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Nutter Partner Stephen J. Brake Named Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America

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Boston, MAStephen J. Brake, a partner in Nutter’s Litigation Department, has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). Brake practices in a broad range of litigation, including toxic tort, intellectual property, commercial real estate, land use and zoning, and construction litigation.

The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation.

Brake has represented clients in a wide-ranging trial practice for over 30 years. He has tried toxic tort, environmental, construction, and real estate cases to verdict. He serves as national counsel for a technical paper company in asbestos-related litigation and in that capacity has successfully tried a series of cases to juries, obtaining defense verdicts in a number of jurisdictions across the country. In addition, Brake served as Special Assistant Attorney General representing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in connection with all claims arising from the alleged “sick building” status of the Ruggles Center, the former home of the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.

Brake is a member of the Litigation and Environmental Sections of the Boston Bar Association, a fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, and a member of the Board of Greater Boston Legal Services. He frequently lectures for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.

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