Twenty-six attorneys selected for MBA's 2018-19 Leadership Academy class

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
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The Massachusetts Bar Association has chosen 26 attorneys as Academy Fellows for the 2018-19 class of the MBA's Leadership Academy, a program for attorneys with three-10 years of experience that is designed to recruit and nurture future bar and civic leaders. (The Leadership Academy also includes the 2018 recipient of the MBA's Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Scholarship.) The fellows, who were selected after a competitive application process, represent a diverse group of talented young attorneys from across the commonwealth.

The MBA's Leadership Academy is a 12-month program that runs concurrently with the MBA membership year, starting in September. Fellows are provided the opportunity to network, collaborate and build relationships with bar leaders; develop and enhance leadership skills important to their future in the legal profession; and get an insider's look at the important role the MBA plays within the legal system.

Here are the 2018-19 MBA Leadership Academy Fellows:

  • Jeffrey Adams, Robinson Donovan PC
  • Nathaniel Beaudoin, City of Boston
  • Sabrina Bonanno, Sweeney & Associates LLC
  • Shirley Xiao Li Cantin, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP
  • Mary Costello, Tomassian & Tomassian, Attorneys at Law
  • Maria Davis, Todd & Weld LLP
  • Amanda DiMatteo, Peabody & Arnold LLP
  • Charlotte Drew, Sherin and Lodgen LLP
  • Kathleen Federico, Morrison Mahoney LLP
  • Julianne Fitzpatrick, Kenney & Sams PC
  • Matthew Fleischner, Committee for Public Counsel Services
  • Daniel Goodrich, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
  • Katharine Anne Johnston, Hampden County District Attorney's Office
  • Lisa Lana, Committee for Public Counsel Services, Youth Advocacy Division
  • Michael Meagher, Committee for Public Counsel Services, Children and Family Law Division
  • Cara O’Donnell, Committee for Public Counsel Services, Public Defender Division, Worcester Office
  • Julia Ong, Mintz Levin
  • Nicole Paquin, Boyle | Shaughnessy Law PC
  • Mario Paredes, 2018 MBA Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Scholarship recipient
  • Sheriece Perry, Massachusetts Trial Court
  • Sanjiv Reejhsinghani, principal, Law Office of Sanjiv Reejhsinghani, Esq.; Of counsel, Law Offices of Marvin Cable, Esq.
  • Camala Richardson, Law Offices of Camala A. Richardson
  • Vineesha Sow, Health Law Advocates
  • Claire Valentin, Children's Law Center of Massachusetts
  • Charu Verma, Committee for Public Counsel Services, Cambridge District Office
  • Joblin Younger, Law Office of Joblin C. Younger PC