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|Attorney||Law Offices of Russo & Minchoff||2010 - 2010|
|Associate||Spano & Dawicki||2010 - 2013|
|Volunteer Attorney||Metro West Legal Services||2009 - 2010|
|Staff Attorney||Legal Services for the Elderly||2006 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Massachusetts chapter)||Program Comittee||2015 - Present|
|Massachusetts Guardianship Association||President||2015 - Present|
|HESSCO Elder Services - Money Management Program||Advisory Board||2014 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Massachusetts chapter)||Member||2013 - Present|
|Neponset Valley Alzheimer's Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||2011 - Present|
|WealthCounsel||Member||2011 - 2013|
|Life Care Planning Law Firms Association||Member||2011 - 2013|
|North Reading Council on Aging||Secretary||2011 - 2013|
|Petriello v. Indresano||Decision overturning a District Court finding of harassment, orders vacated.|
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|The Guardian||Legislative and case law updates||2015|
|Lewiston Sun Journal||Maine's Elderly at risk of mistreatment||2009|
|Lewiston Sun Journal||Elder Citizens can become victims of abuse||2008|
|Lewiston Sun Journal||Exposing the problem of elder abuse||2007|
|University of Maine School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctorate||2006|
|Capital University Law School||International Law Summer Program (Germany & Greece)||N/A||2004|
|University of Massachusetts, Amherst||Social Thought and Political Economy||Bachelor of Arts||2002|
|MCOA Annual Conference||Financial Exploitation - Spotting the Signs and Addressing Concerns||2016|
|Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.||The Use of Guardianships & Conservatorships for Individuals with Fluctuating Capacity||2016|
|Massachusetts Chapter Meeting||Financial Exploitation - Spotting the Signs, Developing Strategies, and How to Represent your Client||2016|
|BBA Brown Bag Lunch||Financial Exploitation - Legal Strategies for Combating a Growing Problem||2016|
|Visions of Community 2015||Questionable Decision-Making Ability: Exploring Guardianship and Other Options Available||2015|
|MCOA Outreach Summit||Mental Health Law and Aging||2015|
|Massachusetts Guardianship Association’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Networking Event||Navigating the Addiction Crisis: Prevention, Intervention, Resources, and Personal Journeys||2015|
|Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.||The Use of Guardianship & Conservatorship for Individuals with Fluctuating Capacity||2015|
|Guardianship Law Series: Complexities, Challenges & Latest Developments||Financial Issues in Guardianship & Conservatorship||2015|
|Annual Paralegal Course - Massachusetts Chapter||Guardianship and Conservatorship for Paralegals – The Nuts and Bolts of Managing a Case||2015|
|MCOA Fall Conference 2014: Where do we Grow From Here?||Mental Health Law and Aging - Legal Mechanisms for Protecting Those with Impaired Capacity||2014|
|MCOA 2013 Conference "Senior Centers 2013: Where Do We Grow From Here?"||Mental Health and Aging/ Mental Health 101||2013|
Posted by Deb
When it was time for Dad to go into a nursing home, we asked friends who had a similar experience for their advice. One friend had just gotten her father approved by MassHealth with the help of Sarah Peterson. We interviewed both Sarah and another attorney. We weren't impressed with the other attorney. We met Sarah and she was organized, knowledgeable and personable. Her fee was reasonable and we felt comfortable hiring her at that first meeting.
She helped us set up a pooled trust so that Dad's money was able to be used to pay for things he wanted like cable and his phone.
The only glitch we ran into was having to change his life insurance policies twice, but in the end, Dad was approved for MassHealth only 3 days later than our original requested date.
I don't know how we would have been able to successfully navigate MassHealth without Sarah's work and guidance.
Posted by Marc
Sarah handled the sale of my elderly parents' house after they moved to an assisted living facility. The situation was a little complicated (because the house is old, and because I have my parents' power of attorney but was traveling in and out of the country the whole time). Sarah and her staff and colleagues were wonderful, always — thinking ahead, always thorough on matters big and tiny, keeping me informed, being diplomatic and kind with all the parties involved.
Posted by Carol
This young lawyer is very professional. She will keep you informed throughout your time with her. Very delingent in keeping on top of the matter at hand. She will pursue the matter until it is resolved to your satisfaction and throughout keeps you informed by telephone, e-mail or a written letter when deemed necessary.
She walks you through the whole process of elder law and pertinent matters thereof.
Sarah is a great person who tells it like it is-very honest and above board.. No matter what.
Alisha Tomasino, Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Sarah is amazing! I'm so fortunate to be able to draw on her immense knowledge of all things Probate (guardianships, estate planning, elder law), and whenever I have a question, or need information about this subject area, Sarah provides the most comprehensive information. I have also had the benefit of seeing her interactions with client, and she is not only knowledgeable, but kind and compassionate. I would highly recommend her!
Meredith Stratford, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have consulted with Attorney Peterson on a number of elder and estate planning cases. She is extremely knowledgeable in both areas of law and well respected in the legal community. I highly recommend her.