Petrillo named co-chair of Health Law Section

Issue December 2009

MBA President Valerie A. Yarashus has appointed Dr. Jacqueline Petrillo co-chair of the Health Law Section Council, the final appointment for the 2009-10 bar association year. She joins George M. Thompson Jr., who had previously been named Health Law co-chair.

Petrillo, a registered pharmacist since 1997, joined the faculty at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in October, where she focuses on the areas of medication errors and patient safety. She is also a founding member of Petrillo Legal LLC with her husband, Frank.

As a pharmacist, she has worked in clinical, inpatient, outpatient and ambulatory care pharmacy settings. In 2001, she earned her Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. She obtained her law degree at Suffolk University Law School in the evening division while working as a legal consultant pharmacist during the day and a pharmacist on weekends, graduating cum laude.

In February 2006, Petrillo joined Sugarman and Sugarman PC, where she practiced in the areas of negligence, wrongful death, premises liability, motor vehicle torts and medical malpractice, a topic she has lectured on at Suffolk University Law School.