I knew that I wanted to become a lawyer at a young age. I argued with my high school history teacher to persuade him to allow me to do my term paper on a constitutional law topic, which he claimed wasn't a true "history" topic. I won that battle and my paper was ultimately published in The Concord Review. Most importantly, that experience was the start of a great relationship with that teacher. He is now retired and I am long out of high school, but we still run into each other around town from time to time.
Since realizing my childhood goal 19 years ago, I've grown and changed, both as a lawyer and as a person. What I've realized is that the core of my practice - and the part I enjoy the most - is working with people to help them successfully solve problems or otherwise get through a difficult time in their lives or business. I've truly enjoyed and valued the client relationships that I've built over the years, and I look forward to continuing and expanding those relationships into the future.
I am also very involved in my community and with my two children. I served several years as President of my Church’s ladies’ guild, I served as a Board Member and Clerk of Longmeadow Baseball Association, and I was a Board Member and still am a regular member of Bon Vivants cooking club. In addition, I've coached youth baseball, basketball and soccer. I am very active in my children's schools, including serving as a room parent, field trip chaperone, lunch/recess monitor, and Editor-in-Chief for the school's annual Yearbook.
People ask me all the time - "how do you do it all?" I usually reply somewhat tongue-in-cheek, "I don't sleep very much." And although I am definitely tired most nights, I wouldn't change a thing!
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||New England Super Lawyers||2011|
|Rising Star||New England Super Lawyers||2010|
|40 Under 40||Business West||2007|
|Rising Star||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2007|
|Rising Star||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2006|
|Rising Star||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2005|
|Achievement/Service to BC Law and Community||White, Inker & Aronson||1996|
|Partner||Egan, Flanagan & Cohen, P.C.||2006 - Present|
|Partner||Pepe & Hazard, LLP||2004 - 2006|
|Associate||Pepe & Hazard, LLP||1999 - 2004|
|Associate||Palmer & Dodge||1996 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers||Hearing Officer||2014 - Present|
|Hampden County Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|Cambridge Who's Who Registry of Executives, Professionals & Entrepreneurs||Member||2010 - 2010|
|Boston College Law School||JD, Magna cum laude||1996|
|Princeton University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|Hampden County Bar Association Seminar||Handling Depositions with Confidence||2007|
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