MBA selects 2021-22 Leadership Academy class

Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021
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The Massachusetts Bar Association has chosen 33 attorneys as Academy Fellows for the 2021-22 class of the MBA's Leadership Academy, a program for attorneys with three-10 years of experience that is designed to recruit and nurture future bar and civic leaders. The fellows, who were selected after an intensive application process, represent a diverse group of talented young attorneys from across the commonwealth. This year's class also includes select 2019-20 Leadership Academy fellows who were interested in continuing with the academy after 2020 sessions were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The MBA's Leadership Academy provides fellows with an opportunity to network, collaborate and build relationships with bar leaders; develop and enhance leadership skills important to their future in the legal profession; and get an insider's look at the important role the MBA plays within the legal system.

Here are the 2021-22 MBA Leadership Academy Fellows:

  • Paige Barton, Worcester County District Attorney's Office
  • Jordan Belliveau, Tetzel Law LLC
  • Timothy Brown, Colucci, Colucci, Marcus PC
  • Michelle M. Byers, Campbell Conroy & O'Neil PC
  • Nicole Cocozza, Prince Lobel Tye LLP
  • Francesca Cone, Morrison Mahoney LLP
  • Rachel Costello, Harriman Law
  • Michael Dickman, Melick & Porter LLP
  • Patrice C. Dixon, Jackson Lewis PC
  • Lindsey Egan, Egan Law Center
  • Edward Ferrante, Law Office of Edward M. Ferrante
  • Ashley Freeman, Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System
  • Robert Hartigan, Mazow | McCullough PC
  • Lianne Henderson, Committee for Public Counsel Services - Children and Family Law Division
  • Sean P. Kelly, Marcotte Law Firm
  • Jennifer King, Valerio Dominello & Hillman LLC
  • Katherine Tarpley Knauf, Children's Law Center of Massachusetts
  • Lisa Ann Landry, Landry Law PLLC
  • Melissa Lanouette, Resilience Law
  • Kara Leary, Leary Hodgman Law LLC
  • Shylah Maloney, Foster and Eldridge LLP
  • Jessica McArdle, Springfield District Court
  • Michael Moloney, Fall River Housing Authority
  • Francis "Frank"  Mulé, Samuel, Sayward & Baler LLC
  • Christina Pashou, Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford LLP
  • Janet Raheb, Worcester County District Attorney's Office
  • Brianna L. Reed, Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Emyr T. Remy, Kenney & Sams PC
  • Lauren Sparks, Mirick O'Connell
  • Michael Stefanilo Jr., Brody Hardoon Perkins & Kesten LLP
  • Jasmine Villanueva-Simms, Committee for Public Counsel Services
  • Joseph Webber, Northwestern District Attorney's Office
  • James F. Wellock, City of Lynn Law Department