CPCS 2022 AWARDS CEREMONY

On Wednesday, May 11, 2022 CPCS had the pleasure of honoring exceptional members of our community – attorneys from the public and private counsel divisions, as well as a social worker, investigator and administrative professional – who work tirelessly to insure that CPCS meets our mission:  to fight for equal justice and human dignity by supporting our clients in achieving their legal and life goals; to zealously advocate for the rights of individuals; and to promote just public policy to protect the rights of all.

The 2022 CPCS Award Recipients: 

THERESA WILSON CONEY, Thurgood Marshall Award.  The Thurgood Marshall Award honors those who champion the cause of zealous representation and the right to effective assistance of counsel on behalf of the poor, the oppressed, and the vulnerable and, in so doing, contribute to building a more equitable and healthy community for all. This award is given to an individual or group who pushed for lasting, equitable changes in the legal system and/or the societal structures that affect CPCS clients and client communities. Recipients will embody the CPCS core values of courage, accountability, respect, and excellence.

Theresa has spent her career working to address disparities in the legal system.  She began training during her ten year stint as a prosecutor in New York, has been teaching at NITA for many years, and now teaches at Roxbury Community College.  Theresa also worked with the Vera Institute to reduce racial disparities in the probation assessments.  Theresa joined CPCS as a Trial Attorney in the Brockton CAFL office in 2016.

Theresa is dedicated, thoughtful, intelligent, fearless, persuasive, and tireless.  And she is a force.  She has accomplished more in the last 17 months than most do in years.  Theresa designed a delivered two wildly successful “Why Race Matters” webinar series – 12 programs – each of which was attended and appreciated by hundreds of staff and private counsel.  Simultaneously, Theresa created a robust Racial Equity Summer Intern Program, providing meaningful learning opportunities for interns and fostering a diverse applicant pool for future CPCS positions.  Theresa tenaciously pushed to ensure that the anti-racism training developed for managers was both insightful and practical.  Following up on that program, Theresa created and piloted an in depth and well received antiracism training for staff.

Anti-racism work is emotionally taxing and too often met with resistance.  As recognized by a colleague, Theresa’s “approach is open and welcoming, and is designed to be inclusive and welcoming all to the table.”  Her leadership and vision are helping us build a more equitable and healthy community for the benefit of our clients, staff, and the private bar.

 

ROBERT PLOSKI, Maura Mellen Administrative Professional Award.  The Maura Mellen Administrative Professional Award honors an administrative staff member who has made an outstanding contribution to the delivery of zealous and effective advocacy for CPCS clients consistent with the CPCS core values of courage, accountability, respect, and excellence. The award recognizes that administrative staff members perform many critical roles in the provision of zealous representation to CPCS clients.

Robert Ploski has consistently displayed an exceptional work ethic, intelligence, and professionalism with every task he has undertaken at CPCS.  His career at CPCS started as a temporary worker on the Dookhan team in October 2012. Due to his extraordinary organizational skills and productivity as well as his sense of humor, Rob was hired full-time for a position in Private Counsel Payments, where he excelled and contributed greatly.

Rob continued his successful career at CPCS with his current position as an Administrative Assistant III in the Alternative Commitment Registration and Support Unit (ACRSU).  Within mere weeks of assuming this job, Rob mastered the assignment process, caught up on backlogs, organized, scanned, copied, filed, and responded with such efficiency that he was looking for additional work.  With kindness and grace, he has helped innumerable clients and attorneys. Because of his skill and competence assessing and resolving issues, the ACRSU continues to operate efficiently and successfully to this day.

In addition to his very busy work in the ACRSU, Rob’s skill and generosity has extended to many other units at CPCS where he has assisted many attorneys and other staff.  He willingly assists Administrative Assistants in other units by volunteering to help, lending moral support, and helping to diffuse difficult situations by offering a comical anecdote. Rob is also an able member of the murder assignment team. During the pandemic, Rob helped his colleagues with a mass mailing to over 800 prisoners, and regularly went to office to sort and distribute mail to all administrative and Boston trial units.

Exceptional and humble, Rob embodies all the qualities exemplified by the Maura Mellon award.

BRYAN K. CLAUSON, Margaret Winchester Child Welfare                                                                 Advocacy Award.  The Margaret Winchester Award for Child Welfare Advocacy honors a person who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the families of Massachusetts by protecting the rights of parents, children, and other parties in care and protection and other family regulation/child welfare cases, consistent with the CPCS core values of courage, accountability, respect, and excellence. The recipient is someone who, much like Attorney Winchester, is a champion for children, parents, and others, assuring that they are treated equitably and with dignity in the courtroom, in the community, and in their dealings with the Department of Children and Families. 

