SUGARMAN The Personal Injury Law Firm
Stacey  Pietrowicz

Stacey L. Pietrowicz


Consistently attaining outstanding results for clients, both through settlement and at trial.

Prudential Tower
800 Boylston Street, 30th Floor
Boston, MA 02199-8001

Consistently attaining outstanding results for clients, both through settlement and at trial.

  • Biography
  • Recognition
  • Appellate Cases
  • Significant Cases

Stacey Pietrowicz is known for her work ethic, tenacity, and analytical mind, which combine to achieve successful outcomes for SUGARMAN'S clients, both through settlement and at trial. Stacey participates in all aspects of the firm's practice, focusing on defective products, premises liability, medical malpractice, and other complex personal injury matters. Stacey brings her meticulous attention to detail to every type of case, consistently attaining outstanding results for her clients.  Stacey routinely handles some of the firm's most sophisticated cases and has been recognized in Massachusetts Super Lawyers every year since 2013.

Stacey is a member of several bar organizations and has participated in a variety of events for area law students. Stacey has served three terms as an appointed member of the Massachusetts Bar Association's (MBA's) Civil Litigation Section Council, which manages issues and proposals affecting civil litigation and the practice of law in Massachusetts. Since 2009, Stacey has co-authored the Massachusetts Tort Law Manual chapter regarding Child Trespassers.

Stacey joined SUGARMAN as an associate in 2008 after receiving her law degree from Boston University School of Law, and became a principal of the firm in 2016.


  • J.D., Concentration in Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Boston University School of Law, 2008
  • B.A., University of Rhode Island, 2002 magna cum laude

Bar Admission

  • Massachusetts, 2008
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (First Circuit), 2018   


  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • American Association for Justice
  • Massachusetts Bar Association Civil Litigation Section Council, 2013-2016
  • Women’s Bar Association
    • Women's Bar Foundation's Elder Law Project 2019
  • Boston Bar Association


  •  "Top Women of Law", Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, 2019
  • "Massachusetts Super Lawyers", Law and Politics, 2013-2019
  • “Massachusetts Super Lawyers, Rising Stars”, Law and Politics, 2011-2012
  • Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, University of Rhode Island, 2002

Knox vs. Schechtl Maschinenbau GmbH, et. al. 1:17-cv-11144-GAO (2019)

The First Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the U.S. District Court’s decision to dismiss product liability claims against a foreign manufacturer for lack of personal jurisdiction in Massachusetts. The First Circuit agreed with SUGARMAN's attorneys that the individual fulfillment of each order, the language in the manufacturer manual inviting direct contact from consumers and the significant stream of sales into Massachusetts over a fifteen-year period were enough to establish personal jurisdiction under existing Supreme Court precedent. The case was remanded back to U.S. District Court in Boston for further proceedings.

Serious Injuries in Alcohol-Related Crash

Settlement against restaurant on behalf of two people injured as pedestrians by a drunk driver when he drove into the rear of a disabled vehicle. The driver had become intoxicated at a North Shore restaurant and was heading home when he drove out of the marked lanes and into the rear of the vehicle where the people were standing attempting repairs.  

Traumatic Brain Injury in Pedestrian Crosswalk Crash

Settlement on behalf of client injured when he was struck by a car while in the crosswalk on the way to the Braintree T Station.  The client suffered a traumatic brain injury and together with the spouse, brought a claim against the driver, who claimed that the client was not in the crosswalk, though other witnesses disputed these events.

Nerve Injury During Removal of Birth Control Device

Settlement on behalf of client injured when a Cambridge, MA physician negligently removed an arm-implanted birth control device without confirming its anatomic location prior to removal. The client suffered significant deficits in the use of her arm and hand in the months that followed.

Wrongful death and serious injuries in Jamaicaway drunk driving crash

Pre-trial settlement on behalf of family of a woman killed in a drunk driving accident as well as on behalf of two others who suffered serious injuries in the same crash. The drunk driver became intoxicated at a Boston bar and was attempting to drop off her passengers when she crossed a double yellow line on the Jamaicaway and struck another vehicle head on. The drunk driver’s blood alcohol level was later found to be almost three times the legal limit.

Cosmetic Breast Surgery Malpractice

Settlement for two separate patients of the same doctor who negligently performed elective breast procedures resulting in permanent disfigurement to both women.

Medical malpractice - kidney failure

Settlement for client and wife against urologist for failure to properly monitor for urinary retention due to enlarged prostate over the course of several years, resulting in kidney failure.

Wrongful death of nursing home patient

Settlement for family of elderly patient whose C. Difficile illness went untreated for several days when the staff at her nursing home in Boston failed to review critical laboratory results and failed to transfer the patient to a hospital for immediate care.  By the time the patient was transferred to a hospital, four days after her symptoms began, she was septic and she passed away shortly thereafter.

Failure to diagnose heart attack

Settlement for family of a 47-year-old man who was improperly discharged from the hospital following failure to diagnose and treat evolving myocardial infarction.  Second largest medical malpractice settlement reported in Massachusetts in 2017.

Failure to diagnose lung cancer

Settlement against Lowell-area radiologist for long-time smoker who underwent X-rays due to history of shoulder pain.  X-rays revealed suspicious mass in patient’s left lung, but radiologist interpreted the X-rays as being normal, resulting in a 28 month delay in diagnosis.

Death of four-year old due to defective design of escalator

A four-year old boy fell to his death through a gap between an escalator and the adjacent railing. The escalator had been installed as a replacement and was narrower than the original escalator. The escalator construction company failed to install deck barriers as required by the construction plans and by state escalator and building codes, resulting in the escalator being in a defective and dangerous condition. After extensive discovery, SUGARMAN lawyers settled the wrongful death lawsuit with the escalator contractor, store, and mall owner for the benefit of the boy's parents.

Power plant accident

Settlement against power plant and safety contractor for twenty-six-year-old boilermaker apprentice who was severely injured when he was violently sucked into a boiler drum which had not been properly de-energized for contractor work during an annual shutdown.

Failure to remove snow and ice from roof of truck

Settlement against driver of a tractor-trailer truck and his employer for severe facial and dental injuries suffered by a 64-year-old man after being struck in the face by a slab of snow and ice which came through his car windshield after falling from the roof of the tractor-trailer while in transit.

Medical malpractice - Anoxic brain injury and death

Settlement against doctor and hospital following the death of a 78-year-old woman, who died from anoxic encephalopathy following an inappropriate dosage and combination of narcotic and anti-anxiety medications, and improper monitoring during MRI.

Gas explosion resulting in personal injuries

Settlement against contractor for physical and psychological injuries to a 19-year-old man following a gas explosion at a residential home.

Jury verdict in fall at construction site

Middlesex County jury returns verdict on behalf of construction worker injured in fall from unguarded opening in construction project. The plaintiff sustained debilitating injuries and fractures as a result of the fall. One of 10 largest jury verdicts reported in Massachusetts in 2011.

Firefighter’s leg amputated due to defective fire truck

Product liability claim was brought against the manufacturer and distributor of the truck for failing to design truck with safety mechanism to prevent uncontrolled movement in the event of a shift into gear while pumping. As a result of the defective design of the truck, it shifted into gear and crushed a firefighter's leg, resulting in the need for amputation.

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SUGARMAN lawyers know that the damage done to lives by injury can be profound, yet often difficult to quantify or describe. And those effects last a lifetime. Our personal injury lawyers have the experience and resources to make a powerful case by developing the evidence and using expert consultation and testimony in order to prove your claim at trial. Just as important, we represent the injured and their families with special regard for the social, mental and emotional issues they face.

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