I am a trial lawyer helping individuals and small business owners navigate family and employment-related legal disputes. I have been practicing law for twenty years, and have run my own law practice since 2007. I have deep roots in Leominster, where I have lived most of my life.
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 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 have significant experience with 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.
Before I started my own practice in 2007, I worked at both large and smaller law firms. 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. My office is armed with the technology and resources necessary to prepare your case for effective settlement negotiation and – when necessary – trial before the appropriate forum. At the same time, I maintain a cost-effective and results-oriented approach to all matters, working closely with the client to develop a case strategy based on the client’s particular needs and budget.
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.