Recognized for Excellence

Lesser, Newman, Aleo & Nasser’s lawyers have been publicly recognized by their peers for their excellence in complex legal cases since the establishment of the firm in 1973. The four partners have combined litigation experience of more than 100 years.

We have distinguished ourselves in the legal community through the quality of our work, dedication to our clients and the excellent results we have obtained on their behalf.

Lesser, Newman & Nasser, LLP is rated as an “AV” law firm in the benchmark Martindale–Hubbell Legal Directory, its highest rating for legal ability and professional ethics.

From 2008 to the present, Tom Lesser, William Newman and Merry Nasser have all been named as “Massachusetts Super Lawyers” each year, while their associate Michael Aleo was named as a 2012 “Rising Star under 40” in the annual list published by the Thompson Reuters rating service. The Super Lawyer designation is an honor received by only five percent of Massachusetts lawyers.

In addition, U.S. News and World Report selected Lesser, Newman & Nasser, LLP for inclusion on its list of “Best Law Firms,” and the 2013 and 2014 Valley Advocate Readers’ Polls voted the firm one of the three best law firms in the Pioneer Valley, consisting of Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties.

Civil and Criminal Trial Experience

We represent clients in a wide range of civil and criminal litigation in both federal and state courts throughout Massachusetts, with an emphasis on complex litigation. Our civil practice focuses on personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, employment discrimination, First Amendment, civil rights, environment, zoning and municipal law and business litigation. Our criminal practice is similarly diverse, ranging from representing clients in first degree murder and white collar cases, to drug related crimes, to operating under the influence.

Recognized for exceptional divorce and family law practice

In addition to civil and criminal litigation, we have a reputation as one of the preeminent divorce and family law practices in Western Massachusetts with a focus on mediation and collaborative divorce.

Wide range of practice

We have approximately 60 reported decisions from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Appeals Court. We also practice in the U.S District Courts in Connecticut and Vermont.


Serving clients throughout Massachusetts, with a focus on Hampshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Berkshire counties