Firm Overview

The Keches Law Group, P.C., has become one of the largest and most well-respected personal injury law firms in Massachusetts for a very good reason: Our Massachusetts personal injury lawyers fight to protect the rights of injured people who are facing difficult times after an accident or injury, and we have a proven track record of achieving excellent results for our clients. We have earned a reputation for being tough litigators and will not hesitate to take your case to court if that is necessary to get the results you deserve.

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Main Office

Main Office
2 Granite Ave
Suite 400
Milton MA 02186

Phone

(508) 217-9400

Fax

(508) 822-2022

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Office Information

Office Hours

8 - 5, 24/7 by phone

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish, Portugese

Other Offices

Taunton
122 Dean St.
Taunton

Boston
141 Tremont St.
Boston

Providence
201 Wayland Ave
Providence

Worcester
9 Hammond St
Worcester

Workers Compensation

The attorneys at Keches Law Group are part of a passionate team that will handle your workers' compensation case from beginning to end. All members of Keches Law Group are advocates for the rights of working people, in and out of the courtroom.

Keches Law Group was founded in 1986 as a workers' compensation firm with only three lawyers. Thirty years later, the firm has over thirty lawyers, each of whom is well-equipped to help clients and their families get the compensation they deserve following a work-related injury.

The skilled and experienced lawyers at Keches Law Group know that every injured worker worries about getting proper medical care, paying for that care on top of other life expenses, and having a job to return to once they have recovered from their injury. No one plans or even expects to get hurt on the job, and being out of work, dealing with an injury, and trying to go up against an insurance company that has denied your claim is perhaps the most stressful thing you may ever experience as a worker.

Sean Flaherty

Keches Law Group

Managing Partner
Mr. Flaherty joined Keches Law Group, P.C. in 2004 with a background in the construction industry. He is a former member of the Local 7 Steel and Ironworkers Union. Attorney Flaherty represents injured workers in all phases of workers' compensation litigation including Conciliations, Conferences and Hearings before Administrative Law Judges at the Department of Industrial Accidents. He also handles Social Security Disability claims, as well as, cases involving employment discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Before joining Keches Law Group, P.C., Mr. Flaherty interned with the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office.

Since 2012, Mr. Flaherty has been the Co-Chair of the Workers' Compensation Section of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Bristol County Bar Association since 2011 and has been President of the Taunton Bar Association since 2011. Sean was the recipient of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Excellence in The Law Award in 2011 and in 2012 was named in Boston Magazine's Super Lawyers edition as one of Massachusetts' "Rising Stars".

Attorney Flaherty received his bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Quinnipiac University. While at Quinnipiac University, Mr. Flaherty was named to the Phi Beta Kapa International Honor Society. He earned his law degree from New England School of Law and is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts.

Education

Quinnipiac University
Bachelor's Degree,

New England School of Law
Juris Doctor, J.D.,

Brian C. Cloherty

Keches Law Group

Partner
Brian Cloherty, is a partner at Keches Law Group, P.C. which he joined in 1988. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and the U.S. District Court. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, where he is a frequent guest lecturer. Mr. Cloherty is an aggressive advocate for his clients, representing injured union members and other workers at the Department of Industrial Accidents, Social Security Administration and local Retirement Boards. "I get a tremendous amount of satisfaction helping clients through a difficult time and ensuring they receive the benefits they deserve," says Mr. Cloherty.
Mr. Cloherty has been a guest lecturer at numerous trade unions for many years on the topic of Workers' Compensation. Mr. Cloherty is a graduate of the New England School of Law and received his undergraduate degree in criminal justice from Northeastern University.

Education

New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
J.D.,

Northeastern University
Criminal Justice,

Brian C. Dever

Keches Law Group

Partner
Brian C. Dever joined Keches Law Group, P.C. in 1991, has been a partner since 1994, and is a senior trial lawyer. Mr. Dever has demonstrated his considerable experience and skills in trying numerous jury trials to verdict over the last 18 years. "My philosophy in handling cases is one of an aggressive, hands-on approach, with direct and frequent communication with clients." Over the last 10 years, Mr. Dever has had a number of cases reported in Lawyers Weekly as "Largest Settlements and/or Verdicts" of the year. From 1983 to 1990, he was staff trial counsel to one of the state's largest insurers, specifically assigned to the defense of construction companies. He now draws on that experience in handling complex litigation on behalf of injured clients.

Mr. Dever was born and raised in the Boston area. He is a graduate of Boston College High School, Boston College and Suffolk University Law School. He is a member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Boston Bar Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He currently lectures for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education in personal injury/construction litigation, as well as deposition practice.

Education

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
J.D.,

Boston College, Newton
Bachelor of Science,

Charlotte E. Glinka

Keches Law Group

Partner
Charlotte Glinka is a partner at Keches Law Group, P.C. and one of the senior litigators in the firm's Personal Injury department, which has developed a reputation for success throughout the state. "We have a talented, experienced and well-integrated team of people who work hard to achieve the very best results for our clients," Ms. Glinka says. "Our clients are people who have suffered catastrophic injuries or the loss of a loved one, and it is our goal to try to bring a measure of compensatory justice to their lives." Ms. Glinka handles all aspects of plaintiffs' personal injury litigation and trial work in the state and federal courts, including Construction Site Accidents, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Negligence, and a wide range of general liability cases. A number of Ms. Glinka's successful cases have been reported in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and other noted legal publications.

