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McLaughlin, Sandra, Esq.

McLaughlin, Sandra, Esq.
McLaughlin & Morse, Marblehead
Biography:

Sandy McLaughlin has been sitting as an arbitrator and mediator since 2003 and has arbitrated and mediated hundreds of cases since then. Her reputation as an honest and capable litigator has helped her to become one of the most popular neutrals in the Boston area. Sandy’s easygoing manner helps put litigants at ease in arbitrations or mediations which can often be intimidating processes to parties unfamiliar with ADR. She brings a caring and professional analysis to each case, working to guide the parties to a satisfactory result.

Sandy is a trained mediator pursuant to M.G.L. 233 s. 23C and as a Rule 8 Certified Conciliator has provided pro bono conciliation services for the Massachusetts trial courts.

Sandy is the founding partner of McLaughlin & Morse which was established on the North Shore in 2009. In addition to providing alternative dispute resolution services, Sandy represents her clients in personal injury matters, real estate transactions, estate planning, and advises both profit and non-profit corporations. Prior to forming her own firm Sandy specialized in insurance defense litigation for fourteen years, working as a Senior Trial Attorney for OneBeacon Insurance. There she litigated hundreds of arbitrations and trials in the District, Superior, and Appellate Courts, with her cases focusing on auto torts, general liability, coverage disputes, toxic torts, and underinsured and uninsured claims. Sandy has also led seminars on liens and coverage and taught a paralegal course at Boston University.

In addition to her legal work Sandy volunteers for the Marblehead Festival of Arts where she served on its Board of Directors and for the Marblehead Arts Association.

Quinlan, Michael J., Esq.

Quinlan, Michael J., Esq.
Law Offices of James M. Pickett, Rocky Hill, CT.
Biography:

Attorney Michael J. Quinlan has been practicing in the field of personal injury law since the late 1990’s. A resident of Longmeadow , MA, he is an active member of   both the Massachusetts and Connecticut Bars. Before practicing law, Mike worked as a claims rep for Travelers Insurance. Since 1998, he has been a litigation attorney at the Law Offices of James M. Pickett in Rocky Hill, CT. handling personal injury cases for Metlife, recently acquired by Farmers Insurance, in both Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. During his legal career, he has handled primarily personal injury cases for both plaintiffs and defendants. He has served as a private arbitrator in Connecticut for the last few years and is now also arbitrating in Western, MA too. A member of both the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association and the Hampden County Bar Association, Mike is known as a capable and well-respected attorney throughout the area.

Gouveia , D. Robin, Esq.

Gouveia , D. Robin, Esq.
d’Oliveira & Associates, PC, Fall River
Biography:

Robin Gouveia’s background in the personal injury field has given her a balanced perspective having worked both on the Insurance and Plaintiff’s side for substantial periods of time. From 1990 to 1999, Robin worked for Trust Insurance in Taunton, MA, handling many types of 1st and 3rd party claims, including both premises and auto claims and also specializing in subrogation cases. She served as a claims supervisor and eventually an assistant claims manager. While at Trust, Robin participated in development and implementation of claims handling procedures and acted as a negotiation skills trainer for the claims department. In 1998, she became a member of the Massachusetts Bar, and in 1999, Robin moved to the plaintiff side and began working at D’Oliveira & Morgan, later to become Morgan & Murphy, as a litigator handling plaintiff personal injury cases. After more than a decade, first at Morgan & Murphy in New Bedford and more recently at d’Oliveira & Associates in Fall River, Attorney Gouveia has accumulated a great deal of expertise in personal injury matters

Andrews, Nitanya G., Esq.

Andrews, Nitanya G., Esq.
Law Office of Nitanya G. Andrews, Stoughton
Biography:

A strong background in the insurance property and casualty claim industry combined with over a decade representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases and working as a neutral gives Nitanya Andrews a unique perspective to evaluate tort cases. From 1987-1993, Nitanya held a number of positions at Liberty Mutual specializing in auto/general liability and worker’s compensation claims. She then went to Commercial Union Insurance Co., where she served as a home office regional consultant on catastrophic losses. In this capacity, she controlled corporate reserves, settlement authority up to $650,000 and communicated for field claim operations to senior management on multi-million dollar losses. She also formulated and monitored litigation strategies in complex suits, in addition to participating in high-exposure mediations, arbitrations and trials. Finally, Attorney Andrews worked as regional director for home office major claims at Travelers Insurance until 2001, when she left the insurance industry to open The Law Office of Nitanya G. Andrews in Stoughton, MA, specializing in plaintiff’s personal injury cases. During her 25 years working with tort cases, Nitanya has handled many areas of law, including auto, premises liability, construction site accidents, product liability, employment, wrongful death, liquor liability, property damage and insurance coverage.

