MBA welcomes 2023-24 section council chairs and vice chairs

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023

Appointed by Massachusetts Bar Association President Damian J. Turco, the 2023-24 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.

Meet the MBA’s section and division leaders for the 2023-24 association year.

Access to Justice


Nicole Paquin (left), chair, Law Office of Nicole Paquin, Newton
Jacquelynne J. Bowman (right), vice chair, Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston

Business Law


Steven M. Ayr (left), chair, Casner & Edwards LLP, Boston
Mason R. Marek (right),
vice chair, Locke Lord LLP, Boston

Civil Litigation


Michael D. Molloy (left), Marcotte Law Firm LLC, Lowell 
Michelle M. Byers (right),
vice chair, Campbell Conroy & O’Neil PC, Charlestown 

Civil Rights & Social Justice


Morgayne E. Mulkern (left),
chair, Suffolk University Law School, Boston
Sean P. Kelly (right),
vice chair, Marcotte Law Firm LLC, Lowell

Complex Commercial Litigation


Kenneth N. Thayer (left),
chair, Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch Ford LLP, Boston
Nicholas D. Stellakis (right),
vice chair, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Boston

Criminal Justice

Barry J. Bisson
 (left), chair, Bisson Law, Boston
Sabrina E. Bonanno (right),
Sweeney & Associates LLC, Quincy 

Dispute Resolution


Justin L. Kelsey (left),
chair, Skylark Law & Mediation PC, Southborough
Timothy M. Linnehan (right),
vice chair, Executive Office of the Trial Court, Boston

Family Law


Marc A. Moccia (left),
chair, Kazarosian Costello LLP, Haverhill
Crissa A. Morton (right),
vice chair, Michael I. Flores PC, Orleans

Health Law


Natale V. DiNatale (left),
chair, Robinson & Cole LLP, Boston
Eunice D. Aikins-Afful (right),
vice chair, Revere

Judicial Administration


Elaina M. Quinn (left),
chair, Administrative Office of the Superior Court, Boston
J. Tucker Merrigan (right),
vice chair, Sweeney Merrigan Law LLP, Boston

Juvenile & Child Welfare

Audrey C. Murrillo (left), 
chair, Harvard Law School Criminal Justice Institute, Cambridge
Hon. Jay Blitzman (Ret.) (right), vice chair, Northeastern University School of Law, Boston

Labor & Employment


Valerie C. Samuels (left),
chair, Sassoon & Cymrot LLP, Boston
Dennis M. Coyne (right),
vice chair, McDonald Lamond Canzoneri, Southborough 

Probate Law


Jennifer Zaiser Flanagan (left),
chair, Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee LLP, Boston
Laura F. Riccio (right),
vice chair, Fedele & Murray PC, Norwood

Public Law


Amanda Zuretti (left),
chair, Bowditch & Dewey LLP, Framingham 
Jacqueline A. Welch, (right),
vice chair, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC, Boston

Real Estate Law


Adam T. Sherwin (left),
chair, The Sherwin Law Firm, Boston
John J. Vasapolli (right),
vice chair, Vasapolli & Ricciardelli, Saugus 

Solo/Small Firm Law Practice Management


David J. Volkin (left),
chair, Law Offices of David J. Volkin, Boston/Mansfield
Laura Keeler (middle),
co-vice chair, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers | MassLOMAP, Boston 
Christopher F. Earley (right), co-vice chair, Earley Law Group, Boston 

Taxation Law


Ruth A. Mattson (left),
chair, Verill Dana LLP, Boston
Stephen A. Colella (right), vice chair, Auburndale

Workers' Compensation


Justin P. Starr (left), chair, Morrison Mahoney LLP, Boston
Patrick Francomano (right),
 vice chair, Law Office of Patrick Francomano, North Attleboro

Young Lawyers Division


Batool Raza (left),
chair, Boston Public Health Commission
Nicole J. Cocozza (right), chair-elect, Prince Lobel Tye LLP, Boston