I was born in the small town of Ware, Massachusetts and went to Amherst College. There, I developed a promising passion for law and graduated magna cum laude. During my senior year, I received recognition from Ralph Nader who later assisted with the publication and distribution of my senior honors thesis. Ralph displayed such confidence in me, and his assurance played a key role in my drive to pursue law that much more. My goal as an attorney has always been to provide effective solutions for my clients after they experience an accident, and it’s one that I’ve been blessed to be able to live out.
In 1972, I acted as the consumer advocate for the City of North Hampton and was active in forming MASSPIRG, an organization that serves as an independent voice for consumers of the western Massachusetts area.
After I graduated from college, I started my career as a researcher and writer for Consumers Union’s Consumer Reports Magazine in New York. I then returned to Massachusetts to attend the Western New England College of School of Law and exhibited exceptional law skills. While in law school, I organized a commission that helped consumers who had experienced fraud. I achieved honors and graduated cum laude in the top of the class. Upon completing law school, I taught night classes at the school on a part-time basis before establishing my firm in 1977.
While the accolades are incredibly humbling, my greatest joy comes from helping people receive the justice they deserve.
An Advocate for the Injured
One thing I realized I had a deep love for was utilizing my legal expertise to take a stand for people who didn’t always have a voice. I continue to serve as an advocate for the people of Massachusetts. If I have a client who can’t make it out to my office, I have no problem making the trip to see them at home or in the hospital. I believe one of the character traits that sets me apart from other attorneys is my willingness to take on cases with no precedent backing them. In doing so, I make a point of giving my all in order to deliver successful settlements and verdicts.
For more than 39 years, I’ve helped everyday, hard-working citizens in Massachusetts financially recover from damages brought on by personal injuries. My work has earned notable respect from other attorneys, clients, and professionals all across America. I’ve been featured on credible shows like 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, 20/20, and The Nightly News. Another source that solicited me for my knowledge and experience was The New York Times.
While all of the accolades are incredibly humbling, my greatest joy comes from knowing my work helps people receive the justice they deserve. My desire is to keep representing those who have been injured in situations likes this across the state. If you’ve suffered, call me today.
- Massachusetts, 1977
- U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1982
- U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
- U.S. Federal Court, 1978
- Western New England College School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts
- J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, 1977
- Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts
- B.A., Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 1973
Professional Associations & Membership
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Hampden County Bar Association
- Association of Trial Lawyers of America
- Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
- Consumer Action Center, Developer
- Massachusetts PIRG Organizer, 1973
- Consumer Advocate, City of Northampton, 1972