Ms. Glinka is the immediate past president (2014-15) of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA), the largest organization of plaintiffs' trial lawyers in the state. She is also a member of the American Association for Justice and the Massachusetts Bar Association. She participates in educational programs and seminars throughout the state for lawyers, law students and the public. Ms. Glinka has received the distinction of being named by Boston Magazine as one of the state's Super Lawyers for the years 2006 through 2015 and by Lawyers Weekly as one of the Top Women of Law for 2014. Ms. Glinka was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1991. She is a graduate of Rutgers University and the Suffolk University Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Suffolk Transnational Law Review, winner of the 1st and 2nd year Moot Court competitions, the 3rd year Mock Trial competition, and a recipient of the Harold B. Goodwin, Jr. scholarship award for trial advocacy. You may contact Ms. Glinka by e-mail at [email protected]

Education

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey (With Honors)
B.A.,

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
J.D., 1991

Seth J. Elin

Keches Law Group

Partner
Seth Elin, a partner in the firm, joined Keches Law Group, P.C. in 1999. Prior to joining Keches Law Group, Mr. Elin practiced law at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. He began his career at a prominent employment litigation law firm where he practiced in the field of employment and discrimination law. Mr. Elin is a former Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association subcommittee on Worker's Compensation, a member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys subcommittee on Worker's Compensation and a member of the Employee's Rights and Responsibilities Practice Group. He helped draft the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination's Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Guidelines. From 2005 through 2009 Mr. Elin was named in Boston Magazine's Super Lawyers edition as one of Massachusetts' "Rising Stars."

Mr. Elin grew up in Brookline and received his bachelor's degree from Indiana University and both a law degree and Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. While in law school, Mr. Elin was an Editor of the Journal of Law and Commerce, a quarter-finalist of the Wagner National Labor Law Moot Court Competition in New York City, and a quarter-finalist in the Craven National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition at Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Mr. Elin was awarded the Faculty Award for Excellence in Legal Scholarship and was admitted into the prestigious Order of the Barristers. Mr. Elin published Curb Cuts Under Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act: Are They Bringing Justice Or Bankruptcy To Our Municipalities, 28 Urb. Law. 293 (1996).

Education

University of Pittsburgh Master's Degree
Public Administration,

University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
J.D.,

Indiana University
Bachelor's Degree,

Claudine A. Cloutier

Keches Law Group

Partner
Claudine A. Cloutier, a partner and manager of the litigation departments, joined Keches Law Group in 1996. Her trial successes include a 2017 Barnstable County Jury Verdict of over $4 million and Suffolk Superior jury verdicts in excess $2 million and $1 million in construction site injury cases and a Hall County, Georgia jury verdict of $475,000 in a products liability case. She has had numerous settlements reported in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as well as the Verdict Reporter. She has spoken at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education seminars and authored MCLE articles including "Who Is Responsible For An Injury On a Residential Construction Project?" and "Evaluating, Settling & Trying Personal Injury Cases-Trial from Plaintiff's Perspective." She co-authored and later updated the MCLE article Practical Aspects of Pursuing a Construction Injury Claim. She is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. She has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in both Massachusetts and New England by Boston Magazine.

Claudine completed her undergraduate studies at Yale University in 1992 and graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School in 1995. She was admitted to practice in Massachusetts in 1995 and in Rhode Island in 1996. While in law school, she was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award as well as the Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Scholastic Excellence.

Education

Yale University
Bachelor's Degree,

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1995
J.D. (Cum Laude),

Brian R. Sullivan

Keches Law Group

Partner
Brian Sullivan practiced extensively in the workers' compensation field before joining Keches Law Group, P.C. in 2008. He handles all aspects of workers' compensation matters, as well as, Social Security Disability and Accidental Disability Retirement claims. Mr. Sullivan is directly involved in all phases of workers' compensation claims, including the initial evaluation of possible claims, procurement of required documents and claim filings. He represents clients at all levels of the Department of Industrial Accidents, including Conferences and Hearings before the Administrative Judges. Mr. Sullivan was previously employed at the Department of Industrial Accidents and a prominent litigation law firm.

Mr. Sullivan is a cum laude graduate of Suffolk University and a 2000 graduate of its law school. He has served on the faculty of continuing legal education programs focusing on workers' compensation and is frequently requested to speak to trade and industry groups regarding emerging issues in his practice areas. He is presently a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.

Education

Suffolk University
Bachelor's Degree,

Suffolk University Law School
J.D., 2000

Andrew Abraham

Keches Law Group

Partner
Attorney Abraham joined Keches Law Group in 2018 and concentrates his practice on the representation of seriously injured clients with a particular emphasis on brain damage, tractor-trailer crashes, construction site incidents, and products liability. Attorney Abraham has obtained numerous seven-figure verdicts that are often one of the largest in the state for a particular year.

As Attorney Abraham has built his reputation in the legal community, attorneys across the state and country have retained Attorney Abraham to consultation cases involving: brain injury, product liability, construction site accidents, and tractor-trailer accidents.

Attorney Abraham has lectured nationally at the American Association for justice as well as the North American Brain Injury Society on issues related to brain damage. He is also a featured speaker locally on issues related to trial strategy and jury research. He has published articles on representing brain injured clients and was the first attorney in the state to have diffusion Tensor Imaging, a revolutionary technology that can diagnose the axonal shearing (aka white matter damage) associated with traumatic brain injury, admitted in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Named a Super Lawyer for Six Consecutive Years

The legal community recognized Attorney Abraham's skill and dedication early in his career. Attorney Abraham was named one of the five "Up-and-Coming Lawyers" in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 1999. In their May 2005 issue, Boston Magazine and Super Lawyers Magazine named attorney Abraham one of their Rising Stars. Since then, he has been named as a Super Lawyer in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Attorney Abraham is active in local and national trial lawyer's bar associations. In July 2011, Attorney Abraham became the President of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorney's (MATA), the bar association that protects the rights of injured consumers. At the time, he was the youngest person to attain this position in the Academy history. Attorney Abraham also served as chair of MATA's education committee, creating and moderating programs that educate consumer attorneys. Attorney Abraham is also a member of the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA).

Member of the Executive Committee for AAJ Traumatic Brain Injury Group

Attorney Abraham is a member of the Massachusetts Brain Injury Association as well as the North American Brain Injury Society, and the Sara JaneBrain Foundation. He regularly participates in the American Association for Justice's Product Liability, Tractor Trailer Crash, and traumatic brain Injury Litigation groups. He was recently elected as elected as parliamentarian of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group for the American Association for Justice.

