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Theodore Francis Riordan

Theodore Francis Riordan

I focus on personal injury law and criminal appeals. Free consultations.
  • Construction Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury ...
  • Massachusetts
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I started my legal career by working as a judicial law clerk for a judge on the Rhode Island Supreme Court. Thereafter I worked as an attorney for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company for over eight years. I learned how insurance companies handle claims. I learned how to deal with an insurance company.

In 1999, I started the law firm of Bates & Riordan with my partner. The firm focuses on personal injury law and criminal appeals. Our personal injury clients have been in accidents that range from construction site injuries to car accidents. Our criminal appeal involve everything from simple misdemeanors to first degree murder.

We've been located in the Wollaston section of Quincy since 2001, but we have clients throughout the state. Our office is handicapped accessible. We will visit you in the hospital or elsewhere as needed. Zoom meetings. All consultations are free and no-obligation. 617-328-8080

Practice Areas
Construction Law
Construction Litigation
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals
Additional Practice Areas
  • Quincy lawyer free consultations
  • Negligence claims
  • Falls from roofs by roofers
  • Injuries from OSHA violations
  • Construction site injuries
  • injured union workers
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
  • Free Consultation
    We usually do an initial simple screening over the phone to make sure this is the kind of case we accept. Then we follow-up with an in-person or Zoom meeting as appropriate.
  • Contingent Fees
    A personal injury case is where someone has been injured by another person's carelessness (negligence) and is seeking to recover for their injuries. We accept those cases on a contingent fee basis, meaning we get paid when you get paid. There's no up-front cost to hire us.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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1st Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Professional Experience
Attorney, Partner
Bates & Riordan, LLP Attorneys-at-Law
- Current
Founding partner at Bates & Riordan, LLP Attorneys-at-Law. Current practice focuses on personal injury law and criminal appeals.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
I represented Liberty's insureds when they were sued. Claims involved motor vehicle accidents, construction site accidents, injuries at a home or business. I also sometimes represented Liberty itself when it was sued.
Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Florence K. Murray
Rhode Island Supreme Court
Judicial law clerks are hired out of law school for a one-year position.
Suffolk University Law School
J.D. (1990) | Law
Honors: J.D., cum laude Editor, Suffolk Transnational Law Review
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Stonehill College
B.S. (1987) | Mathematics-Computer Science
Honors: B.S., cum laude Minor: Philosophy
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Massachusetts Lawyer of the Year
Massachusetts Lawyer's Weekly
Professional Associations
Boston Bar Association
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Norfolk County Bar Association
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Massachusetts State Bar  # 557012
- Current
Activities: Passed the Massachusetts bar examination in 1990
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Articles & Publications
Totten Doctrine, Judicial Sabotage of Government Contracts for Sabotage Services
Suffolk Transnational Law Journal
Fifth Amendment, The Procurement of Foreign Bank Records by "Compelled Consent" Passes Constitutional Muster
Suffolk Transnational Law Journal
Notary Public
Massachusetts Secretary of State
Master's List
Massachusetts Superior Court
Websites & Blogs
Bates & Riordan, LLP Website
YouTube Channel - Watch my videos and see my actual court hearings
Contact & Map
Bates & Riordan, LLP
5 Beale St.
Quincy, MA 02170
Telephone: (617) 328-8080
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Please call to confirm our availability on a particular day. Also available early mornings, evenings, and weekends by appointment.
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