Fredric L. Ellis has over twenty-five years experience as an attorney. After graduating cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1983, he was a law clerk for the Massachusetts Appeals Court. He began practicing as a prosecutor in the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office before joining the firm of Gilman, McLaughlin and Hanrahan. Along with Edward Rapacki, he formed Ellis & Rapacki LLP in 1996. Attorney Ellis has obtained numerous million-dollar jury verdicts for victims.  
  Edward D. Rapacki also has more than twenty-five years experience in litigation matters. He began his career as a public defender before entering the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, where he eventually became second-in-command. In 1991 he was appointed Chief of the Criminal Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. After a two-year stint in the office’s Government Bureau, he left the AG’s office to form Ellis & Rapacki LLP. Attorney Rapacki also was a member of the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission from 1996 until 2000.  
  Joseph M. Makalusky has over thirteen years experience in litigation matters. After a clerkship with the Massachusetts Appeals Court, he became a prosecutor with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. In 1999, he started practicing on the civil side. He is an author of numerous law journal articles. Since joining Ellis & Rapacki LLP in 2000, he has handled over twenty-five class action matters and other cases.