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. Straight Talk No-Fee Policy Free Consultation Contact Us 508-217-9400 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Keches Law Group

New England's Injury Attorneys Since 1986

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and has no record of discipline from the Massachusetts bar association. *

Keches Law Group

Keches Law Group

Open for Business

New England's Injury Attorneys Since 1986

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and has no record of discipline from the Massachusetts bar association. *

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.

Straight Talk No-Fee Policy
Free Consultation Contact Us 508-217-9400
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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
  • Bridgewater

    2 Lakeshore Center
    Third Floor
    Bridgewater, MA 02324

  • Boston

    141 Tremont St.
    Boston, MA 02111

  • Providence

    201 Wayland Ave
    #8
    Providence, RI 02906

  • Worcester

    9 Hammond St
    Worcester, MA 01610

  • Taunton

    122 Dean St
    Taunton, MA 02780

  • Fall River

    321 N Main St
    Fall River, MA 02720

  • New Bedford

    442 County St
    New Bedford, MA 02740

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.

Keches Law Group
Sean Flaherty

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". Sean has also been selected to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers List for Workers' Compensation in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

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

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

Quinnipiac University
Bachelors Degree,

Keches Law Group
Sean Flaherty

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". Sean has also been selected to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers List for Workers' Compensation in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

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

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


Quinnipiac University Bachelors Degree,


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Brian C. Cloherty

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

Northeastern University
Criminal Justice,

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

Keches Law Group
Brian C. Cloherty

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

Northeastern University Criminal Justice,


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


Keches Law Group
Brian C. Dever

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. Mr. Dever has been selected to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers List for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Education

Boston College, Newton
Bachelor of Science,

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

Keches Law Group
Brian C. Dever

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. Mr. Dever has been selected to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers List for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Education

Boston College, Newton Bachelor of Science,


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


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Charlotte E. Glinka

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, by Lawyers Weekly as one of the Top Women of Law for 2014, and selected to the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Super Lawyers List. 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 cglinka@kecheslaw.com

Education

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

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

Keches Law Group
Charlotte E. Glinka

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, by Lawyers Weekly as one of the Top Women of Law for 2014, and selected to the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Super Lawyers List. 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 cglinka@kecheslaw.com

Education

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


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


Keches Law Group
Seth J. Elin

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

University of Pittsburgh
M.A. Public Administration,

Indiana University
B.A.,

Keches Law Group
Seth J. Elin

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


University of Pittsburgh M.A. Public Administration,


Indiana University B.A.,


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Brian R. Sullivan

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 Law School
J.D., 2000

Suffolk University
B.S.,

Keches Law Group
Brian R. Sullivan

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 Law School J.D., 2000


Suffolk University B.S.,


Keches Law Group
Andrew Abraham

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, 2016, and 2019.

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

Bates College
B.A., 1992

Deerfield Academy
College-Preparatory, 1988

Keches Law Group
Andrew Abraham

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, 2016, and 2019.

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


Bates College B.A., 1992


Deerfield Academy College-Preparatory, 1988


Keches Law Group
Judith B. Gray

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,

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

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

Keches Law Group
Judith B. Gray

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,


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


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


Keches Law Group
Jason R. Markle

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),

Keches Law Group
Jason R. Markle

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),


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Loren E. Laskoski

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 also been selected to The Massachusetts Super Lawyers List for 2019.

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

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

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

Keches Law Group
Loren E. Laskoski

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 also been selected to The Massachusetts Super Lawyers List for 2019.

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

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


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


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Ronald F. Belluso

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

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

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

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Ronald F. Belluso

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

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


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


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Suzanne CM McDonough

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

Northeastern University
Bachelor of Science,

Suffolk University Law School
J.D.,

Faulkner Hospital School of Nursing
Registered Nurse,

Keches Law Group
Suzanne CM McDonough

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

Northeastern University Bachelor of Science,


Suffolk University Law School J.D.,


Faulkner Hospital School of Nursing Registered Nurse,


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Boaz N. Levin

Partner
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

Chicago Kent College of Law
J.D., 2003

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

Keches Law Group
Boaz N. Levin

Partner
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

Chicago Kent College of Law J.D., 2003


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


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Lauren Van Iderstine

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

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

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

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Lauren Van Iderstine

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

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


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


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Adam H. Becker

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

Keches Law Group
Adam H. Becker

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


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Christopher M. Hendricks

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

University of Massachusetts School of Law
J.D.,

Temple University
B.A.,

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Christopher M. Hendricks

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

University of Massachusetts School of Law J.D.,


Temple University B.A.,


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Joseph F. Culgin

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

Keches Law Group
Joseph F. Culgin

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


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Kaylene M. Crum

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

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Kaylene M. Crum

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


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John D. Blaisdell

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

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

Boston College
B.A., 1994

Keches Law Group
John D. Blaisdell

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

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


Boston College B.A., 1994


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Griffin F. Hanrahan

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.,

Keches Law Group
Griffin F. Hanrahan

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.,


Keches Law Group
Timothy A. Nolte

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. Upon graduation, Mr. Nolte was asked to return to the team as a coach. He continued in that role until relocating back to his home state of Pennsylvania.

Education

Suffolk University, Boston, MA
J.D.,

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

Keches Law Group
Timothy A. Nolte

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. Upon graduation, Mr. Nolte was asked to return to the team as a coach. He continued in that role until relocating back to his home state of Pennsylvania.

Education

Suffolk University, Boston, MA J.D.,


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


Keches Law Group
Kelli S. Silva

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

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

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

Suffolk University
J.D., 2005

Keches Law Group
Kelli S. Silva

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

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


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


Suffolk University J.D., 2005


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Stephen Allard

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

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

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

Keches Law Group
Stephen Allard

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

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


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


Keches Law Group
William Raymond

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

Suffolk University Law School
J.D., 2018

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

Keches Law Group
William Raymond

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

Suffolk University Law School J.D., 2018


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


Keches Law Group
George Keches

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

Northeastern University
B.A. Magna Cum Laude,

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

Keches Law Group
George Keches

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

Northeastern University B.A. Magna Cum Laude,


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


Keches Law Group
Karen Zahka

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

Boston University
B.A. Political Science & Psychology,

Suffolk University Law School
Juris Doctor,

Keches Law Group
Karen Zahka

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

Boston University B.A. Political Science & Psychology,


Suffolk University Law School Juris Doctor,


Keches Law Group
John D. Hislop

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

University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Economics, 1976

Suffolk University Law School
Juris Doctor, 1979

Keches Law Group
John D. Hislop

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

University of Massachusetts at Amherst Economics, 1976


Suffolk University Law School Juris Doctor, 1979


Keches Law Group
Julie Jyang

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

Throughout her career, Attorney Jyang has contributed to several multi-million dollar settlements, including:

$1.25 million settlement in the case of a 76-year-old woman who suffered permanent loss of vision due to a delay in the diagnosis of a severe eye infection;

$1 million settlement in the case of a 58-year-old man who suffered a misdiagnosis of stomach cancer due to a hospital's laboratory error.
Attorney Jyang received her undergraduate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S. Business Management), and graduated from Suffolk University Law School (J.D.) where she was a member of the Health and Biomedical Law Society and the Women's Law Association.

Attorney Jyang is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Women's Bar Association, and the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts.

Education

Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S. Business Management,

Suffolk University Law School
J.D,

Keches Law Group
Julie Jyang

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

Throughout her career, Attorney Jyang has contributed to several multi-million dollar settlements, including:

$1.25 million settlement in the case of a 76-year-old woman who suffered permanent loss of vision due to a delay in the diagnosis of a severe eye infection;

$1 million settlement in the case of a 58-year-old man who suffered a misdiagnosis of stomach cancer due to a hospital's laboratory error.
Attorney Jyang received her undergraduate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S. Business Management), and graduated from Suffolk University Law School (J.D.) where she was a member of the Health and Biomedical Law Society and the Women's Law Association.

Attorney Jyang is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Women's Bar Association, and the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts.

Education

Georgia Institute of Technology B.S. Business Management,


Suffolk University Law School J.D,


Keches Law Group
Harrison Lebov

Associate Attorney
Attorney Lebov joined Keches Law Group in 2020 and concentrates his practice on the representation of seriously injured clients with a particular emphasis on complex tort, product liability and traumatic brain injury cases. Prior to joining Keches Law Group, Attorney Lebov worked at an established product liability defense firm in Boston. He is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Attorney Lebov graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School with distinction in the Legal Technology and Innovation concentration. While in law school, Harrison served as the President of the Intramural Basketball Association, the Vice President of the Law Innovation and Technology Student Association, as well as the Lead Blog Editor on the Journal of High Technology Law. He also interned for Harvard University Law School's Access to Justice Lab, using guided interview and document automation software to help impoverished, unrepresented litigants navigate the Massachusetts Trial Court System.

Education

Suffolk University, cum laude
B.S., 2014

Suffolk University Law School, cum laude
J.D., 2017

Keches Law Group
Harrison Lebov

Associate Attorney
Attorney Lebov joined Keches Law Group in 2020 and concentrates his practice on the representation of seriously injured clients with a particular emphasis on complex tort, product liability and traumatic brain injury cases. Prior to joining Keches Law Group, Attorney Lebov worked at an established product liability defense firm in Boston. He is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Attorney Lebov graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School with distinction in the Legal Technology and Innovation concentration. While in law school, Harrison served as the President of the Intramural Basketball Association, the Vice President of the Law Innovation and Technology Student Association, as well as the Lead Blog Editor on the Journal of High Technology Law. He also interned for Harvard University Law School's Access to Justice Lab, using guided interview and document automation software to help impoverished, unrepresented litigants navigate the Massachusetts Trial Court System.

Education

Suffolk University, cum laude B.S., 2014


Suffolk University Law School, cum laude J.D., 2017


Keches Law Group
Austin Peters

Associate Attorney
Attorney Austin L. Peters joined Keches Law Group, P.C. as a law clerk in 2019 and was then brought on as an attorney in the Personal Injury Department in 2021, upon his admittance to the Massachusetts Bar. Prior to joining Keches Law Group, P.C., Attorney Peters spent time as a clerk for a prominent Braintree Personal Injury firm where he discovered his passion for representing injured plaintiffs.

Attorney Peters was born and raised in Taunton, Massachusetts and attended Taunton High School prior to attending UMass Dartmouth, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Business Management with a focus on Organizational Leadership. During his time at UMass, Attorney Peters was active in the campus community as a four-year member of the Football Team, and a member of DECA.

Attorney Peters then attended Suffolk University Law School where he graduated cum laude from in 2020. While attending Suffolk Attorney Peters spent time as a student attorney in Suffolk's Accelerator-to-Practice Clinic representing indigent tenants in eviction proceedings. This clinical experience allowed Attorney Peters the opportunity to develop his courtroom advocacy skills. During his time at Suffolk, Attorney Peters was invited to, and joined, the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society in 2019. Attorney Peters was also awarded for his legal brief writing skills in his first year at Suffolk.

Attorney Peters is currently admitted to practice law in Massachusetts.

Education

Suffolk University Law School
J.D., 2020

UMass Dartmouth
B.S., 2017

Keches Law Group
Austin Peters

Associate Attorney
Attorney Austin L. Peters joined Keches Law Group, P.C. as a law clerk in 2019 and was then brought on as an attorney in the Personal Injury Department in 2021, upon his admittance to the Massachusetts Bar. Prior to joining Keches Law Group, P.C., Attorney Peters spent time as a clerk for a prominent Braintree Personal Injury firm where he discovered his passion for representing injured plaintiffs.

Attorney Peters was born and raised in Taunton, Massachusetts and attended Taunton High School prior to attending UMass Dartmouth, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Business Management with a focus on Organizational Leadership. During his time at UMass, Attorney Peters was active in the campus community as a four-year member of the Football Team, and a member of DECA.

Attorney Peters then attended Suffolk University Law School where he graduated cum laude from in 2020. While attending Suffolk Attorney Peters spent time as a student attorney in Suffolk's Accelerator-to-Practice Clinic representing indigent tenants in eviction proceedings. This clinical experience allowed Attorney Peters the opportunity to develop his courtroom advocacy skills. During his time at Suffolk, Attorney Peters was invited to, and joined, the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society in 2019. Attorney Peters was also awarded for his legal brief writing skills in his first year at Suffolk.

