My practice primarily involves litigation but I consider a case successful if it can be resolved with as little litigation as possible. I do personal injury, divorce and probate litigation such as disputes over lost wills, trust language and the like. My offce has eleven attorneys and we encourage a collegial and supportive environment. I enjoy the professional relationmships with my clients and I treat clients like I would want to be treated. Litigation is not only costly but also brings with it great apprehension and anxiety. My clients are usually grateful when I spend some time trying to alleviate their anxiety and to help them feel somewhat in control of the outcome. I am an award-winning underwater photographer and scuba diving instructor. I represent diving grooups in Massachusetts and have been successful in fighting ordinances and by-laws of coastal towns that attempt to restrict scuba diving or access for scuba diving. I wrote a book about the law and the commercial aspects of diving called the Law and the Diving Professional, published by Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). I enjoy tennis, golf and horeseback riding for recreation.
Federal District Court, Massachusetts, 1971
First Circuit Court of Appeals, 1971
Federal District Court, Northern California, 1993
Boston University School of Law, JD, 1969
Professional Associations & Memberships
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Member, Board of Governors;
Frank J. Murray Inn of Court, Boston, Massachusetts