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Congratulations Tamara Lee Ricciardone, an Exceptional Colleague for 26 Years, on Your Judicial Appointment

The partners of Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo proudly congratulate Tamara Lee Ricciardone on her appointment as Administrative Judge of the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents. Nominated by Governor Charlie Baker and unanimously confirmed by the Governor's Council, her appointment will take effect on October 14, 2020.

Tamara has served as the head of the firm's workers' compensation defense team for more than a decade. She has extensive experience handling workers' compensation claims for both insurers and self-insurers.

She has lectured at educational seminars on current topics in defending workers' compensation claims and has authored several articles on workers' compensation topics. She is the editor of Workers' Compensation Practice in Massachusetts and the reviewer of Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Law Sourcebook and Citator published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.

"This is a bittersweet moment for all of us at Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo as we bid farewell to Tamara," said Managing Partner Barbara Hayes Buell. "She has been a wonderful colleague and trusted friend to all of us. She will make an outstanding addition to the bench while serving the best interests of all of the people of the Commonwealth."