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Because I have raised a child with severe special needs and even suffered through the loss of her, my focus is very passionate and fulfilling. This is my life, not my work. I have applied to become a foster parent for medically fragile children who are waiting to be placed. I am a mission driven person and I live my life intentionally. I am very concerned that we are not bringing along enough passionate advocates for this cause, so this year I have started a series of webinars and an in person conference to promote special needs advocacy (practicing beyond the special needs trust) for our membership at MassNAELA in an effort to engage our attorneys in deepening their special needs practice. Although we are a small firm, we do our best to mentor along new attorneys and colleagues in this area of practice. In addition, in the last twelve months we clocked over 200 hours of pro bono work, which is substantial for a small law firm with only 7 employees total.  

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Practice areas

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  1. Elder Law: 60%
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
  3. Guardianship: 20%

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  • Kevin D Quinn

    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.

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Contact info

Special Needs Law Group of Massachusetts

20 Speen Street
Suite 101
Framingham, MA, 01701

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive199707/06/2012
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Official CitationMassachusetts State Senate2001
Official Citation for Public Service to People with DisabilitiesMassachusetts House of Representatives2001
Distinguished Citizen AwardThe ARC of Massachusetts2001
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Easter SealsBoard of Directors2010 - Present
The ARC of MassachusettsCommittee Member2009 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2007 - Present
Academy of Special Needs PlannersMember2007 - Present
SpedWatch, Inc.Corporate Counsel2006 - Present
Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers (MAWL)Board of Directors2006 - Present
Chapman Farm SchoolBoard of DirectorsN/A
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysBoard MemberN/A
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysSteering Committee MemberN/A
MA Association of Women LawyersPresident2013 - 2014
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk UniversityBusinessMBA2004
Howard University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of VermontEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Transition Planning Seminar for FamiliesTransition Planning Seminar for Families2011
Special Needs PlanningSpecial Needs Planning2011
Special Needs in the Probate CourtSpecial Needs in the Probate Court2011
Planning for the Future of your Child or Dependent with Special NeedsSpecial Needs Trusts, Guardianship, Life Insurance Planning2011
Guardianship WorkshopGuardianship2011