Attorney Peters is currently admitted to practice law in Massachusetts.

Education

Suffolk University Law School J.D., 2020


UMass Dartmouth B.S., 2017


Keches Law Group
Jonathan Sweet

Partner
Attorney Sweet joined Keches Law Group in 2022. He is a seasoned trial attorney who prosecutes personal injury and death claims for individuals and families that have suffered life-altering harm due to the wrongful conduct of others. By combining book smarts and street savvy, Attorney Sweet provides top-flight legal representation in a broad range of personal injury cases, from general negligence to the most complex and sophisticated liability actions.

People from all walks of life turn to Attorney Sweet when they need reliable, responsive, zealous legal counsel. His proven ability to connect with judges and jurors is bedrock when a case must be tried in court. Attorney Sweet has conducted countless personal injury jury trials and has successfully resolved hundreds of other cases via settlement, mediation, and arbitration.

Before joining Keches Law Group, Attorney Sweet founded Sweet Law LLC in 2013 after working for several well-known Boston law firms and clerking for a federal judge in Providence, Rhode Island.

In his spare time, Attorney Sweet enjoys the company of family, friends, books, dogs, and freshly dug clams. He has spent countless hours coaching youth lacrosse for Charlestown Lacrosse and youth soccer for Hill House Boston. Attorney Sweet has also served as President and Treasurer for the non-profit Katama Association, Inc. in Edgartown, Massachusetts.

Education

Boston University
B.A. magna cum laude, 1992

Chicago-Kent College of Law
J.D. with honors, 1996

Keches Law Group
Jonathan Sweet

Partner
Attorney Sweet joined Keches Law Group in 2022. He is a seasoned trial attorney who prosecutes personal injury and death claims for individuals and families that have suffered life-altering harm due to the wrongful conduct of others. By combining book smarts and street savvy, Attorney Sweet provides top-flight legal representation in a broad range of personal injury cases, from general negligence to the most complex and sophisticated liability actions.

People from all walks of life turn to Attorney Sweet when they need reliable, responsive, zealous legal counsel. His proven ability to connect with judges and jurors is bedrock when a case must be tried in court. Attorney Sweet has conducted countless personal injury jury trials and has successfully resolved hundreds of other cases via settlement, mediation, and arbitration.

Before joining Keches Law Group, Attorney Sweet founded Sweet Law LLC in 2013 after working for several well-known Boston law firms and clerking for a federal judge in Providence, Rhode Island.

In his spare time, Attorney Sweet enjoys the company of family, friends, books, dogs, and freshly dug clams. He has spent countless hours coaching youth lacrosse for Charlestown Lacrosse and youth soccer for Hill House Boston. Attorney Sweet has also served as President and Treasurer for the non-profit Katama Association, Inc. in Edgartown, Massachusetts.

Education

Boston University B.A. magna cum laude, 1992


Chicago-Kent College of Law J.D. with honors, 1996


Keches Law Group
Jeffrey Catalano

Partner
Attorney Catalano joined Keches Law Group in 2022. He represents victims of catastrophic injuries resulting from medical malpractice, auto and bike accidents, construction and property accidents, and food poisoning. He has obtained numerous million dollar settlements and verdicts including the largest medical malpractice verdict in Massachusetts in 2017 and a $10 million medical malpractice arbitration award, the largest in Massachusetts history.

Attorney Catalano is a staunch advocate for victim rights and firmly believes that the legal process serves a valuable role in helping to alleviate the substantial burdens incurred by those who are injured, while also improving consumer and health care safety. He has spoken on patient rights and medical-legal issues statewide and nationally. He has also testified before the Massachusetts State Legislature on consumer justice legislation and helped create an important law that improves transparency following medical injuries.

Attorney Catalano has been selected as a Top Medical Malpractice Attorney according to a Boston Globe and Wall Street Journal survey, a Best Lawyer in America by U.S. News & World Report, a New England Super Lawyer, and one of the Top 100 Attorneys by Boston Magazine.

Attorney Catalano was honored to be a two-time recipient of Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorney's "President's Award" for his dedication to justice and consumer rights.

Attorney Catalano is Past President of the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA). He serves on the board of the Massachusetts Alliance for Communication and Resolution Following Medical Injury (MACRMI), which seeks to facilitate disclosure, apology, and compensation following medical injury. He is also on the Boards of the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation and Lawyers for Civil Rights. His volunteer work includes representing special needs children and indigent individuals denied public housing assistance and coaching Boston Latin School's Mock Trial team.

Attorney Catalano grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania as the son of two school teachers. After college, he worked with underprivileged children in Boston as a full-time volunteer with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. He then attended Boston College Law School, where he was President of the Public Interest Law Foundation, and received the law school's "Professional and Personal Achievement Award." Following law school, he and his wife Elizabeth created a non-profit that provided stipends to law students in public interest jobs.

Education

Boston College Law School
J.D.,

Keches Law Group
Jeffrey Catalano

Partner
Attorney Catalano joined Keches Law Group in 2022. He represents victims of catastrophic injuries resulting from medical malpractice, auto and bike accidents, construction and property accidents, and food poisoning. He has obtained numerous million dollar settlements and verdicts including the largest medical malpractice verdict in Massachusetts in 2017 and a $10 million medical malpractice arbitration award, the largest in Massachusetts history.

Attorney Catalano is a staunch advocate for victim rights and firmly believes that the legal process serves a valuable role in helping to alleviate the substantial burdens incurred by those who are injured, while also improving consumer and health care safety. He has spoken on patient rights and medical-legal issues statewide and nationally. He has also testified before the Massachusetts State Legislature on consumer justice legislation and helped create an important law that improves transparency following medical injuries.

Attorney Catalano has been selected as a Top Medical Malpractice Attorney according to a Boston Globe and Wall Street Journal survey, a Best Lawyer in America by U.S. News & World Report, a New England Super Lawyer, and one of the Top 100 Attorneys by Boston Magazine.

Attorney Catalano was honored to be a two-time recipient of Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorney's "President's Award" for his dedication to justice and consumer rights.

Attorney Catalano is Past President of the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA). He serves on the board of the Massachusetts Alliance for Communication and Resolution Following Medical Injury (MACRMI), which seeks to facilitate disclosure, apology, and compensation following medical injury. He is also on the Boards of the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation and Lawyers for Civil Rights. His volunteer work includes representing special needs children and indigent individuals denied public housing assistance and coaching Boston Latin School's Mock Trial team.

Attorney Catalano grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania as the son of two school teachers. After college, he worked with underprivileged children in Boston as a full-time volunteer with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. He then attended Boston College Law School, where he was President of the Public Interest Law Foundation, and received the law school's "Professional and Personal Achievement Award." Following law school, he and his wife Elizabeth created a non-profit that provided stipends to law students in public interest jobs.

Education

Boston College Law School J.D.,


Keches Law Group
Sarah A. Farrell

Associate Attorney
Attorney Sarah Farrell joined the Workers' Compensation department of Keches Law Group in 2019. Prior to her admittance into the Massachusetts's Bar, Attorney Farrell worked as a law clerk at Keches Law Group while attending law school. Due to her strong work ethic and dedication, an invitation was extended to join the firm as an Associate.

Attorney Farrell brings a wide range of legal experiences to this firm. Prior to her time at Keches Law Group, Attorney Farrell has interned and completed clinicals at a variety of legal settings to include: The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office, The Rhode Island Department of Revenue Division of Taxation, Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services, as well as Rhode Island Legal Services.

Her multitude of legal experiences stemming from both pro bono and public service legal work have provided her with the necessary skills to aid her clients both professionally and competently. Accordingly, she holds a Certification of Mediation which certifies her proficiency and competence in functioning as a mediator in dispute resolutions.

Attorney Farrell is a Rhode Island Native. She holds a bachelor's degree of Biology from the University of Rhode Island and completed her subsequent law degree at Roger Williams University. Attorney Farrell is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and is a member of the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, and Massachusetts Women's Bar Association.

Education

Roger Williams University
J.D.,

University of Rhode Island
B.A.,

Keches Law Group
Sarah A. Farrell

Associate Attorney
Attorney Sarah Farrell joined the Workers' Compensation department of Keches Law Group in 2019. Prior to her admittance into the Massachusetts's Bar, Attorney Farrell worked as a law clerk at Keches Law Group while attending law school. Due to her strong work ethic and dedication, an invitation was extended to join the firm as an Associate.

Attorney Farrell brings a wide range of legal experiences to this firm. Prior to her time at Keches Law Group, Attorney Farrell has interned and completed clinicals at a variety of legal settings to include: The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office, The Rhode Island Department of Revenue Division of Taxation, Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services, as well as Rhode Island Legal Services.

Her multitude of legal experiences stemming from both pro bono and public service legal work have provided her with the necessary skills to aid her clients both professionally and competently. Accordingly, she holds a Certification of Mediation which certifies her proficiency and competence in functioning as a mediator in dispute resolutions.

Attorney Farrell is a Rhode Island Native. She holds a bachelor's degree of Biology from the University of Rhode Island and completed her subsequent law degree at Roger Williams University. Attorney Farrell is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and is a member of the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, and Massachusetts Women's Bar Association.

Education

Roger Williams University J.D.,


University of Rhode Island B.A.,


Keches Law Group
Tyler J. Weber

Associate Attorney

Keches Law Group
Tyler J. Weber

Associate Attorney

Keches Law Group
Michael J. Carroll

Associate Attorney
Attorney Michael Carroll joined the Personal Injury department of Keches Law Group, P.C. as an attorney in October 2021. Prior to that, Attorney Carroll worked for the Suffolk University Law School Juvenile Defenders Clinic. Before attending law school, Attorney Carroll served four years in the United States Coast Guard, where he worked servicing aids to navigation on the Hudson River. In 2017 he was stationed in Portsmouth, VA, where he served out the rest of his tour. His time in the Coast Guard was instrumental in shaping his professionalism, determination, and devotion to duty.

Attorney Carroll was born in Providence, Rhode Island, where he lived until joining the Coast Guard in 2015. In 2021, he received his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School, graduating cum laude. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island in 2014. At age 21, Attorney Carroll became a certified Open Water SCUBA Instructor and has certified over 100 divers in his career. In 2020, he began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In September 2021, he won Gold at the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation's Pan-American Championship. This long list of past life experiences, before entering the legal profession, has shaped Attorney Carroll into a well-rounded, motivated, and dedicated resource for his clients and colleagues.

Education

University of Rhode Island
B.A, 2014

Suffolk University Law School
J.D. cum laude, 2021

Keches Law Group
Michael J. Carroll

Associate Attorney
Attorney Michael Carroll joined the Personal Injury department of Keches Law Group, P.C. as an attorney in October 2021. Prior to that, Attorney Carroll worked for the Suffolk University Law School Juvenile Defenders Clinic. Before attending law school, Attorney Carroll served four years in the United States Coast Guard, where he worked servicing aids to navigation on the Hudson River. In 2017 he was stationed in Portsmouth, VA, where he served out the rest of his tour. His time in the Coast Guard was instrumental in shaping his professionalism, determination, and devotion to duty.

Attorney Carroll was born in Providence, Rhode Island, where he lived until joining the Coast Guard in 2015. In 2021, he received his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School, graduating cum laude. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island in 2014. At age 21, Attorney Carroll became a certified Open Water SCUBA Instructor and has certified over 100 divers in his career. In 2020, he began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In September 2021, he won Gold at the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation's Pan-American Championship. This long list of past life experiences, before entering the legal profession, has shaped Attorney Carroll into a well-rounded, motivated, and dedicated resource for his clients and colleagues.

Education

University of Rhode Island B.A, 2014


Suffolk University Law School J.D. cum laude, 2021


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Kevin M. O'Sullivan

Associate Attorney

Keches Law Group
Kevin M. O'Sullivan

Associate Attorney

Keches Law Group
Adriana Bures Rodriguez

Associate Attorney

Keches Law Group
Adriana Bures Rodriguez

Associate Attorney

Keches Law Group
Jacob P. Bolarinho Bolarinho

Associate Attorney
Attorney Jacob Bolarinho joined Keches Law Group in 2021. Attorney Bolarinho 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. Attorney Bolarinho is also adept at handling supplemental benefits claims that injured employees may be entitled to under federal Social Security laws.

