Milton, Laurence & Dixon, LLP
Grounded in Tradition. Anything but Ordinary.

About

Passion. Experience. Integrity.

History

Attorneys Charles Milton and Robert Parker opened Milton & Parker on Main Street in Worcester in 1894. While the legal landscape has changed over the last century, the attorneys at Milton, Laurence & Dixon, LLP remain committed to excellent service and counsel in the best tradition of the law. We are a full service firm, providing advice and litigation services in all areas of civil litigation on behalf of individuals and insurers, self-insurers and third party administrators. We are complemented by a skilled paralegal and support staff dedicated to providing outstanding professional service. The Firm is a pledge partner in the Massachusetts Bar Association EcoChallenge and was recognized for implementing sustainable practices.

 

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Partner

Paul O'Connor

Paul has been a trial lawyer with the Firm for more than 30 years. A Worcester native and graduate of Assumption College, his law school education was at Loyola of New Orleans. Paul is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and recipient of the Massachusetts Bar Association Community Service and Worcester County Bar Association President’s Awards. He holds the rank of Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates. A past President of the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association, he is a past member of the Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments. Paul conducts mediations by request. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubble.

 

Education

LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor

ASSUMPTION COLLEGE
B.A.; Cum Laude

Activities & Affiliations

  • Worcester County Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association 
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association 
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • The United States Supreme Court
  • The Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts

 

 
 

 
 
 

Partner

Jennifer A. DeFronzo

Jennifer DeFronzo is an accomplished attorney representing clients in all stages of litigation with a strong record of success in pre-trial Motions in the Massachusetts Superior and Appeals Courts. Jen's practice has been concentrated in civil litigation, with an emphasis in professional liability and insurance defense.

Jen continues the Firm’s tradition of service in her pro bono work through the Volunteer Lawyer’s Project. She spearheaded an environmental effort at the Firm, which was recognized by the Massachusetts Bar Association in 2009 for implementing sustainable practices. She presents regularly to groups and classes. 

Jen is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She is member of the Worcester County Bar Association and Massachusetts Bar Association. Originally from southern California, she considers Worcester her adopted hometown.

 

Education

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctorate, 2002

CLARK UNIVERSITY
B.A., Geography, 1997

Activities & Affiliations

  • Worcester County Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts
 
 

 
 
 

Partner

Matthew J. Holmes

Attorney Holmes counsels clients in matters relating to civil litigation and insurance defense, specializing in the defense of health care providers and personal injury claims. A member of the Massachusetts Bar, Matt is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association.

Matt is an active member of our community. He coaches youth sports, serves on the Board of Directors for the Worcester chapter of StandUp for Kids, sits on the Executive Committee of the Worcester County Bar Association, and provides pro bono services through the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

 

Education

HAMLINE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctorate, 2006

CLARK UNIVERSITY
B.A., Political Science and Philosophy, 2002

Activities & Affiliations

  • Worcester County Bar Association, Executive Board
  • Massachusetts Bar Association 
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association 
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
 
 

 
 
 

Partner

Caitlin O'Connor

Attorney O'Connor is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, and has been a partner with the firm since 2010. 

 

Education

VERMONT SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctorate, 2008

CLARK UNIVERSITY
B.A., Political Science and Philosophy, 2002

 

 
 

Paralegal

Jennifer M. Derosier

Jennifer has been with the Firm since 2002. She received her ABA approved Paralegal Certificate in 2007 from Bay Path College in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. She received her Associate’s Degree from Quinsigamond Community College in 2002. Jennifer assists in all litigation and probate matters. Jennifer is a member of the Central Massachusetts Paralegal Association.