Paul S. Rainville

Paul S. Rainville

Contact Information
T. 508-791-6287                                            T. 860-247-0644
F. 508-791-2652                                            F. 860-247-0653
446 Main Street, 12th Floor                        100 Pearl Street, 11th Floor
Worcester, MA 01608                                  Hartford, CT 06103


Mr. Rainville brings twenty years of litigation and trial experience to the firm. His breadth of experience and proven trial skills all serve to make him an exceptional litigator and an important member of the Hassett & Donnelly team.

Mr. Rainville actively practices throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut in both State and Federal Courts. His practice focuses on the evaluation, resolution or preparation and trial of a wide variety of civil cases in which he represents individuals, businesses of all sizes and insurers as plaintiffs or defendants. He has extensive jury and jury-waived trial experience.

Mr. Rainville’s practice areas include Catastrophic Injury and Wrongful Death, Property Damage, Employment Litigation, Construction Litigation, Professional Liability, Products Liability and Environmental Law. He also specializes in advising small and large businesses on best practices, avoiding claims, risk management and insurance issues.

Mr. Rainville’s bar admissions include the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1992), the State of Connecticut (1993), U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts (1993), U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut (2011), and the Mashantucket Pequot Trial Court (2015).

He earned his J.D. from New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, in 1992 and his B.A. from Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island, in 1988. He also attended the Universite de Nice, Nice, France, from 1986 to 1987.

Mr. Rainville is a member of the Worcester County Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association.

Select Cases / Wins

Defense Verdict – Alleged Wrongful Disposal of Business Equipment in Storage Units
Defense Verdict – Slip and Fall on Exterior Stairway
Defense Verdict – 20-day Trial Arising From Alleged Wrongful Disposal of Property
Defense Verdict – Fall with Hand Fracture and Post-Concussive Syndrome Alleged
Defense Verdict – Jury Skeptical of Plaintiff’s Version of Events in Parking Lot Accident
Defense Verdict in Contribution Claim Following MVA with Catastrophic Injuries
Summary Judgment for Product Manufacturer in Fall Protection / Brain Injury Case
Asbestos Exposure – Wrongful Death – Voluntary Dismissal
93A Claim Barred by Terms of Settlement Agreement in Oil Spill Case