Attorney Bolarinho was raised in Acushnet, Massachusetts, and has lived on the South Coast of Massachusetts his whole life. He received his Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University School of Law. While attending law school, Attorney Bolarinho was employed by Keches Law Group for one year as a law clerk. He also clerked for a prominent business immigration firm in Boston, Massachusetts, prior to joining the team. Attorney Bolarinho has pro bono experience assisting clients in securing reasonable accommodations for their disabilities with SouthCoast Fair Housing located in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Attorney Bolarinho holds a Certification in Mediation, demonstrating his proficiency and competence as a mediator in dispute resolution.

Education

Bridgewater State University
B.A., Political Science,

Roger Williams University School of Law
J.D.,

Keches Law Group
Jacob P. Bolarinho Bolarinho

Associate Attorney
Attorney Jacob Bolarinho joined Keches Law Group in 2021. Attorney Bolarinho 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. Attorney Bolarinho is also adept at handling supplemental benefits claims that injured employees may be entitled to under federal Social Security laws.

Attorney Bolarinho was raised in Acushnet, Massachusetts, and has lived on the South Coast of Massachusetts his whole life. He received his Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University School of Law. While attending law school, Attorney Bolarinho was employed by Keches Law Group for one year as a law clerk. He also clerked for a prominent business immigration firm in Boston, Massachusetts, prior to joining the team. Attorney Bolarinho has pro bono experience assisting clients in securing reasonable accommodations for their disabilities with SouthCoast Fair Housing located in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Attorney Bolarinho holds a Certification in Mediation, demonstrating his proficiency and competence as a mediator in dispute resolution.

Education

Bridgewater State University B.A., Political Science,


Roger Williams University School of Law J.D.,


Keches Law Group
Karen O. Young

Associate Attorney

Keches Law Group
Karen O. Young

Associate Attorney

Keches Law Group
Lisa M. Conserve

Associate Attorney
Lisa Conserve joined Keches Law Group in 2022. Prior to joining Keches Law Group, Attorney Conserve worked at a prominent Boston law firm where she specialized in personal injury and medical malpractice.

Attorney Conserve is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of North Carolina, 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, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, and North Carolina Bar Association. She is on the Massachusetts Bar Association Civil Litigation Section Council as the Young Lawyers Liaison and Co-Chair of Community Service Committee for the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association.

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

$4.5 million medical malpractice settlement on behalf of a teenager who suffered amputations below both knees following a missed diagnosis of sepsis
$4.25 million settlement in a premises liability case for an infant who was burned after falling on an unprotected baseboard heater
$1.75 million settlement in an employment discrimination case
$550,000 settlement of case alleging negligent transportation of a disabled passenger in wheelchair resulting in significant physical injuries
Attorney Conserve received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University (B.A. Political Science & Sociology). She graduated from Suffolk University Law School (J.D.) where she participated in the Innocence Project and was recognized for her time and commitment to volunteer legal services by receiving a Pro Bono Honors Certificate.

Attorney Conserve has been recognized as Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch for Personal Injury Litigation in 2021 and 2022. She has also received an Excellence in the Law Up & Coming Lawyer Award by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Up & Coming Lawyers are the rising stars of the local legal community who have been members of the bar for 10 years or less, but who have already distinguished themselves.

Education

Suffolk University Law School
J.D.,

Brandeis University
B.A. Political Science & Sociology,

Keches Law Group
Lisa M. Conserve

Associate Attorney
Lisa Conserve joined Keches Law Group in 2022. Prior to joining Keches Law Group, Attorney Conserve worked at a prominent Boston law firm where she specialized in personal injury and medical malpractice.

Attorney Conserve is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of North Carolina, 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, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, and North Carolina Bar Association. She is on the Massachusetts Bar Association Civil Litigation Section Council as the Young Lawyers Liaison and Co-Chair of Community Service Committee for the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association.

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

$4.5 million medical malpractice settlement on behalf of a teenager who suffered amputations below both knees following a missed diagnosis of sepsis
$4.25 million settlement in a premises liability case for an infant who was burned after falling on an unprotected baseboard heater
$1.75 million settlement in an employment discrimination case
$550,000 settlement of case alleging negligent transportation of a disabled passenger in wheelchair resulting in significant physical injuries
Attorney Conserve received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University (B.A. Political Science & Sociology). She graduated from Suffolk University Law School (J.D.) where she participated in the Innocence Project and was recognized for her time and commitment to volunteer legal services by receiving a Pro Bono Honors Certificate.

Attorney Conserve has been recognized as Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch for Personal Injury Litigation in 2021 and 2022. She has also received an Excellence in the Law Up & Coming Lawyer Award by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Up & Coming Lawyers are the rising stars of the local legal community who have been members of the bar for 10 years or less, but who have already distinguished themselves.

Education

Suffolk University Law School J.D.,


Brandeis University B.A. Political Science & Sociology,


Keches Law Group
Patrick J. Nelligan

Associate Attorney
Attorney Nelligan joined Keches Law Group as an associate in February 2022. He represents individuals and families who have suffered serious personal injuries or death as a result of the negligent conduct of others. Patrick handles all aspects of plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation before state and federal courts in Massachusetts.

Prior to joining Keches Law Group, Patrick spent more than a decade defending medical malpractice, wrongful death, product liability, construction accidents, and general tort claims. He has extensive experience representing corporations and individuals entangled in government investigations, as well as licensing and state administrative proceedings. Patrick utilizes his prior defense experience to advocate for injured victims.

Patrick has also successfully drafted and argued appeals before the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

Patrick earned his Juris Doctor from New England Law | Boston, where he was the Lead Article Editor for the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement. He earned his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

He presently resides in Topsfield, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children and looks forward to expanding the firm's presence on the North Shore.

Education

Franklin and Marshall College
B.A., 2008

New England Law
J.D., 2011

Keches Law Group
Patrick J. Nelligan

Associate Attorney
Attorney Nelligan joined Keches Law Group as an associate in February 2022. He represents individuals and families who have suffered serious personal injuries or death as a result of the negligent conduct of others. Patrick handles all aspects of plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation before state and federal courts in Massachusetts.

Prior to joining Keches Law Group, Patrick spent more than a decade defending medical malpractice, wrongful death, product liability, construction accidents, and general tort claims. He has extensive experience representing corporations and individuals entangled in government investigations, as well as licensing and state administrative proceedings. Patrick utilizes his prior defense experience to advocate for injured victims.

Patrick has also successfully drafted and argued appeals before the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

Patrick earned his Juris Doctor from New England Law | Boston, where he was the Lead Article Editor for the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement. He earned his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

He presently resides in Topsfield, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children and looks forward to expanding the firm's presence on the North Shore.

Education

Franklin and Marshall College B.A., 2008


New England Law J.D., 2011


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Sean L. Kiely

Associate Attorney
Attorney Kiely joined Keches Law Group in 2022 and focuses his practice area on the representation of seriously injured clients with a particular emphasis on clients with traumatic brain injuries. After almost 5 years of living and practicing in New York, Mr. Kiely became a member of the Massachusetts Bar in 2021 and subsequently moved to Boston to join Keches Law Group.

Born and raised in Ireland, Mr. Kiely graduated law school from Ireland's leading and highest-ranked university, Trinity College Dublin. While at law school, Mr. Kiely was a senior editorial board member of the Trinity College Law Review. Mr. Kiely concluded his professional legal training and qualified as a Barrister-at-Law from The Honorable Society of Kings Inns, whereupon Mr. Kiely worked initially in the field of complex international private equity transactions in the European offices of a US private equity fund.

In 2017, Mr. Kiely moved from Ireland to the United States to join a notable family law firm in Manhattan and became a member of the New York Bar, practicing in New York City and on Long Island. In Mr. Kiely's first jury trial in Manhattan, arising out of an act of domestic violence, Mr. Kiely's client was awarded $5 million for assault and battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress at the hands of her former husband (the settlement offer before trial had only been for $30,000). Mr. Kiely was also an integral part of the legal team in a landmark case in New York State concerning spyware technology. In February 2020, Mr. Kiely was selected as one of the Irish Echo's Top 40 under 40 honorees. The Irish Echo is the USA's most widely read Irish American newspaper. Mr. Kiely also received a certificate of appreciation from the New York State Senate in recognition of his achievements.

In 2012, Mr. Kiely interned with a prominent congressional candidate during his successful (and first) campaign to represent the fourth congressional district of Massachusetts in the US House of Representatives. Mr. Kiely also spent one year studying German civil law, European Union law, public international law, and human rights law, at Friedrich Alexander University, near Nuremberg Germany. Mr. Kiely speaks German fluently and has an in-depth knowledge of German civil law. Mr. Kiely is an avid student of history and enjoys traveling.

Education

The Honorable Society of King’s Inns
Barrister-at-Law Degree, 2016

Trinity College Dublin, School of Law
LL.B – J.D. equivalent Law Degree, 2015

Friedrich-Alexander University, Germany
year abroad 2014, 2014

Keches Law Group
Sean L. Kiely

Associate Attorney
Attorney Kiely joined Keches Law Group in 2022 and focuses his practice area on the representation of seriously injured clients with a particular emphasis on clients with traumatic brain injuries. After almost 5 years of living and practicing in New York, Mr. Kiely became a member of the Massachusetts Bar in 2021 and subsequently moved to Boston to join Keches Law Group.

Born and raised in Ireland, Mr. Kiely graduated law school from Ireland's leading and highest-ranked university, Trinity College Dublin. While at law school, Mr. Kiely was a senior editorial board member of the Trinity College Law Review. Mr. Kiely concluded his professional legal training and qualified as a Barrister-at-Law from The Honorable Society of Kings Inns, whereupon Mr. Kiely worked initially in the field of complex international private equity transactions in the European offices of a US private equity fund.

In 2017, Mr. Kiely moved from Ireland to the United States to join a notable family law firm in Manhattan and became a member of the New York Bar, practicing in New York City and on Long Island. In Mr. Kiely's first jury trial in Manhattan, arising out of an act of domestic violence, Mr. Kiely's client was awarded $5 million for assault and battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress at the hands of her former husband (the settlement offer before trial had only been for $30,000). Mr. Kiely was also an integral part of the legal team in a landmark case in New York State concerning spyware technology. In February 2020, Mr. Kiely was selected as one of the Irish Echo's Top 40 under 40 honorees. The Irish Echo is the USA's most widely read Irish American newspaper. Mr. Kiely also received a certificate of appreciation from the New York State Senate in recognition of his achievements.

In 2012, Mr. Kiely interned with a prominent congressional candidate during his successful (and first) campaign to represent the fourth congressional district of Massachusetts in the US House of Representatives. Mr. Kiely also spent one year studying German civil law, European Union law, public international law, and human rights law, at Friedrich Alexander University, near Nuremberg Germany. Mr. Kiely speaks German fluently and has an in-depth knowledge of German civil law. Mr. Kiely is an avid student of history and enjoys traveling.

