Alec S. Pine2022-04-18T18:23:13+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, criminal and white-collar defense, real estate and construction litigation, personal injury and Title IX investigation defense at colleges and universities.

Mr. Pine 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. Notably, Mr. Pine recently obtained a federal court trial verdict in a breach of contract and civil fraud case which resulted in a $12.7 million judgment. The result was one of largest verdicts in Massachusetts in 2021.

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.

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. Mr. Pine is also a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, a peer-selected trial lawyer honorary society.

Notable Cases

  • $12.7 million judgment for commercial real estate developer after two-week trial in federal court.
  • Defense judgment for lawyer-client in legal malpractice case.
  • Co-tried multiple day gas explosion wrongful death case in Middlesex County before reaching favorable settlement.
  • Dismissal of civil fraud claim on behalf of seller in Boston real estate dispute.
  • Dismissal of all claims for financial advisor in probate litigation alleging undue influence and unjust enrichment in Boston.
  • On trial team that obtained seven figure settlement in wrongful death drowning case.
  • Six figure settlement in premise liability case where client suffered puncture wound to leg from an unsecured pool umbrella in Essex County.
  • $300,000 settlement for client who suffered shoulder injury in auto crash.
  • Secured not guilty verdicts and dismissals in numerous criminal trials.

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)
  • MCLE: Drafting Masterful Motions, Faculty (2021-present)
  • 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)
  • Butters Brazilian LLP (2018-present)

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