HON. EDWARD J. REYNOLDS, RET.
Hon. Edward J. Reynolds, ret., concentrates in the mediation of personal injury, auto accidents, premise liability, property loss, business disputes, construction (residental and commerical) and other select civil matters.
Judge Reynolds served, for 14 years, as a Justice of the Massachusetts Trial Court. During his service as a judge he presided over hundreds of civil cases, including:
- Personal injury and property loss claims
- Commercial and residential real estate construction claims
- Consumer complaints
- Environmental violations
- Business and commercial disputes
Judge Reynolds, while on the bench, earned a reputation for his discretion, integrity and ability to sort out complex civil law cases, and was also known for his skill in getting the opposing sides, in those cases, to settle without trial. When civil cases required a trial, Judge Reynolds gained the respect of both sides for his decisions and findings that were known to be fair and based upon the evidence and law.
Prior to his appointment to the court, Judge Reynolds practiced law in Worcester County for 30 years, initially with law firm of Fletcher, Tilton & Whipple in Worcester, and 20 years as the senior partner at Gelinas, Ward & Reynolds in Fitchburg. Judge Reynolds’ law practice provided services to clients in all areas of civil claims, which included such matters involving personal injuries, business and commercial transactions, real estate disputes and employment claims. These matters required hearings before governmental agency tribunals and trials in the Massachusetts and federal courts.
Following his retirement from the Trial Court, Judge Reynolds resumed his practice of law, serving as Of Counsel with the law office of Ward, Walsh & Rice, P.C. of Fitchburg.
In addition to his extensive background as a judge and trial lawyer, Judge Reynolds serves as a Master Arbitrator and Guardian ad litem in the Worcester, Hampshire, and Franklin Superior Courts.