Attorney Abraham graduated from Deerfield Academy (1988), then attended Bates College (B.A. 1992). Attorney Abraham graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School in 1995 and was admitted to the bar in December 1995. After graduation, Attorney Abraham practiced at Rainer & Rainer where he became the Senior Trial Counsel and then worked for the Sheff Law Offices. In 2004, Attorney Abraham co-founded Baker & Abraham, P.C. and then started Abraham & Associates, P.C. in August 2013. All of Attorney Abraham's practice has been in personal injury with extensive experience in the representation of clients with all forms of traumatic brain injuries, products liability, construction incidents, and tractor-trailer crashes.

Education

Suffolk University Law School (Cum Laude)
J.D., 1995

Deerfield Academy
College-Preparatory, 1988

Bates College
B.A., 1992

Judith B. Gray

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Attorney Gray is an experienced practitioner who is admitted to the practice of law in Massachusetts and Connecticut. She has represented her clients in all phases of litigation while successfully achieving a balance between the clients' personal and legal needs. Ms. Gray has the distinct advantage of representing insurance companies in the area of Workers' Compensation law. "I believe that this dichotomy in my practice allows me to best serve my clients as I have developed a sense of balance unfamiliar to the practitioner whose focus is solely that of either the injured employee or the insurance company." Ms. Gray is a graduate of the New England School of Law and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Associations of Women Lawyers, and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. She received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Connecticut.

Education

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
B.A. Magna Cum Laude, History, Political Science,

Hartford College for Women, West Hartford, CT
A.A.,

New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
J.D.,

Jason R. Markle

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Jason R. Markle joined Keches Law Group Personal Injury Department in 2007. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Markle worked for the Essex County Superior Court for five years, most notably as a courtroom session clerk. Following his employment with the Essex County Superior Court, Mr. Markle served as a judicial law clerk for the Justices of the Superior Court.

Mr. Markle was born in Boston, Massachusetts and earned his undergraduate degree from Salem State College. While earning his law degree cum laude from the New England School of Law, Mr. Markle served as the Technical Coordinating Editor for the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement. During this time he also received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Massachusetts Practice and Procedure and was chosen for New England School of Law's "Honors Judicial Internship Program". He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 2006 and the U.S. District Court in 2007. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Young Lawyers Division of the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Education

Salem State College, Salem, Massachusetts
B.S. (Cum Laude) Criminal Justice, Sociology,

New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
J.D. (Cum Laude),

Loren E. Laskoski

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Ms. Laskoski joined the personal injury department of Keches Law Group as an attorney in 2008. While attending law school, Ms. Laskoski worked as a law clerk in the firm's personal injury department. Attorney Laskoski's commitment to excellence in all areas of the firm's practice resulted in Keches Law Group's invitation to join its firm. Attorney Laskoski brings to Keches Law Group previous experience gained in other law firms. She holds a Certification in Mediation which certifies her proficiency and competence in functioning as a mediator in dispute resolutions. Her dedication to public service through pro bono or volunteer legal work makes her an outstanding asset to Keches Law Group.

Ms. Laskoski has helped prepare tax returns for low-income residents in the Providence area as a certified volunteer for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Ms. Laskoski is a graduate of Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island. Attorney Laskoski distinguished herself in her academic career by earning the prestigious CALI Excellence for the Future Award in her Interviewing and Counseling class as well as in her Health Law and Policy class. Attorney Laskoski is admitted to practice in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Attorney Laskoski is also a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Education

Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island
J.D., 2008

University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire
B.A. (Cum Laude), 2001

Erica L. Pereira

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Erica Pereira joined the Personal Injury department of Keches Law Group, P.C. as an attorney in January 2010. Prior to that, Ms. Pereira worked for the firm for two years as a law clerk while attending law school. Her dedication to excellence and her strong work ethic prompted the firm to offer her an invitation to join the firm. In addition to her legal skills, Ms. Pereira is able to draw upon the previous business, construction, and finance experience she gained while working for a commercial real estate development company in Massachusetts.

Born in Southeastern Massachusetts, Attorney Pereira graduated magna cum laude from the University of Massachusetts. She earned her law degree from Roger Williams University School of Law in 2009. Attorney Pereira distinguished herself from her class by earning the CALI Excellence for the Future award for Gift & Estate Tax and Commercial Legal Drafting. While in law school, Ms. Pereira served as a judge in the Roger Williams Collegiate Moot Court Competition. In addition, Ms. Pereira expanded her pro-bono experience by working as a certified volunteer for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, providing tax return preparation to low income and disabled individuals. Ms. Pereira is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and the US District Court, District of Massachusetts and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Women's Bar Association, and the Bristol County Bar Association.

Education

Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island
J.D.,

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Massachusetts
B.A. (Magna Cum Laude), 2005

Ronald F. Belluso

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Ronald Belluso joined the Keches Law Group in 2011. Prior to joining the firm, he practiced extensively in the areas of both Worker's Compensation and Social Security Disability at a prominent Boston law firm. Attorney Belluso represents injured workers in all phases of litigation including Conciliations, Conferences, and Hearings before Administrative Law Judges at the Department of Industrial Accidents.

Mr. Belluso has the unique advantage of having represented clients in Social Security Disability hearings on a national level. This experience has allowed him to successfully litigate claims before Administrative Law Judges in 48 states. "I believe that this national experience has both broadened and balanced my approach to practicing law, and allows me to better serve my clients."

Attorney Belluso was born in Warwick, Rhode Island and is a graduate of the Roger Williams University School of Law. During law school, Mr. Belluso served as both a research and teaching assistant. In addition, Mr. Belluso has pro bono experience helping low-income tenants navigate the housing laws while working at Rhode Island Legal Services in Providence, Rhode Island. Attorney Belluso is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR).

Education

Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
B.A. English,

Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island
J.D.,

Suzanne CM McDonough

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Attorney Suzanne McDonough represents patients and families injured by medical malpractice in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She has participated in some of the largest verdicts and settlements in both states for more than a decade. She won a $2.5 million verdict in Lowell, MA related to the death of a young mother and a $1.75 million verdict in Nashua, NH on behalf of a man blinded by surgical negligence. Attorney McDonough was involved in the negotiation of a $5 million settlement on behalf of a brain-injured man and a $5 million settlement on behalf of a brain injured baby - both involving staff at Boston area hospitals.