For more than 20 years, Bryan K. Clauson exemplified zealous advocacy in family regulation cases, representing parents and children in Hampden County Juvenile Court – one of the most challenging Juvenile Courts in which to practice. He was tenacious in his advocacy, reflecting his outrage over how poorly his clients were treated by the Department of Children and Families. Bryan was particularly skilled regarding education issues. He repeatedly challenged schools’ failure to fulfill their obligations to his clients, and he challenged DCF for its failure to get children to school – even filing neglect complaints against it.

Bryan was also a member of the CAFL appellate panel. In Care and Protection of Walt, 478 Mass. 212 (2017), Bryan represented a four-year-old boy whom DCF had removed from his family’s home a year earlier without making any effort to keep the family together. Together, the father’s attorney and Bryan convinced the Supreme Judicial Court to reinvigorate statutes that require DCF to make reasonable efforts to preserve families – perhaps the biggest win for CAFL clients in decades.

In addition to working on behalf of his own clients, Bryan was also a supportive mentor to attorneys on both the CAFL trial and appellate panels. He was extremely generous with his time, helping others launch their own successful careers as CAFL attorneys – doing it with humility and a genial sense of humor.

Tragically, Bryan passed away in February. While his death weighs heavy on us, we carry on, inspired by all of the great things that Bryan did as a lawyer, mentor, colleague, and friend. He truly was a model of zealous advocacy and extraordinary commitment to our clients.

 

DANA A. CURHAN, Willie J. Davis and Edward J. Duggan Award For Outstanding Service – Public Defender. The Willie J. Davis and Edward J. Duggan Award for Outstanding Criminal Defense Advocacy award is given to both a Public Defender Division and Private Counsel attorney and is named for two extraordinary leaders.  The awards are presented to criminal defense attorneys who demonstrate exceptional skill, determination, compassion, and courage while zealously representing indigent clients in the trial courts of the Massachusetts criminal legal system consistent with the CPCS core values of care, accountability, respect, and excellence.

Dana A. Curhan has focused on appellate practice since graduating from Harvard Law School in 1984. He began his career as an appellate prosecutor and later became Chief of the Appeals and Training Unit in the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office. Since 1989, he has practiced in Boston, concentrating in criminal and civil appeals. He has written about 1,000 appellate briefs, as well as hundreds of trial memoranda, postconviction memoranda, and petitions of various kinds. He has appellate wins in numerous criminal and civil cases, including ten wins in homicide cases. He has authored more than a dozen articles, has been a contributing author on two books, and has taught more than two dozen seminars. He served on the Board of Bar Overseers, first as a hearing officer and then on the Board itself. He has been named a Super Lawyer for fourteen straight years and was named a Massachusetts Lawyer of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

In addition to his appellate expertise and accomplishments, Dana is remarkable for his generosity with his time and expertise.  He has mentored dozens of attorneys, assisted many other attorneys with case advice and, despite a busy practice, does not hesitate to accept assignment of difficult and complex cases when asked.

As C. Alex Hahn, a former mentee, states, “Dana is an exemplar of what commitment to indigent defense should be.  His energy and commitment never waivers from case to case, often under challenging circumstances.  He handles difficult situations with poise, skill, and sensitivity.  He is one of outstanding appellate practitioners with an unwavering commitment to indigent defense.”

JOSHUA A. DOHAN, Clarence Earl Gideon Award for Outstanding Public Service. The Clarence Earl Gideon Award for Outstanding Public Service is presented in recognition of an individual’s extraordinary dedication to the right to counsel in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

If you have been involved in Juvenile Justice, be it as a practitioner, policy maker, or coalition leader, and you work locally, statewide, or nationally, chances are you know Joshua Dohan.

Under his leadership, what started as a two-attorney unit within CPCS has grown into a nationally respected division of juvenile defenders and social workers.  Josh anticipated every major area of growth in this field over the last twenty-five years and was proactive: children needing better representation; creating a statewide well-trained juvenile bar; advocates focusing on better life circumstances in addition to better legal outcomes; adopting the principals of Positive Youth Development and employing social workers in every case; and recognizing the failure of schools to educate the vast majority of system involved youth and establishing the EdLaw Project to address it.  Finally, to help fund all these initiatives, Josh created a nonprofit foundation, Youth Advocacy Foundation.

