Founding Partner Ernest P. DeSimone has been a trial lawyer since 1975 and concentrates his practice in eminent domain litigation on behalf of landowners throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. After graduating from Suffolk University Law School with honors, Mr. DeSimone became an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Over twelve years as an Assistant and Special Assistant Attorney General, Mr. DeSimone represented state departments, officers and commissions in litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. Currently, Mr. DeSimone’s practice primarily involves representation of landowners whose property is taken by eminent domain.
Mr. DeSimone has appeared on behalf of both public and private clients in some of the largest eminent domain cases in Massachusetts. In addition to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, he has also acted as Special Counsel to many cities and towns in eminent domain litigation.
Mr. DeSimone has been a guest lecturer on eminent domain for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., The Society of Real Estate Appraisers and various educational institutions including Northeastern University and Stonehill College. He has been selected by his peers to be included in the Boston Globe publication “Boston’s Best Lawyers” in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 and “New England’s Best Lawyers” in 2012 and 2013.
Mr. DeSimone is currently licensed to practice before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He has also been specially admitted to litigate cases in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire and the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island.
Mr. DeSimone grew up in Boston and attended Boston Latin School graduating in 1968. After graduation from Stonehill College in 1972, he attended Suffolk University Law School, graduating cum laude in 1975. At Suffolk he was on the Dean’s List 1973-1974, 1974-1975 and received a Suffolk University Trustees Scholarship 1974-1975.