Christopher J. Petrini, Founding Principal

CHRISTOPHER J. PETRINI is founding principal of Petrini & Associates, P.C. Mr. Petrini’s practice focuses on municipal law, public construction and professional liability defense. Mr. Petrini has served as Town Counsel to the Town of Framingham since 2001 and serves as Special Counsel to other cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth in disputes involving public construction, labor and other municipal law issues. Prior to forming Petrini & Associates, Mr. Petrini was a partner with the Boston law firm of Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford LLP, where he served on the Management Committee and was co-chair of the Construction Law Practice Group and the Hiring Committee.

Mr. Petrini is Past President of the Massachusetts City Solicitors and Town Counsel Association (CSTCA) and serves on its Executive Committee. He is also a member of the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) and the Massachusetts Bar Association. Mr. Petrini serves as Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Construction Law Committee of the Civil Litigation Section and has chaired or served as a panelist on more than 20 continuing legal education seminars on construction and has published over a dozen articles on the same topic.

Mr. Petrini earned his A.B. in Philosophy and Government from Georgetown University (cum laude) and is a high honors graduate of Duke University School of Law. While in Law School, Mr. Petrini served as a Staff Editor of Duke Law School’s Law and Contemporary Problems. Mr. Petrini also earned his M.A. in Philosophy from the Duke University Graduate School. After Law School, Mr. Petrini served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Theodore M. McMillian of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in St. Louis, where he researched and wrote draft decisions on questions of federal law, several of which received national attention. Mr. Petrini was recognized as a New England Super Lawyer in the category of municipal law in 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015 and 2016 (selected by Thomson-Reuters for Municipal Law, only 5% of attorneys selected for this honor).

Mr. Petrini is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of Illinois, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the Northern District of Illinois, and the United States Courts of Appeal for the First and Eighth Circuits.

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