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Ralph picardi, esq., cpa

Ralph Picardi
Ralph G. Picardi, Esq., CPA. - Lapping & Picardi

 Ralph Picardi is the partner in charge of Lapping & Picardi’s litigation practice, which concentrates primarily in the area of defending accountants, lawyers, insurance agents and other professionals in matters of professional liability, as well as product liability defense and general commercial litigation. In addition to litigation, Mr. Picardi specializes in advising accountants, lawyers, and their insurers in matters of coverage, and in matters of loss control through hotlines, seminars, risk management audits and publications.

Mr. Picardi is a former Business Litigation partner in the Boston law firm of Burns & Levinson, LLP, where, in addition to professional liability defense, he handled all of the litigation needs of the firm’s business clients, large and small. Specifically, Mr. Picardi handled disputes involving securities, antitrust, intellectual property, minority stockholders, construction, real estate, tax, landlord/tenant, collection and basic contracts.

Before practicing law, Mr. Picardi practiced as a Certified Public Accountant for Ernst & Young in Boston. He is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Professional Liability Underwriting Society.

A member of the Massachusetts and District of Columbia bars, he is also admitted to the United State District Courts for Massachusetts and the District of Columbia, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Courts of Appeal for the First, D.C. and Ninth Circuits.

Mr. Picardi served as a law clerk to Judge Melvin T. Brunetti of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, after having served as a student extern for Judge J. Clifford Wallace of the same court.

He received a J.D. degree, cum laude, from University of San Diego School of Law in 1987 and served on the editorial board of the Law Review. He received a B.S. in Accounting, magna cum laude, from Boston College School of Management in 1981.