MBA welcomes 2022-23 section council chairs and vice chairs

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022

Appointed by Massachusetts Bar Association President Grace V.B. Garcia, the 2022-23 leaders of the MBA's sections and Young Lawyers Division provide lawyers with up-to-date information on specific areas of law, monitor law-related legislation, sponsor professional education programs and provide information on the law for the general public.

Meet the MBA’s section and division leaders for the 2022-23 association year.

Access to Justice


Andrew P. Giarolo (left), chair, Berkshire District Attorney’s Office, Pittsfield
Nicole Paquin (right), vice chair, Law Office of Nicole Paquin, Newton

Business Law


Marissa N. Soto-Ortiz (left), chair, Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
Steven M. Ayr (right),
vice chair, Casner & Edwards LLP, Boston

Civil Litigation


Edward J. Denn (left), chair, Denn Law Group LLC, Andover
Michael D. Molloy (right),
vice chair, Marcotte Law Firm LLC, Lowell

Civil Rights & Social Justice


Shampagne L. Robinson (left),
chair, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Boston
Morgayne Mulkern (right),
vice chair, Suffolk University Law School, Boston

Complex Commercial Litigation


Jessica Gray Kelly (left),
chair, Freeman Mathis & Gary LLP, Boston
Kenneth N. Thayer (right),
vice chair, Sugarman Rogers Barshak & Cohen PC, Boston

Criminal Justice

Georgia K. Critsley
 (left), chair, Massachusetts Trial Court, Boston
Barry J. Bisson (right),
vice chair, Bisson Law, Boston

Dispute Resolution


Justin L. Kelsey (left),
chair, Skylark Law & Mediation PC, Southborough
Timothy C. Kelleher III (right),
vice chair, Jones Kelleher LLP, Boston

Family Law


Marc A. Moccia (left),
chair, Kazarosian Costello LLP, Haverhill
Crissa A. Morton (right),
vice chair, Michael I. Flores PC, Orleans

Health Law


Natale V. DiNatale (left),
chair, Robinson & Cole LLP, Hartford, Conn.
Eunice D. Aikins-Afful (right),
vice chair, Waltham

Judicial Administration


Marc Diller (left),
chair, Diller Law PC, Boston
Elaina M. Quinn (right),
vice chair, Administrative Office of the Superior Court, Boston

Juvenile & Child Welfare

Audrey C. Murrillo (left), 
chair, Harvard Law School Criminal, Justice Institute, Cambridge
Hon. Jay Blitzman (Ret.) (right), vice chair, Northeastern University School Of Law, Boston

Labor & Employment


Michelle De Oliveira (left),
chair, Kenney & Sams PC, Boston
Valerie C. Samuels (right),
vice chair, Arent Fox LLP, Boston

Probate Law


Lisa M. Rico (left),
chair, Rico, Murphy, Diamond & Bean LLP, Natick
Jennifer Zaiser Flanagan (right),
vice chair, Vacovec, Mayotte & Singer LLP, Newton

Public Law


David R. Kerrigan (left),
chair, Kenney & Sams PC, Boston
Amanda Zuretti, (right),
vice chair, Petrini & Associates PC, Framingham

Real Estate Law


Jordana R. Greenman (left),
chair, Jordana R. Greenman, Esq., Boston/Watertown
Adam T. Sherwin (right),
vice chair, The Sherwin Law Firm, Boston

Solo/Small Firm Law Practice Management


Bruce W. Edmands (left),
chair, Edmands & Williams LLC, Newton
David J. Volkin (right),
vice chair, Law Offices of David J. Volkin, Boston/Mansfield

Taxation Law


Ruth A. Mattson (left),
chair, Verill Dana LLP, Boston
Stephen A. Colella (right), vice chair, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Boston

Workers' Compensation


Ryan Benharris (left), chair, Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl, Fall River
Alicia M. DelSignore (right),
 vice chair, Loughran & Corbett, Attorneys Inc., Watertown

Young Lawyers Division


Francis R. Mulé (left),
chair, Samuel, Sayward & Baler LLC, Dedham
Batool Raza (right), chair-elect, Boston Public Health Commission