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SPRINGFIELD — The law firm of Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan and Blakesley announced that attorneys Thomas Downey, Peter Moran, and Michael Cardaropoli have been made partners in the firm.

“We are pleased that Tom, Peter, and Mike have become shareholders and partners in our law firm. This change in status is natural for each of these long-term, dedicated lawyers,” said Charlie Casartello, the firm’s managing partner. “The promotion is meant to convey our firm’s appreciation for their efforts, our confidence in their performance, and our recognition of their longevity as lawyers committed to their clients. We know that they will continue to be strong leaders and that each of them will continue to provide high-quality legal services to people in need.”

Downey is a graduate of Norwich University. He holds both an MBA and a juris doctor degree from Western New England College. He is admitted to practice law in the state courts of Massachusetts and before the Social Security Administration and the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents. He has been with the firm since 2003.

Moran obtained his bachelor’s degree at Boston College and his juris doctor degree at Boston University School of Law. For more than 30 years, he has focused his area of practice on workers’ compensation law, and has been with the firm since 2005.

Cardaropoli joined the firm in 2008, concentrating his practice in workers’ compensation, Social Security disability, and personal-injury litigation. He received his bachelor’s degree in business from American International College and his juris doctor degree from Western New England University. He is the vice chair of the MBA Workers’ Compensation Committee.

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SPRINGFIELD — On Nov. 23, the law firm Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan and Blakesley donated and helped distribute 250 frozen turkeys to aid the Gray House in its efforts to feed families in Springfield.

“The mission of the Gray House is critical to our community,” Partner Earl Seeley III said. “We wanted to do what we could to further their efforts and help make Thanksgiving brighter for the people they serve.”

Partner Charlie Casartello added that “the need to help people overcome food insecurity is more acute now than ever. Everyone deserves a great Thanksgiving dinner, and we were happy to have the opportunity to pass out the turkeys to our neighbors and wish everyone a happy holiday.”

Attorneys from the firm were on hand to personally distribute the turkeys to individuals who had signed up with the charity to receive one.

Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan and Blakesley is a law firm of more than 15 lawyers who devote their practice to protecting the rights of injured individuals.

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SPRINGFIELD — Six area students were each recently awarded a $1,000 Gerard L. Pellegrini Scholarship to advance their education by the law firm that bears his name, Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan and Blakesley.

The Gerard L. Pellegrini Scholarship is an award that goes to a member of a local union affiliated with the Western Massachusetts Area Labor Federation or their spouses or dependents. Applicants were asked to submit their high-school or college transcripts, written recommendations, a recital of their community-service activities, and an essay detailing the importance of the labor movement to their family.

“This has become a significant way for us to commemorate the commitment of the law firm to families of organized labor,” said Earlon Seeley III, partner at the law firm and the grandson of Gerard Pellegrini. “Now more than ever, the labor movement plays a vital role in supporting its members and making a difference in the lives of workers. Gerard was a tireless advocate for worker’s rights and fought on behalf of injured workers for 50 years. As this continues to be our mission today, we created this scholarship in his honor.”

Winners of this year’s awards are Corey Bryant of Springfield, Alexandria Barnard-Davignon of Longmeadow, Anna MacDonnell of Longmeadow, Lindsay Marjanski of South Hadley, Sarah Meunier of South Deerfield, and Taryn Morse of Hatfield.