Charles R. Casartello, Jr., is a partner in the law firm. Since 1990 he has concentrated his practice in personal injury litigation, workers’ compensation and Social Security law. He is experienced in employments and labor law. Attorney Casartello has represented injured people and labor unions throughout Massachusetts. A skilled negotiator dedicated to serving his clients by focusing on their individual needs, he is known as a thorough, aggressive and responsible advocate.
Within the realm of personal injury, he represents persons who have suffered injuries at construction sites, on commercial and residential premises, in motor vehicle accidents, and as the result of exposure or interaction with products. Within the labor and employment sector, Attorney Casartello has litigated a substantial number of cases involving employment discrimination and ERISA claims.
Prior experience as a U.S. Senate staff assistant and as a corporate attorney and human resources manager has given Attorney Casartello valuable knowledge and insight into administrative law and safety and health issues, as well as workers’ compensation, employment issues, arbitration and collective bargaining. This experience has proven valuable to his clients in their disputes with insurance companies, employers, and employers’ representatives.
After attending the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and Springfield College, Attorney Casartello earned his Juris Doctor degree at Western New England College of Law.
He practices in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and before the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents and the Social Security Administration. Attorney Casartello is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Hampden County Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers.
In 2000 he received the Harriet Louise Hardy Award for outstanding service to workers in issues of health and safety. In 2003 he was named a Griffin’s Friends Children’s Cancer Funds’ Silent Hero and also received the Massachusetts Bar Association Community Service Award. In 2004 Attorney Casartello was recognized for service as a pro bono attorney in his representation of victims of the World Trade Center attacks.
U.S. Coast Guard Academy 1974 - 1976
Springfield College 1976 - 1978, Bachelor of Science- Magna cum laude
Western New England College School of Law 1983 - 1987, Juris Doctor
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Hampden Car Bar Association, Past President, Member of Board of Directors
Massachusetts Bar Association
Griffin's Friends Children Cancer Fund Marathon Challenge
Board of Directors, Greator Springfield YMCA
Recognition Pro Bono Service to Victims of 9/11
Massachusetts Bar Association Community Service Award
John M. Greaney Award
St. Thomas More Society Award
Griffin's Friends Silent Hero Award