Josh has been instrumental in policy changes that have occurred in Massachusetts since the 1990’s. Legislative victories include raising the age of juvenile jurisdiction to age 18, the creation of a parent-child testimonial privilege, the enhancement of sealing and expungement of records, the appointment of counsel for children faced with revocation of their liberty at the Department of Youth Services, and the adoption of the Positive Youth Development framework by the Massachusetts juvenile justice system.   Josh has been laser-focused and a driving force in working to permanently dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, improving the services available to youth involved in the justice system, and shining a spotlight on the racial and ethnic disparities that plague our system.

Under Josh’s leadership, YAD was the first juvenile defense organization to ever receive the Clara Shortridge Foltz award for outstanding achievement by the National Legal Aid and Defender Association. YAD has also been recognized the National Juvenile Defender Center, the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative, the MacArthur Foundation, and others for excellence in juvenile defense. Josh himself was the 1998 recipient of the Access to Justice Award from the Massachusetts Bar Association.

KRISTIN M. DAME, Jane Addams Award For Outstanding Social Service Accomplishments. The Jane Addams Award for Outstanding Social Service Accomplishments honors a staff social worker or social service advocate who exemplifies a commitment to clients through their advocacy, support, and dedication consistent with the CPCS core values of courage, accountability, respect, and excellence. The Addams Award recognizes the profound impact of social workers and social service advocates serving as members of a legal team.  It is named for Jane Addams, a pioneer in establishing the field of social work and the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace prize.

As Director of Private Social Work Services, Kristin M. Dame promotes holistic legal representation by supporting the private bar attorneys in retaining private social services vendors for their adult criminal cases. She has worked with organizations and businesses to expand the number of rest homes that accept medical parole and medically involved parolees and those with level III SORB classifications. She was instrumental in urging the DOC to ensure that people do not leave prison without activated MassHealth accounts and a Mass ID.

Within CPCS, Kristin serves on the staff Wellness Committee and the CPCS Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Community Outreach Committee. Her community engagement includes work with Families for Justice in Healing, Kiva Center in Worcester, and the Transformation Center in Roxbury.

Kristin is passionate about social justice issues, particularly the racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare services. She testified before the Commission on Structural Racism in the Probation Services about the disparities in treatment services for people of color. She also testified before the Massachusetts Legislature against the use of solitary confinement.

Kristin has devoted considerable time to improving the available reentry resources and services for formerly incarcerated clients. Kristin serves on the CJ Reentry subcommittee. She also actively partners with the CPCS Innocence Program and formerly incarcerated exoneree leaders to address the unique reentry needs of wrongfully convicted people. In every aspect of this work, she embodies the humility, compassion, and wisdom that make for a truly exemplary advocate and leader.

Kristin is a role model for future generations, and we cannot think of a better person to be honored with the Jane Addams Award for Outstanding Social Service Accomplishments.

 

KAREN C SOUZA, Teresa McParland Award for Operational Excellence.  The Teresa McParland Award for Operational Excellence is presented to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to improving agency operations in service to our clients through enhancing agency performance consistent with the CPCS core values of courage, accountability, respect, and excellence. These attributes were all hallmarks of Terry McParland during her CPCS career. The award honors Operations staff who exhibit extraordinary dedication, action, vision, passion, and creativity in improving the services, systems, quality of life, efficiency, and environment provided to agency staff, clients, and private counsel.

Karen C. Souza joined CPCS in 2016 as Accounting Supervisor after similar roles at Liberty Mutual and Dunkin Brands.  A quick study, Karen was promoted to Accounting Director in early 2017 and then to her current role of Finance Director in late 2018.  In 2019, Karen ably assumed the role of Interim-CFO when the CFO was on an extended parental level. A member of the Boston Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants, Karen became an AGA Certified Government Financial Manager in 2021.

Karen oversees daily Finance operations which include overseeing Federal Grants, Interdepartmental Service Agreements, Contracts, and payments to agency vendors, private attorneys and court vendors. Karen plays a direct role in critical Finance decisions and truly embodies the dedication, action, and passion recognized by the Teresa McParland Award.

Karen makes her home in Southeastern Massachusetts where she and her husband Jim raised four sons. Karen enjoys golfing, learning to sew, and learning to play the piano in her spare time.

