Maria E. DeLuzio
- American Bar Association
- Massachusetts Bar Association
Those who won our independence...valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.–Louis D. Brandeis
Maria E. DeLuzio is Of Counsel to Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP. Ms. DeLuzio has practiced law in the Boston area since 1988. She is an accomplished litigator who has conducted numerous bench and jury trials in the Courts of the Commonwealth, including the Superior Court, Land Court, and various District Courts, as well as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. She also has argued cases before the Supreme Judicial Court and the Appeals Court. In her practice, Ms. Deluzio has represented corporations, small businesses, individuals, municipalities, and a government authority in all phases of litigation, from initial case investigation and analysis through trials and appeals. Her specific areas of law include products liability, asbestos litigation, tort and contracts, claims, business disputes, legal malpractice, employment issues, civil fraud, insurance coverage, and municipal law.
In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. DeLuzio represents individuals and businesses in various types of contract negotiations, including employment, sales, and construction contracts, she also advises businesses and individuals in a variety of employment matters including noncompete agreements, policy manuals, and discrimination and harassment issues. She designs and presents discrimination prevention trainings and conducts investigations into work place discrimination claims. Ms. DeLuzio is on M.C.A.D.'s trainer and investigator referral list.
- Ms. DeLuzio serves as an Exam Grader for the Board of Bar Examiners. Additionally, she serves as a panelist and chair for MCLE continuing legal education seminars and has participated in the Massachusetts Bar Association's mock trial program as a judge.
- Ms. DeLuzio is an active member of the Advisory Counsel for Bentley Women's Leadership Institute and is a past member of the Northeastern University School of Law Alumna/ae Board. She also has taught at Northeastern University in the paralegal and graduate accounting programs and served on the curriculum development committee for the Legal Nurse Consulting Program.
- Silvestris v. Tantasgua Regional School Asst., 446 Mass. 756 (2006);
- Foreign Car Center v. Essex Process Service, Inc., 62 Mass. App. Ct. 806 (2005);
- Rowe v. Federal Insurance Co., 412 Mass. 43 (1992).