Our Firm

Clients | Attorneys | Focus

Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy offers a broad litigation practice, extensive corporate, real estate, banking, intellectual property and health care practices, and sophisticated estate and probate practices. The firm is large enough to meet the diverse legal needs of a wide variety of clients yet small enough to allow prompt referrals to the most appropriate attorney.




Our Members

Knowledge | Experience | Commitment

Above all, the attorneys – effective and innovative individuals – are what distinguish Doherty, Wallace. Each handles a variety of cases while maintaining one or more specialties in areas such as environmental law, employment, education, and intellectual property. Together, they constitute a valuable source of knowledge and experience which the firm draws on as it works to resolve the legal issues and conflicts of its clients.     



Our Offices

One Monarch Place
Suite 1900
Springfield, MA

60 State Street
Northampton, MA

Firm News and Legal Updates

DWPM Attorneys Win First Circuit Appeal in Potential Class Action

Congratulations to DWPM Attorney Bob Leonard, who won a victory in the First Circuit Court of Appeals. In Bais Yaakov of Spring Valley v. ACT,...
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Attorney Diana Day Appointed to City Commission

DWPM Attorney Diana Day has been appointed to a three-year term on the City of Northampton Transportation & Parking Commission by the Northampton City Council. ...
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What Municipal Employers Should Know About the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

The United States Supreme Court recently handed down a decision on the “Computer Fraud and Abuse Act” (CFAA), a 1986 law that makes it a...
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Long-COVID Patients Could Be Covered By Federal Disability Law

President Biden announced on Monday, July 26, 2021, the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, that the White House would push for people...
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Bankruptcy Preference Actions: Do You Have to Provide a Refund?

Western Massachusetts businesses may be surprised to learn what happens when a client, customer, or vendor files for bankruptcy.  When a person or business files...
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Special Permits for Western Massachusetts Businesses: Know Your Rights

If your business is seeking to expand into an area that has a residential or other zoning classification, you may need to apply to the...
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Parents Can Be Liable for the Actions of Their Children

Did you know that you, as a parent, can be held civilly liable for the intentional acts of your unemancipated child?  The “age of majority”...
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Fourth of July: Beware

Residents of Massachusetts cannot purchase or set off fireworks in Massachusetts, absent a license. The Fourth of July is a time for celebration and family...
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Corporal Punishment in Massachusetts

The days of corporal punishment have gone by the wayside, but not completely. Many of you from the baby boomer generation have recollections of parental...
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