Before beginning her career as an attorney, Ms. McDonough practiced as a registered nurse for 20 years in the Boston area. She brings her nursing experience to bear on her legal practice and continues to advocate passionately for her clients. Attorney McDonough is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School. She has achieved an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

Education

Faulkner Hospital School of Nursing
Registered Nurse,

Suffolk University Law School
J.D.,

Northeastern University
Bachelor of Science,

Boaz N. Levin

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Boaz Levin joined Keches Law Group, P.C. in 2012. He represents injured persons in all aspects of workers' compensation cases, Social Security and related matters. Mr. Levin is directly involved in all phases of workers' compensation claims, from the initial evaluation of potential claims through the Hearings before the Administrative Judges.

Prior to joining Keches Law Group, P.C., Mr. Levin first worked for three years at a prominent litigation firm where his area of concentration included medical malpractice, bodily injury and products liability cases. Followed by this, he worked six years as an attorney for an insurance company first handling civil litigation and for the last two years exclusively litigating all aspects of workers' compensation cases.

Mr. Levin graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received his law degree from Chicago Kent College of Law. Mr. Levin was named to Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2007 and 2008.

Education

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
B.A., 1998

Chicago Kent College of Law
J.D., 2003

Lauren Van Iderstine

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Lauren Van Iderstine joined Keches Law Group, P.C. as an Attorney in the Workers' Compensation Department in December of 2012. She represents injured persons in all aspects of Workers' Compensation, Social Security and related matters. While attending law school, Attorney Van Iderstine was employed by the firm for three years as a law clerk. Due to her strong work ethic, dedication and diligence, an invitation was extended to join the firm as an Associate.

Attorney Van Iderstine was raised in Western Massachusetts and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. She went on to earn her law degree from Southern New England School of Law. While in law school, Attorney Van Iderstine had the distinction of serving as President of the Student Bar Association from 2009 through 2010. The responsibilities included acting as a liaison between administrators and students, and planning social and educational events. While in law school, Attorney Van Iderstine also volunteered with various nonprofit organizations that served the local community.

Attorney Van Iderstine is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and is a member of the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Women's Bar Association, and International Bar Association.

Education

The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, North Dartmouth
B.A. (Cum Laude), Psychology, Criminal Justice, 2007

Southern New England School of Law, North Dartmouth, MA
J.D., 2010

Patrick F. Keady

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Patrick Keady joined Keches Law Group, P.C. as an attorney in 2013. He represents injured persons in all aspects of workers' compensation cases, including Conciliations and Conferences before Administrative Law Judges at the Department of Industrial Accidents, Social Security Disability, and Accidental Disability Retirement. While attending law school, Attorney Keady was employed by the firm for two years as a law clerk. Due to his strong work ethic, dedication and commitment to helping injured workers, an invitation was extended to join the firm as an Associate.

Attorney Keady was raised in Massachusetts and received his bachelor's degree from Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia. Attorney Keady went on to earn his law degree from New England School of Law. While in college and law school, Attorney Keady worked in the construction industry and has a strong family affiliation with the Boston Labor Unions. Attorney Keady is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts.

Education

Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, Virginia
B.A.,

New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
J.D.,

Adam H. Becker

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Adam H. Becker Attorney Adam H. Becker has been a member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1992 and works extensively in both the District and Superior Courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Attorney Becker began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, where he served in a number of District Courts in Norfolk County as well as Chief Prosecutor in the Wrentham District Court. Most recently, Attorney Becker worked for twelve years at a high profile, personal injury law firm in Boston, MA, where he handled all manner of personal injury claims. He brings considerable courtroom and strategic trial experience to the Keches Law Group. Attorney Becker's practice focuses on the representation of plaintiffs, individuals, and families, injured due to the negligence of others. His practice concentrates on all manner of personal injury matters including automobile accidents, dog attacks, medical negligence, nursing home accidents, construction site accidents, catastrophic personal injury cases, and premises liability cases including, slip and falls, trip and falls, dram shop cases and negligent security cases.

Prior to joining the Keches Law Group, Attorney Becker had also been an advocate for injured workers, representing them in their claims at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents, the Administrative agency responsible for all work-related accidents in Massachusetts. As a result, Attorney Becker is particularly knowledgeable in identifying and pursuing personal injury claims arising out of work-related accidents.

Attorney Becker is also admitted to practice in the Federal Courts, having represented individuals in civil matters at the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

In 2010, Attorney Becker was successful in achieving one of the top ten highest verdicts for a personal injury case in Massachusetts. He has also been a lecturer on introducing evidence at trial for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE). Attorney Becker is a long-term member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA) as well as a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Norfolk County Bar Association.

Attorney Becker notes that "I decided to join the Keches Law Group as it affords me an opportunity to provide my clients with not only personal injury representation but also a full range of related representation including workers compensation claims, social security disability claims and employment-related claims including wrongful termination and wage claims. I am looking forward to the next phase of my career and continuing to provide my clients with the best possible representation."

Education

Skidmore College
B.A. Business and Economics, 1989

Brooklyn Law School
J.D., 1992

Christopher M. Hendricks

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Christopher Hendricks joined Keches Law Group, P.C. as an attorney in 2015. He represents injured workers in all aspects of workers' compensation cases, including Conciliations and Conferences before Administrative Judges at the Department of Industrial Accidents, Social Security Disability, and Accidental Disability Retirement.

While attending law school, Attorney Hendricks worked for the Office of State Senator Mark Montigny in Boston, Massachusetts. Attorney Hendricks also received distinction from Umass School of Law for completing over 100 hours of pro bono legal service. In September of 2013, Attorney Hendricks joined Keches Law Group, P.C. as a law clerk before graduating from law school in 2014.

Attorney Hendricks was raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts and received his bachelor's degree in history from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Attorney Hendricks then graduated with honors from the University of Massachusetts School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts.

