Patricia M. Rapinchuk, Partner

Patricia M. Rapinchuk

Pat has a very successful track record as a trial lawyer, though she believes that she serves clients best by keeping them out of the courtroom. Pat has a practical and experienced outlook on workplace issues, ranging from personnel policies to discrimination and sexual harassment.

She provides solid, valuable advice to employers in the Springfield area and throughout Massachusetts on creating workplaces where employees are satisfied and productive. Pat’s wise and sophisticated approach to issues that invariably arise in workplace environments helps employers and employees avoid claims and costly litigation.

Patricia was named “Springfield, MA Labor and Employment Litigator of the Year” by Best Lawyers in both 2016 and 2018.

 

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Phone: (413) 732-2301
Fax: (413) 452-0353

Paralegal:  Tara Roche

Practice Areas:

Education:

  • Mount Holyoke College, B.A., 1979
  • University of Connecticut, J.D., 1989

Clerkship:

  • Former Clerk to the Honorable Antoinette Dupont, Chief Justice of the Connecticut Appellate Court, 1989 to 1990

Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts, 1990
  • Connecticut, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Connecticut

Bar Associations:

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Hampden County Bar Association
  • Hampshire County Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts

Honors & Awards:

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2006–Present
  • Top 50: Women Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017
  • Top 50: Women New England Super Lawyers, 2013
  • Best Lawyers, 2010–Present
  • Best Lawyers® 2017 Employment Law, Lawyer of the Year in Springfield
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year, Springfield, MA: Litigation-Labor and Employment, 2016 & 2018
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year, Springfield, MA: Employment Law-Management, 2015

Community Involvement:

  • Editorial Board, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • Former President,  Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts
  • Former Board Member, Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts