American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) And Essex County Bar Association (ECBA) Statewide Superior Court Conciliation Pilot Program

The Trial Court highly recommends taking advantage of this opportunity. If you currently have a Superior Court case in Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk or Worcester County, simply request a referral to the program from the session clerk or the judge by submitting this completed form to them:
Be sure to select a conciliator prior to submission. 

Upon receipt of the Order to Conciliation, email the Order and contact information for all counsel to

This program provides an opportunity for a swift resolution at no cost to the parties.

The attorneys and retired judges listed below are members of the American College of Trial Lawyers and bring a level of experience like no other. Trained and certified by ECBA President Michael Merriam per SJC Rule 8 guidelines, this program will also be administered by the Essex County Bar Association.

Participating Conciliators

Michael Angelini, Esq., Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
Lisa Arrowood, Esq.,  Arrowood Law Firm
John Bagley, Esq. Morrison Mahoney, LLP
Clyde Berstresser, Esq.,  Bergstresser & Pollock, PC
Christopher Casey, Esq.,  Casey & Lundregan, PC
John Cassidy, Esq.,  Ficksman & Conley, LLP
Jack Cinquegrana, Esq.,  Choate, Hall & Stewart, LLP
Robert Curley, Esq.,  Curley & Curley, PC
Chris Dodig, Esq.,  Donovan, O’Connor & Dodig, LLP
Lew Eisenberg, Esq.,  Cosgrove, Eisenberg & Kiley, PC
Ellen Epstein Cohen, Esq.,  Adler, Cohen, Harvey, Wakeman and Guekguezian, LLP
Hon. Daniel Ford (Ret.)
Nancy Frankel Pelletier, Esq.,  Robinson Donovan, PC
Lisa Goodheart, Esq.,  Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, PC
David Gould, Esq.,  Ficksman & Conley, LLP
Bernie Guekguezian, Esq.,  Adler, Cohen, Harvey, Wakeman and Guekguezian, LLP
Glen Hannington, Esq.,  Law Offices of Glen Hannington
David Hanrahan, Esq.,  Gilman, McLaughlin & Hanrahan, LLP
Ed Hinchey, Esq.,  Sloane & Walsh, LLP (Ret)
Michael Keating, Esq.,  Foley Hoag, LLP
Paul Leavis, Esq.,  Tetzel Law
Marianne Leblanc, Esq.,  Sugarman
Jay Lynch, Esq.,  Lynch & Lynch Attorneys
Thomas Maffei, Esq.,  Sherin & Lodgen, LLP
Edward McCarthy, Esq.,  McCarthy, Bouley, & Barry, PC
Hon. Frances McIntyre (Ret.),  Capplis, Connors & Carroll
Paul McTague, Esq.,  Martin, Magnuson, McCarthy & Kenney
Tracy Miner, Esq.,  Miner Orkland Siddall, LLP
Paul O’Connor, Esq.,  Milton, Laurence & Dixon, LLP
Tom Peisch, Esq.,  Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peish & Ford, LLP
John Pucci, Esq.,  Bulkley Richardson & Gelinas, LLP
Thomas Sartory, Esq.,  Goulston & Storrs
Hon. Charles Swartwood (Ret),  Mountain, Dearborn & Whiting, LLP
Scott Tucker, Esq.,  Tucker, Dyer & O’Connell, LLP
Chris Weld, Esq.,  Todd & Weld, LLP
Benjamin Zimmermann, Esq.,  Sugarman