Education

Temple University
B.A.,

University of Massachusetts School of Law
J.D.,

Chanise R. Anderson

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Chanise Anderson joined Keches Law Group, P.C. as an associate attorney in 2015. Attorney Anderson represents patients and families injured by medical malpractice. Prior to joining the firm as an attorney, Ms. Anderson worked for the firm for two years as a law clerk while attending law school and was invited to join the firm upon graduation. Originally from New York, Ms. Anderson graduated with honors from The State University of New York College at Old Westbury and received her law degree cum laude from New England Law Boston. While in law school, Attorney Anderson received awards for academic excellence, including the New England Scholar Award, Dean's List Award, CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Trial Practice, and was inducted into the Charles Houston Hamilton Enrichment Honor Society. Attorney Anderson also served as the community service chairman of the Black Lawyers Student Association.

Anderson is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is a member of the Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Black Lawyer's Association and Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys.

Education

New England School of Law, Boston
J.D.,

State University of New York College at Old Westbury
B.A.,

Joseph F. Culgin

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Joe Culgin joined Keches Law Group, P.C. in February of 2016. He represents injured workers in all aspects of Workers' Compensation and Social Security matters before the Department of Industrial Accidents and Social Security Administration. Prior to joining Keches Law Group, P.C., Attorney Culgin worked for 6 years as Staff Counsel for a national insurance company handling Workers Compensation and General Liability claims. Having worked for both the insurance company and injured workers, Mr. Culgin has an in depth knowledge of all aspects of the workers compensation claims process. While attending law school, Mr. Culgin worked as a clerk at a firm that focused on Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability. Mr. Culgin received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Connecticut and Juris Doctorate from Massachusetts School of Law.

Education

University of Connecticut
B.A., 2005

Massachusetts School of Law
J.D., 2008

Karen S. Hambleton

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Attorney Hambleton recently rejoined Keches Law Group after more than 10 years of solo practice in the areas of workers' compensation, Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income, and Accidental Disability Retirement. She has achieved strong results through attention to detail and one-on-one relationships with her clients. Attorney Hambleton came to the practice of law after many years in the field of journalism, during which he worked as an editor at several New England newspapers, where she honed her writing skills. Her broad-based background enables her to understand and represent injured workers from all walks of life.

Attorney Hambleton is a magna cum laude graduate of Suffolk Law School, where she was a member of the Suffolk Law Review and a summa cum laude graduate of Boston University. She has been a member of practice workshops on workers' compensation and Social Security disability law.

Education

Boston University, Boston, MA
Bachelor of Science,

Suffolk Law School, Boston, MA
J.D.,

Kaylene M. Crum

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Kaylene M. Crum joined Keches Law Group, P.C. in Milton, Massachusetts as an attorney in January 2017. She represents injured workers in all aspects of Workers' Compensation and Social Security matter before the Department of Industrial Accidents and the Social Security Administration. Prior to joining Keches Law Group, P.C., Attorney Crum's legal career consisted of representing not only injured workers, but also insurance companies involved in Workers' Compensation matters. She is an active participant in Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education regularly serving as faculty for Workers' Compensation Seminars. She is an active member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Bristol County Bar Association, and Plymouth County Bar Association. Attorney Crum is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, (B.S. 2008) and New England School of Law | Boston, (J.D. 2013). She was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 2013.

Education

University of Nevada, Reno
Bachelor of Science, 2008

New England School of Law
J.D., 2013

David K. Kouroyen

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
David K. Kouroyen Jr. joined Keches Law Group, P.C. as an attorney in 2017. Attorney Kouroyen was born in Newton, Massachusetts, but spent the majority of his life in New Hampshire. While earning his law degree cum laude from Suffolk University Law School, Attorney Kouroyen was a Moot Court Lead Article Editor and actively participated in several of Suffolk's trial competitions. As a member of Suffolk's Accelerator Practice Clinic, Attorney Kouroyen represented low-income individuals, helping them combat housing and employment discrimination.

Attorney Kouroyen comes from several generations of brick masons and waterproofers and would spend his college and law school summers working construction in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Attorney Kouroyen is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts.

Education

Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island
B.S., (Summa Cum Laude),

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
J.D., (Cum Laude),

John D. Blaisdell

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Attorney John D. Blaisdell joined Keches Law Group in 2017. Attorney Blaisdell has been litigating in Massachusetts district and superior courts, as well as Federal courts, since being admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 2002. He represents plaintiffs, individuals and families, injured due to the negligence of others. His practice concentrates on all manner of personal injury matters including medical negligence, automobile accidents, premises liability accidents including slip and falls, trip and falls and other injuries resulting from unsafe or defective conditions.

Attorney Blaisdell has been successful in achieving several multi-million dollar results for his clients. Prior to joining Keches Law Group Attorney Blaisdell worked for one of the top medical malpractice firms in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Originally from New Hampshire, Attorney Blaisdell graduated cum laude from Boston College and received his law degree from Suffolk University Law School.

Education

Boston College
B.A., 1994

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA
J.D., 2001

Timothy Cellino

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Timothy Cellino joined Keches Law Group, P.C. as an Attorney in November 2017, previously working for the firm as a law clerk in 2015. He focuses his practice in workers' compensation, representing injured workers in every step of their claim.
Prior to joining the firm, Tim worked in the construction industry framing houses and painting lines on public roads and state highways. After graduating college, he moved to Houston, Texas, where he worked in financial services at Morgan Stanley. Tim held a Series 7 and 66 certification and was a licensed stockbroker. Fortunately, spending hours cold calling potential clients was not his true calling. He then chose to pursue a career as a lawyer.
Tim graduated college from John Carroll University in 2011 with a Bachelor's Degree in History and earned his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School 2017. During law school, Tim was a member of the National Trial Team and graduated with a distinction for completing over 100 hours of pro bono legal service.
As a Buffalo, New York native, he is a loyal Buffalo Bills fan. Tim is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and New York.

Education

Suffolk University, Boston, MA
J.D., 2017

John Carroll University, University Heights, OH
B.A. History, 2011

Griffin F. Hanrahan

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Griffin Hanrahan joined Keches Law Group, P.C. as an attorney in 2017. He represents injured workers in all aspects of Workers' Compensation and Social Security matters before the Department of Industrial Accidents and Social Security Administration. While attending law school, Attorney Hanrahan was employed by the firm for over two years as a law clerk.

