Five Tetzel Law Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

Tetzel Law is proud to announce attorneys Paul Tetzel, John Malone, Paul Leavis, Deborah Santello and Jordan Belliveau have been recognized by Massachusetts Super Lawyers for 2020.

Attorneys Paul Leavis and Deborah Santello were selected as 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers, an honor only 5 percent of lawyers in Massachusetts receive.

Attorneys Paul Tetzel, John Malone, and Jordan Belliveau were selected to the 2020 Massachusetts Rising Stars, a distinction no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers who meet the criterion in the state receive.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

Paul L. Tetzel

Massachusetts Rising Stars – Personal Injury General: Plaintiff
(2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

This is the fifth consecutive time Paul has been recognized as a Rising Star by Massachusetts Super Lawyers. Paul also has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2021 edition. Paul represents clients in both State and Federal courts in a variety of cases including nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, product liability, automobile accidents, wrongful death, and construction accidents.




John L. Malone

Massachusetts Rising Stars – Personal Injury General: Plaintiff
(2018, 2019, 2020)

This is the third consecutive time John has been recognized as a Rising Star by Massachusetts Super Lawyers.  John represents clients in both State and Federal courts in an array of complex civil litigation matters, including nursing home negligence, G.L. c. 93A violations, wrongful insurance claim denials, and wrongful death claims.  John also has experience in the Probate and Appellate Courts.




Paul F. Leavis

Massachusetts Super Lawyer – Construction Litigation

Paul has been recognized by Super Lawyers annually since 2004.  Paul focuses on catastrophic injury, construction site accidents, product liability, motor vehicle and general liability cases.  Paul has also been honored by “The Best Lawyers in America” and was elected as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  Having brought hundreds of cases to trial, Paul has delivered substantial results for his clients.




Deborah M. Santello

Massachusetts Super Lawyer – Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff

Deborah has been honored by Super Lawyers consistently since 2007 for her outstanding work and accomplishments.  In addition to Super Lawyers, Deborah has been recognized as a Top 100 Lawyers in America and rated as “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell.  Deborah is licensed to practice before all Massachusetts State and Federal Courts, and has a particular expertise in appellate litigation and legal writing.




Jordan R. Belliveau

Massachusetts Rising Stars – Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
(2019, 2020)

This is the second time Jordan has been recognized as a Rising Star by Massachusetts Super Lawyers.  Jordan is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in both State and Federal Court, and the State of Rhode Island.  Jordan represents clients in a variety of civil litigation matters, including automobile accidents, premise liability, nursing home negligence, and medical malpractice.




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