Education

The Honorable Society of King’s Inns Barrister-at-Law Degree, 2016


Trinity College Dublin, School of Law LL.B – J.D. equivalent Law Degree, 2015


Friedrich-Alexander University, Germany year abroad 2014, 2014


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Eric Chisholm

Associate Attorney
Education

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
J.D.
Honors: Voluntary Prosecutor's Clinic representing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a 3.03 certified Assistant District Attorney
Salem State College
B.A.
Honors: cum laude
Major: Political Science
Bar Admissions

Massachusetts, 2004
U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2006
Honors

"AV" rating from Martindale Hubbell, a 10.0 rating from AVVO
Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the best workers' compensation attorneys in the Commonwealth under 40 years old from 2008-2012 (Rising Stars)
Pro-Bono Activities

Massachusetts Army National Guard 1995-2001
Zoning Board of Appeals
Men's amateur softball and baseball, golf, road races, and adventure/mud runs
United States Army Achievement Medal - 2000, 2001
Distinguished Honor Graduate - United States Army Basic Training, Infantry, Fort Benning, GA 1996
Professional Associations

Massachusetts Bar Association, Member Since 2004
National Association of Social Security Claimants Representatives, Member Since 2006
American Bar Association, Member Since 2004

Education

Salem State College
B.A., Political Science, cum laude,

Suffolk University Law School
J.D.,

Keches Law Group
Eric Chisholm

Associate Attorney
Education

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
J.D.
Honors: Voluntary Prosecutor's Clinic representing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a 3.03 certified Assistant District Attorney
Salem State College
B.A.
Honors: cum laude
Major: Political Science
Bar Admissions

Massachusetts, 2004
U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2006
Honors

"AV" rating from Martindale Hubbell, a 10.0 rating from AVVO
Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the best workers' compensation attorneys in the Commonwealth under 40 years old from 2008-2012 (Rising Stars)
Pro-Bono Activities

Massachusetts Army National Guard 1995-2001
Zoning Board of Appeals
Men's amateur softball and baseball, golf, road races, and adventure/mud runs
United States Army Achievement Medal - 2000, 2001
Distinguished Honor Graduate - United States Army Basic Training, Infantry, Fort Benning, GA 1996
Professional Associations

Massachusetts Bar Association, Member Since 2004
National Association of Social Security Claimants Representatives, Member Since 2006
American Bar Association, Member Since 2004

Education

Salem State College B.A., Political Science, cum laude,


Suffolk University Law School J.D.,


Keches Law Group
John T. Martin

Associate Attorney
John T. Martin is the proud father of a severely disabled child who takes great pride in helping other families, like his, survive and thrive through catastrophic events. John joined the firm in April of 2022 after several years as a partner in a premier boutique civil litigation firm in Boston. John is a trial lawyer who has tried cases of all kinds before juries in multiple states. John is proud to represent clients that have been catastrophically injured at work or on the road, clients who have been victims of medical malpractice, and victims of sexual harassment and discrimination, with an emphasis on abuse in residential care facilities.

In the past, John was one of the premier criminal defense attorneys in the Commonwealth and played a pivotal role in discovering and exposing the Annie Dookhan drug scandal, which gained nationwide notoriety. He was the first attorney to successfully overturn a conviction based on a drug lab technician's misconduct.

As a civil lawyer, John obtained nationwide attention in the case of Lori Franchina v. City of Providence, which greatly expanded LGBTQ rights in the workplace. He also received national attention with the case of Brian Goodrich, a construction worker who was permanently disabled due to a defective asphalt sealer who was awarded the 4th largest jury verdict of the year in 2018. You can learn more about Brian's brutal injury and his family's fight for justice on The Great Trials Podcast.

More recently, John has taken action against the Archdiocese of Boston for allowing the abuse of children and against multiple schools and colleges for their failure to address the prevalence of sexual abuse on campus.

Some of John's other results include:

11.36 Million Dollar Judgment -Catastrophic Injury caused by defective construction equipment
11 Million Dollar Judgment -Traumatic Brain Injury
9.99 Million Dollar Settlement -Construction Accident
9.9 Million Dollar Settlement -Insurance Bad Faith
8.25 Million Dollar Verdict -Product Liability
4.75 Million Dollar Settlement -Personal Injury
4+ Million Dollar Settlement -Employment Discrimination
2 Million Dollar Settlement -Medical Malpractice
2 Million Dollar Judgment -Wrongful Termination and Wage Act Violations
1.5 Million Dollar Settlement -Sexual Harassment
1.1 Million Dollar Settlement -Construction Accident
1 Million Dollar Verdict -Employment Discrimination
1 Million Dollar Settlement -Traumatic Brain Injury at work

Education

Nichols College
B.A. summa cum laude,

Suffolk University Law School
J.D. cum laude,

Keches Law Group
John T. Martin

Associate Attorney
John T. Martin is the proud father of a severely disabled child who takes great pride in helping other families, like his, survive and thrive through catastrophic events. John joined the firm in April of 2022 after several years as a partner in a premier boutique civil litigation firm in Boston. John is a trial lawyer who has tried cases of all kinds before juries in multiple states. John is proud to represent clients that have been catastrophically injured at work or on the road, clients who have been victims of medical malpractice, and victims of sexual harassment and discrimination, with an emphasis on abuse in residential care facilities.

In the past, John was one of the premier criminal defense attorneys in the Commonwealth and played a pivotal role in discovering and exposing the Annie Dookhan drug scandal, which gained nationwide notoriety. He was the first attorney to successfully overturn a conviction based on a drug lab technician's misconduct.

As a civil lawyer, John obtained nationwide attention in the case of Lori Franchina v. City of Providence, which greatly expanded LGBTQ rights in the workplace. He also received national attention with the case of Brian Goodrich, a construction worker who was permanently disabled due to a defective asphalt sealer who was awarded the 4th largest jury verdict of the year in 2018. You can learn more about Brian's brutal injury and his family's fight for justice on The Great Trials Podcast.

More recently, John has taken action against the Archdiocese of Boston for allowing the abuse of children and against multiple schools and colleges for their failure to address the prevalence of sexual abuse on campus.

Some of John's other results include:

11.36 Million Dollar Judgment -Catastrophic Injury caused by defective construction equipment
11 Million Dollar Judgment -Traumatic Brain Injury
9.99 Million Dollar Settlement -Construction Accident
9.9 Million Dollar Settlement -Insurance Bad Faith
8.25 Million Dollar Verdict -Product Liability
4.75 Million Dollar Settlement -Personal Injury
4+ Million Dollar Settlement -Employment Discrimination
2 Million Dollar Settlement -Medical Malpractice
2 Million Dollar Judgment -Wrongful Termination and Wage Act Violations
1.5 Million Dollar Settlement -Sexual Harassment
1.1 Million Dollar Settlement -Construction Accident
1 Million Dollar Verdict -Employment Discrimination
1 Million Dollar Settlement -Traumatic Brain Injury at work

Education

Nichols College B.A. summa cum laude,


Suffolk University Law School J.D. cum laude,


Keches Law Group
Thomas G. Wood

Associate Attorney
Thomas G. Wood joined Keches Law Group in April of 2022 after working at a premier boutique civil litigation firm in Boston. Before that, Tom was a law clerk to Judge Nina F. Elgo of the Connecticut Appellate Court. In law school, Tom had the privilege of arguing in front of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito as a finalist in the Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition. He specializes in personal injury law and appellate practice.

Tom works with John Martin and Michaela Weaver in the Torts Department at Keches and represents clients who have been injured due to negligence, medical malpractice, harassment, abuse, and discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace, at schools and colleges, as well as in residential care facilities.

In 2020, Tom graduated from Suffolk University Law School with Distinction in the Trial & Appellate Advocacy Concentration. During law school, Tom was chosen to be a member of Suffolk Law's nationally ranked mock trial team, and his opening statement in the National Online Trial Advocacy Competition scored in the top 20% nationwide. Tom also received multiple awards for his participation in other trial and appellate advocacy competitions, including winning both the Walter H. McLaughlin Appellate Advocacy Competition and the Second-Year Mock Trial Competition. He received several academic accolades, including awards for Best Oral Advocate and Distinguished Brief.

Outside of his practice, Tom teaches trial advocacy, evidence, and civil procedure to law students as an Assistant Coach to Suffolk Law's mock trial team. Before that, he served as a Fellow for the Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, where he taught constitutional law and students' rights to under-served high school students in Boston.

Education

University of Massachusetts Lowell
B.A., magna cum laude, 2017

Suffolk University Law School
J.D., cum laude, 2020

Keches Law Group
Thomas G. Wood

Associate Attorney
Thomas G. Wood joined Keches Law Group in April of 2022 after working at a premier boutique civil litigation firm in Boston. Before that, Tom was a law clerk to Judge Nina F. Elgo of the Connecticut Appellate Court. In law school, Tom had the privilege of arguing in front of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito as a finalist in the Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition. He specializes in personal injury law and appellate practice.

Tom works with John Martin and Michaela Weaver in the Torts Department at Keches and represents clients who have been injured due to negligence, medical malpractice, harassment, abuse, and discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace, at schools and colleges, as well as in residential care facilities.

In 2020, Tom graduated from Suffolk University Law School with Distinction in the Trial & Appellate Advocacy Concentration. During law school, Tom was chosen to be a member of Suffolk Law's nationally ranked mock trial team, and his opening statement in the National Online Trial Advocacy Competition scored in the top 20% nationwide. Tom also received multiple awards for his participation in other trial and appellate advocacy competitions, including winning both the Walter H. McLaughlin Appellate Advocacy Competition and the Second-Year Mock Trial Competition. He received several academic accolades, including awards for Best Oral Advocate and Distinguished Brief.

Outside of his practice, Tom teaches trial advocacy, evidence, and civil procedure to law students as an Assistant Coach to Suffolk Law's mock trial team. Before that, he served as a Fellow for the Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, where he taught constitutional law and students' rights to under-served high school students in Boston.

Education

University of Massachusetts Lowell B.A., magna cum laude, 2017


Suffolk University Law School J.D., cum laude, 2020


Keches Law Group
Michaela M. Weaver

Associate Attorney
Michaela Weaver joined Keches Law Group in 2022 after spending two and a half years working at a premier boutique civil litigation firm in Boston. Michaela is passionate about helping others and strives to achieve justice in the courtroom for people who have been harmed by the negligent, discriminatory, and intentional wrongful conduct of others. Michaela works with John Martin and Thomas Wood in the Torts Department at Keches and represents clients who have been injured due to negligence, medical malpractice, harassment, abuse, and discrimination, with an emphasis on cases involving sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace, at schools and colleges, as well as residential care facilities.

In 2019, Michaela graduated from Suffolk University Law School with Distinction in the Trial & Appellate Advocacy Concentration. While attending Suffolk full-time on an academic scholarship, Michaela dedicated her spare time to helping indigent criminal defendants through pro bono work with the Committee for Public Counsel Services in both Suffolk and Middlesex County. Her dedication to pro bono work was recognized by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's 2018 Pro Bono Honor Roll Award. During law school, she was a member of Suffolk's nationally ranked student trial team and was a regional finalist in both the National Trial Competition and the Peter James Johnson National Civil Rights Trial Competition. She also received academic accolades, including awards for Honorable Mention Oral Advocate and Best Motion to Suppress Oral Argument.

Prior to law school, Michaela attended Quinnipiac University on an academic scholarship, where she studied Sociology, Psychology, and Studies in the Law. She graduated cum laude and was inducted into the Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society.

As an attorney, Michaela has already tried cases in both the federal and superior courts, and she has negotiated millions of dollars' worth of settlements for her clients.

When asked about her work, Michaela says, "Holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions in order to get justice has always been my primary focus. Our clients often come to us during the worst period of their lives, and it is so important to provide them with a platform where their voices can be heard and where the bad actors are exposed. Without that accountability, justice is just an illusionary concept, rather than a reality."

Education

Quinnipiac University
B.A., cum laude, 2016

Suffolk University Law School
J.D., 2019

Keches Law Group
Michaela M. Weaver

Associate Attorney
Michaela Weaver joined Keches Law Group in 2022 after spending two and a half years working at a premier boutique civil litigation firm in Boston. Michaela is passionate about helping others and strives to achieve justice in the courtroom for people who have been harmed by the negligent, discriminatory, and intentional wrongful conduct of others. Michaela works with John Martin and Thomas Wood in the Torts Department at Keches and represents clients who have been injured due to negligence, medical malpractice, harassment, abuse, and discrimination, with an emphasis on cases involving sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace, at schools and colleges, as well as residential care facilities.

In 2019, Michaela graduated from Suffolk University Law School with Distinction in the Trial & Appellate Advocacy Concentration. While attending Suffolk full-time on an academic scholarship, Michaela dedicated her spare time to helping indigent criminal defendants through pro bono work with the Committee for Public Counsel Services in both Suffolk and Middlesex County. Her dedication to pro bono work was recognized by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's 2018 Pro Bono Honor Roll Award. During law school, she was a member of Suffolk's nationally ranked student trial team and was a regional finalist in both the National Trial Competition and the Peter James Johnson National Civil Rights Trial Competition. She also received academic accolades, including awards for Honorable Mention Oral Advocate and Best Motion to Suppress Oral Argument.

Prior to law school, Michaela attended Quinnipiac University on an academic scholarship, where she studied Sociology, Psychology, and Studies in the Law. She graduated cum laude and was inducted into the Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society.

As an attorney, Michaela has already tried cases in both the federal and superior courts, and she has negotiated millions of dollars' worth of settlements for her clients.

When asked about her work, Michaela says, "Holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions in order to get justice has always been my primary focus. Our clients often come to us during the worst period of their lives, and it is so important to provide them with a platform where their voices can be heard and where the bad actors are exposed. Without that accountability, justice is just an illusionary concept, rather than a reality."

