Who I am.

I understand that the decision to hire an attorney – and which one to hire – is a difficult one, and that whether the dispute involves your family, work or business, there is a lot on the line.

My experience.  With more than twenty years of experience, I have been fortunate to gain insight and experience at large and small law firms, and while running my own law practice.  With extensive familiarity with negotiation and court procedures, personnel and strategy, I am comfortable and confident both at the negotiation table and representing clients before a judge or jury.  I have had the privilege of representing hundreds of individuals and business owners in Massachusetts, and I am passionate about helping each and every client make informed and confident decisions for his or her family, work or business in the most cost-effective fashion possible.

I regularly appear in the Commonwealth’s Probate And Family Courts on matters involving divorce, paternity, custody, support and guardianship.  I have a business and finance background that routinely proves helpful in family law cases, particularly in complex matters that require keen attention to business and accounting practices.  I also have significant experience as a former guardian ad litem investigator in contested custody cases, and help clients manage even the most difficult custody and probate matters.

I also bring my large law firm experience and business background to bear in representing clients in Wrongful Termination and other Employment Discrimination matters, including retaliatory discharge claims, and matters involving violations of the Massachusetts Fair Employment Practices Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Massachusetts Workers Compensation Law and the Massachusetts Wages Act. I have represented clients before the Department of Unemployment Assistance, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as state and federal courts.

Here for you.  While my experience is essential to my effective representation of your interests, I also pride myself on the simple (but unfortunately unusual) trait of being here for you – meaning that I will take and return your calls promptly, and execute all aspects of your case efficiently, with an eye to saving time and money, while keeping your specific goals in mind at all times.

I am also affiliated with the law firm of Marshall, Crane & McAloon, P.C., a Massachusetts firm with attorneys specializing in Estate Planning & Administration, Elder Law, Business Planning & Taxation, and Commercial & Residential Real Estate. In business for over thirty years, Marshall, Crane & McAloon has helped its clients save thousands of dollars and protect assets through proper planning.  My relationship with Marshall, Crane & McAloon allows me to offer clients access to these specialized services.

I was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1997, and I am also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the New Hampshire Bar.

I was a magna cum laude graduate of Bentley College, earning a Bachelor of Science in Economics/Finance, and a cum laude graduate of Boston University School of Law. While in law school, I was an editor of the Boston University Law Review.

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Thank you for reading, and I hope this information is helpful to you.