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All Things In Moderation:
The Serving of Alcohol By Bars In The City Of Boston

The Lawsuit Discovery Conumdrum
What happens when the parties to a lawsuit refuse to follow the rules?

Jurors: What Are They Thinking and What AreThey Doing?
Jurors, and Social Media: When jurors base their verdict on information outside the facts offered as evidence at trial.

Who’s In Charge?
Alcohol Liabilty At Concert and Stadium Events

What’s Going On In A Trial?
How does it begin? What are the steps that lead to the selection of a jury? Who participates? What are the criteria for arriving at a decision?

“Reply To All”: Use At Your Own Risk
Did you ever hit “reply to all” when you meant to hit only “reply.”?

How Do You Define The Word Merge?
When two roadways angle toward each other in the same direction the drivers are urged by traffic signs to “merge”. What is meant by this instruction?

Arthur F. Licata

Attorney Bio

Boston MA personal Injury lawyer Arthur F. Licata Arthur F. Licata -- Boston, Massachusetts attorney concentrating in personal injury law, federal and state litigation and international law.

Arthur F. Licata has been practicing law in the field of personal injury litigation for 38 years. He was board certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in 1992.

In a case of first impression, he won a landmark decision before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Tobin v. Norwood Country Club. The court held that commercial liquor establishments can be liable for the indirect serving of alcohol to minors through adult purchasers.

In 1995, he was a delegate to the White House Conference on Trade and Investment in Central Europe.

Mr. Licata is listed in the 2009 thru 2016 editions of  Who's Who in the World; Who's Who in America; and Who's Who in American Law.

Areas of Practice:
Personal Injury Litigation
Liquor Liability
Products Liability
Wrongful Death
Litigation Percentage:
90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1992
Bar Admissions:
Massachusetts, 1977
New York, 1985
U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1977
U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1977
Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1976
Honors: Cum Laude

Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York, 1969

State University of New York, Binghamton, New York
Representative Cases:
Bilodeau v. Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Co., (  1984)
Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. v. Comm'r of Insurance, (Massachusetts 1985)
Tobin v. Norwood Country Club, Inc., (Massachusetts 1996)
Classes/Seminars Taught:
Legal Advisor in US, Czechoslovakian Anglo-American Business Institute,1989

Legal Advisor in US, Soviet Children's fund, 1992

Lecturer, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Boston, 1982

Speaker, Convention of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Boston, 1987

Delegate, White House Conference on Trade and Investment on Central Europe, 1995

Participant, U.S.-Russian Investment Symposium, Harvard University, 1997

Participant, U.S. P.R.C Joint Session on Trade, Investment and Economic Law, Beijing, 1987

Participant, Sixth People to People Juvenile Justice Program to U.S.S.R, Moscow, 1989

Host, Former Soviet Legal Delegation

Member, Conference on Proposed Tobacco Settlement and Tort Law; "Rights for Dollars" Presentation at Havard Law School, 1997

WGBH-CH2 TV "Greater Boston with Emily Rooney"; Topic - Tobacco Litigation, Guest, 1999

WGBH-CH2 TV "Greater Boston with Emily Rooney"; Topic - Charitable Immunity, Guest, 2001
Honors and Awards:
Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1992 - 2012

Awarded Sacred Angelic Imperial Constantinian Order of St. George, Confirmed by the Duke of Palmer, 2000

Outstanding Citizen Award - Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 1986

Listed in Who's Who in the World 2008-2016
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Massachusetts Bar Association, 1979 - 1980
Member: Board of Directors; Young Lawyers Section

American Trial Lawyers Association

Massachusets Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1977 - 1998
Member/Board of Directors/Executive Committee

Massachusetts Bar Foundation

Congress of Fellows, Center for International Legal Studies, 2004

People to People Organization, 1989

Estonian Legal Delegation Visit to Massachusetts and New Hampshire Correctional Institutions, 1990

Ardlee International, 1989 - 1999

Czech Anglo-American Business Institute, 1989 - 1997
Legal Advisor in U.S.

Ford Foundation's Legal Resource Center Advisory Board, Czech Republic, 1994 - 1997

Soviet Children's Fund, 1992 - 1993

Estonian Academy for Public Safety, 1992 - 1994

Working Group on Drinking and Drunk Driving, Havard School of Public Health, 1986

Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., 1984 - 1988
Trial Advisory Committee

State Coordinating Committee, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Massachusetts, 1984 - 1986

State Advisory Commission for Medical Malpractice, Boston, 1985

Boston Center for the Arts, 1990 - 1994
Member: Board of Directors

Professional Advisory Committee for Massachusetts Epilepsy Association, 1986 - 1993

Congress of Fellows, Center for International Studies, Salzburg, Austria, 2002

Havard Law School's Program on Negotiation and Mediation, 2000 - 2001

Past Employment Positions:
Parker, Coulter, Daley & White, Associate, 1977 - 1982

Frank B. Murray, Jr., Inns of Court, 1990 - 1992
Other Links:

Member of Board of Governors Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys

Life member Massachusetts Bar Foundation

"AV" rated Selected as a Preeminent attorney Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory

American Association of Justice

The Boston, Massachusetts Personal Injury Law firm of Arthur F. Licata, P.C. handles Arthur F. Licata for clients throughout Massachusetts including Suffolk County, Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Middlesex County, Worcester County, and Essex County, and cities such as Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Cambridge, Brockton, New Bedford, Fall River, Lynn, and Quincy. Mr. Licata is also admitted to practice in the state of New York. He routinely takes cases by referral from other attorneys located throughout the New England region and the United States.

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