 

SARA PLANSKY, Maria Souto / Armand Goyette Investigator Award.   The Maria Souto–Armand Goyette Investigator Award honors a staff investigator for outstanding investigative work consistent with the CPCS core values of courage, accountability, respect, and excellence. Maria Souto, an indefatigable CPCS investigator in the Boston Trial office, and Armand Goyette, the first investigator at the Massachusetts Defenders Committee, established a standard for zealous, insightful, and skilled investigation that is still the national gold standard.

Sara Plansky has worked as criminal defense investigator at CPCS for 14 years and has been an integral part of the defense team during this time.  She has worked in both the Lowell and Salem Trial Offices, investigating thousands of cases and having a direct impact on the outcomes of countless court cases.  Though she worked in a variety of other investigation positions prior to her time at CPCS, Sara’s passion is for criminal defense investigations and ensuring that indigent defendants receive the best possible representation.

Sara has a reputation of providing diligent, detail oriented investigations and working tirelessly to provide the best possible service to the clients represented by CPCS.  She continuously keeps appraised of developments in technology and the ways in which these changes could affect public defense work, educating colleagues on these changes and details to be aware of.

A colleague enthused, “She is truly a rockstar. She kept us all glued together during the pandemic with Zoom lunches twice a week. … Last summer … she didn’t bat an eye when I asked her to do a scene visit before trial at the exact time of the shooting. 10/10 all day!”

Sara is a loving partner, aunt, sister, daughter and friend who treats her colleagues with the upmost respect and kindness.  She is a valued member of the Salem PDD office, a trusted coworker who is always willing to go above and beyond to help someone in need.  She is incredibly deserving of this recognition for her hard work and commitment to justice.

ALLISON S. CARTWRIGHT, Community Leadership Award.  The CPCS Community Leadership Award will go to a person or organization dedicated to the work that we do and the communities that we serve.  The winner of this award will have undertaken a forward-looking campaign, or be committed to an ongoing mission, that directly benefits our clients and the communities in which they live and embodies the CPCS core values of courage, accountability, respect, and excellence.

Allison S. Cartwright has dedicated her professional life to representing the poor charged with criminal offenses throughout Massachusetts and especially in Suffolk and Norfolk Counties. She has served in leadership roles throughout her nearly 30 years of practice as a Supervising Attorney with Suffolk Lawyers for Justice, the Attorney-in-Charge of the Roxbury Defenders Unit, and most recently as the Managing Director of the Central Region of the Public Defender Division.

Over the years Allison has devoted a great amount of time, energy, and effort to working with governmental and community organizations to provide effective services to our clients and to protect them from injustice and inequities in the criminal justice system. She has been a member of the Governor’s Diversity Group, The Massachusetts Restorative Justice Advisory Committee, the Massachusetts Advisory Board on Probation, the Boston Police Reform Task Force, and on the Advisory Boards of the Yawkey Boys and Girls Club of Roxbury and the Boston Outpatient Assisted Treatment Program. Allison has also worked with many community organizations to provide them with information about the legal system and CORI sealing training.

Allison utilized her experience, knowledge, and skills as a lawyer and accomplished trial attorney in working with these groups to advocate and develop policies and programs which protect the rights and liberties of all members of the community and especially those of our clients and their families.

CRAIG A. TAVARES, Willie J. Davis and Edward J. Duggan Award For Outstanding Service – Public Defender.  The Willie J. Davis and Edward J. Duggan Award for Outstanding Criminal Defense Advocacy award is given to both a Public Defender Division and Private Counsel attorney and is named for two extraordinary leaders.  The awards are presented to criminal defense attorneys who demonstrate exceptional skill, determination, compassion, and courage while zealously representing indigent clients in the trial courts of the Massachusetts criminal legal system consistent with the CPCS core values of care, accountability, respect, and excellence.

Craig A. Tavares joined the CPCS in 2009 as a Trial Attorney in the Public Defender Division Worcester Office. In 2011, he transferred to the PDD Brockton Office, where he served first as a Trial Attorney and then as a Supervising Staff Attorney.  Following appointment as Interim Attorney in Charge of the Brockton Office, Craig recently received a well-deserved promotion to the permanent Attorney in Charge position.

Craig is an exceptional attorney.  Not only is he a tireless advocate for his clients, Craig is universally well respected by every player in the criminal legal system, from judges to prosecutors to clerks.  He is a consummate professional who never gives any ground in defense of his clients.

Craig obtained his Bachelor of Arts in political science from Stonehill College. Prior to attending law school, Craig was a Residential Counselor at the St. Vincent’s Home in Fall River, a treatment facility for children.  He received his Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law. During law school, Craig worked as a Research Assistant analyzing maritime law.