Greenberg, Hon. Mel L., (Ret.)

Greenberg, Hon. Mel L., (Ret.)
Highland Law, Worcester; Former Massachusetts Appeals Court Justice
Biography:

Judge Greenberg, recently retired from the Massachusetts Appeals Court, has had an illustrious career, presiding over trials at many different levels of the court system. Appointed to the District Court in 1977, he handled cases for both the District Court and the Appellate Division of the District Court. In 1982, a Lawyer’s Weekly survey recognized Judge Greenberg as one of the “10 Best Trial Judges in the Commonwealth.” He was appointed to the Superior Court in 1983, serving there until 1990, when he joined the Appeals Court, where he served until 2007. Upon retiring from the Appeals Court, Judge Greenberg accepted the position “of counsel” to the Worcester firm of Seder & Chandler. He served as the chair of the firm’s Appellate Advocacy and Consulting Group and co-chair of the Arbitration and Mediation Services Group, which specializes in dispute resolution of complex commercial, insolvency, corporate and intellectual property matters. In 2017, Judge Greenberg opened his own practice in Worcester, Highland Law.

Before his appointment to the bench, Judge Greenberg had a very successful career as a Worcester area trial attorney in the 1960s and 70s, litigating cases involving employment issues, civil rights, personal injury, criminal, subrogation and general civil matters. He also served as a Judge Advocate General for the United States Army Reserve from 1961-67.

Alternate Dispute Resolution was a logical next direction for a jurist with Judge Greenberg’s stature and extensive trial experience. In addition to being a Case Closed panelist, he currently serves both on the American Arbitration Association’s panel and the Real Estate Bar Association’s panel. Judge Greenberg has completed the Program on Negotiation and Mediation at Harvard Law School.

Judge Greenberg has always maintained strong ties to the Worcester area and serves as a director for the Worcester Center for Performing Arts and the Hanover Theatre.

Cornetta, Hon. Robert A., (Ret.)

Cornetta, Hon. Robert A., (Ret.)
Cornetta Babine, LLC, Danvers
Biography:

Retiring from the Superior Court in Essex County after 23 years on the bench, Judge Cornetta is now focusing on providing arbitration and mediation services at his new firm of Cornetta Babine. Judge Cornetta sat as a District Court Judge starting in 1992. During that time he served as a regional Administrative Justice and a Civil Circuit Administrator for Suffolk and Essex County including all the BMC courts with the exception of BMC Central. His last 6 years on the bench were spent on the Superior Court of Essex County, where the vast majority of his cases were civil.

Prior to joining the Massachusetts Trial Court, he was an assistant DA, Town Manager for the Town of Saugus and Assistant Commissioner for the MA Dept. of Public Welfare. He had a private law practice in Saugus from 1983 to 1992, where he handled many areas of civil litigation, including Construction, Real Estate and Medical Malpractice.

Judge Cornetta is currently an adjunct Professor of Law at MA School of Law and has been a faculty participant in seminars at the MBA, MCLE and the MA Judicial Institute.

McIntyre, Edward W., Esq.

McIntyre, Edward W., Esq.
Law Office of Edward W. McIntyre, Clinton
Biography:

Edward W. McIntyre has been a trial lawyer practicing in the field of negligence law since 1981. His trial practice has concentrated in the area of serious and life-altering injuries and has involved trials in the Superior Court and the United States District Court for Massachusetts. He has also represented parties in land disputes, premises liability cases, defective products, construction site accidents, business partnership breakups, trademark infringement, non-compete agreements, condominium owners association conflicts and municipal grievances. Ed is the immediate past president of the Massachusetts Bar Association and a past president of the Worcester County Bar Association.