Ellis & Rapacki LLP

Ellis & Rapacki LLP

Experienced Boston Attorneys Provide Clients in Massachusetts with Effective, Cost-Efficient Service

Firm Overview

Since the firm's inception in 1996, Ellis & Rapacki LLP has built a solid reputation as one of the pre-eminent consumer class action, whistleblower and products liability law firms in Massachusetts.
With more than 75 years of combined experience, our attorneys are committed to providing clients with the highest quality legal service in a timely and cost-effective manner. Our attorneys have a reputation for being reliable, efficient and knowledgeable.

We place a strong emphasis on providing you with excellent, honest and efficient legal representation. Testimony to our hard work, integrity and high ethical standards is our firm's AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for our professionalism and ethics.

We can help you with:
-Complex civil litigation
-Consumer class actions
-Products liability law
-Serious personal injury
-Wrongful death

We have been appointed lead counsel in a number of class actions involving life insurance companies overcharging for premiums, bankruptcy reaffirmation agreements, unlawful collection of sales tax and price-fixing conspiracies.

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Main Office
Main Office
85 Merrimac Street, Suite 500
Boston  MA  2114
Phone
  • 617-523-4800
Websites
Personal Injury
The law office of Ellis & Rapacki LLP will represent your personal injury legal matters.
The law office of Ellis & Rapacki LLP will represent your personal injury legal matters.

Fredric L. Ellis

Partner

Practice areas
-Civil litigation
-Products liability
-Consumer class actions
-Personal injury

Admitted
-Massachusetts, 1983
-U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts and U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit, 1984

Education
-Harvard University, J.D.

Recognition
-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics

Associations & memberships
-Massachusetts Bar Association
-The American Association for Justice
-Massachusetts Association of Trial Attorneys

Biographical details
Law Clerk to Honorable Raya S. Dreben, Massachusetts Appeals Court, 1983-1984. Assistant District -Attorney, Middlesex County District Attorney's Office, 1984-1987. Member, Gilman, McLaughlin & Hanrahan, 1987-1996.
Education
  • Harvard University
    Juris Doctorate

Edward D. Rapacki

Partner

Practice areas
-Civil litigation

Admitted
-Wisconsin, 1981
-Massachusetts, 1983
-U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1995
-U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, 1999

Education
-Boston University, J.D.

Recognition
-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics

Associations & memberships
-Massachusetts Bar Association
-Massachusetts State Ethics Commission, 1996-2000

Biographical details
Assistant State Public Defender, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1981-1983; Assistant District Attorney, Middlesex County, 1983-1989; First Assistant District Attorney, 1989-1991; Chief, Criminal Bureau, Attorney General's Office, 1991-1993; Appeals Coordinator, Government Bureau, Attorney General's Office, 1994-1996.
Education
  • Boston University
    Juris Doctorate

Joseph M. Makalusky

Partner

Practice areas
-Civil litigation

Admitted
-Massachusetts, 1995
-U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit, 2000
-U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2001

Education
-New England School of Law, J.D.

Associations & memberships
-The American Association for Justice

Biographical details
Law Clerk to Honorable Raya S. Dreben, Massachusetts Appeals Court, 1995-1996. Author: "Hate Speech," 4 J. Mass. Acad. Trial Atty's, No.1, at 31 (April 1994); "Reno v. Flores: A Violation of International Law?," 2 New Eng. Int'l & Comp. L. Ann. 1 (1996); "Hearsay Revisited," 2 Vox Prosequitor, No. 4, at 4 (Dec. 1997); "The Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters: A Procedural Guide for Massachusetts," 86 Mass. L. Rev. 47 (2001). Associate, Morrison, Mahoney & Miller, 1999-2000. Assistant District Attorney, Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, 1996-1999.
Education
  • New England School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
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