MassBar Bulletin: Member Updates

Thursday, July 12, 2018

PeterJuly12BulletinJAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, recently announced the addition of Hon. Peter M. Lauriat (ret.) to its panel. He will be based in the Boston Resolution Center and serve as a mediator, arbitrator and special master in a wide variety of disputes. 

Lauriat joins JAMS after 29 years serving on the Massachusetts Superior Court. Prior to his appointment to the bench, he practiced law in Boston for 17 years.

KathleenJuly12BulletinMBA member Kathleen E. Dion, an attorney in the Business Litigation Group at Robinson+Cole in Hartford, Conn., was recognized by BusinessWest as a “40 Under Forty” winner during the publication’s annual gala event on June 21 at The Log Cabin in Holyoke.

Dion serves on the executive committee of the Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, and as secretary of the board of directors for KNOX, a Hartford-based organization that uses horticulture to build greener, stronger neighborhoods. She also chairs the governance committee of Longmeadow Montessori Internationale, Inc., and serves as president of the Longmeadow Educational Excellence Foundation. 

JudithJuly12BulletinMBA member Judith Feinberg Albright recently joined the Health Care and Litigation practice groups at Rath, Young and Pignatelli, PC, a Concord, New Hampshire-based law firm with offices in Nashua, New Hampshire, Boston, Massachusetts, and Montpelier, Vermont.

Among her previous experience, Feinberg Albright has represented health care providers in defending medical malpractice claims in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. In the context of license defense and administrative law, she has represented providers before the Massachusetts Boards of Registration in Medicine, Dentistry, Chiropractic, the Division of Administrative Law Appeals, and the Department of Public Health, as well as before multiple New Hampshire licensing boards. 

HaleJuly12BulletinMBA member Hale Yazicioglu Lake has been elected as a new partner at the national law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. Lake, who serves as chair of the MBA's Mock Trial Committee, is a member of the firm's Consumer Financial Services team in Boston.

MBA House of Delegates member Martin V. "Skip" Tomassian, a veteran of the Vietnam War, marched in last week's Fourth of July parade in Edgartown. Tomassian entered the war after being drafted in the middle of his law school studies.


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