Worcester County’s Trusted Community Law Firm

Christine Griggs Narcisse

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Practice Areas:

  • Workers’ Compensation 40%
  • Social Security Disability 20%
  • Public Employee Retirement 40%


My name is Christine Griggs Narcisse.  I have been a lawyer since 1991, but have been employed in the field of workers' compensation since 1981, and in Massachusetts since 1984.  I handled WC claims for Liberty Mutual as an adjuster, claims supervisor and home office examiner for over 8 years, and then worked for 2 years as a law clerk handling conciliation appearances for Travelers.  Since graduating from Suffolk University Law School I have represented injured workers exclusively, handling their workers' compensation claims at the Department of Industrial Accidents.  I chose McGuire & McGuire to work for over 27 years ago because I believed that the firm was the best in its field in Massachusetts, and I still believe that to be true.  I wanted to join the best because I too am passionate about my representation, and understand the devistating effect an injury can have on an individual and their family.  I have the experience to make a difference.
Since coming to McGuire & McGuire I have also developed an expertise in the filing of Accidental Disability Retirement applications for public employees permanently injured in the performance of their duties.  I therefore frequently appear before various retirement boards around the Commonwealth, as well as before the Division of Administrative Law Appeals.


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1991
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, Massachusetts
    • B.S. - 1980

Bar Admission

  • Massachusetts, 1991

Published Works

  • Workers' Compensation Practice in Massachusetts 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Editions, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2015
  • Workers' Compensation Update '98, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 1998

Representative Cases

  • Ferraro v. Contributory Retirement Appeal Board, 57 Mass. App. Ct. 728 , 2003, MA Appeals Court
  • Goodall v. Worcester Retirement Board, CR-07-394 (DALA), 2009, Division of Admn. Law Appeals


  • Best Lawyer - New England List for Workers' Compensation
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel's 10 Best Workers' Compensation Lawyers in Mass.
  • Women in the Law Top Peer Nominated Lawyer by Best Lawyers
  • President's Citation - Southborough Rotary Club
  • President's Award - Worcester County Bar Association

Classes & Seminars

  • Workers' Compensation Update '98, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 1998

Pro – Bono Activities

  • Southborough Rotary Club, 1995 to Present
  • Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, 1992 to 1995

Past Positions

  • Travelers Insurance Company, Law Clerk, 1989 to 1991
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Claims, Supervisor, Examiner, 1981 to 1988

Professional Associations

  • Worcester County Bar Association, WC Committee Co-Chair, 2007 to Present
  • Worcester County Bar Association, Sustaining Member, 2016 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney