As a former longshoreman and commercial fisherman out of Gloucester I bring that longstanding work ethic to my practice. I began representing clients while still in law school under the District of Columbia's Law Students in Court Program.
On returning to Gloucester I represented tenants in eviction and conditions cases as staff attorney for Action Inc., Cape Ann's designated anti-poverty agency. I also served in that capacity, practicing public interest law, at the North Shore Community Action Program in Peabody Massachusetts working in cooperation with the Attorneys General Consumer Protection Agency.
My solo practice opened in the 1990s with a focus on marine and fishery issues that provided consultation and research services to institutions and organizations which included: MIT SeaGrant, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, The Ocean Conservancy and Fisheries Technology Associates.
In addition to representing and advising clients I teach law to college students. Presently instructing undergraduates in Hospitality Legal Perspectives at Endicott College as well as Law in Nature and Society. Past courses I've taught both at Endicott College and Salem State University include: Business Law I & II, Legal Perspectives for the Business Manager and Law in Literature and Film.
I am fortunate to sit on the boards of several non-profit organizations; The Fishing Schooner Adventure,
I look forward to bringing my skills and experiences to your service.
Education and Licensure
Massachusetts & Federal District Court Bars
Past and Present
Capital Improvements Advisory Board
Board of Directors
Cape Ann Historical Commission
Culture Award Recipient View More
Public Interest Law
Action Inc. • Gloucester, MA
While with Action Inc. I represented individuals on a range of civil court matters while working with lending institutions in the community to identify and implement economic development strategies for individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations under the Community Reinvestment Act.
North Shore Community Action • Peabody, MA
Director of the Consumer Protection Program
While at North Shore Community Action Program, I served as the Director of the Consumer Protection Program and worked in cooperation with the Massachusetts Attorneys General Consumer Protection Division, Public Protection Bureau. My responsibilities included, department management, in-court representation and resolving consumer complaints in the 19 towns and cities served by the program. I also conducted challenges to bank mergers and acquisitions under the Community Reinvestment Act.