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Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo LLP Welcomes Dana A. Zakarian as a Partner

Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo LLP is pleased to announce that Dana A. Zakarian has joined the firm as a partner. Dana is a seasoned trial lawyer who has been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates and serves on the Executive Committee of its Massachusetts Chapter.

His practice includes business litigation, employment law, trade secrets, unfair and deceptive trade practices, construction, antitrust, and personal injury. Dana has obtained significant victories for clients both prosecuting and defending these claims.

Most recently, Dana served as lead counsel in a complex antitrust case in which he represented 116 plaintiffs who opted out of a class action settlement and sought over $110 million in damages.  The case garnered national media attention and settled on the eve of trial.

Before joining Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo LLP, Dana practiced for 17 years at Nystrom, Beckman & Paris, LLP, and 6 years at Goodwin Procter LLP. He has achieved an AV preeminent, peer-review rating from Martindale Hubbell.

“I am excited to join Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo,” said Dana, adding, “the firm has a long history of delivering premier service and outstanding results for its clients, and I am delighted to part of that tradition.”

Founding partner Christopher A. Duggan commented: “I have known and respected Dana for many years. We are thrilled to have him join our practice. His extensive experience in litigating complex commercial and employment disputes adds to our depth in those areas and his extensive experience as a courtroom lawyer meshes well with our trial practice.  Dana’s addition provides us with another talented lawyer to better serve our clients and the courts.”