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Alexandra R. Hassell


Alexandra R. Hassell
Chair of Appellate Practice
Boston, Massachusetts
Phone: 617-439-0305
Fax: 617-439-0325

Attorney Alexandra R. Hassell concentrates her practice defending complex civil litigation claims on behalf of insurance companies, municipalities, public agencies and individuals in the state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels.

As the Chair of Appellate Practice at Louison, Costello, Condon & Pfaff, LLP, Attorney Hassell works in conjunction with trial attorneys both inside and outside of the firm throughout litigation in order to evaluate the merits of an appeal and strategize accordingly; ensuring that all issues have been properly preserved for appellate review. This includes, but is not limited to, the drafting and preparation of dispositive motions, trial memoranda and post-trial motions. She has briefed and/or argued appellate cases involving a broad range of subject matters before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

Representative Appellate Matters

Gillis v. Clark, U.S. Ct. App., No. 14-2018 (1st Cir. 2015), cert. denied, 136 S. Ct. 986 (2016).
Alfano v. Lynch, 847 F.3d 71 (1st Cir. 2017).
Coulter v. Jamsan Hotel Mgmt, Inc. et al, U.S. Ct. App., No. 17-1133 (1st Cir. Sept. 21, 2017).
Kimball, et al. v. Town of Provincetown, et al, U.S. Ct. App., No. 17-1349 (1st Cir. 2017).
Thomas v. Town of Weymouth, U.S. Ct. App., No. 17-1396 (1st Cir. 2017).
Burgess, et al v. Town of Foxborough, MA, U.S. Ct. App., No. 15-2543 (1st Cir. July 21, 2016).
In re Application for a Crim. Complaint, 477 Mass. 1009 (2017).
Bankert v. Conservation Comm'n of N. Attleboro, 91 Mass. App. Ct. 1121 (2017), S.C., 477 Mass. 1109 (2017).
Botticelli v. Cabral, 91 Mass. App. Ct. 1106 (Feb. 21, 2017).
Berdell v. Wong, 89 Mass. App. Ct. 1109 (Feb. 29, 2016).
Finlayson v. Bd. of Assessors of Billerica, 89 Mass. App. Ct. 1112 (Mar. 16, 2016).
Citizens for a Safe Chatham Airport, Inc. & others v. Town of Chatham & another, Mass. App. Ct., No. 2016-J-0448 (Nov. 4, 2016).
Pinecreek Development Corp, et al v. Graves Engineering, et al – Mass. App. Ct., No. 2016-P-1738 (2016).

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice
Civil Rights
Constitutional Law
Insurance Defense
Municipal Law
Employment Law
Real Estate Law

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit


Women's Bar Association, Member
Federal Bar Association, Member
Massachusetts Bar Association, Member

Seminars/Classes Taught

Massachusetts Collectors & Treasurers Association (MCTA) Annual Staff School
Municipal Tax Collection Procedures and Sale/Auction of Tax Possessions – Faculty/Instructor
Deferred Taxes – Faculty/Instructor


Nominal Damages Awarded to Plaintiff for Failure to Meet Commercial Contract Specifications - Diotte v. Consolidated Dev. Co., 2014 CarswellNB 410 (CAN. N.B.C.A.) (WL), 38 Suffolk Transnat'l L. Rev. 207 (2015).


Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, Juris Doctor
Honors: Dean's List; Member of the Transnational Law Review; Honorable Mention Award for Best Brief, Legal Practice Skills.
Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, Bachelor of Arts

Honors: Dean's List
Major: Journalism
Minor: History

Past Employment

Louison, Costello, Condon & Pfaff, Law Clerk, Boston, Massachusetts.
Suffolk University Law School, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:03 Certified Student Attorney, Evening Landlord-Tenant Clinic, Chelsea, Massachusetts.
Thomson Reuters, Westlaw Student Representative, Boston, Massachusetts.



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Office Location

Louison, Costello, Condon &
Pfaff, LLP

101 Summer Street
Fourth Floor

Boston, MA

Phone: 617-439-0305
Fax: 617-439-0325