Only four lawyers from Massachusetts have been listed in the
Best Lawyers in America across three categories. Burton Chandler
holds that distinction for business litigation, corporate law and
In his 50-year career, Chandler has been lead counsel in a number
of high-profile cases, including the first case brought to trial in
Worcester that affirmed police brutality had taken place against
African-Americans. He also successfully argued before the Supreme
Judicial Court, convincing the justices to declare that a child
could not be disinherited, and he represented a local bank's right
to collect overdue business loans from the subsidiaries of the
corporation in question.
A principal with Seder & Chandler LLP of Worcester, Chandler is
the chairman of the Pre-Paid Legal Insurance Committee of the
Massachusetts Bar Association. He holds membership in the
Massachusetts and federal bar and is licensed to practice in the
U.S. Tax Court, the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S.
Supreme Court. He has been a teacher at Anna Maria College and has
lectured before the Massachusetts Bar and Worcester County Bar
Chandler holds a B.A. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard
Charles W. Barrett Jr.
For more than 20 years, Charles W. Barrett Jr. has been the
recipient of the prestigious A.V. rating from the Best
Lawyers in America. Since 1959, Barrett has practiced continuously
as a partner in the law firm of Esdaille, Barrett & Esdaille in
Boston, which has focused on civil litigation matters, including
personal injury law, medical malpractice and product
Barrett has been an instructor in law at the Boston University
School of Law and has participated in the Voluntary Defender
Program. He has written and lectured extensively on issues related
to trial practice and civil litigation and has testified as an
expert witness on those topics. He is a member of the Massachusetts
Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the Massachusetts, Boston, Middlesex
bar associations. For the Association of Trial Lawyers of America,
Barrett has been treasurer of the Massachusetts chapter, a member
of the board of directors, and its president.
A native of Malden, Barrett earned an A.B. degree from Dartmouth
College and an LL.B. degree from the Boston University School of
George G. Burke
Founder and senior partner of the Law Offices of George G. Burke
in Quincy, George G. Burke has had an illustrious career as a state
representative, district attorney, acting mayor and city council
president. During his tenure as Norfolk County district attorney,
Burke established pioneering drug education programs in
Massachusetts schools and received numerous awards for his work in
fighting crime and drug abuse.
Burke was past president of the Massachusetts Attorney Generals
Association and is a member of the Quincy, Norfolk County and
Massachusetts bar associations and is licensed to practice before
the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the U.S. Supreme
With a record of community service, Burke has received numerous
awards, including the Distinguished Legislative Service Award, the
University of Massachusetts Distinguished Service Award and the
Quincy-Sun Citizen of the Year Award.
He holds an A.B. degree in political science from the University of
Massachusetts, where he has been actively involved. Burke has a
J.D. degree from Boston College School of Law and an honorary
doctorate of laws from the University of Massachusetts.
Martin L. Aronson
Named a "Super Lawyer" by Boston magazine and holding an A.V.
rating from the Martindale Hubbell Law Dictionary, Martin L.
Aronson has more than 40 years of experience in the areas of tort
litigation and domestic relations.
Since 1974, Aronson has been an adjunct professor of law at Boston
College Law School, where he has taught classes in dispute
resolution and trial practice. He has been a guest instructor for
the Harvard Law School's Trial Advocacy Program, a teaching
participant in the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
Program, and a guest lecturer at Northeastern University.
Prior to joining Boston-based Parker/Scheer LLP as a managing
partner, Aronson served nearly 40 years as a principal with White,
Inker, Aronson PC, also of Boston.
With memberships in the American, Massachusetts and Boston bar
associations, Aronson is a graduate of Dartmouth College and has a
J.D. from the Boston College School of Law. ?