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Regina Gilgun Ryan


Regina Gilgun Ryan
Boston, Massachusetts
Phone: (617)439-0305
Fax: 617-439-0325

Regina Ryan has been associated with Louison, Costello, Condon & Pfaff, LLP since 1993 and was named a Principal with the firm in 2007. She specializes in litigation defense of public and private sector clients in a variety of complex litigation cases including employment law, school law and constitutional law.

In addition, Attorney Ryan has completed numerous courses at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. She is certified to conduct workplace investigations into allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination. Employers rely on her expertise to handle highly confidential and sensitive workplace disputes. She is also certified by the MCAD to train employees on how to avoid claims of discrimination in the workplace and has done so across the Commonwealth.

Her area of practice is concentrated in the defense of clients in the United States District Court of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts State courts. Attorney Ryan also represents clients at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Civil Service Commission and the American Arbitration Association. Attorney Ryan's clients include Massachusetts State and Municipal employees, municipalities and small businesses.

In this capacity, Attorney Ryan has successfully tried cases in the State and Federal courts of Massachusetts and as well as state administrative agencies. She has also successfully argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Further, Attorney Ryan has considerable experience with all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution and with conventional settlement negotiations.


Weldner v. Town of Foxborough, United States District Court;
McCrohan v. Bergeron et al., United States District Court;
Scanlon v. Department of Correction, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination;
Santiago v. Town of Methuen, United States District Court;
Kerr v. Town of Melrose et al, United States District Court;
Winfield v. Dore et al, Lawrence Superior Court;
Hilchey v. Haverhill et al, United States District Court;          
Williams v. Town of Randolph, United States District Court;
Poh v. MCOFU, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination;
Sorell v. City of Salem, United States District Court;    
Diaz, et al v. City of Fitchburg, et al, United States District Court;
January v. Town of Marshfield, Wareham District Court;
Johnson v. Town of Weymouth, Norfolk Superior Court;
Goldstein v. Town of Burlington, et al, United States District;
Kelley et al v. Town of Norwell, United States District Court;
McRae v. Town of Burlington et al, United States District Court;
Rose v. Town of Concord, et al, United States District Court;
Strahan et al v. Town of Braintree, United States District Court;
Wall v. Town of Bernardston et al, Franklin Superior Court;
Dufrense v. Swymer, Middlesex Superior Court;
MCOFU v. DOC, Suffolk Superior Court;
Stuart v. Town of Andover, United States District Court;
McKenna v. Boston Housing Authority, MCAD;
Jarman v. Boston Housing Authority, Suffolk Superior Court;

Areas of Practice:
Administrative Law
Civil Rights
Constitutional Law
Employment Law -- Employee
Government Agencies & Programs
Litigation & Appeals
Personal Injury -- Defense
Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
Bar Admissions:
Massachusetts, 1993
U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1994
U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1994
Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1993
Juris Doctor

Providence College, Providence, RI, 1989
B.S. in Business Marketing
Honors: Cum Laude

City University, London, England
Humanities Study

Representative Cases:
Hennessy v. City of Melrose, 194 F 3rd 237, 77 Empl. Prac. (1st Cir. 1999)
Diaz v. City of Fitchburg, 176 F. 3d 560 (1st Cir. 1999)
Swain v. Spinney, 117 F. 3d 1 (1st Cir. 1997)
Guziejka v. Panas, 107 F. 3d 1, 1997 WL 9766 (1st Cir. 1997)
Iacobucci v. Boulter, 1997 WL 258494 (D. Mass. 1997)
Swain v. Spinney, 932 F. Supp 25 (D. Mass. 1996)
Wayfield v. Town of Tisbury, 925 F. Supp. 880 (D. Mass. 1996)
Beauregard v. Epstein, 1994 WL 523816 (D. Mass. 1994)
Valente v. Town of North Andover, et al, ( 2003)
Sheppard v. Town of Burlington, et al 384 F. Supp 2d 478 ( 2005)
Godette v. Town of Andover, et al 490 F. Supp 2d 72 ( 2007)
Valente v. Town of Andover, et al 332 F.3d 30 ( 2003)
Strahan v. Frazier, et al 62 Fed.Appx. 359 ( 2003)
Godette v. Town of North Andover, (USDC )
Hilchey v. City of Haverhill, (USDC )
Past Employment Positions:
Herlihy & Associates, Law Clerk, 1991 - 1993

Suffolk University Law School, Public Defender, 1992 - 1993

Previous Organization Name:
Regina M. Gilgun




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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