Education

Quinnipiac University B.A., cum laude, 2016


Suffolk University Law School J.D., 2019


Keches Law Group
Sean Flaherty

Keches Law Group
Sean Flaherty

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.

Straight Talk No-Fee Policy
Free Consultation Contact Us 508-217-9400
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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
  • Bridgewater

    2 Lakeshore Center
    Third Floor
    Bridgewater, MA 02324

  • Boston

    141 Tremont St.
    Boston, MA 02111

  • Providence

    201 Wayland Ave
    #8
    Providence, RI 02906

  • Worcester

    9 Hammond St
    Worcester, MA 01610

  • Taunton

    122 Dean St
    Taunton, MA 02780

  • Fall River

    321 N Main St
    Fall River, MA 02720

  • New Bedford

    442 County St
    New Bedford, MA 02740

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.

Keches Law Group
Sean Flaherty

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". Sean has also been selected to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers List for Workers' Compensation in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

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

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

Quinnipiac University
Bachelors Degree,

Keches Law Group
Sean Flaherty

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". Sean has also been selected to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers List for Workers' Compensation in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

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

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


Quinnipiac University Bachelors Degree,


Keches Law Group
Brian C. Cloherty

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

Northeastern University
Criminal Justice,

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

Keches Law Group
Brian C. Cloherty

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

Northeastern University Criminal Justice,


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


Keches Law Group
Brian C. Dever

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. Mr. Dever has been selected to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers List for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Education

Boston College, Newton
Bachelor of Science,

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

Keches Law Group
Brian C. Dever

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. Mr. Dever has been selected to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers List for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Education

Boston College, Newton Bachelor of Science,


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


Keches Law Group
Charlotte E. Glinka

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, by Lawyers Weekly as one of the Top Women of Law for 2014, and selected to the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Super Lawyers List. 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 cglinka@kecheslaw.com

Education

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

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

Keches Law Group
Charlotte E. Glinka

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, by Lawyers Weekly as one of the Top Women of Law for 2014, and selected to the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Super Lawyers List. 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 cglinka@kecheslaw.com

Education

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


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


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Seth J. Elin

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

University of Pittsburgh
M.A. Public Administration,

Indiana University
B.A.,

Keches Law Group
Seth J. Elin

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


University of Pittsburgh M.A. Public Administration,


Indiana University B.A.,


Keches Law Group
Brian R. Sullivan

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 Law School
J.D., 2000

Suffolk University
B.S.,

Keches Law Group
Brian R. Sullivan

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 Law School J.D., 2000


Suffolk University B.S.,


Keches Law Group
Andrew Abraham

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, 2016, and 2019.

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

Bates College
B.A., 1992

Deerfield Academy
College-Preparatory, 1988

Keches Law Group
Andrew Abraham

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, 2016, and 2019.

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


Bates College B.A., 1992


Deerfield Academy College-Preparatory, 1988


Keches Law Group
Judith B. Gray

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,

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

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

Keches Law Group
Judith B. Gray

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,


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


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


Keches Law Group
Jason R. Markle

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),

Keches Law Group
Jason R. Markle

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),


Keches Law Group
Loren E. Laskoski

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 also been selected to The Massachusetts Super Lawyers List for 2019.

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

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

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

Keches Law Group
Loren E. Laskoski

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 also been selected to The Massachusetts Super Lawyers List for 2019.

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

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


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


Keches Law Group
Ronald F. Belluso

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

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

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

Keches Law Group
Ronald F. Belluso

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

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


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


Keches Law Group
Suzanne CM McDonough

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

Northeastern University
Bachelor of Science,

Suffolk University Law School
J.D.,

Faulkner Hospital School of Nursing
Registered Nurse,

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Suzanne CM McDonough

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

Northeastern University Bachelor of Science,


Suffolk University Law School J.D.,


Faulkner Hospital School of Nursing Registered Nurse,


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Boaz N. Levin

Partner
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

Chicago Kent College of Law
J.D., 2003

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

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Boaz N. Levin

Partner
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

Chicago Kent College of Law J.D., 2003


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


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Lauren Van Iderstine

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

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

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

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Lauren Van Iderstine

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

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


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


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Adam H. Becker

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

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Adam H. Becker

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


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Christopher M. Hendricks

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

University of Massachusetts School of Law
J.D.,

Temple University
B.A.,

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Christopher M. Hendricks

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

University of Massachusetts School of Law J.D.,


Temple University B.A.,


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Joseph F. Culgin

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

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Joseph F. Culgin

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


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Kaylene M. Crum

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

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Kaylene M. Crum

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


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John D. Blaisdell

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

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

Boston College
B.A., 1994

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John D. Blaisdell

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

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


Boston College B.A., 1994


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Griffin F. Hanrahan

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.,

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Griffin F. Hanrahan

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.,


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Timothy A. Nolte

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. Upon graduation, Mr. Nolte was asked to return to the team as a coach. He continued in that role until relocating back to his home state of Pennsylvania.

Education

Suffolk University, Boston, MA
J.D.,

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

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Timothy A. Nolte

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. Upon graduation, Mr. Nolte was asked to return to the team as a coach. He continued in that role until relocating back to his home state of Pennsylvania.

Education

Suffolk University, Boston, MA J.D.,


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


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Kelli S. Silva

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

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

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

Suffolk University
J.D., 2005

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Kelli S. Silva

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

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


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


Suffolk University J.D., 2005


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Stephen Allard

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

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

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

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Stephen Allard

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

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


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


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William Raymond

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

Suffolk University Law School
J.D., 2018

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

Keches Law Group
William Raymond

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

Suffolk University Law School J.D., 2018


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


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George Keches

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

Northeastern University
B.A. Magna Cum Laude,

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

Keches Law Group
George Keches

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

Northeastern University B.A. Magna Cum Laude,


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


Keches Law Group
Karen Zahka

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

Boston University
B.A. Political Science & Psychology,

Suffolk University Law School
Juris Doctor,

Keches Law Group
Karen Zahka

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

Boston University B.A. Political Science & Psychology,


Suffolk University Law School Juris Doctor,


Keches Law Group
John D. Hislop

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

University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Economics, 1976

Suffolk University Law School
Juris Doctor, 1979

Keches Law Group
John D. Hislop

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

University of Massachusetts at Amherst Economics, 1976


Suffolk University Law School Juris Doctor, 1979


Keches Law Group
Julie Jyang

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

Throughout her career, Attorney Jyang has contributed to several multi-million dollar settlements, including:

$1.25 million settlement in the case of a 76-year-old woman who suffered permanent loss of vision due to a delay in the diagnosis of a severe eye infection;

$1 million settlement in the case of a 58-year-old man who suffered a misdiagnosis of stomach cancer due to a hospital's laboratory error.
Attorney Jyang received her undergraduate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S. Business Management), and graduated from Suffolk University Law School (J.D.) where she was a member of the Health and Biomedical Law Society and the Women's Law Association.

Attorney Jyang is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Women's Bar Association, and the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts.

Education

Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S. Business Management,

Suffolk University Law School
J.D,

Keches Law Group
Julie Jyang

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

Throughout her career, Attorney Jyang has contributed to several multi-million dollar settlements, including:

$1.25 million settlement in the case of a 76-year-old woman who suffered permanent loss of vision due to a delay in the diagnosis of a severe eye infection;

$1 million settlement in the case of a 58-year-old man who suffered a misdiagnosis of stomach cancer due to a hospital's laboratory error.
Attorney Jyang received her undergraduate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S. Business Management), and graduated from Suffolk University Law School (J.D.) where she was a member of the Health and Biomedical Law Society and the Women's Law Association.

Attorney Jyang is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Women's Bar Association, and the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts.

Education

Georgia Institute of Technology B.S. Business Management,


Suffolk University Law School J.D,


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Harrison Lebov

Associate Attorney
Attorney Lebov joined Keches Law Group in 2020 and concentrates his practice on the representation of seriously injured clients with a particular emphasis on complex tort, product liability and traumatic brain injury cases. Prior to joining Keches Law Group, Attorney Lebov worked at an established product liability defense firm in Boston. He is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Attorney Lebov graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School with distinction in the Legal Technology and Innovation concentration. While in law school, Harrison served as the President of the Intramural Basketball Association, the Vice President of the Law Innovation and Technology Student Association, as well as the Lead Blog Editor on the Journal of High Technology Law. He also interned for Harvard University Law School's Access to Justice Lab, using guided interview and document automation software to help impoverished, unrepresented litigants navigate the Massachusetts Trial Court System.

Education

Suffolk University, cum laude
B.S., 2014

Suffolk University Law School, cum laude
J.D., 2017

Keches Law Group
Harrison Lebov

Associate Attorney
Attorney Lebov joined Keches Law Group in 2020 and concentrates his practice on the representation of seriously injured clients with a particular emphasis on complex tort, product liability and traumatic brain injury cases. Prior to joining Keches Law Group, Attorney Lebov worked at an established product liability defense firm in Boston. He is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Attorney Lebov graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School with distinction in the Legal Technology and Innovation concentration. While in law school, Harrison served as the President of the Intramural Basketball Association, the Vice President of the Law Innovation and Technology Student Association, as well as the Lead Blog Editor on the Journal of High Technology Law. He also interned for Harvard University Law School's Access to Justice Lab, using guided interview and document automation software to help impoverished, unrepresented litigants navigate the Massachusetts Trial Court System.

Education

Suffolk University, cum laude B.S., 2014


Suffolk University Law School, cum laude J.D., 2017


Keches Law Group
Austin Peters

Associate Attorney
Attorney Austin L. Peters joined Keches Law Group, P.C. as a law clerk in 2019 and was then brought on as an attorney in the Personal Injury Department in 2021, upon his admittance to the Massachusetts Bar. Prior to joining Keches Law Group, P.C., Attorney Peters spent time as a clerk for a prominent Braintree Personal Injury firm where he discovered his passion for representing injured plaintiffs.

Attorney Peters was born and raised in Taunton, Massachusetts and attended Taunton High School prior to attending UMass Dartmouth, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Business Management with a focus on Organizational Leadership. During his time at UMass, Attorney Peters was active in the campus community as a four-year member of the Football Team, and a member of DECA.

Attorney Peters then attended Suffolk University Law School where he graduated cum laude from in 2020. While attending Suffolk Attorney Peters spent time as a student attorney in Suffolk's Accelerator-to-Practice Clinic representing indigent tenants in eviction proceedings. This clinical experience allowed Attorney Peters the opportunity to develop his courtroom advocacy skills. During his time at Suffolk, Attorney Peters was invited to, and joined, the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society in 2019. Attorney Peters was also awarded for his legal brief writing skills in his first year at Suffolk.

Attorney Peters is currently admitted to practice law in Massachusetts.

Education

Suffolk University Law School
J.D., 2020

UMass Dartmouth
B.S., 2017

Keches Law Group
Austin Peters

Associate Attorney
Attorney Austin L. Peters joined Keches Law Group, P.C. as a law clerk in 2019 and was then brought on as an attorney in the Personal Injury Department in 2021, upon his admittance to the Massachusetts Bar. Prior to joining Keches Law Group, P.C., Attorney Peters spent time as a clerk for a prominent Braintree Personal Injury firm where he discovered his passion for representing injured plaintiffs.

Attorney Peters was born and raised in Taunton, Massachusetts and attended Taunton High School prior to attending UMass Dartmouth, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Business Management with a focus on Organizational Leadership. During his time at UMass, Attorney Peters was active in the campus community as a four-year member of the Football Team, and a member of DECA.

Attorney Peters then attended Suffolk University Law School where he graduated cum laude from in 2020. While attending Suffolk Attorney Peters spent time as a student attorney in Suffolk's Accelerator-to-Practice Clinic representing indigent tenants in eviction proceedings. This clinical experience allowed Attorney Peters the opportunity to develop his courtroom advocacy skills. During his time at Suffolk, Attorney Peters was invited to, and joined, the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society in 2019. Attorney Peters was also awarded for his legal brief writing skills in his first year at Suffolk.

Attorney Peters is currently admitted to practice law in Massachusetts.

