Ralph T Lepore III is an experienced trial lawyer focusing on general civil litigation. He is a partner at the Boston office of the law firm, Holland & Knight. He serves as the chairman of the Directors Committee and a member of the Litigation Section of his law firm. He has obtained pro hac vice admissions in many states like California, Rhode Island, Florida, New Hampshire, Texas, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Vermont, Maine, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Alabama.
He has handled many general aviation aircraft litigation issues involving miscellaneous take-off and landing accidents, icing of runways, wind-shear and in-flight-turbulence, helicopter accidents, mid-air collisions, runway accidents, fuel starvation, unlocked doors on take-off, accidents due to fuel exhaustion, contaminated fuel, propeller failures, other component-part failures, and icing of wings.
Attorney Lepore has also dealt with numerous terminal accidents like the slip and falls, defibrillator failures and electrocutions. In addition to his rich experience in the aviation industry, he has extensive experience in the areas of general commercial litigation, product liability, insurance coverage litigation, environmental litigation, drug and pharmaceutical, and toxic & mass tort litigation.
He majorly serves clients from industries like Transportation & Infrastructure, and Energy and Natural Resources. In 1979, he secured admission to the state bar of Massachusetts. He has the permission to practice law at the District Court of Massachusetts, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the First, the Fifth and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in the U.S.
He has served the community by serving as a member of the Board of Advisors for the Christa McAuliffe Center and the Foundation Board of the Framingham State College. Before this, he also served for 11 years on the Board of Trustees at the College, including five years as the Chairman.
He also worked on the Judicial Nominating Committee for many years. He has always actively participated in fundraising activities for The Jimmy Fund and Metrowest Legal Services.
The Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine honored him during the years 2004-2006, and 2010-2018. He was named among the Best Lawyers in New England in 2013-2016. He was also named in The Best Lawyers in America guide for Insurance Law and Commercial Litigation in 2005-2019, and for Litigation-Environmental in 2017-2019.
He obtained a B.A. degree with a specialization in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the Boston College Law School.
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