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Christopher G. Perillo
Christopher G. Perillo
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Murphy & Riley. P.C.
101 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110

Christopher G. Perillo

Christopher G. Perillo joined Murphy & Riley, P.C. as an associate in 2008.  Chris brought with him experience in defending products liability, construction litigation, premises liability, motor vehicle accident, wrongful death, 93A/bad faith, and clergy abuse cases.  He also had experience in drafting insurance coverage opinions pertaining to motor vehicle policies.  Since arriving at Murphy & Riley, Chris has continued to work in many of these areas expanding his areas of practice to include defense of not-for-profit social service agencies, trucking and land transportation companies, condominium associations and insurance coverage analysis pertaining to CGL policies.

Chris has successfully defended clients at trial in the District and Superior courts of Massachusetts. 

Since graduating from Suffolk University Law School, Chris has worked as an assistant coach to the Suffolk University Law School National Trial Team, where he was the first two time winner of the Northeast Regional Competitions in 2003 and 2004, and was the first recipient of the Best Advocate Award at the 2004 Northeast Regional Trial Competition.

Chris was honored with the recognition of Super Lawyers’ Rising Star in 2009. 

He is fluent in Italian and has a working knowledge of Spanish, French, Latin and Ancient Greek. 

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Construction Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • M.G.L. ch. 93A/Bad Faith
  • Not for Profit/Social Service
  • Trucking and Land Transport
  • Insurance Coverage

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts 2005


  • St. John's Seminary College, B.A. (cum laude), 1992
  • Gregorian University, Italy, S.T.B. (cum laude), 1995
  • St. John’s Seminary School of Theology, M.Div. (cum laude), 1997
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 2004

Professional Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association

Legal Publications and Significant Cases

  • Circuit Editor/Co-Author, DRI Product Liability Seminar manuscript (2009)