Upper Falls Law Office

109 Oak Street
Suite 101
Newton, MA 02464

Tel: 781-559-8800
Fax: 781-559-8811


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Francis A. Gaimari, Founder and Managing Partner
Direct Line: (781) 559-8812
Cell Phone  (978) 317-7156
Facsimile:    (781) 559-8810
E-mail address:     fgaimari@upperfallslaw.com

A.B., Clark University, 1976
M.A., University of Florida, 1977
J.D., New England School of Law, 1981

Admitted to practice:
New Hampshire, 1981
Massachusetts, 1982
U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire, 1981
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1985
U.S. Tax Court, 1981

Mr. Gaimari founded the firm in 2006. An active civil litigator for over 30 years with hundreds of trials, Mr. Gaimari presently concentrates in appellate advocacy.  He has been counsel in approximately 90 reported appellate decisions, some 80 of which deal with aspects of the Massachusetts No-Fault automobile insurance law and practice and procedure in the field.  Many of Mr. Gaimari’s appellate cases established the law in uncharted areas of No-Fault Insurance in Massachusetts.  Other decisions in which he was appellate counsel brought about changes in the Rules of Professional Responsibility, in the procedural rules, and in common law and statutory rules of evidence. Notable appellate decisions include:

Barron Chiropractic v. Norfolk & Dedham Group, 469 Mass. 800 (2014)
Hartunian v. Pilgrim Ins., 86 Mass.App.Div. 670 (2014)
N.E. Physical Therapy v. Liberty Mutual Ins., 466 Mass. 358 (2013)
Advanced Spine Centers v. Pilgrim Ins., 2010 Mass.App.Div. 120 (2010)
Davekos v. Liberty Mut. Ins., 2008 Mass.App.Div. 32 (2008)
Boehm v. Premier Ins., 446 Mass. 689 (2006)
Malonis v. Harrington, 442 Mass. 692 (2004)
Trust Ins. v. Bruce at Park Chiropractic, 430 Mass. 607 (2000)

Mr. Gaimari has also represented medical providers in professional discipline matters before licensing boards and in State and Federal civil fraud and negligence actions.

Mr. Gaimari is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association.  In the past, he has served as a conciliator for the Middlesex Superior Court, has served as a Panel Arbitrator and as a Chief Panel Arbitrator for the Fee Arbitration Committee of the Massachusetts Bar Association, and has served on the Automobile Insurance Committee of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.


Elizabeth H. Manos, Senior Associate
Direct Line: (781) 559-8814
Facsimile:    (781) 559-8818
E-mail address:    emanos@upperfallslaw.com

B.A., University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 1998
J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, 2004

Admitted to Practice:
Massachusetts, 2004
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2009

Ms. Manos has been with the firm since 2006. She concentrates in litigation of No-Fault/PIP claims on behalf of medical providers, but also devotes a portion of her practice to appellate advocacy.  Ms. Manos has obtained numerous jury verdicts and other favorable judgments on behalf of her clients at trial.  She has been counsel in several cases before the Appellate Division dealing with aspects of the Massachusetts No-Fault/PIP statute.


Stephen B. Byers, Associate
Direct Line: (781) 559-8815
Facsimile:    (781) 559-8813
E-mail address:    sbyers@upperfallslaw.com

B.A., St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 2003
J.D., New England School of Law, 2006

Admitted to practice:
Massachusetts, 2006
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2014

Mr. Byers has been with the firm since 2007. He concentrates in litigation of No-Fault/PIP claims on behalf of medical providers.  He regularly tries cases and has secured jury awards in both routine and difficult cases in many courts in eastern and central Massachusetts.  In addition to working for his clients, he volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in his youth.


Brittany Pierce, Associate
Direct Line: (781) 559-8808
Facsimile:    (781) 559-8804
E-mail address:    bpierce@upperfallslaw.com

B.A., Elon University, 2010,
J.D., New England School of Law, 2013

Admitted to practice:
Massachusetts, 2013

Ms. Pierce has been with the firm since 2016. She concentrates in litigation of No-Fault /PIP claims on behalf of medical providers. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Pierce assisted individuals in obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits. In law school, Ms. Pierce served as a Comment and Note Editor on the New England Law Review and authored two published articles.



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