Meet Managing Personal Injury and Disability Attorney
Cara Gallucci, ESQ.
Law Offices of d’Oliveira & Associates
Attorney Cara Gallucci has been with d’Oliveira & Associates for OVER 20 YEARS, i.e. since December of 1995. Since that time, she has been exclusively practicing personal injury and disability law. Attorney Gallucci currently works with clients within the Woonsocket, North Smithfield, Attleboro, Brockton and Taunton areas. Attorney Gallucci has an AVVO Rating of 7.9.
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
WHAT TRAINING DID YOU HAVE?
WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY ON THE JOB LIKE?
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE JOB?
WHAT IS THE GREATEST CHALLENGE?
HOW CAN d’OLIVEIRA & ASSOCIATES HELP TODAY?
When I was in law school, I had a job at a very busy personal injury firm in Cambridge, MA, and assisted with workers’ compensation and automobile accident litigation cases. It was a great introduction into the legal profession. After taking the bar exam, I began my career in the Law Clerk Pool for the Rhode Island Supreme Court, and was assigned to the District, Family and Superior Courts. After that year clerkship, I worked for an insurance defense firm in Providence for 3 years, then came to d’Oliveira & Associates in December of 1995.
My law school job helped introduce me to the field of personal injury law and opened my eyes to the needs of clients who have suffered injuries that prevent them from working and going about their daily activities. Once I started at d’Oliveira & Associates, Paul d’Oliveira trained me in the methods that I use today to review cases and prepare for hearings or other matters. He taught me that detail truly matters in every aspect of the case, no matter how minor the detail may be. This training, as well as many other attorneys who were generous with their time and advice, have helped me to know how to advocate for my clients to get them what they deserve.
Hectic! Some days I have hearings that take me away from the office, so work will be conducted remotely those days, attempting to return calls and work on cases. Most office days involve meeting with or speaking with clients, speaking with adjusters, scheduling hearings, reviewing medical records and case law, and writing memorandums. I attend social security hearings in either Boston, New Bedford or Providence frequently, or mediations or arbitrations in the greater Boston or Providence area, or attend hearings in the Superior or District Courts in Rhode Island or Massachusetts.
I really enjoy knowing that I have helped someone get through a problem, whether it is getting them approved for Social Security Disability benefits, or getting a liability problem in a car accident squared away, or getting them a good settlement from an auto accident.
A big challenge is getting a younger person approved for Social Security Disability benefits. It is quite difficult based on certain rules in the Social Security laws, but deserving clients, at any age, usually will be approved.
We are prepared to fight for you, whatever it takes. Our attorneys are diligent advocates with the knowledge and understanding of how to successfully resolve personal injury and social security disability claims.