Education

Suffolk University Law School J.D., 2020


UMass Dartmouth B.S., 2017


Keches Law Group
Jonathan Sweet

Partner
Attorney Sweet joined Keches Law Group in 2022. He is a seasoned trial attorney who prosecutes personal injury and death claims for individuals and families that have suffered life-altering harm due to the wrongful conduct of others. By combining book smarts and street savvy, Attorney Sweet provides top-flight legal representation in a broad range of personal injury cases, from general negligence to the most complex and sophisticated liability actions.

People from all walks of life turn to Attorney Sweet when they need reliable, responsive, zealous legal counsel. His proven ability to connect with judges and jurors is bedrock when a case must be tried in court. Attorney Sweet has conducted countless personal injury jury trials and has successfully resolved hundreds of other cases via settlement, mediation, and arbitration.

Before joining Keches Law Group, Attorney Sweet founded Sweet Law LLC in 2013 after working for several well-known Boston law firms and clerking for a federal judge in Providence, Rhode Island.

In his spare time, Attorney Sweet enjoys the company of family, friends, books, dogs, and freshly dug clams. He has spent countless hours coaching youth lacrosse for Charlestown Lacrosse and youth soccer for Hill House Boston. Attorney Sweet has also served as President and Treasurer for the non-profit Katama Association, Inc. in Edgartown, Massachusetts.

Education

Boston University
B.A. magna cum laude, 1992

Chicago-Kent College of Law
J.D. with honors, 1996

Keches Law Group
Jonathan Sweet

Partner
Attorney Sweet joined Keches Law Group in 2022. He is a seasoned trial attorney who prosecutes personal injury and death claims for individuals and families that have suffered life-altering harm due to the wrongful conduct of others. By combining book smarts and street savvy, Attorney Sweet provides top-flight legal representation in a broad range of personal injury cases, from general negligence to the most complex and sophisticated liability actions.

People from all walks of life turn to Attorney Sweet when they need reliable, responsive, zealous legal counsel. His proven ability to connect with judges and jurors is bedrock when a case must be tried in court. Attorney Sweet has conducted countless personal injury jury trials and has successfully resolved hundreds of other cases via settlement, mediation, and arbitration.

Before joining Keches Law Group, Attorney Sweet founded Sweet Law LLC in 2013 after working for several well-known Boston law firms and clerking for a federal judge in Providence, Rhode Island.

In his spare time, Attorney Sweet enjoys the company of family, friends, books, dogs, and freshly dug clams. He has spent countless hours coaching youth lacrosse for Charlestown Lacrosse and youth soccer for Hill House Boston. Attorney Sweet has also served as President and Treasurer for the non-profit Katama Association, Inc. in Edgartown, Massachusetts.

Education

Boston University B.A. magna cum laude, 1992


Chicago-Kent College of Law J.D. with honors, 1996


Keches Law Group
Jeffrey Catalano

Partner
Attorney Catalano joined Keches Law Group in 2022. He represents victims of catastrophic injuries resulting from medical malpractice, auto and bike accidents, construction and property accidents, and food poisoning. He has obtained numerous million dollar settlements and verdicts including the largest medical malpractice verdict in Massachusetts in 2017 and a $10 million medical malpractice arbitration award, the largest in Massachusetts history.

Attorney Catalano is a staunch advocate for victim rights and firmly believes that the legal process serves a valuable role in helping to alleviate the substantial burdens incurred by those who are injured, while also improving consumer and health care safety. He has spoken on patient rights and medical-legal issues statewide and nationally. He has also testified before the Massachusetts State Legislature on consumer justice legislation and helped create an important law that improves transparency following medical injuries.

Attorney Catalano has been selected as a Top Medical Malpractice Attorney according to a Boston Globe and Wall Street Journal survey, a Best Lawyer in America by U.S. News & World Report, a New England Super Lawyer, and one of the Top 100 Attorneys by Boston Magazine.

Attorney Catalano was honored to be a two-time recipient of Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorney's "President's Award" for his dedication to justice and consumer rights.

Attorney Catalano is Past President of the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA). He serves on the board of the Massachusetts Alliance for Communication and Resolution Following Medical Injury (MACRMI), which seeks to facilitate disclosure, apology, and compensation following medical injury. He is also on the Boards of the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation and Lawyers for Civil Rights. His volunteer work includes representing special needs children and indigent individuals denied public housing assistance and coaching Boston Latin School's Mock Trial team.

Attorney Catalano grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania as the son of two school teachers. After college, he worked with underprivileged children in Boston as a full-time volunteer with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. He then attended Boston College Law School, where he was President of the Public Interest Law Foundation, and received the law school's "Professional and Personal Achievement Award." Following law school, he and his wife Elizabeth created a non-profit that provided stipends to law students in public interest jobs.

Education

Boston College Law School
J.D.,

Keches Law Group
Jeffrey Catalano

Partner
Attorney Catalano joined Keches Law Group in 2022. He represents victims of catastrophic injuries resulting from medical malpractice, auto and bike accidents, construction and property accidents, and food poisoning. He has obtained numerous million dollar settlements and verdicts including the largest medical malpractice verdict in Massachusetts in 2017 and a $10 million medical malpractice arbitration award, the largest in Massachusetts history.

Attorney Catalano is a staunch advocate for victim rights and firmly believes that the legal process serves a valuable role in helping to alleviate the substantial burdens incurred by those who are injured, while also improving consumer and health care safety. He has spoken on patient rights and medical-legal issues statewide and nationally. He has also testified before the Massachusetts State Legislature on consumer justice legislation and helped create an important law that improves transparency following medical injuries.

Attorney Catalano has been selected as a Top Medical Malpractice Attorney according to a Boston Globe and Wall Street Journal survey, a Best Lawyer in America by U.S. News & World Report, a New England Super Lawyer, and one of the Top 100 Attorneys by Boston Magazine.

Attorney Catalano was honored to be a two-time recipient of Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorney's "President's Award" for his dedication to justice and consumer rights.

Attorney Catalano is Past President of the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA). He serves on the board of the Massachusetts Alliance for Communication and Resolution Following Medical Injury (MACRMI), which seeks to facilitate disclosure, apology, and compensation following medical injury. He is also on the Boards of the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation and Lawyers for Civil Rights. His volunteer work includes representing special needs children and indigent individuals denied public housing assistance and coaching Boston Latin School's Mock Trial team.

Attorney Catalano grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania as the son of two school teachers. After college, he worked with underprivileged children in Boston as a full-time volunteer with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. He then attended Boston College Law School, where he was President of the Public Interest Law Foundation, and received the law school's "Professional and Personal Achievement Award." Following law school, he and his wife Elizabeth created a non-profit that provided stipends to law students in public interest jobs.

Education

Boston College Law School J.D.,


Keches Law Group
Sarah A. Farrell

Associate Attorney
Attorney Sarah Farrell joined the Workers' Compensation department of Keches Law Group in 2019. Prior to her admittance into the Massachusetts's Bar, Attorney Farrell worked as a law clerk at Keches Law Group while attending law school. Due to her strong work ethic and dedication, an invitation was extended to join the firm as an Associate.

Attorney Farrell brings a wide range of legal experiences to this firm. Prior to her time at Keches Law Group, Attorney Farrell has interned and completed clinicals at a variety of legal settings to include: The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office, The Rhode Island Department of Revenue Division of Taxation, Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services, as well as Rhode Island Legal Services.

Her multitude of legal experiences stemming from both pro bono and public service legal work have provided her with the necessary skills to aid her clients both professionally and competently. Accordingly, she holds a Certification of Mediation which certifies her proficiency and competence in functioning as a mediator in dispute resolutions.

Attorney Farrell is a Rhode Island Native. She holds a bachelor's degree of Biology from the University of Rhode Island and completed her subsequent law degree at Roger Williams University. Attorney Farrell is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and is a member of the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, and Massachusetts Women's Bar Association.

Education

Roger Williams University
J.D.,

University of Rhode Island
B.A.,

Keches Law Group
Sarah A. Farrell

Associate Attorney
Attorney Sarah Farrell joined the Workers' Compensation department of Keches Law Group in 2019. Prior to her admittance into the Massachusetts's Bar, Attorney Farrell worked as a law clerk at Keches Law Group while attending law school. Due to her strong work ethic and dedication, an invitation was extended to join the firm as an Associate.

Attorney Farrell brings a wide range of legal experiences to this firm. Prior to her time at Keches Law Group, Attorney Farrell has interned and completed clinicals at a variety of legal settings to include: The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office, The Rhode Island Department of Revenue Division of Taxation, Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services, as well as Rhode Island Legal Services.

Her multitude of legal experiences stemming from both pro bono and public service legal work have provided her with the necessary skills to aid her clients both professionally and competently. Accordingly, she holds a Certification of Mediation which certifies her proficiency and competence in functioning as a mediator in dispute resolutions.

Attorney Farrell is a Rhode Island Native. She holds a bachelor's degree of Biology from the University of Rhode Island and completed her subsequent law degree at Roger Williams University. Attorney Farrell is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and is a member of the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, and Massachusetts Women's Bar Association.

Education

Roger Williams University J.D.,


University of Rhode Island B.A.,


Keches Law Group
Tyler J. Weber

Associate Attorney

Keches Law Group
Tyler J. Weber

Associate Attorney

Keches Law Group
Michael J. Carroll

Associate Attorney
Attorney Michael Carroll joined the Personal Injury department of Keches Law Group, P.C. as an attorney in October 2021. Prior to that, Attorney Carroll worked for the Suffolk University Law School Juvenile Defenders Clinic. Before attending law school, Attorney Carroll served four years in the United States Coast Guard, where he worked servicing aids to navigation on the Hudson River. In 2017 he was stationed in Portsmouth, VA, where he served out the rest of his tour. His time in the Coast Guard was instrumental in shaping his professionalism, determination, and devotion to duty.

Attorney Carroll was born in Providence, Rhode Island, where he lived until joining the Coast Guard in 2015. In 2021, he received his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School, graduating cum laude. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island in 2014. At age 21, Attorney Carroll became a certified Open Water SCUBA Instructor and has certified over 100 divers in his career. In 2020, he began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In September 2021, he won Gold at the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation's Pan-American Championship. This long list of past life experiences, before entering the legal profession, has shaped Attorney Carroll into a well-rounded, motivated, and dedicated resource for his clients and colleagues.

Education

University of Rhode Island
B.A, 2014

Suffolk University Law School
J.D. cum laude, 2021

Keches Law Group
Michael J. Carroll

Associate Attorney
Attorney Michael Carroll joined the Personal Injury department of Keches Law Group, P.C. as an attorney in October 2021. Prior to that, Attorney Carroll worked for the Suffolk University Law School Juvenile Defenders Clinic. Before attending law school, Attorney Carroll served four years in the United States Coast Guard, where he worked servicing aids to navigation on the Hudson River. In 2017 he was stationed in Portsmouth, VA, where he served out the rest of his tour. His time in the Coast Guard was instrumental in shaping his professionalism, determination, and devotion to duty.

Attorney Carroll was born in Providence, Rhode Island, where he lived until joining the Coast Guard in 2015. In 2021, he received his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School, graduating cum laude. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island in 2014. At age 21, Attorney Carroll became a certified Open Water SCUBA Instructor and has certified over 100 divers in his career. In 2020, he began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In September 2021, he won Gold at the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation's Pan-American Championship. This long list of past life experiences, before entering the legal profession, has shaped Attorney Carroll into a well-rounded, motivated, and dedicated resource for his clients and colleagues.

Education

University of Rhode Island B.A, 2014


Suffolk University Law School J.D. cum laude, 2021


Keches Law Group
Kevin M. O'Sullivan

Associate Attorney

Keches Law Group
Kevin M. O'Sullivan

Associate Attorney

Keches Law Group
Adriana Bures Rodriguez

Associate Attorney

Keches Law Group
Adriana Bures Rodriguez

Associate Attorney

Keches Law Group
Jacob P. Bolarinho Bolarinho

Associate Attorney
Attorney Jacob Bolarinho joined Keches Law Group in 2021. Attorney Bolarinho 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. Attorney Bolarinho is also adept at handling supplemental benefits claims that injured employees may be entitled to under federal Social Security laws.

