Panel of Neutrals

Barbalunga, Patricia A., Esq.

Barbalunga, Patricia A., Esq.
Formerly with Moriarty, Donaghue & Leja, Springfield

Patty Barbalunga’s twenty-two years of trial experience and extensive training in ADR has helped her to become one of the best known neutrals in Western Massachusetts. Her litigation work at Moriarty, Donoghue & Leja, P.C., first as an associate and then a partner, was a split of about 20% plaintiff representation and 80% insurance defense. Her outstanding record earned her the honor of being named as “Massachusetts Defense Lawyer of the Year” in 2002, along with an appearance on “Good Morning America” on the topic of premises liability. Attorney Barbalunga has served as either an arbitrator or mediator on a number of ADR panels and privately for over 20 years. She has completed “commercial arbitrator training” at AAA and taught workshops there. Her easy-going manner and friendly demeanor helps even the most entrenched litigants relax and try to work together to resolve their differences. Patty prides herself as being a “pleasant alternative to the courts”.