Practice Areas: Family Law (paternity, pre-birth, cohabitation, divorce, contempt, modifications involving financial and non-financial matters, college contribution disputes, removal); Probate Law: (Probate of wills; testate and intestate, will contests, equity actions, guardianships, conservatorships, Rogers cases, trust administration and accounting); Estate Planning and Elder Law including assisting with Medicaid eligibility
Needham, MA 02494
Franklin, MA 02038
Degrees and Experience
Super Lawyer Rising Star- 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011; Juris Doctor, cum laude, Roger Williams School of Law, 2001; Bachelor's of Science in Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island, with high distinction, 1983
Appointed Guardian Ad Litem in matters involving custody, visitation, removal, and other domestic and probate matters. Appointed Guardian of incapacitated individuals and Rogers Monitor to oversee the administration of antipsychotic medications. Appointed Limited Guardian to investigate medical issues in domestic and/or probate matters. Appointed Parent Coordinator to oversee child related matters in contested cases.
Registered Pharmacist and adjunct professor of pharmacy law, University of Rhode Island 2003-2010
certified in collaborative law and mediation
judicial law clerk, Massachusetts Probate and Family Court, 2001-2003
Private practice 2003 to current; solo practitioner as of August, 2009
Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court; February 2011
Massachusetts Bar Association, Rhode Island Bar Association, Norfolk Bar Association, Barnstable Bar Association, Board Member Massachusetts Family Inn of Court, Massachusetts Association of Guardians Ad Litem, Inc; Association of Family and Conciliation Courts; ARC Attorney for Barnstable and Norfolk Counties; Court Affiliated Conciliator- Barnstable and Norfolk Counties.
serving Barnstable, Bristol, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Worcester Counties
$395.00 per hour