Last updated on: 12/6/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Anthony Tarricone, JD Biography

Title:
Former President of the American Association of Justice
Position:
Pro to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“As the reform debate continues, this is a week to remember and highlight the 98,000 patients that the Institute of Medicine determined die each year due to preventable medical errors.

Let’s put that figure in perspective: If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classified medical errors as a category, it would be the sixth leading cause of death, killing more people annually than auto accidents or guns. This is simply unacceptable…

The focus this week, and as the health reform debate continues, should be on reducing the frequency of medical errors, a real epidemic that is plaguing our health care system.

Health reform is desperately needed…”

“During Patient Safetwy Awareness Week, Remember Injured Patients,” Huffingont Post, Mar. 10, 2010

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President, American Association for Justice, 2009-2010
  • Partner, Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, 2006-present
  • Governor, First Circuit, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1988-1993, 1996-present
  • Governor, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1987-present
  • Member, National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association
  • Member, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • Executive Officer, American Association for Justice, 2004-2009
  • Treasurer, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2005-2006
  • Parliamentarian, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2004-2005
  • President, Massachusetts Academy of Trail Attorneys, 1993-1994
  • Founding Partner, Sarrouf, Tarricone & Flemming
  • Law Clerk, Superior Court of Massachusetts, 1977-1978
  • Editor, Suffolk University Law Review, 1976-1977
Education:
  • JD, magna cum laude, Suffolk University, 1977
  • BS, magna cum laude, Suffolk University, 1974
Other:
  • Has been recognized by the Best Lawyers in America and the Super Lawyers publications
  • Holds the highest rating established by the legal rating organization Martindale-Hubbell
Quoted in:
  1. Should the health care bill have overhauled medical malpractice?