Claudine A. CloutierPartner
Claudine A. Cloutier, a partner and manager of the litigation departments, joined Keches Law Group in 1996. Her trial successes include a 2017 Barnstable County Jury Verdict of over $4 million and Suffolk Superior jury verdicts in excess $2 million and $1 million in construction site injury cases and a Hall County, Georgia jury verdict of $475,000 in a products liability case. She has had numerous settlements reported in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as well as the Verdict Reporter. She has spoken at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education seminars and authored MCLE articles including "Who Is Responsible For An Injury On a Residential Construction Project?" and "Evaluating, Settling & Trying Personal Injury Cases - Trial from Plaintiff's Perspective." She co-authored and later updated the MCLE article Practical Aspects of Pursuing a Construction Injury Claim.
She is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. She has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in both Massachusetts and New England by Boston Magazine.
She completed her undergraduate studies at Yale University in 1992 and graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School in 1995. She was admitted to practice in Massachusetts in 1995 and in Rhode Island in 1996. While in law school, she was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award as well as the Corpus Juris Secundum Award for scholastic Excellence.
Year Joined Firm
J.D. (Cum Laude), Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1995
- Honors: American Jurisprudence Award
- Honors: Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Scholastic Excellence
- Honors: Law Student Intern, Bristol County District Attorney's Office
Rhode Island, 1996
U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1996
U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1996
U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 1997
Massachusetts Bar Association
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
Rhode Island Bar Association
- Article, Practical Aspects of Pursuing Construction Site Litigation - Plaintiff's Perspective (Co-Author), MCLE
- Justices of the Superior Court, Law Clerk