In Memoriam – David P. Grossi (1948-2022)
On March 13, 2022, Bowditch lost our partner and friend, David P. Grossi. He had been with the firm since 1973.
For nearly 50 years, businesses, nonprofits, and their executives valued David’s keen legal and business intellect. He was a true partner for clients across a range of industries, often as their outside general counsel. Many of his client relationships spanned decades, so they had become close friends.
David regularly dealt with high-stakes cases, such as antitrust issues, defective product claims, asbestos and silica-related toxic tort litigation. Management clients, in both union and non-union environments, sought David’s guidance with employment and labor law. He represented regional and national industrial, commercial, food and beverage, and consumer products companies in price discrimination, packaging, distribution, trade practices, competition, termination, products liability, and other issues that arise in commercial disputes. He also represented several colleges and universities with faculty, student, operational, and other issues unique to the sector.
He was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Commercial Litigation, Education Law, Employment Law, Labor Law, and Litigation – Labor & Employment. He was named Worcester “Lawyer of the Year” several times in the latter two categories.
When asked to include a personal detail in his firm bio, he added that he enjoyed gardening in his spare time, saying “I’m partial to day lilies. They’re beautiful flowers…and very tolerant. Almost indestructible.” This is an apt description of David himself, who was equally comfortable in a suit and tie or in one of his many floral shirts. He spent the better part of his weekends outside, whether it be running, playing basketball, ice skating on the pond in his backyard, or biking on the Cape.
Generous to his community, David was a former Director of the Edward Street Day Care Center and Massachusetts Mental Health Association, and former Vice President of the Voluntary Action Committee of the United Way of Central Massachusetts.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Grossi family, each other, and with all who David touched in the communities where we work and live.
– All of us at Bowditch