016)
  • Governo Law Firm LLC (2016-2018)
  • Pine Law Firm LLC (Of Counsel to Butters Brazilian LLP) (2018-present)

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