Meet the 2004-2005 MBA officers

Issue September 2004


Warren F. Fitzgerald

Firm: Partner of Meehan, Boyle, Black & Fitzgerald of Boston.
Boston University, 1976 B.A., magna cum laude with distinction; Boston University School of Law, 1979, J.D.; Editor, Law Review.

Legal Career: Trial lawyer with Meehan, Boyle, Black & Fitzgerald since its inception in 1985; associate, Parker, Coulter, Daley & White in Boston, 1984; and associate, Hutchins and Wheeler in Boston, 1979-1983.

MBA Service: Vice President, 2003-2004; Treasurer, 2002-2003; Vice President, 2001-2002. Former co-chair, Court Study Task Force; co-chair, Presidential Task Force on the Preservation of Rights, Liberties and Access to Justice; chair, MBA Budget and Finance Committee; chair, Civil Litigation Section, 1989-1991; vice chair, Civil Litigation Section, 1988-1989, chair, Civil Litigation Section Legislation Committee, chair and mediator, Massachusetts Bar Association, Suffolk County Mediation Project; member, Executive Management Board, Budget and Finance Committee, Budget and Finance Committee Investment Subcommittee, House of Delegates, Executive Committee, Civil Litigation Section Council, and Community Services Committee. He has chaired and served on numerous other MBA committees. Fellow and Life Member, Massachusetts Bar Foundation
Additional Service:
Former President, President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, chair Executive Committee, Fundraising Committee, member Executive Committee, Board of Delegates, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys; sustaining member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America; member, American Bar Association, Women's Bar Association, Essex County Bar Association.

Additional information: Andover resident; enjoys skiing, scuba diving and boating.

Vice President

Mark D. Mason

Firm: Principle of Cooley, Shrair, P.C., of Springfield.

Education: B.A., Columbia College, 1980; J.D., Boston University Law School, 1984.

Legal Career: Principle in firm's litigation department, where he concentrates his practice in commercial litigation and domestic law. Admitted to the state courts of Massachusetts and the U.S. District Courts of Massachusetts and Connecticut as well as the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Massachusetts. Recipient of the 2001 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Lawyer of the Year Award and Gay & Lesbian Advocates 2004 Spirit of Equality Award.

MBA Service: MBA Secretary, 2002-2003; MBA Treasurer, 2003-4; former chair of New Lawyers Section Council and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee; former secretary, Judicial Administration Section Council; current chair, Same Gender Marriage Task Force; co-chair, Anniversary Fee Task Force; and has served seven years on the MBA House of Delegates and Board of Delegates and six years on the Executive Management Board and Executive Committee.

Additional Service: Former Big Brother and Mentor; Community Music School of Springfield board member; March of Dimes of Western Massachusetts past president and board member; co-founder and past president of the Gay & Lesbian Civic Association of Greater Springfield; City of Springfield Cultural Council past chair and councilor; former member of the Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution; coordinator of the Hampden County Probate and Family Court Volunteer Mediator Program.

Additional information: Lives in Springfield.

Vice President

Edward W. McIntyre

Firm: Solo practitioner, in Clinton.
New England School of Law, Saint Bonaventure University, and Assumption College.

Legal Career: 1987-2004, solo practitioner in Clinton, concentrating in civil litigation in state and federal courts. Concentration emphasizes spinal cord & brain injury. Appellate experience: U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts Appeals Court. 1982-1992 Schneiders & McIntyre, in Canton; 1983-1987, McGrail, McQuoid, McIntyre & Gibbons, in Clinton.

Professional Service: Delegate, Massachusetts Bar Association House of Delegates, 1998-2004; Executive Management Board 2002-2004; President's Task Force on Judicial Evaluation 2003-2004; Judicial Administration Section Council, chair, 2003-2004, vice-chair, 2002-2003; member 2000-2004; MBA's ABA Nominating Committee 2003, 2004; Mock Trial 1998-2004; Conversations 2004; Fellow, Massachusetts Bar Foundation. MBF Grant Review Committee, 2000-2004.

Additional Service: Supreme Judicial Court's Clients' Security Board, chair 2003-04, vice-chair 2003, member 1999-2004; Supreme Judicial Court's Pro Bono Standing Committee, 1999-2004; member, Hearing Committee, Board of Bar Overseers, 1999-2005; president, Worcester County Bar Association 1998-99; director, Worcester Bar Foundation, 1998-2004; Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1982-1998; Board of Governors, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1992-1997; Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1982-1999; panel member, Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments 1997-1998; member, Worcester Courthouse Site-Selection Advisory Committee, 1998-1999.

Additional Information: Served in Vietnam, 173rd Airborne Brigade.


Jeffrey B. Loeb

Firm: Counsel at Rich May, P.C., in Boston.

Education: B.A., Yale University, 1982; J.D. cum laude, Boston College Law School, 1985.
Legal Career:
Primarily a business litigator with significant experience in general civil litigation and business and commercial law. Admitted in the courts of Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Also admitted pro hac vice in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Districts of Connecticut, Delaware, New Hampshire, Ohio and Rhode Island.

MBA Service: Former chair, Young Lawyers Division; former Region 6 (Essex County) Delegate on the House of Delegates. Member, Budget and Finance Committee, Policy and Governance Committee, Executive Management Board and Committee on Sections. Frequent lecturer and contributor for MBA Continuing Legal Education programs.

Additional Service: Member, Essex County Bar Association (member, Board of Directors, 1994-2003), Massachusetts Association of Trial Attorneys, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the American Bar Association; and frequent lecturer for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education; also member, Ipswich School Committee since 1995, serving as chair, 1999-2001; and active in Ipswich Youth Soccer, serving as both a coach and travel director.
Additional information:
Lives in Ipswich with wife, Deborah, and children Rebecca, Jonathan and Allison.


Katherine A. Hesse

Firm: Partner of Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP of Quincy, Boston and Springfield.

Education: Smith College, Boston University School of Law.

Legal Career: Concentrates her practice in labor and employment and employee benefits law, serving as counsel to business, government and tax exempt organizations. In addition to counseling businesses and fiduciaries and negotiating agreements, she has also litigated numerous employment and benefits cases before the state and federal trial and appellate courts, administrative agencies, and arbitrators, including a $110,000,000 class action lawsuit. An active practitioner in all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, conciliation, fact finding and various forms of arbitration, she was the 1997 recipient of the Cushing Gavin Award for excellence in providing management labor relations legal counsel. Admitted to the bars of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, District of Columbia, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and Supreme Court of the United States.

MBA Service: Member, Labor Law Section Council, House of Delegates and Executive Management Board.

Additional Service: Oliver Wendell Holmes Life Fellow and former trustee of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation. Chaired the Norfolk/Plymouth/Bristol County IOLTA grant advisory committee for several years.

Additional information: Board of Directors, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. Trustee, Eastern Bank. President-Elect, South Shore Chamber of Commerce. Member, Board of Directors of St. Mary's Women and Infants Center. Member, Senior Advisory Council, Massachusetts Healthcare Human Resources Association. Member, Editorial Board of Benefits Quarterly. She has taught at Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts and frequently conducts training seminars on employment and benefits-related topics.