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Christopher G. Perillo

Member Partner


Christopher Perillo is a Member partner at Murphy & Riley, P.C. Christopher is a successful and experienced trial attorney licensed in Massachusetts and Rhode Island focusing on wrongful death, premises liability, medical malpractice, professional liability, construction accidents and defects, civil rights litigation, product liability, property damage, traumatic brain injury, M.G.L. ch. 93A and ch. 176D violations, unfair claims settlement practices, and bodily injury claims. Chris has successfully defended clients at numerous mediations, arbitrations and trials.

In addition, Chris has significant appellate experience and has successfully argued multiple appeals at the state appellate court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals.


Chris has also successfully represented clients at the Department of Labor Relations, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Department of Industrial Accidents and other administrative agencies.


In addition to his litigation work and experience, Chris provides counsel to businesses and individuals regarding contract and employment issues, as well as, litigation risk assessment

Chris graduated from Suffolk University Law School in 2004 where he won the Northeast Regional Competition of the American College of Trial Lawyer’s National Trial Competition in 2003 and 2004. In 2004, he was the first ever recipient of the Judy Potter Award for Best Advocate at the competition.


Chris also has graduate degrees from the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy and St. John’s Seminary. He is fluent in Italian and has working knowledge of Spanish and French


  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association

  • Italian American Citizens Club of Dedham

  • Dante Alighieri Society

  • Accademia della Cucina Italian

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer

  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D.

  • St. John's Seminary School of Theology, Master of Divinity, cum laude

  • Pontifical Gregorian University, S.T.B. Degree Sacred Theology, cum laude

  • St. John's Seminary College, B.A., cum laude

Bar Admissions
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts

  • State of Rhode Island

  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts

  • United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit

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