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Dino Privitera

dino@mrelegal.com
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Phone: 617-747-7550

1 Bowdoin Square
Boston, Massachusetts 02114

Concentration: Dino, an associate in the firm, concentrates his practice on the representation of plaintiffs in complex personal injury and products liability matters.

Experience: Prior to joining the firm, Dino was a trial lawyer at the prominent Philadelphia law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, where he litigated a vast array of mass tort and products liability cases, as well as significant white collar criminal matters. Dino is also a former Philadelphia prosecutor and a seasoned veteran of hundreds of bench and jury trials. Before his tenure as a city prosecutor, Dino also served as a federal judicial law clerk to the Honorable John R. Padova, a Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Awards and Accolades: In 2006, Dino was selected as "Pennsylvania Rising Star Super Lawyer" by Philadelphia Magazine, a distinction limited to only 2.5% of eligible attorneys in Pennsylvania and a "Lawyer on the Fast Track" by the Legal Intelligencer and the Pennsylvania Law Weekly, a distinction limited to only 45 Pennsylvania attorneys under 40 years of age. He was also nominated to the 2006 Investigative Division of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation Committee, which evaluates candidates for state-wide appellate courts.

Community Service: Through his pro bono representations, Dino has made a real commitment to helping the less fortunate. In the first ever case of its kind, Dino represented a former Iraqi interpreter in his successful effort to obtain special residency status in the United States and before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee where the client was invited to testify about the "Plight of Iraqi Refugees." Dino's other pro bono cases have involved prisoner civil rights, abused children, the homeless, and innocent home owners in forfeiture proceeds. Dino also has participated in "Buildable Hours," a nonprofit organization of law firms committing financial and physical resources to build homes with local Habitat for Humanity organizations. In recognition of his commitment to the community and outstanding pro bono achievements, Dino was recently named to the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania 2006 Pro Bono Roll of Honor.

Education: Dino obtained his B.A. degree in Journalism from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and his law degree, cum laude from Temple University School of Law. Among his many academic achievements, Dino served as Managing Editor of the Temple Law Review, published a casenote law review article, was recognized as Dean's Honor Scholar, earned several distinguished performance awards in trial advocacy, and was the recipient of the prestigious Sarah A. Shull Memorial Award which is presented to the Temple Law graduate demonstrating excellence in legal research and writing.

Membership: Dino is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations, and the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Associations.