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Joseph M. Makalusky


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Practice areas

  • Civil litigation


  • Massachusetts, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2001


  • New England School of Law, J.D.

Associations & memberships

  • The American Association for Justice

Biographical details

Law Clerk to Honorable Raya S. Dreben, Massachusetts Appeals Court, 1995-1996. Author: “Hate Speech,” 4 J. Mass. Acad. Trial Atty’s, No.1, at 31 (April 1994); “Reno v. Flores: A Violation of International Law?,” 2 New Eng. Int’l & Comp. L. Ann. 1 (1996); “Hearsay Revisited,” 2 Vox Prosequitor, No. 4, at 4 (Dec. 1997); “The Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters: A Procedural Guide for Massachusetts,” 86 Mass. L. Rev. 47 (2001). Associate, Morrison, Mahoney & Miller, 1999-2000. Assistant District Attorney, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, 1996-1999.

Ellis & Rapacki LLP represents clients in Boston and throughout Massachusetts and the United States.