Charlotte E. Glinka
Charlotte Glinka is a partner at Keches Law Group, P.C. and one of the senior litigators in the firm’s Personal Injury department, which has developed a reputation for success throughout the state. “We have a talented, experienced and well-integrated team of people who work hard to achieve the very best results for our clients,” Ms. Glinka says. “Our clients are people who have suffered catastrophic injuries or the loss of a loved one, and it is our goal to try to bring a measure of compensatory justice to their lives.” Ms. Glinka handles all aspects of plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation and trial work in the state and federal courts, including Construction Site Accidents, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Negligence, and a wide range of general liability cases. A number of Ms. Glinka’s successful cases have been reported in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and other noted legal publications.
Ms. Glinka is a past president (2014-15) of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA), the largest organization of plaintiffs’ trial lawyers in the state. She is also a member of the American Association for Justice and the Massachusetts Bar Association. She participates in educational programs and seminars throughout the state for lawyers, law students and the public. Ms. Glinka has received the distinction of being named by Boston Magazine as one of the state’s Super Lawyers for the years 2006 through 2019 and by Lawyers Weekly as one of the Top Women of Law in 2014. Ms. Glinka was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1991. She is a graduate of Rutgers University and the Suffolk University Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Suffolk Transnational Law Review, winner of the 1st and 2nd year Moot Court competitions, the 3rd year Mock Trial competition, and a recipient of the Harold B. Goodwin, Jr. scholarship award for trial advocacy.
J.D., Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1991
- Harold B. Goodwin Jr. Scholarship for Trial Advocacy, 1991
- 1st and 2nd Year Moot Court Competition, 1988, 1989
- Winner, 3rd Year Mock Trial Competition, 1990
- Transnational Law Review, Member, 1989 – 1990
- Transnational Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 1990 – 1991
B.A., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey (With Honors)
Admitted to Practice Massachusetts, 1991
U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1992
U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2009
DiCarlo v. Suffolk Construction Co. and Martin v. Angelini Plastering, Inc., 473 Mass. 624 (2016).
This decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that a workers’ compensation carrier cannot recover its lien in a third-party case against those amounts allocated for a plaintiff’s pain and suffering damages.
- “The Jury Selection Process and Attorney-Conducted Voir Dire,” MCLE Superior Court Civil Practice Manual, 4th ed., 2017.
- “The Ethical Dilemma Presented by Confidential Settlements,” MATA Journal, April, 2014.
- “The Ahlborn Case and its Implications for Medicaid Recoveries in Massachusetts” (Co-Author), Massachusetts Bar Association Section Review, Vol. 9, No. 1, Winter, 2007
- “Medical Negligence Spotlight”, Bristol County Bar Association Newsletter, Fall, 2006
- “Hot Tips & Traps for the Unwary at the Discovery Stage: The Effect of Lost, Misplaced or Destroyed Evidence and the Spoliation Doctrine” (Co-Author), MCLE, April, 1993
- “Global Imperative: An Effective System for Resolving International Environmental Disputes”, Suffolk Transnational Law Review, Fall, 1990
- “Explaining Pain” (Co-Author), Trial Magazine, November, 1994
- Sugarman and Sugarman, P.C., Associate, 1991 – 1995