In nominating Craig for this award, his colleagues offered many insights:  “Craig Tavares is exceptional, he zealously defends his clients, demonstrates immense compassion, and shares his talent and skills with his colleagues”;  “Craig’s compassion doesn’t just extend to clients, but also to the attorneys in our office.  I can’t tell you how many times I would get a text, call or email from Craig reminding me that I can reach out for last-minute-night-before-trial questions or sharing a case that just came down from the Appeals Court with a similar fact pattern to one of my cases”; “there is a reason that defendants who find themselves in Brockton Superior [Court] lockup specifically ask for Craig Tavares by name; his reputation for being a ‘beast’ in the courtroom, but also his ability to communicate with clients, actively listen to clients, and make his client feel like they are truly the only one who matters – because they are.”

Craig Tavares is a leader who strives for excellence and sets an example for all public defenders.

 

NANCY R. GOLDEN, Paul J. Liacos Mental Health Advocacy Award.  The Paul J. Liacos Mental Health Advocacy Award recognizes a staff or private attorney whose advocacy on behalf of persons involved in mental health litigation proceedings exemplifies client centered zealous advocacy consistent with the CPCS core values of courage, accountability, respect, and excellence. The award honors a person whose advocacy has made a meaningful impact in furtherance of our clients’ interest in due process of law, personal autonomy, and the ability to live an independent life.

Nancy R. Golden attended Case Western Reserve University and then Suffolk Law School where she graduated in 1968. She began her legal career working for anti-poverty law organizations, including Massachusetts Law Reform Institute and North Suffolk Legal Aid.

In the early 1970’s Nancy opened a private practice and began accepting indigent criminal defense cases from the Boston Municipal Court. The BMC at that time was not assigning serious criminal cases to female attorneys so Nancy’s initial criminal cases were shoplifting, soliciting prostitution, and petty theft.

In 1974, one of Nancy’s clients from the BMC was sent to the Bridgewater for a competency evaluation. This was Nancy’s first mental health case. There were few resources available in for lawyers who had clients at Bridgewater. This did not deter Nancy. She subpoenaed the Medical Director of Bridgewater to court to support her successful argument that the client was not guilty by reason of mental illness. After the acquittal, the client returned to Bridgewater where Nancy secured her client’s release.

Nancy has maintained an active and extensive mental health practice, including representing clients in civil commitment proceedings at community and state hospitals and respondents in guardianship proceedings in the Probate & Family Court.

Nancy is laser focused on protecting the rights and autonomy of her clients. She is a tenacious advocate for her clients who face structural barriers and biases in both the medical and legal systems. Her litigation style is persistent, client-focused, and courageous.

The events of the past two years have been extraordinarily challenging. Some of our more seasoned attorneys have retired, but not Nancy. Nancy has risen to the challenges of representing her clients during the pandemic using new technology. In early days of the pandemic, Nancy stood with vulnerable and unfriended guardianship clients to oppose hospitals’ efforts to prematurely enter Do Not Resuscitate and Do Not Intubate orders.

Nancy Golden has well-earned the 2022 Paul J. Liacos Mental Health Advocacy award for advocacy on behalf of Mental Health clients over the past forty-eight years.

PATRICK J. COLVARIO, Jay D. Blitzman Award for Youth Advocacy.  The Jay D. Blitzman Award for Youth Advocacy is presented to a person who has demonstrated a commitment to courageously advocating for the rights of children and youth, which was the hallmark of Judge Blitzman’s long career.  The award honors an advocate who exemplifies the CPCS core values of courage, accountability, respect, and excellence and has exhibited extraordinary dedication, compassion and skill to assure that children accused of criminal conduct, or otherwise at risk, are treated fairly, equitably, and with dignity in the courtroom, in the community, and in the custody of the state.

Patrick J. Colvario has been practicing in the Massachusetts courts since 2005. Between his firm grasp of juvenile case law and his stellar litigation skills, Patrick is a force in the courtroom.  Not only does Patrick provide extraordinary representation in the most challenging cases in the Commonwealth, he is a leader of limitless dedication and commitment to the youth and their families, as well as the juvenile defense bar. Patrick’s mentorship and support as a Supervising Attorney for the Suffolk County juvenile defense bar is exceptional. He is always willing to brainstorm, share pleadings, second seat motions and/or trials. He not only has his eye on the individual clients, lawyers, and case specific questions, but also the broader practice issues in the juvenile system statewide.