Attorney Hanrahan was raised in the Dartmouth, Massachusetts and received his bachelor's degree from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. While studying for his undergraduate degree, Attorney Hanrahan studied abroad in Spain for a semester and returned there after graduation to teach English to elementary school children. Attorney Hanrahan went on to earn his law degree from the University of Massachusetts School of Law. Attorney Hanrahan has lived in the SouthCoast of Massachusetts his whole life and has strong ties to the community. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts.

Education

University of Massachusetts School of Law
J.D.,

Clemson University
B.A.,

Timothy A. Nolte

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Timothy A. Nolte Jr. joined Keches Law Group, P.C. as an attorney in 2017. Mr. Nolte was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he spent the majority of his life before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps in 2004. While serving as a Marine, Mr. Nolte deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he served as an infantry squad leader with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion 6th Marine Regiment, based out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Mr. Nolte returned home to Pennsylvania in 2008 to pursue an undergraduate degree at Penn State. While obtaining his degree in the evenings, he started a business as a public insurance adjuster. His company helped residential and commercial property owners obtain maximum recovery for their insurance claims. As a public adjuster, Mr. Nolte saw how insurance companies would sometimes treat his clients unfairly, and it was from this that he realized he could do more to help people as an attorney.

Mr. Nolte attended Suffolk University Law School where he earned his J.D. with a concentration in Trial and Appellate Advocacy. Mr. Nolte was the president of the Suffolk Law Veterans Association and a member of the nationally recognized Suffolk Trial Team. As a member of the National Trial Team, Mr. Nolte competed in numerous competitions against the best student advocates in the nation. Mr. Nolte continues to volunteer his time as a coach of the school's trial team.

Education

Pennsylvania State University, Abington, PA
B.A. Corporate Communications, Business,

Suffolk University, Boston, MA
J.D.,

John P. Wilton

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
John Wilton joined Keches Law Group as an attorney in 2017. Attorney Wilton specializes in complex litigation and appellate practice related to tort law. He has worked on several high-profile cases in the United States Courts of Appeals for the First and Ninth Circuits, the United States District Courts for the Districts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Oregon, as well as every level of the Massachusetts state court system.

Prior to joining Keches Law Group, Attorney Wilton acquired unique legal insight while working in the Single Justice Session of the Supreme Judicial Court. During this period, Attorney Wilton was able to learn legal analysis from the Honorable Justices Margot Botsford, Geraldine Hines, Francis Spina, and Kimberly Budd. He maintained strong ties to the Court even after leaving and was brought back to work with Chief Justice Ralph Gants on matters of special concern.

While in law school, Attorney Wilton served on the editorial board of the Suffolk University Law Review. His scholarly article, Victory Through Deceit: The Constitutional Collision Between Free Speech and Political Lies, is published in the 50th Anniversary Edition. In his final year of law school, Attorney Wilton became the first duly-authorized student-attorney to represent several amici curiae parties in matters before the Supreme Judicial Court.

Attorney Wilton enjoys helping others develop and sharpen their respective legal skills. Since graduating, Attorney Wilton has been invited to judge moot court competitions and often helps other lawyers prepare for appellate arguments.

Attorney Wilton is dedicated to promoting equitable interpretivism in tort law. He believes tort law was specifically designed to compel a fair resolution to every civil wrong. To that end, Attorney Wilton is committed to ensuring each of his clients obtain remedies commensurate to their injuries.

Education

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
B.S. Cum, Laude, Information Studies, Concentrations in Network Security and Systems Management,

Suffolk University, Boston, MA
J.D. Magna Cum Laude,

Stephanie D. Scotto

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Stephanie Scotto joined Keches Law Group, P.C. as an attorney in 2017. Attorney Scotto was raised in Rhode Island and graduated from the University of Rhode Island. She went on to earn her law degree from New England School of Law. While in law school, Attorney Scotto served as a mentor to incoming law students in the Bridge to Success Mentorship Program. She also worked as a legal intern at the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office in the Narcotics and Organized Crime Division and at the Suffolk County District Attorney General's Office in the Cyber Crimes Division.

After graduating from law school, Attorney Scotto moved to Houston, Texas where she worked as a law clerk at a criminal defense law firm. She worked alongside attorneys who defended persons charged with various crimes ranging from misdemeanors to felonies. She later returned to Rhode Island and transitioned to civil litigation as an attorney at an insurance defense firm. While working in insurance defense, however, she learned that she would rather protect the rights of persons injured rather than defend the insurance companies.

Attorney Scotto is admitted to practice law in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Rhode Island Bar Association, and the Rhode Island Women's Bar Association.

Education

University of Rhode Island
Political Science, Communications,

New England School of Law
J.D.,

Kelli S. Silva

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Kelli Skog Silva joined Keches Law Group, P.C. in 2018. She represents injured persons in all aspects of workers' compensation cases, Social Security, and related matters.

Ms. Silva was born in Worcester, MA in 1972, and grew up in Westborough, MA. Upon graduation from Westborough High School in 1990, she attended the University of New Hampshire. She graduated with honors in 1993 and began attending Tufts University to pursue her master's degree in Occupational Therapy. Ms. Silva worked at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Westborough as the Occupational Therapy Supervisor for many years before deciding to attend law school. In 2005, she graduated from Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA. She now lives in Westborough, MA with her husband and two children.

While attending law school she had the opportunity to work for Leonard Y. Nason, P.C., a small workers compensation law firm that handles both defense and plaintiff cases. Upon graduation, she began working for Arruda and Beaudoin, L.L. P. representing clients nationwide in their pursuit for Social Security disability benefits. She most recently worked for the last 9 years at the Law Offices of Nicole Sullivan and Associates representing injured individuals.

Kelli's healthcare background, combined with her law degree, gives her a distinct edge with every claim she handles. She cared for patients suffering from orthopedic afflictions, strokes, brain tumors, cardiac conditions, cancer, burns, amputations, spinal cord injuries, MS, and chronic pain syndromes among others. From her clinical experience, she clearly knows how disability impacts every aspect of an individual's daily activities. As a therapist, she unfailingly advocated for her patient's needs. With every bit as much conviction and passion, she zealously represents her clients in her legal practice.

