Alexandra R. Hassell
Chair of Appellate Practice
| Boston, Massachusetts
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).
Real Estate Law
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
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
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.