Throughout the pandemic, Patrick’s leadership and support shifted into an even higher gear. By coordinating with the Attorneys in Charge, Patrick has helped protect the essential rights of every juvenile charged with a crime during these challenging times. As a volunteer firefighter, he willingly places himself in harms way, especially during the pandemic, to help people in emergencies. He brings that same dedication and commitment to his role as a lawyer and supervisor.

We all recognize and appreciate his extraordinary talent and dedication. He truly stands out amongst an extremely dedicated juvenile bar. Patrick’s clients, the court system, and his fellow advocates are better because of his leadership and service.

 

DAVID B. HIRSCH, Carol A. Donovan Award for Exceptional Advocacy.  The Carol A. Donovan Award for Exceptional Advocacy recognizes excellence in legal advocacy and is given to attorneys – public or private – whose zealous advocacy has had a lasting impact on the legal and/or life outcomes experienced by our clients. Recipients will demonstrate the CPCS core values of courage, accountability, respect, and excellence through appellate or other strategic litigation while addressing systemic injustice affecting CPCS clients and the communities in which they live.

David B. Hirsch has contributed enormously to the advancement of the law and the development of attorneys in Sexually Dangerous Persons (SDP) law as well as to our clients and colleagues in the criminal appellate arena. In the past twenty years he has mentored attorneys and represented SDP clients in appellate cases. He did so with grace, humor, and compassion along with his stellar intellect and drive for justice.

David started his SDP journey as a member of the pioneering “sexually violent predator” team at the Defender Association in Seattle, Washington. There, he wrote most of the brief in Seling v. Young, 531 U.S. 250 (2001). From Seattle, David came to Boston and worked at CPCS for several years as the SDP Coordinator for the Private Counsel Division.

After he left CPCS, David continued to work as a bar advocate doing SDP and criminal appellate work for our clients. David has produced many practice summaries and advisories for other attorneys and presented for years on appellate issues at CPCS SDP Certification trainings. He has always been a supportive and helpful colleague. He readily shared his knowledge on the listserves and at trainings, contributing to a close-knit group of accomplished attorneys.

In addition to his exemplary work in the SDP world, David excelled in his adult criminal appellate practice where he helped to advance the law for clients. He was the winning lawyer in Comm. v. Crayton, 470 Mass. 228 (2014), limiting the use of in-court identifications; and in Comm. v. Millien, 474 Mass. 724 (2016) and Comm. v. Epps, 474 Mass. 743 (2016), requiring counsel to consult with a qualified expert in ’shaken baby syndrome’ cases.

 

2022 EMERGING DEFENDERS

The Emerging Defender Awards are presented to one or more individuals committed to indigent defense who have gone above and beyond the call of duty, excelled when facing challenging situations, and shown they are highly motivated to continuously learn and improve. Recipients of this award will have been employed with CPCS or worked with CPCS clients for five or fewer years and demonstrated a commitment to the agency’s core values of courage, accountability, respect and excellence.   

Delano Bailey, Social Services Advocate, YAD Springfield

Joyce Aceves-Amaya, Trial Attorney, CAFL Springfield

Tammy Evelyn, YAD and CAFL Panel Attorney, Brockton, MA

Taylor Henley, Trial Attorney, YAD Malden

Rachel Johnson, Trial Attorney, MHLD Brockton

Ambar Maceo-Rossi, Private Counsel Panel Attorney, Boston, MA

Shayla Mombeleur, Trial Attorney, PDD Boston

Yangchen Nangpa, Trial Attorney, CAFL Boston

Kate Parke, Trial Attorney CAFL Hyannis

Brian Pilchik, Trial Attorney, PDD Malden

Reyna Ramirez, Private Counsel Post Conviction Panel Attorney, Weymouth, MA

Paola N. Reyes, Administrative Assistant, PDD Boston

Cristina M. Rodrigues, Trial Attorney, PDD Boston

Anna Rodriguez, Trial Attorney, PDD Lawrence

Katherine Sheldon, Trial Attorney, PDD Framingham

Sarah Spofford, Trial Attorney, YAD Quincy

Lisa Toomey, Administrative Assistant, CAFL Worcester

Jasmine Villaneuva-Simms, Trial Attorney, MHLD Brockton

William Wise, Jr., CAFL Panel Attorney, Hingham, MA

Allison Wright, Trial Attorney, PDD Holyoke