LCL appoints Dowell executive director
Attorney Rodney S. Dowell has been named executive director of
Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Inc. (LCL), its board of directors
Founded in 1978, LCL is the only lawyer assistance program in
Massachusetts exclusively dedicated to helping with personal and
professional issues faced by Massachusetts law students, lawyers,
judges and their families by providing confidential counseling and
referral resources, peer support groups, and law office management
"I am very excited about the opportunity to lead LCL," Dowell
said, "and I am looking forward to continuing the fine work
accomplished by the organization."
In addition to managing LCL and its clinical staff, Dowell will
continue to direct LCL's Law Office Management Assistance Program
(LOMAP), which is based in the same downtown Boston office as LCL.
Jared Correia will act as LOMAP's senior practice advisor, with
plans to add another practice advisor in the next several
"While reducing day-to-day consultations (with LOMAP clients),
I'll still be directing the operations," Dowell said.
In 2007, Dowell helped create and started serving as executive
director of LOMAP, which the board said he was "instrumental" in
building "into a viable and vibrant LCL subsidiary organization. As
the director of LOMAP, attorney Dowell demonstrated a proven
ability to lead and grow a lawyers' assistance program. In
addition, based upon 18 years as a practicing litigation attorney
and as a founding partner of a law firm, attorney Dowell brings a
real-life perspective necessary to effectively work with attorneys
seeking LCL's services.
"As demonstrated by his proven track record, the board is
confident that attorney Dowell will continue the excellent work of
LCL and to effectively forward LCL's mission," the board said. "We
are pleased to have him at the helm."
Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers
Juliane Balliro, an attorney in the Boston office of Nelson,
Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, has received two honors from her
peers recently. She was selected as one of Massachusetts 2011's
"Super Lawyers" and chosen for inclusion in the 2012 edition of
The Best Lawyers in America.
Balliro has tried cases in the areas of white-collar criminal
defense and employment law for more than 25 years. She represents
companies, executives and individuals in complex business,
employment and criminal cases. She has tried more than 100 cases in
various state and federal courts and has authored and argued dozens
She was named to the "Super Lawyers" list in the category of
Employment Litigation: Defense.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of
lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high
degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, according
to the organization. The selection process is multi-phased and
includes independent research, peer nominations and peer
Lawyers are selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a
peer-review survey. Lawyers are not allowed to pay a fee to be
listed and selection is based on confidential evaluations by and
interviews of the top attorneys in the country.
Sullivan named 2012 "Lawyer of the Year"
Best Lawyers named Meghan B. Sullivan managing partner
at Sullivan, Hayes & Quinn as the 2012 "Springfield, MA Best
Lawyers Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year."
Best Lawyers conducts nearly 4 million confidential
Sullivan is admitted to the state and federal courts in both
Massachusetts and Connecticut, and is a member of the MBA's Labor
and Employment Law and Civil Litigation sections. Previously, she
worked as a prosecutor in the Office of the Hampden County District
Attorney. She received her J.D. from Quinnipiac University School
She has also been named a "Rising Star" among Massachusetts
attorneys four times by Boston magazine and a "Rising Star
in New England." She was featured as a "Woman to Watch" and
recognized as one of the "40 under 40" by Business
Sullivan, Hayes & Quinn, with offices in Springfield and New
York, specializes in employment and labor law.
Murphy named Bankruptcy-Litigation Lawyer of the
Harold B. Murphy, shareholder and founder of Murphy & King
PC in Boston, has been selected as Bankruptcy-Litigation Lawyer of
the Year in Massachusetts by Best Lawyers.
Murphy is also director of the firm's Bankruptcy and Financial
Restructuring Group, specializing in commercial law and bankruptcy.
He also has significant experience in commercial finance,
litigation and secured lending. The firm also has offices in
Washington, D.C., and New York.
He has played a key role in representing companies in a number of
high-profile reorganizations, including One and Two International
Place, The W Hotel and Residences, Modern Continental, the Ground
Round, GPX Tire and Woodworker's Warehouse.
"We have had the opportunity to represent some great companies in
their financial restructurings," Murphy said.