Ten Reasons To Choose Shalhoub & Orlacchio

  1. Reason One


    We've been fighting for the rights of our clients for many years. Richard Shalhoub tried his first murder jury trial in 1978. Gary Orlacchio tried his first jury trial in 1982. While most cases can be settled without filing suit, you need to know that you have an experienced trial lawyer on your side in case a jury trial is necessary to obtain a reasonable recovery. Experience definitely counts.

  2. Reason Two

    First Consultation is Free.

    Your first consultation with Shalhoub & Orlacchio is free. You will be contacted by someone who is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, not some advertising employee. Where we distinguish ourselves is that we are real trial lawyers. Perhaps one of our attorneys can answer your injury case questions right on the phone or via the Internet. If we feel we can help, we'll meet with you quickly. We'll explain your rights in plain language and answer your questions at no charge. If you hire us, our fees and costs will be provided in writing.

  3. Reason Three

    No Win? No Fee.

    If we don't win your injury case, there is no fee. We work on a contingency basis. That means there must be money received for your injury or we do not receive a fee. Frequently, injury cases result in settlements rather than trial and jury verdict. If that happens in your case, we'll explain where that settlement money will go, including any amount "in your pocket" before you approve it.

    If there is no settlement, we discuss filing the case in court with you. If the jury verdict would be zero, our fee is zero. We work harder for you because that's the only way we are paid.

  4. Reason Four

    No Cost Up Front.

    You pay nothing up front. When you hire Shalhoub & Orlacchio, we'll advance the costs of preparing and presenting your injury case. This is not always the case with other firms. Many law firms require the client to pay the costs of collecting information, preparing the evidence and other expenses. Although the law requires that the injury client be ultimately responsible for these costs, Shalhoub & Orlacchio's willingness to advance these expenses shows our commitment to you.

  5. Reason Five

    We Care.

    Shalhoub & Orlacchio is large enough to serve you and yet small enough to care. That is not merely a catchy advertising cliche as you can judge by our response to you. We believe in using local counsel if that is in your interest. If your case is outside of Massachusetts or if we feel you are better served with associated counsel we will make a recommendation based upon our expertise as trial lawyers for civil justice. Our offices are staffed by legal professionals dedicated to serving our clients' legal needs.

    We take pride in knowing our clients personally and even make it a point to assist you with other problems related to your injury when possible. Since you're the most important person in our office, we listen carefully to what you have to say. We return phone calls. Promptly.

  6. Reason Six


    We use the latest technology to serve you. Shalhoub & Orlacchio uses the latest in computer and communications technology in order to streamline the process of legal research and courtroom presentations. In the courtroom, we also employ video presenters to allow for the effective and meaningful presentation of evidence in your case. We use this technology in order to enhance the likelihood of a settlement or verdict in your favor.

  7. Reason Seven


    Loyalty means a lot. Shalhoub & Orlacchio's loyalties are to you, the injured victim. We don't represent insurance companies. Our sole purpose is to gain fair compensation for you. We'll never do it any other way.

  8. Reason Eight

    Continuing Legal Education.

    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts doesn't require attorneys to take continuing legal education after passing the bar, but Shalhoub & Orlacchio voluntarily spends thousands of dollars yearly on training and seminars that improve our attorneys’ legal knowledge. We stay up-to-date. You get representation that is well informed on the latest applications of the law.

  9. Reason Nine

    Home Consultations.

    Although Shalhoub & Orlacchio has three offices, we know that injuries can make travel difficult. If you can't come to us, we'll come to you whether you are laid up at home or in the hospital. In some instances we can even open a file for you over the phone. If we visit you at home, you really should make us a good cup of coffee or tea (Earl Grey).

  10. Reason Ten

    Personal Service.

    You'll talk to an attorney…not a claims processor…about your case. Many firms use non-attorneys (many of whom are former insurance company employees) to handle your claim. Not Shalhoub & Orlacchio. From your first call to the settlement or jury verdict, you'll have an experienced attorney working on every detail of your case on your behalf and personally supervising experienced legal workers to obtain the best possible result.

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