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About Me

Following twenty years as a litigator in private practice and as a state prosecutor, I opened my own practice in September, 2012 to work as an independent fact finder for colleges and universities in student sexual misconduct and employee-student harassment matters.  I also provide advice and counsel to educational institutions on Title IX issues, conduct internal investigations for employers, and provide training in Title IX and employment discrimination prevention.  Finally, I continue to maintain a small litigation practice in which I represent plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of civil and criminal matters.


Practice Areas


  1. Education: 60%
  2. Litigation: 20%
    22 years
  3. Employment & Labor: 20%

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DP Law

619 High Street, Ste. 103
Dedham, MA, 02026



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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalDP Law2012 - Present
AssociateBrody, Hardoon, Perkins and Kesten, LLP2003 - 2012
Assistant District AttorneySuffolk County District Attorney's Office1997 - 2002
Assistant Attorney GeneralOffice of the Attorney General1993 - 1997
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Northeastern UniversityInstructor2013 - Present
Brookview HouseMember, Board of Directors2012 - Present
Women's Bar Foundation of MassachusettsBoard of Directors2008 - 2010
Board of Bar OverseersHearing Officer2006 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Women's Bar Association of MassachusettsMemberN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
Massachusetts Law ReviewRethinking the Fresh Complaint Rule in Sexual Assault Cases: A Response to Commonwealth v. Montanez2004
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Smith CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
MCLE SeminarSocial Media for Employers2012
Harvard Law School Mock TrialJudge2008
Boston University School of Law Moot CourtJudge2007
Northeastern University College of Criminal JusticeCriminal Law2005
Trying Domestic Violence Cases in MassachusettsTrying Domestic Violence Cases in Massachusetts1999