Section Council Chairs
Access to Justice
Julio Hernando practices at Gaughen, Gaughen, Lane & Hernando, located in Weymouth, and concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, real estate and family law. He received his undergraduate degree from Saint Anselm College and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.
Peter D. McDermott
Peter D. McDermott practices in the Boston office of Banner & Witcoff LTD where he works with technology-based businesses to obtain and enforce patents and other intellectual property rights. He received his undergraduate degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.
Jeffrey N. Catalano
Jeffrey N. Catalano is a partner at/in Todd & Weld LLP in Boston where he represents victims of catastrophic injuries in the areas of medical negligence, product liability, class action and other personal injury cases. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Scranton and his J.D. from Boston College School of Law.
Lee J. Gartenberg
Lee J. Gartenberg has been the Director of Inmate Legal Services for the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office since 1982. He received his undergraduate degree from Binghamton University and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law.
Fern L. Frolin
Fern L. Frolin is an attorney, mediator and partner at Grindle, Robinson, Goodhue & Frolin in Wellesley. She received her undergraduate degree from Ohio State University and her J.D. from Boston College Law School.
General Practice, Solo & Small Firm
Patrick Francomano, of the Law Office of Patrick Francomano, has been an active member of the MBA for more than 15 years. He has served as a member of the Law Practice Management Section Council and on various MBA committees, including the Solo/Small Firm Committee and the Lawyers in Transition Committee. A graduate of the New England School of Law, he practices in North Attleborough.
Susan A. Huettner
Susan A. Huettner practices in Falmouth at the Law Office of Susan A. Huettner PC. Huettner has been an active member of the MBA for more than a decade, serving on the Family Law and Law Practice Management Section Councils and several different MBA committees, as well as the House of Delegates. Huettner received her bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and her J.D. from Indiana University.
Susan G. Anderson
Susan G. Anderson is general counsel and the legal services developer for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs. She received her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College and her J.D. from Boston University School of Law.
Individual Rights and Responsibilities
Kevin G. Powers
Kevin G. Powers is a partner at the Boston law firm, Rodgers, Powers & Schwartz LLP, where he concentrates on labor and employment law. He received his undergraduate degree from Stonehill College and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.
Kathy Jo Cook
Kathy Jo Cook practices at Kechen & Mallen PC, in Taunton, where she concentrates on personal injury and general negligence law. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.
Labor and Employment
Rosemary Pye is the regional director at the Boston office of the National Labor Relations Board. She earned her A.B. from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, her M.A.T. at Harvard University and her J.D. from Cornell University Law School.
Law Practice Management
Denise M. Guerin
Denise M. Guerin is a solo practitioner in Cambridge concentrating on residential and commercial real estate transactions and all matters involving small businesses. Guerin received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from Boston University School of Law.
Edward Notis-McConarty has been a partner at Boston's Hemenway & Barnes since 1985, where he has concentrated his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, probate litigation, personal injury and tort claims, dispute resolution and fiduciary work. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his J.D. from Boston College Law School.
Sabrina K. Lanz
Sabrina K. Lanz is a member of the Sudbury firm, Fee, Rosse & Lanz PC, where she specializes in commercial litigation with particular expertise in the areas of real estate, environmental, construction, higher education and employment law. She received her undergraduate degree from Colgate University and her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.
Robert Lawrence Quinan Jr.
Public Law co-chair Robert Lawrence Quinan Jr. works for the Office of the Attorney General in Boston. He received his J.D. and M.S.F.S. from Georgetown University.
Michele E. Randazzo
Public Law co-chair Michele E. Randazzo is a principle at the Boston office of Kopelman & Paige PC. She received her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.
Patricia Ann Metzer
Patricia Ann Metzer is of counsel to Vacovec, Mayotte & Singer LLP in Newton. She conducts a general tax practice, representing business entities, non-profits, individuals, estates and trusts in all areas of the tax law. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania College for Women and her Ll.B.. from University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Young Lawyers Division
Sanjay K. Sankaran
Sanjay K. Sankaran is an associate at Palma Law Offices PC in Lowell, where he specializes in personal bankruptcy cases. He received his undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University and his J.D. from New England School of Law.