Law Firm
Antonino & DiMare

Amherst, Massachusetts

Charles J. DiMare

Chuck DiMare has over 30 years experience in the successful litigation of hundreds of civil and criminal cases before a wide variety of federal and state courts and administrative agencies. This experience includes a substantial number of jury trials, judge trials, summary jury trials, mini-trials, mediations, case evaluations, hearings, motions, depositions, settlement conferences, appeals and other matters. Many of these cases have been reported and can be found by conducting a search through West Law and Lexus. A significant number of these cases have also been reported in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, The Western Massachusetts Law Tribune, and other legal publications, web news articles, general circulation newspapers and magazines (i.e., New York Times, Boston Globe, Springfield Union).

Chuck’s areas of practice include civil rights law, labor & employment law, higher education law, property rights, family law, professional negligence and personal injury. 

Chuck has been admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, the State of Vermont (pro hac vice), the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Second Circuit, Third Circuit, Ninth Circuit, Federal Circuit, and also the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Massachusetts, Vermont, Northern and Western Districts of New York, Northern District of California, and the Districts of New Hampshire (pro hac vice) and Maine (pro hac vice). 

Chuck teaches graduate, undergraduate, and combined courses in the School of Education (Department of Educational, Policy, Research and Administration) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In the past, he has also taught law related courses in the Departments of Political Science, Legal Studies and the Honors Program. In addition to lecturing at numerous other colleges and universities, he has been a Visiting Professor at Vermont Law School and at Northeastern University’s Graduate Criminal Justice Program, where he taught courses in Law Enforcement Civil Liability and Policy Development.   

He has authored many newsletter articles and training manuals for lawyers, legal assistants, and students, and is the author of a chapter on intentional torts for "ATLA's Litigating Tort Cases," published by Thompson/West.  

Chuck has been involved in a broad array of leadership and community service work including, Chair of the Zoning Board of Appeals for the Town of Shutesbury, the Massachusetts Bar Association Individual Rights & Responsibilities Section, the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and various local and state boards and committees. 

Chuck is also a mediator and trainer at New England Civil Rights Training & Mediation, where he has facilitated mediations in a wide range of issues involving civil rights, police misconduct, race discrimination, age discrimination, disability discrimination, sexual harassment, personal injury, legal malpractice, property damage and labor & employment law. He has made numerous presentations and participated in trainings on the subject of civil rights, constitutional law, labor & employment law, higher education law, police misconduct, consumer protection law, trial advocacy and mediation.  

Chuck has lectured to professional associations and groups including the Massachusetts Association of Law Enforcement Administrators, the Massachusetts State Police Academy, the Massachusetts Association of Chiefs of Police, the Massachusetts Municipal Management Association, the Campus Police Officers and College Administrators, the Massachusetts District Courts (Hampshire County), the Springfield Police Academy, the Massachusetts College Personnel Association, the Western Massachusetts Labor Action Committee, the United Auto Workers Union, the Service Employees Union, AFL/CIO, and numerous police departments, public schools, cities and towns, student groups, fraternities, sororities, and private businesses. He has also trained lawyers, law students, and legal assistants at continuing legal education seminars for various groups including the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the National Lawyers Guild, the Legal Services Corporation, the Migrant Legal Services Association, the United States Attorney’s Office (District of Massachusetts), the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, the National Jury Project, the Hampshire County Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association. 

Chuck has also held legal positions with the federal government, a labor relations law firm, various legal clinics, a public defender's office, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 

He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the National Police Accountability Project, the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (Student Legal Services Section), the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys and the Hampshire and Franklin County Bar Associations. 

Chuck was raised in the Boston area. He has both an undergraduate degree (magna cum laude) and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and graduated from Vermont Law School (cum laude) in 1977.


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