Education

Suffolk University
J.D., 2005

University of New Hampshire
B.A. Honors: Summa Cum Laude, 1993

Tufts University
M.S. Occupational Therapy, Honors: Summa Cum Laude, 1996

Sean P. Downing

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Sean joined the Keches Law Group in 2018. He is a graduate of Roger Williams College and the New England School of Law. He has been practicing law for over 20 years and has been involved with claims and litigation for almost 30 years. Sean is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York (retired), and the U.S Federal District Court (MA).

He has appeared at thousands of proceedings before the Industrial Accident Board in Massachusetts and the Workers' Compensation Commission in Connecticut. Sean has significant experience representing and adjudicating claims for large self-insured corporations including Stop & Shop, CVS Health, and Steward Health Care. His career is now dedicated to representing injured workers and others.

Education

Roger Williams University
B.A.,

New England School of Law
J.D.,

Robert J. Cirafice

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Robert "Bob" Cirafice joined Keches Law Group, P.C. as an Attorney in the workers' compensation department in June 2018. He represents injured persons in all aspects of Workers' Compensation, Social Security, Accidental Disability Retirement, and related matters. While attending law school, Bob was employed by the firm for two years as a law clerk. Prior to joining Keches Law Group, Bob served as a 3.03 certified student attorney working in the Attorney General's non-profit division.

Before law school, Bob worked as a laborer for a Pavement Markings company. Bob was raised in Hanover, Massachusetts and received a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Bob is a graduate of New England Law in Boston and is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts.

Education

New England Law, Boston, MA
J.D.,

University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.A. Political Science,

Stephen Allard

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Stephen Allard joined the Workers' Compensation department of Keches Law Group, P.C. in 2018. Prior to joining Keches Law Group, Mr. Allard practiced extensively in the field of Social Security Disability at a prominent Boston law firm.

With regards to that practice, Mr. Allard has traveled throughout the country representing clients at Social Security Disability hearings on a national level. The amount of experience Mr. Allard gained in his travels is unique to attorneys practicing in this field and gives him a distinct advantage when arguing before Administrative Law Judges.

Mr. Allard has extensive experience with regards to Social Security Disability claims, Ordinary and Accidental Disability Retirement applications and Workers' Compensation claims. For nearly a decade Mr. Allard represented one of the largest unions in Massachusetts on a wide variety of employment and disability matters.

While working for Attorney Alan Dershowitz in law school, Mr. Allard adopted his mantra of "Do good, do well, and do justice" and applies this philosophy to every client he represents to maximize the results he achieves for them.

Mr. Allard is from Lowell, Massachusetts and is a proud alumnus of Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. Mr. Allard is also a graduate of Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts.

Education

Suffolk University, Boston, Ma.
J.D.,

Providence College, Providence, R.I.
B.A.,

Martin R. Sabounjian

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Martin joined Keches Law Group, P.C. as a law clerk in 2018 and was brought on as an attorney in early 2019 after being admitted to the Massachusetts Bar. Attorney Sabounjian was raised in Wilmington, Massachusetts where he was an active member in the community. He was involved in the Boy Scouts of America program and earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 2009. For his Eagle Scout Project, Attorney Sabounjian spent almost a year developing and creating a walking and hiking trail for the citizens for Wilmington and the surrounding communities. It was during this time that Attorney Sabounjian discovered his calling and passion for helping people.

Attorney Sabounjian graduated from Roger Williams University in 2013, where he majored in criminal justice. During his time at RWU, Attorney Sabounjian was involved in various student organizations, including the campus radio station, WQRI. He participated on the Executive Board and re-wrote the station by-laws during his time there.

Attorney Sabounjian went on to earn his law degree from Suffolk University Law School in 2018. During his time at Suffolk Law, he worked at a number of small law firms in the Boston area and was also a member of the Suffolk Prosecutors Clinic which allowed him to work as a student attorney with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office. Through this clinic, Martin was able to discover how much he enjoyed being in the courtroom advocating for others.

Attorney Sabounjian is currently admitted to practice law in Massachusetts.

Education

Suffolk University Law School
J.D., 2018

Roger William University
B.S. Criminal Justice, Political Science, 2013

William Raymond

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Attorney Raymond joined the firm in Early 2019. He was raised in Hanover, Massachusetts. He attended and graduated from Boston College High School. During his time there, Attorney Raymond discovered an affinity for advocacy as a member of the Model United Nations Club. He volunteered at a school for disabled children the summer of his senior year.
Attorney Raymond obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science while minoring in Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Attorney Raymond was accepted to and attended Suffolk University Law School. Attorney Raymond was a Semi-Finalist in the Tom C. Clark Appellate Advocacy Competition in 2018. He was a member of the Suffolk Innocence Clinic and evaluated claims of actual innocence. Attorney Raymond graduated from Law School in 2018.

Prior to joining the firm, Attorney Raymond worked with a Brockton law firm as a law clerk. Attorney Raymond is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts.

Education

University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.A. Political Science with minor in Philosophy,

Suffolk University Law School
J.D., 2018

George Keches

Keches Law Group

Founding Partner
George Keches is the founding partner of the law practice consisting of the Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Departments. Keches Law Group's 30+ attorneys make the law firm one of the largest plaintiffs' personal injury practices in the state of Massachusetts. Mr. Keches concentrates his practice in Workers' Compensation and other related areas of the law and is considered to be an authority in the field. He has a reputation for being one of the most aggressive and knowledgeable attorneys practicing law at the Department of Industrial Accidents and the Social Security Administration. Regardless of the case's complexity, Mr. Keches enjoys a near unprecedented success rate. He routinely handles supplemental benefits claims that injured employees may be entitled to under federal Social Security and state Accidental Disability Retirement laws. Mr. Keches says that "representing injured workers when so much is at stake in supporting themselves and their families is the most satisfying career I could have chosen."

