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 Annette Gonthier Kiely-- President


Annette Gonthier Kiely, is the founder of Gonthier Kiely & Associates,P.C. Her firm specializes in all kinds of personal injury work, including medical negligence, product liability, premises liability and liquor liability. She has been named a Super Lawyer by New England Super Lawyers annually since 2008, as well as recognized as one of the top 50 Massachusetts Female Attorneys. She was honored in June 2012 as “Lawyer of the Year” by the North Shore Women’s Bar Association. Annette is a longtime MATA Board of Governors Member and Executive Committee member. She has also served as Editor-in-Chief of  the MATA Journal and Co-Chair of the MATA Medical Malpractice Committee. Annette is also a past President of the Essex County Bar Association.

Annette is  Summa Cum Laude Graduate of Emmanuel College and Cum Laude Graduate of Suffolk University Law School.


Jonathan A. Karon: President-elect


Jonathan A. Karon,  is the founder of Karon Law, LLC in Boston, Massachusetts.  He has a national practice representing the catastrophically injured including cases involving amusement ride accidents, traumatic brain injuries and defective products.  He has spoken on a range of topics including traumatic brain injury cases, amusement ride accidents, products liability, trial practice and personal injury law issues for professional groups including the American Association for Justice, the Massachusetts Bar Association and, of course, MATA. He is Editor-in-Chief of the MATA Journal, been selected for the list of Massachusetts SuperLawyers® every year since 2008 and is the author of "Smaller Products Liability Cases on a Budget" published in the November 2015 issue of Trial Magazine.


He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and a cum laude graduate of the Boston University School of Law.  More information about him can be found at his firm’s website


Thomas R. Murphy: Treasurer


THOMAS R. MURPHY has been active in the greater Boston trial bar since 1985. He has taken numerous state and federal cases to verdict, on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants, in Massachusetts and elsewhere; in recent years he has been increasingly active in state and federal appellate courts. A member of the Amicus Committee of the Mass. Academy of Trial Attorney’s for ten years and Chair of the Committee for five, in addition to his many reported decisions he has co-written or edited many of MATA’s amicus filings. Inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2005, he was first elected as the Ipswich Town Moderator in 2011 and has been elected annually since then.

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Kathy Jo Cook: Secretary



Kathy Jo Cook is the managing member of the KJC Law Firm LLC representing individuals and businesses in civil cases, including personal injury, wrongful death, medical and legal malpractice, consumer protection and employment discrimination.  She litigated the first successful claim in MA to holding that an insurance company’s meritless appeal of an injured worker’s verdict violated the Consumer Protection Statute, and recently prevailed in Law v. Griffith, , deemed to be one of the most important decisions of the year. Kathy Jo is A member of ABOTA, in 1999, she was named by MA Lawyers Weekly as one of the top five "up and coming" attorneys in MA, and in 2007, became the third lawyer ever to be inducted into the MLW "Hall of Fame."  Kathy Jo was named as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in MA by Law & Politics Magazine in 2008, and has been named as a Super Lawyer every year since. Kathy Jo was the 2008-2009 President of the WBA of MA, and  currently serves on the boards and committees of a number of bar associations, including MATA, MA Employment Lawyers Assn, MBA, and the BBA. She is an honors graduate of Suffolk University Law School and the University of Houston. 









Annette Gonthier-Kiely


Jonathan Karon


Thomas Murphy


Kathy Jo Cook

Immediate Past President

Charlotte Glinka

Regional governors Terms Expire 2017

Non Regional/At-Large governors, Terms expire 2018

Region 1 –  Berkshire

Chris Dodig

Peter Ainsworth

Thomas Bond

Maureen Counihan

Steven Coren

Kathleen Crowley

Lee Dawn Daniel

Marc Diller

Scott Goldberg

Mike Harris

Walter Kelley

Alan Klevan

Deb Kohl

Kenneth Levine

Ian McCallister

Michael Mone, Jr. 

Russell Pollock

Mala Rafik





Region 2 – Hampden

Gerard DiSanti

Ryan Alekman

Region 3 – Worcester

Edward Bassett

Richard Rafferty

Region 4 – Middlesex

George Foote

Michael Heineman

Morton Shuman

Maura Sheehan

Region 5 – Essex

Simon Dixon

Don Pitman

Region 6 – Suffolk



Michael Lennon

Ronald Gluck

Nance Lyons

Robert Feinberg

Leo Boyle

Brendan Carney

Region 7 –Norfolk

Andrew Nebenzahl

Frank Riccio

Region 8 –   Plymouth

Donald Gibson

Region 9 –   Bristol

Sean Flaherty

Region 10 – Barnstable, Dukes, Nantucket

Bruce Bierhans

Region 11 – Franklin

John Stobierski

Region 12 – Hampshire

John DiBartolo


Marc Breakstone 

Phillip Crowe 

Gerard DiSanti 

Robert A. DeLello 

Kim Dougherty 

Stanley Helinski 

Andrew C. Meyer, Jr. 

Sheila Mone

Lloyd Rosenberg 

Maura Sheehan

AAJ Governors: Lauren Barnes, Doug Sheff, Edwin Wallace

AAJ Delegates: Marianne LeBlanc, Mike Gillis

AAJ Minority Delegate: Terrence Parker



Andrew M. Abraham

Charles W. Barrett, Jr.

David R. Bikofsky

J. Michael Conley

Robert V. Costello

Walter A. Costello Jr.

Warren  Fitzgerald

Michael K. Gillis

Charlotte E. Glinka

Frederic N.  Halström



Patrick T. Jones

Marsha V. Kazarosian

Timothy C. Kelleher III

Paul F. Leavis

Mary Jane  McKenna

James F. Meehan

Chris A. Milne

Michael E. Mone Sr.

Kathleen M. O'Donnell



Alan S. Pierce

Camille F. Sarrouf, Sr.

Steven H. Schafer

Douglas K. Sheff

Neil  Sugarman

Paul R. Sugarman

Anthony Tarricone

Edwin L. Wallace

Kimberly E. Winter

Valerie A. Yarashus



























































































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