Alec Pine is a seasoned trial attorney who practices in the areas of criminal defense and personal injury.
Alec began his legal career as a public defender with the New York City Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Practice in Bronx County. While there, he earned the respect and admiration of clients, peers and judges for his devoted client advocacy and polished trial skills. During this time, he fought for over 1000 clients facing criminal charges and attained numerous not guilty verdicts, dismissals and suppression of evidence as lead counsel in both jury and bench trials.
Following his time at the Legal Aid Society, Alec transitioned into private practice by joining Swartz & Swartz, a top personal injury firm in Boston, where he expanded his focus to helping clients in high-stakes injury matters. His meticulous preparation and strong negotiation skills helped achieve numerous favorable outcomes for clients, including six and seven figure settlements. Alec’s personal injury practice concentrates on wrongful death, auto accidents, premise liability and product liability.
For embodying excellence in practice, Super Lawyers Magazine named Alec to its “Rising Stars” list for the past several years. Each year no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state of Massachusetts under the age of 40 are selected to receive this exclusive honor. The National Trial Lawyers and National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys also recognized Alec as a top trial attorney in Massachusetts under the age of 40.
Alec’s distinguished trial skills earned him an instructor position with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), the nation’s leading provider of legal advocacy skills training, where he coaches practicing lawyers on core trial techniques. He has also served as teaching faculty for the Intensive Trial Techniques Program at Hofstra Law School.
Alec earned his B.A. from The University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2007 and J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law in 2011. He was a member of Hofstra’s Moot Court Board and represented the school on the Dean Jerome Prince Evidence Moot Court Team.
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Awards & Recognition
Super Lawyers Massachusetts “Rising Stars” List, 2016-2018
The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 Massachusetts, 2016
Super Lawyers New York Metro “Rising Stars” List, 2015
Instructor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), 2015-Present
Teaching Faculty, Hofstra Law School Intensive Trial Techniques Program, 2014-2015
Teaching Faculty, Hofstra law School Trial Skills Training Seminar in Domestic Violence, 2014
Bar & Court Admissions
New York, 2012
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2015