LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL A. PEZZA JR.
I am at heart a litigator, but I also provide non-litigation services and counsel, and my practice includes business, insurance, and tort matters.
My real passion is law concerning media, the Internet, and the First Amendment, and I represent only media, Internet, and journalist clients in such matters (consistent with my membership in the Defense Counsel Section of the Media Law Resource Center).
I am a member of several bar associations and professional organizations, with a focus on litigation, media law, and dispute resolution. I am proud to have served as a Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Media, Privacy and Defamation Law Committee, and I am a member of the Media Law Resource
Center's Defense Counsel Section, its Pre-Publication/Pre-Broadcast Committee, and the MLRC Institute Speakers Bureau.
My pro bono work includes the successful representation of a teen-ager from China who sought asylum in the United States after he was imprisoned and
tortured in China because of his religious beliefs, and representation of artists in a variety of matters. I am a panel counsel for Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of
Massachusetts, and a member of the Online Media Legal Network @ Harvard's Berkman Center.
I hold the Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated designation.
BOSTON DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICES
I founded BDRS in 2008 as an adjunct to my law practice, to provide mediation and other dispute resolution services concerning legal, insurance, and business disputes.
In addition to my law practice and BDRS, I have since 2007 been a member of the adjunct faculty at Northeastern University School of Law, where I teach a course in entertainment law that covers constitutional, intellectual property, and contract topics. I have also been a guest lecturer regarding reporter's privilege.