Attorney Bolarinho was raised in Acushnet, Massachusetts, and has lived on the South Coast of Massachusetts his whole life. He received his Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University School of Law. While attending law school, Attorney Bolarinho was employed by Keches Law Group for one year as a law clerk. He also clerked for a prominent business immigration firm in Boston, Massachusetts, prior to joining the team. Attorney Bolarinho has pro bono experience assisting clients in securing reasonable accommodations for their disabilities with SouthCoast Fair Housing located in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Attorney Bolarinho holds a Certification in Mediation, demonstrating his proficiency and competence as a mediator in dispute resolution.

Education

Bridgewater State University
B.A., Political Science,

Roger Williams University School of Law
J.D.,

Keches Law Group
Jacob P. Bolarinho Bolarinho

Associate Attorney
Attorney Jacob Bolarinho joined Keches Law Group in 2021. Attorney Bolarinho 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. Attorney Bolarinho is also adept at handling supplemental benefits claims that injured employees may be entitled to under federal Social Security laws.

Attorney Bolarinho was raised in Acushnet, Massachusetts, and has lived on the South Coast of Massachusetts his whole life. He received his Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University School of Law. While attending law school, Attorney Bolarinho was employed by Keches Law Group for one year as a law clerk. He also clerked for a prominent business immigration firm in Boston, Massachusetts, prior to joining the team. Attorney Bolarinho has pro bono experience assisting clients in securing reasonable accommodations for their disabilities with SouthCoast Fair Housing located in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Attorney Bolarinho holds a Certification in Mediation, demonstrating his proficiency and competence as a mediator in dispute resolution.

Education

Bridgewater State University B.A., Political Science,


Roger Williams University School of Law J.D.,


Keches Law Group
Karen O. Young

Associate Attorney

Keches Law Group
Karen O. Young

Associate Attorney

Keches Law Group
Lisa M. Conserve

Associate Attorney
Lisa Conserve joined Keches Law Group in 2022. Prior to joining Keches Law Group, Attorney Conserve worked at a prominent Boston law firm where she specialized in personal injury and medical malpractice.

Attorney Conserve is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of North Carolina, 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, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, and North Carolina Bar Association. She is on the Massachusetts Bar Association Civil Litigation Section Council as the Young Lawyers Liaison and Co-Chair of Community Service Committee for the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association.

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

$4.5 million medical malpractice settlement on behalf of a teenager who suffered amputations below both knees following a missed diagnosis of sepsis
$4.25 million settlement in a premises liability case for an infant who was burned after falling on an unprotected baseboard heater
$1.75 million settlement in an employment discrimination case
$550,000 settlement of case alleging negligent transportation of a disabled passenger in wheelchair resulting in significant physical injuries
Attorney Conserve received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University (B.A. Political Science & Sociology). She graduated from Suffolk University Law School (J.D.) where she participated in the Innocence Project and was recognized for her time and commitment to volunteer legal services by receiving a Pro Bono Honors Certificate.

Attorney Conserve has been recognized as Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch for Personal Injury Litigation in 2021 and 2022. She has also received an Excellence in the Law Up & Coming Lawyer Award by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Up & Coming Lawyers are the rising stars of the local legal community who have been members of the bar for 10 years or less, but who have already distinguished themselves.

Education

Suffolk University Law School
J.D.,

Brandeis University
B.A. Political Science & Sociology,

Keches Law Group
Lisa M. Conserve

Associate Attorney
Lisa Conserve joined Keches Law Group in 2022. Prior to joining Keches Law Group, Attorney Conserve worked at a prominent Boston law firm where she specialized in personal injury and medical malpractice.

Attorney Conserve is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of North Carolina, 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, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, and North Carolina Bar Association. She is on the Massachusetts Bar Association Civil Litigation Section Council as the Young Lawyers Liaison and Co-Chair of Community Service Committee for the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association.

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

$4.5 million medical malpractice settlement on behalf of a teenager who suffered amputations below both knees following a missed diagnosis of sepsis
$4.25 million settlement in a premises liability case for an infant who was burned after falling on an unprotected baseboard heater
$1.75 million settlement in an employment discrimination case
$550,000 settlement of case alleging negligent transportation of a disabled passenger in wheelchair resulting in significant physical injuries
Attorney Conserve received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University (B.A. Political Science & Sociology). She graduated from Suffolk University Law School (J.D.) where she participated in the Innocence Project and was recognized for her time and commitment to volunteer legal services by receiving a Pro Bono Honors Certificate.

Attorney Conserve has been recognized as Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch for Personal Injury Litigation in 2021 and 2022. She has also received an Excellence in the Law Up & Coming Lawyer Award by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Up & Coming Lawyers are the rising stars of the local legal community who have been members of the bar for 10 years or less, but who have already distinguished themselves.

Education

Suffolk University Law School J.D.,


Brandeis University B.A. Political Science & Sociology,


Keches Law Group
Patrick J. Nelligan

Associate Attorney
Attorney Nelligan joined Keches Law Group as an associate in February 2022. He represents individuals and families who have suffered serious personal injuries or death as a result of the negligent conduct of others. Patrick handles all aspects of plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation before state and federal courts in Massachusetts.

Prior to joining Keches Law Group, Patrick spent more than a decade defending medical malpractice, wrongful death, product liability, construction accidents, and general tort claims. He has extensive experience representing corporations and individuals entangled in government investigations, as well as licensing and state administrative proceedings. Patrick utilizes his prior defense experience to advocate for injured victims.

Patrick has also successfully drafted and argued appeals before the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

Patrick earned his Juris Doctor from New England Law | Boston, where he was the Lead Article Editor for the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement. He earned his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

He presently resides in Topsfield, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children and looks forward to expanding the firm's presence on the North Shore.

Education

Franklin and Marshall College
B.A., 2008

New England Law
J.D., 2011

Keches Law Group
Patrick J. Nelligan

Associate Attorney
Attorney Nelligan joined Keches Law Group as an associate in February 2022. He represents individuals and families who have suffered serious personal injuries or death as a result of the negligent conduct of others. Patrick handles all aspects of plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation before state and federal courts in Massachusetts.

Prior to joining Keches Law Group, Patrick spent more than a decade defending medical malpractice, wrongful death, product liability, construction accidents, and general tort claims. He has extensive experience representing corporations and individuals entangled in government investigations, as well as licensing and state administrative proceedings. Patrick utilizes his prior defense experience to advocate for injured victims.

Patrick has also successfully drafted and argued appeals before the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

Patrick earned his Juris Doctor from New England Law | Boston, where he was the Lead Article Editor for the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement. He earned his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

He presently resides in Topsfield, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children and looks forward to expanding the firm's presence on the North Shore.

Education

Franklin and Marshall College B.A., 2008


New England Law J.D., 2011


Keches Law Group
Sean L. Kiely

Associate Attorney
Attorney Kiely joined Keches Law Group in 2022 and focuses his practice area on the representation of seriously injured clients with a particular emphasis on clients with traumatic brain injuries. After almost 5 years of living and practicing in New York, Mr. Kiely became a member of the Massachusetts Bar in 2021 and subsequently moved to Boston to join Keches Law Group.

Born and raised in Ireland, Mr. Kiely graduated law school from Ireland's leading and highest-ranked university, Trinity College Dublin. While at law school, Mr. Kiely was a senior editorial board member of the Trinity College Law Review. Mr. Kiely concluded his professional legal training and qualified as a Barrister-at-Law from The Honorable Society of Kings Inns, whereupon Mr. Kiely worked initially in the field of complex international private equity transactions in the European offices of a US private equity fund.

In 2017, Mr. Kiely moved from Ireland to the United States to join a notable family law firm in Manhattan and became a member of the New York Bar, practicing in New York City and on Long Island. In Mr. Kiely's first jury trial in Manhattan, arising out of an act of domestic violence, Mr. Kiely's client was awarded $5 million for assault and battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress at the hands of her former husband (the settlement offer before trial had only been for $30,000). Mr. Kiely was also an integral part of the legal team in a landmark case in New York State concerning spyware technology. In February 2020, Mr. Kiely was selected as one of the Irish Echo's Top 40 under 40 honorees. The Irish Echo is the USA's most widely read Irish American newspaper. Mr. Kiely also received a certificate of appreciation from the New York State Senate in recognition of his achievements.

In 2012, Mr. Kiely interned with a prominent congressional candidate during his successful (and first) campaign to represent the fourth congressional district of Massachusetts in the US House of Representatives. Mr. Kiely also spent one year studying German civil law, European Union law, public international law, and human rights law, at Friedrich Alexander University, near Nuremberg Germany. Mr. Kiely speaks German fluently and has an in-depth knowledge of German civil law. Mr. Kiely is an avid student of history and enjoys traveling.

Education

The Honorable Society of King’s Inns
Barrister-at-Law Degree, 2016

Trinity College Dublin, School of Law
LL.B – J.D. equivalent Law Degree, 2015

Friedrich-Alexander University, Germany
year abroad 2014, 2014

Keches Law Group
Sean L. Kiely

Associate Attorney
Attorney Kiely joined Keches Law Group in 2022 and focuses his practice area on the representation of seriously injured clients with a particular emphasis on clients with traumatic brain injuries. After almost 5 years of living and practicing in New York, Mr. Kiely became a member of the Massachusetts Bar in 2021 and subsequently moved to Boston to join Keches Law Group.

Born and raised in Ireland, Mr. Kiely graduated law school from Ireland's leading and highest-ranked university, Trinity College Dublin. While at law school, Mr. Kiely was a senior editorial board member of the Trinity College Law Review. Mr. Kiely concluded his professional legal training and qualified as a Barrister-at-Law from The Honorable Society of Kings Inns, whereupon Mr. Kiely worked initially in the field of complex international private equity transactions in the European offices of a US private equity fund.

In 2017, Mr. Kiely moved from Ireland to the United States to join a notable family law firm in Manhattan and became a member of the New York Bar, practicing in New York City and on Long Island. In Mr. Kiely's first jury trial in Manhattan, arising out of an act of domestic violence, Mr. Kiely's client was awarded $5 million for assault and battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress at the hands of her former husband (the settlement offer before trial had only been for $30,000). Mr. Kiely was also an integral part of the legal team in a landmark case in New York State concerning spyware technology. In February 2020, Mr. Kiely was selected as one of the Irish Echo's Top 40 under 40 honorees. The Irish Echo is the USA's most widely read Irish American newspaper. Mr. Kiely also received a certificate of appreciation from the New York State Senate in recognition of his achievements.

In 2012, Mr. Kiely interned with a prominent congressional candidate during his successful (and first) campaign to represent the fourth congressional district of Massachusetts in the US House of Representatives. Mr. Kiely also spent one year studying German civil law, European Union law, public international law, and human rights law, at Friedrich Alexander University, near Nuremberg Germany. Mr. Kiely speaks German fluently and has an in-depth knowledge of German civil law. Mr. Kiely is an avid student of history and enjoys traveling.

Education

The Honorable Society of King’s Inns Barrister-at-Law Degree, 2016


Trinity College Dublin, School of Law LL.B – J.D. equivalent Law Degree, 2015


Friedrich-Alexander University, Germany year abroad 2014, 2014


Keches Law Group
Eric Chisholm

Associate Attorney
Education

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
J.D.
Honors: Voluntary Prosecutor's Clinic representing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a 3.03 certified Assistant District Attorney
Salem State College
B.A.
Honors: cum laude
Major: Political Science
Bar Admissions

Massachusetts, 2004
U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2006
Honors

"AV" rating from Martindale Hubbell, a 10.0 rating from AVVO
Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the best workers' compensation attorneys in the Commonwealth under 40 years old from 2008-2012 (Rising Stars)
Pro-Bono Activities

Massachusetts Army National Guard 1995-2001
Zoning Board of Appeals
Men's amateur softball and baseball, golf, road races, and adventure/mud runs
United States Army Achievement Medal - 2000, 2001
Distinguished Honor Graduate - United States Army Basic Training, Infantry, Fort Benning, GA 1996
Professional Associations

Massachusetts Bar Association, Member Since 2004
National Association of Social Security Claimants Representatives, Member Since 2006
American Bar Association, Member Since 2004

Education

Salem State College
B.A., Political Science, cum laude,

Suffolk University Law School
J.D.,

Keches Law Group
Eric Chisholm

Associate Attorney
Education

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
J.D.
Honors: Voluntary Prosecutor's Clinic representing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a 3.03 certified Assistant District Attorney
Salem State College
B.A.
Honors: cum laude
Major: Political Science
Bar Admissions

Massachusetts, 2004
U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2006
Honors

"AV" rating from Martindale Hubbell, a 10.0 rating from AVVO
Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the best workers' compensation attorneys in the Commonwealth under 40 years old from 2008-2012 (Rising Stars)
Pro-Bono Activities

Massachusetts Army National Guard 1995-2001
Zoning Board of Appeals
Men's amateur softball and baseball, golf, road races, and adventure/mud runs
United States Army Achievement Medal - 2000, 2001
Distinguished Honor Graduate - United States Army Basic Training, Infantry, Fort Benning, GA 1996
Professional Associations

Massachusetts Bar Association, Member Since 2004
National Association of Social Security Claimants Representatives, Member Since 2006
American Bar Association, Member Since 2004

Education

Salem State College B.A., Political Science, cum laude,


Suffolk University Law School J.D.,


Keches Law Group
John T. Martin

Associate Attorney
John T. Martin is the proud father of a severely disabled child who takes great pride in helping other families, like his, survive and thrive through catastrophic events. John joined the firm in April of 2022 after several years as a partner in a premier boutique civil litigation firm in Boston. John is a trial lawyer who has tried cases of all kinds before juries in multiple states. John is proud to represent clients that have been catastrophically injured at work or on the road, clients who have been victims of medical malpractice, and victims of sexual harassment and discrimination, with an emphasis on abuse in residential care facilities.

