MBA holds first Marathon Bombing Dial-A-Lawyer

Thursday, May. 9, 2013
Volunteer to offer legal assistance to Boston Marathon bombing victims
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Volunteer attorneys answer calls from Boston Marathon bombing victims on May 8. Photos by Carol Fee.

The Massachusetts Bar Association is offering legal assistance to victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. At its first Marathon Bombing Dial-A-Lawyer on Wednesday, May 8, attorneys fielded several calls from victims between the hours of 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

"I decided to volunteer for the Marathon Bombing Dial-A-Lawyer because I want to do my part, as a member of the legal community, to help the victims overcome this horrific tragedy," said volunteer attorney Samuel A. Segal, an associate with Breakstone, White & Gluck. "It is our responsibility as members of the Boston legal community to help the victims recover and the community rebuild in the wake of this tragedy. It is a privilege and a pleasure to help."

In addition to offering victims legal representation when needed, the MBA will provide a second Dial-A-Lawyer session specifically for bombing victims on Thursday, May 30.

The MBA is also seeking attorneys who are available to volunteer to take one case, if called upon. The MBA anticipates that there will likely be a need for legal help in the areas of housing, disability claims, workers' compensation, employment and insurance.

All volunteers must commit to take no legal fee for this representation.

The MBA thanks its May 8 Marathon Bombing Dial-A-Lawyer attorney volunteers:

  • Peter G. DeGelleke;
  • Kwadwo Frimpong;
  • Sheryl R. Furnari;
  • David Hass;
  • Eric J. Robbie;
  • Samuel A. Segal;
  • J. Daniel Silverman;
  • Richard A. Sugarman; and
  • Geraldine M. Zipser.