Mr. Keches was the youngest Commissioner ever appointed by a Massachusetts Governor to the Department of Industrial Accidents which oversees the adjudication of workers' compensation cases. After serving as Commissioner, Mr. Keches became a founding partner of Keches Law Group, P.C. His professional experience includes teaching Workers' Compensation law as a professor at New England School of Law for over 13 years. He has served as Chair of the Workers' Compensation Committee of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. He has lectured extensively to attorneys in various legal education forums including the Massachusetts Bar Association and Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. He has been a television and radio guest addressing issues concerning the rights of injured workers and has been invited to participate in the Trade Association debates concerning changes in the Workers' Compensation laws. Mr. Keches was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1975. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Northeastern University and Suffolk University Law School. He was Counsel to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary in the Massachusetts Legislature as well as General Counsel to the Massachusetts Bar Association from 1975 through 1978.

Education

Suffolk University Law School
J.D. Magna Cum Laude,

Northeastern University
B.A. Magna Cum Laude,

Karen Zahka

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Karen A. Zahka joined Keches Law Group in 2019. Prior to joining Keches Law Group, Attorney Zahka worked at a prominent Boston law firm for over five years where she specialized in medical malpractice.

Attorney Zahka is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of New Hampshire, and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Women's Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. She is also a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the New Hampshire Women's Bar Association.

Throughout her career, Attorney Zahka has contributed to several multi-million verdicts and settlements including:

$35.4 million verdict in the case of a 28-year-old woman who suffered a hemorrhagic stroke hours after delivery of her baby daughter.
$24.4 million verdict involving a child who suffered severe short bowel syndrome requiring permanent tube feeding as a result of doctors' negligence.
$3 million settlement for the death of a restrained 23-year-old mentally ill patient at Bridgewater State Hospital resulting in sweeping systemic changes.
Attorney Zahka also contributed to the successful defense of a highly publicized appeal of a record-setting verdict, in which the claim of a physician's practice group that it was entitled to a $20,000,00 cap on damages due to its alleged "charitable" status was defeated, leading to the judgment in excess of $33 million being affirmed.

Attorney Zahka received her undergraduate degree from Boston University (B.A. Political Science & Psychology). She graduated from Suffolk University Law School (J.D.) where she served as continuity editing assistant for The Journal of Health and Biomedical Law and was also recognized for her time and commitment to volunteer legal services through the Pro Bono Program.

Attorney Zahka has been recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer Rising Star in Boston Magazine every year since 2016. This designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Rising Stars selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and a review by an independent blue ribbon panel.

Education

Suffolk University Law School
Juris Doctor,

Boston University
B.A. Political Science & Psychology,

Matthew Ferran

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Matthew Ferran joined Keches Law Group, P.C. as an Attorney in July 2019. He focuses his practice in workers' compensation, representing injured workers in every step of their claim.

Prior to joining the firm, Matt began practicing as an attorney in Florida in 2012. His practice focused initially on Personal Injury and Criminal law, and then specifically on claimant side workers' compensation until his relocation to Massachusetts in July 2019.

Matt completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida in 2009, finishing the degree in three years. He earned his Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida, in 2012. During law school, Matt was a member of the Law Review, on the Dean's List, and received the pro bono service award for over 250 hours of pro bono legal service. In 2018, Matt was inducted as a member of the Richard A. Sicking American Inn of Court, an organization focused on promoting professionalism and mentorship within the legal community.

Matt is fluent in both Spanish and English. Matt is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and Florida.

Education

University of Florida
Undergraduate, 2009

St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida
Juris Doctor, 2012

Allison Cogliano

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
Allison Cogliano has been with Keches Law Group since June of 2017. She initially joined the firm as a law clerk and eventually became an associate attorney in June of 2019.

Born just north of Boston, Attorney Cogliano was raised in Lakeville, Massachusetts. She attended Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut where she first became interested in the relationship between sociology, psychology, and the law. During her third year at Fairfield, Attorney Cogliano spent a semester in Florence, Italy where she studied the similarities and dissimilarities of Italian and United States criminal law. Also during her time at Fairfield, she interned for Plymouth County District Court's Victim/Witness Advocate program which further solidified her aspirations to attend law school and become a personal injury attorney.

Attorney Cogliano went on to earn her Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School. While at Suffolk, she took part in a mentorship program with the Justinian Law Society of Boston and was President of Suffolk's National Italian American Bar Association.

Attorney Cogliano is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and is a member of the National Italian American Bar Association.

Education

Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut
Undergraduate,

Suffolk University Law School
Juris Doctor,

John D. Hislop

Keches Law Group

Associate Attorney
John D. Hislop, lll graduated magna cum laude from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst in 1976 with a degree in Economics. He was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society. Attorney Hislop then graduated from Suffolk University Law School in 1979 and since then, he has been practicing workers' compensation law at the Department of Industrial Accidents.

John was an adjunct professor of law teaching a course in workers' compensation at Suffolk University Law School in Boston from 1999 through 2011.

Attorney Hislop has been chosen by his peers to be included in the Best Lawyers in America every year since 1995 and for the last seven consecutive years, he has been a member of Super Lawyers. John received the 2003 MATA Presidents Award for dedication to the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. He also has lectured and authored for the Massachusetts Bar Association, and he published many chapters for MCLE publications, including chapters on benefits under the workers' compensation system.

Attorney Hislop also created a primer for the Massachusetts Bar Association concerning factors to be considered when settling a case at the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents.
Attorney Hislop has been a long-time member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys and is a past member of the Board of Governors and former chairman of the section on workers' compensation.

Before joining Keches Law Group, Attorney Hislop was the founding partner of the law firm of Hislop, Carney and Troupe and for the past 21 years, he has been a sole practitioner in Boston handling workers' compensation cases as well as SSDIB and ADR cases.

Attorney Hislop was honored in 1998 in a cover story in Lawyers Weekly when he settled a workers' compensation case for $1,950,000.00. At the time, it was believed to be the largest workers' compensation settlement in the history of Massachusetts workers' compensation law.

Education

Suffolk University Law School
Juris Doctor, 1979

University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Economics, 1976

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