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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Official Citation||Massachusetts State Senate||2001|
|Official Citation for Public Service to People with Disabilities||Massachusetts House of Representatives||2001|
|Distinguished Citizen Award||The ARC of Massachusetts||2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Easter Seals||Board of Directors||2010 - Present|
|The ARC of Massachusetts||Committee Member||2009 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||2007 - Present|
|Academy of Special Needs Planners||Member||2007 - Present|
|SpedWatch, Inc.||Corporate Counsel||2006 - Present|
|Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers (MAWL)||Board of Directors||2006 - Present|
|Chapman Farm School||Board of Directors||N/A|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Board Member||N/A|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Steering Committee Member||N/A|
|MA Association of Women Lawyers||President||2013 - 2014|
|Howard University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|University of Vermont||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Transition Planning Seminar for Families||Transition Planning Seminar for Families||2011|
|Special Needs Planning||Special Needs Planning||2011|
|Special Needs in the Probate Court||Special Needs in the Probate Court||2011|
|Planning for the Future of your Child or Dependent with Special Needs||Special Needs Trusts, Guardianship, Life Insurance Planning||2011|
Posted by Sarah
I am so glad that I reached out to Annette when previous advice I had received just didn't seem right. I inherited a "problem" trust and Annette immediately grasped the issues and how to fix them. Annette successfully got the trust reformed with minimal stress and hassle and obtained the best possible outcome for our family. She has consistently been a calm, gentle and rational guiding force in the midst of an oftentimes emotional situation. I will continue to rely on Annette's good advice regarding the management of this trust and would highly recommend her services!
Posted by anonymous
From the moment I met Ms Hines I felt very comfortable. I knew she got it. She explained everything to me about obtaining guardianship for my child. She kept in contact with me over the process that took six months. She was accessable for any questions that I might have. I would highly recommend her
Posted by Theresa
I was a mother going through a difficult divorce with no knowledge of
special needs trusts, family, or disability law when I met attorney
Ms. Hines not only made the process of completing a Living Trust and
Special Needs Trust as painless as it could be, but showed great
compassion for our family during the most difficult of times. She is a consummate professional who is at once well-informed and highly-educated on all issues of law relating to special needs trusts, wills, families, and medical issues. She was able to work with my divorce attorney and my ex-husband's attorney, and also handle the matters of interstate travel and residence of my sick child.
Annette Hines created a comprehensively detailed and custom-fit trust that will protect my son whether I am present or not.
I remain grateful, and I am very impressed by Ms Hines. I highly recommend her as an attorney, speaker, and family/special needs/disability law expert.
Kevin Quinn, Estate planning Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Annette is an excellent attorney and I highly recommend her. When I have clients with children with special needs and am unable to help, I recommend Annette. Annette’s technical expertise is surpassed only by her compassion for the families of special needs people.