MBA welcomes 2016-17 section council chairs and vice chairs

Thursday, Sep. 1, 2016
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Appointed by Massachusetts Bar Association President Jeffrey N. Catalano, the 2016-17 leaders of the MBA's sections and Young Lawyers Division provide lawyers with up-to-date information on specific areas of law, monitor law-related legislation, sponsor professional education programs and provide information on the law for the general public.

Here is a list of section and division leaders for this association year.

Access to Justice

Raymond A. Yox, chair, South Coastal Counties Legal Services Inc., Hyannis (left)
Andrew P. Cornell
, vice chair, Andrew Cornell Attorney at Law, Cambridge (right)

Access to Justice

Business Law

David A. Parke, chair, Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas LLP, Springfield (left)
Kevin J. Handly, vice chair, Kevin J. Handly LLC, Boston (right)

Business Law

Civil Litigation

Scott M. Heidorn, chair, Bergstresser & Pollock LLC, Boston (left)
Eric P. Finamore, vice chair, Weston Patrick PA, Boston (right)

Civil Litigation

Civil Rights & Social Justice

Richard W. Cole, chair, Cole Civil Rights and Safe Schools Consulting, Boston

Civil Rights

Complex Commercial Litigation

Laurence A. Schoen, chair, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC, Boston (left)
Julie E. Green, vice chair, Commonwealth of Massachusetts/Office of the Attorney General, Boston (right)

Complex Commercial

Criminal Justice

Georgia K. Critsley, chair, Massachusetts Trial Court, Boston (left)
Pauline Quirion, vice chair, Greater Boston Legal Services (right)

Criminal Justice

Dispute Resolution

Brian R. Jerome, chair, Massachusetts Dispute Resolution Services, Boston (left)
Sarah E. Worley, vice chair, Sarah E. Worley Conflict Resolution PC, Boston (right)

Dispute Resolution

Family Law

Lloyd M. Godson, chair, Godson Legal Group PC, Lynnfield (left)
Kimberley J. Joyce, vice chair, Lee & Rivers LLP, Boston (right)

Family Law

Health Law

Donald Whitmore, chair, DEW Advisory LLC, Watertown (left)
Kathryn M. Rattigan, vice chair, Robinson + Cole LLP, Providence (right)

Health Law

Judicial Administration

Lori A. Cianciulli, chair, Cianciulli Law Offices, Beverly (left)
Thomas M. Bond, vice chair, The Kaplan/Bond Group, Boston (right)

Judicial Administration

Juvenile & Child Welfare

Brian R. Pariser, chair, Department of Children & Families, Boston (left)
Valerie Torpey Irving, vice chair, Law Office of Valerie Torpey Irving, Westwood (right)


Labor & Employment

Margaret H. Paget, chair, Kurker Paget LLC, Waltham (left)
Meghan H. Slack, vice chair, Law Office of Meghan Slack, Arlington (right)


Law Practice Management

Susan Letterman White, chair, Letterman White Consulting, Braintree (left)
Emily Amara Gordon, vice chair, Amara Immigration Law LLC, Brookline (right)


Probate Law

Timothy D. Sullivan, chair, AndoverLaw PC, Andover (left)
Kevin G. Diamond, vice chair, Rico, Murphy & Diamond LLP, Millis (right)


Public Law

Brandon Harris Moss, chair, Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane LLP, Quincy (left)
Kerry T. Ryan, vice chair, Morrissey, Wilson & Zafiropoulos LLP, Braintree (right)


Real Estate Law

Elizabeth J. Young, chair, WFG National Title Insurance Company, Lynnfield (left)
Melanie Hagopian, vice chair, Law Office of Melanie Hagopian, Arlington (right)

Real Estate

Sole Practitioner & Small Firm

Leo M. Spano, chair, Gay & Gay PC, Taunton (left)
Val C. Ribeiro, vice chair, Law Office of Val C. Ribeiro, Fall River (right)


Taxation Law

Patricia Ann Metzer, chair, Vacovec, Mayotte & Singer LLP, Newton (left)
Thomas G. Collins, vice chair, McCarter & English LLP, Boston (right)


Workers' Compensation

Deborah G. Kohl, chair, Law Office of Deborah G. Kohl, Fall River (left)
Marianne Swenson, vice chair, Curtin, Murphy & O'Reilly PC, Boston (right)

Workers Comp

Young Lawyers Division

Victoria M. Santoro, chair, Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow PC, Boston (left)
Samuel A. Segal, chair-elect, Law Offices of Samuel A. Segal, Boston (right)