In the past, John was one of the premier criminal defense attorneys in the Commonwealth and played a pivotal role in discovering and exposing the Annie Dookhan drug scandal, which gained nationwide notoriety. He was the first attorney to successfully overturn a conviction based on a drug lab technician's misconduct.

As a civil lawyer, John obtained nationwide attention in the case of Lori Franchina v. City of Providence, which greatly expanded LGBTQ rights in the workplace. He also received national attention with the case of Brian Goodrich, a construction worker who was permanently disabled due to a defective asphalt sealer who was awarded the 4th largest jury verdict of the year in 2018. You can learn more about Brian's brutal injury and his family's fight for justice on The Great Trials Podcast.

More recently, John has taken action against the Archdiocese of Boston for allowing the abuse of children and against multiple schools and colleges for their failure to address the prevalence of sexual abuse on campus.

Some of John's other results include:

11.36 Million Dollar Judgment -Catastrophic Injury caused by defective construction equipment
11 Million Dollar Judgment -Traumatic Brain Injury
9.99 Million Dollar Settlement -Construction Accident
9.9 Million Dollar Settlement -Insurance Bad Faith
8.25 Million Dollar Verdict -Product Liability
4.75 Million Dollar Settlement -Personal Injury
4+ Million Dollar Settlement -Employment Discrimination
2 Million Dollar Settlement -Medical Malpractice
2 Million Dollar Judgment -Wrongful Termination and Wage Act Violations
1.5 Million Dollar Settlement -Sexual Harassment
1.1 Million Dollar Settlement -Construction Accident
1 Million Dollar Verdict -Employment Discrimination
1 Million Dollar Settlement -Traumatic Brain Injury at work

Education

Nichols College
B.A. summa cum laude,

Suffolk University Law School
J.D. cum laude,

Keches Law Group
John T. Martin

Associate Attorney
John T. Martin is the proud father of a severely disabled child who takes great pride in helping other families, like his, survive and thrive through catastrophic events. John joined the firm in April of 2022 after several years as a partner in a premier boutique civil litigation firm in Boston. John is a trial lawyer who has tried cases of all kinds before juries in multiple states. John is proud to represent clients that have been catastrophically injured at work or on the road, clients who have been victims of medical malpractice, and victims of sexual harassment and discrimination, with an emphasis on abuse in residential care facilities.

In the past, John was one of the premier criminal defense attorneys in the Commonwealth and played a pivotal role in discovering and exposing the Annie Dookhan drug scandal, which gained nationwide notoriety. He was the first attorney to successfully overturn a conviction based on a drug lab technician's misconduct.

As a civil lawyer, John obtained nationwide attention in the case of Lori Franchina v. City of Providence, which greatly expanded LGBTQ rights in the workplace. He also received national attention with the case of Brian Goodrich, a construction worker who was permanently disabled due to a defective asphalt sealer who was awarded the 4th largest jury verdict of the year in 2018. You can learn more about Brian's brutal injury and his family's fight for justice on The Great Trials Podcast.

More recently, John has taken action against the Archdiocese of Boston for allowing the abuse of children and against multiple schools and colleges for their failure to address the prevalence of sexual abuse on campus.

Some of John's other results include:

11.36 Million Dollar Judgment -Catastrophic Injury caused by defective construction equipment
11 Million Dollar Judgment -Traumatic Brain Injury
9.99 Million Dollar Settlement -Construction Accident
9.9 Million Dollar Settlement -Insurance Bad Faith
8.25 Million Dollar Verdict -Product Liability
4.75 Million Dollar Settlement -Personal Injury
4+ Million Dollar Settlement -Employment Discrimination
2 Million Dollar Settlement -Medical Malpractice
2 Million Dollar Judgment -Wrongful Termination and Wage Act Violations
1.5 Million Dollar Settlement -Sexual Harassment
1.1 Million Dollar Settlement -Construction Accident
1 Million Dollar Verdict -Employment Discrimination
1 Million Dollar Settlement -Traumatic Brain Injury at work

Education

Nichols College B.A. summa cum laude,


Suffolk University Law School J.D. cum laude,


Keches Law Group
Thomas G. Wood

Associate Attorney
Thomas G. Wood joined Keches Law Group in April of 2022 after working at a premier boutique civil litigation firm in Boston. Before that, Tom was a law clerk to Judge Nina F. Elgo of the Connecticut Appellate Court. In law school, Tom had the privilege of arguing in front of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito as a finalist in the Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition. He specializes in personal injury law and appellate practice.

Tom works with John Martin and Michaela Weaver in the Torts Department at Keches and represents clients who have been injured due to negligence, medical malpractice, harassment, abuse, and discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace, at schools and colleges, as well as in residential care facilities.

In 2020, Tom graduated from Suffolk University Law School with Distinction in the Trial & Appellate Advocacy Concentration. During law school, Tom was chosen to be a member of Suffolk Law's nationally ranked mock trial team, and his opening statement in the National Online Trial Advocacy Competition scored in the top 20% nationwide. Tom also received multiple awards for his participation in other trial and appellate advocacy competitions, including winning both the Walter H. McLaughlin Appellate Advocacy Competition and the Second-Year Mock Trial Competition. He received several academic accolades, including awards for Best Oral Advocate and Distinguished Brief.

Outside of his practice, Tom teaches trial advocacy, evidence, and civil procedure to law students as an Assistant Coach to Suffolk Law's mock trial team. Before that, he served as a Fellow for the Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, where he taught constitutional law and students' rights to under-served high school students in Boston.

Education

University of Massachusetts Lowell
B.A., magna cum laude, 2017

Suffolk University Law School
J.D., cum laude, 2020

Keches Law Group
Thomas G. Wood

Associate Attorney
Thomas G. Wood joined Keches Law Group in April of 2022 after working at a premier boutique civil litigation firm in Boston. Before that, Tom was a law clerk to Judge Nina F. Elgo of the Connecticut Appellate Court. In law school, Tom had the privilege of arguing in front of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito as a finalist in the Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition. He specializes in personal injury law and appellate practice.

Tom works with John Martin and Michaela Weaver in the Torts Department at Keches and represents clients who have been injured due to negligence, medical malpractice, harassment, abuse, and discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace, at schools and colleges, as well as in residential care facilities.

In 2020, Tom graduated from Suffolk University Law School with Distinction in the Trial & Appellate Advocacy Concentration. During law school, Tom was chosen to be a member of Suffolk Law's nationally ranked mock trial team, and his opening statement in the National Online Trial Advocacy Competition scored in the top 20% nationwide. Tom also received multiple awards for his participation in other trial and appellate advocacy competitions, including winning both the Walter H. McLaughlin Appellate Advocacy Competition and the Second-Year Mock Trial Competition. He received several academic accolades, including awards for Best Oral Advocate and Distinguished Brief.

Outside of his practice, Tom teaches trial advocacy, evidence, and civil procedure to law students as an Assistant Coach to Suffolk Law's mock trial team. Before that, he served as a Fellow for the Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, where he taught constitutional law and students' rights to under-served high school students in Boston.

Education

University of Massachusetts Lowell B.A., magna cum laude, 2017


Suffolk University Law School J.D., cum laude, 2020


Keches Law Group
Michaela M. Weaver

Associate Attorney
Michaela Weaver joined Keches Law Group in 2022 after spending two and a half years working at a premier boutique civil litigation firm in Boston. Michaela is passionate about helping others and strives to achieve justice in the courtroom for people who have been harmed by the negligent, discriminatory, and intentional wrongful conduct of others. Michaela works with John Martin and Thomas Wood in the Torts Department at Keches and represents clients who have been injured due to negligence, medical malpractice, harassment, abuse, and discrimination, with an emphasis on cases involving sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace, at schools and colleges, as well as residential care facilities.

In 2019, Michaela graduated from Suffolk University Law School with Distinction in the Trial & Appellate Advocacy Concentration. While attending Suffolk full-time on an academic scholarship, Michaela dedicated her spare time to helping indigent criminal defendants through pro bono work with the Committee for Public Counsel Services in both Suffolk and Middlesex County. Her dedication to pro bono work was recognized by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's 2018 Pro Bono Honor Roll Award. During law school, she was a member of Suffolk's nationally ranked student trial team and was a regional finalist in both the National Trial Competition and the Peter James Johnson National Civil Rights Trial Competition. She also received academic accolades, including awards for Honorable Mention Oral Advocate and Best Motion to Suppress Oral Argument.

Prior to law school, Michaela attended Quinnipiac University on an academic scholarship, where she studied Sociology, Psychology, and Studies in the Law. She graduated cum laude and was inducted into the Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society.

As an attorney, Michaela has already tried cases in both the federal and superior courts, and she has negotiated millions of dollars' worth of settlements for her clients.

When asked about her work, Michaela says, "Holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions in order to get justice has always been my primary focus. Our clients often come to us during the worst period of their lives, and it is so important to provide them with a platform where their voices can be heard and where the bad actors are exposed. Without that accountability, justice is just an illusionary concept, rather than a reality."

Education

Quinnipiac University
B.A., cum laude, 2016

Suffolk University Law School
J.D., 2019

Keches Law Group
Michaela M. Weaver

Associate Attorney
Michaela Weaver joined Keches Law Group in 2022 after spending two and a half years working at a premier boutique civil litigation firm in Boston. Michaela is passionate about helping others and strives to achieve justice in the courtroom for people who have been harmed by the negligent, discriminatory, and intentional wrongful conduct of others. Michaela works with John Martin and Thomas Wood in the Torts Department at Keches and represents clients who have been injured due to negligence, medical malpractice, harassment, abuse, and discrimination, with an emphasis on cases involving sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace, at schools and colleges, as well as residential care facilities.

In 2019, Michaela graduated from Suffolk University Law School with Distinction in the Trial & Appellate Advocacy Concentration. While attending Suffolk full-time on an academic scholarship, Michaela dedicated her spare time to helping indigent criminal defendants through pro bono work with the Committee for Public Counsel Services in both Suffolk and Middlesex County. Her dedication to pro bono work was recognized by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's 2018 Pro Bono Honor Roll Award. During law school, she was a member of Suffolk's nationally ranked student trial team and was a regional finalist in both the National Trial Competition and the Peter James Johnson National Civil Rights Trial Competition. She also received academic accolades, including awards for Honorable Mention Oral Advocate and Best Motion to Suppress Oral Argument.

Prior to law school, Michaela attended Quinnipiac University on an academic scholarship, where she studied Sociology, Psychology, and Studies in the Law. She graduated cum laude and was inducted into the Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society.

As an attorney, Michaela has already tried cases in both the federal and superior courts, and she has negotiated millions of dollars' worth of settlements for her clients.

When asked about her work, Michaela says, "Holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions in order to get justice has always been my primary focus. Our clients often come to us during the worst period of their lives, and it is so important to provide them with a platform where their voices can be heard and where the bad actors are exposed. Without that accountability, justice is just an illusionary concept, rather than a reality."

Education

Quinnipiac University B.A., cum laude, 2016


Suffolk University Law School J.D., 2019


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