Western Mass. MBA members offer free legal advice

Thursday, May. 21, 2015
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MBA members volunteer their services during the May 19 Western Mass. Dial-A-Lawyer program. Photos by Mike Vigneux.

Volunteer attorneys from the MBA participated in the MBA's semiannual Western Massachusetts Dial-A-Lawyer call-in program on May 19, hosted at Western New England University School of Law.

Residents of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties had the opportunity to have their legal questions answered by local attorneys who volunteered their time. The legal advice was provided at no charge as a public service of the MBA.

The calls featured legal questions on a wide-range of topic areas, including employment law, consumer law, tax law, real estate law, elder law and family law.

Launched in 1994, the MBA's Western Massachusetts Dial-A-Lawyer program is in its 21st year. The program is co-sponsored by Western New England University School of Law, The Republican, El Pueblo Latino, the Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys and the Hispanic National Bar Association.

The MBA thanks the following members for donating their time and expertise to this important public service effort:

  • William Travaun Bailey, Law office of Attorney William Travaun Bailey
  • Michelle Bugbee, Solutia Inc., Indian Orchard
  • Corey M. Carvalho, University of Massachusetts Legal Services, Amherst
  • Mark D. Cress, Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas LLP, Springfield
  • Michele J. Feinstein, Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin PC, Springfield
  • Stephen R. Manning, Stephen R. Manning, P.C., East Longmeadow
  • Erin J. Meehan, Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy PC, Springfield
  • Amy J. Megliola, Siddall & Siddall, P.C., Springfield
  • Timothy F. Murphy, Skoler Abbott &  Presser PC, Springfield
  • Thomas D. O'Connor, Jr., Thomas D. O'Connor, Jr., Attorney at Law, Springfield
  • David W. Ostrander, Ostrander Law Office, Northampton
  • Stephen J. Phillips, Dunn & Phillips PC, Springfield
  • Edward M. Pikula, City of Springfield - Law Department, Springfield
  • Barry M. Ryan, Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy PC, Springfield
  • Michael Siddall, Siddall & Siddall, P.C., Springfield
  • Rebecca M. Thibault, Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy PC, Springfield
  • Jeffrey J. Trapani, Robinson & Donovan PC, Springfield
  • Christina M. Turgeon, Law Offices of Christina M. Turgeon, Springfield
  • Dorothy Varon, MassMutual Financial Group, Springfield