The Essex County Bar Association’s (ECBA) leadership team is comprised of four Executive Officers and a Board of Directors, each elected to a two-year term. Collectively, they are responsible for creating and approving the ECBA’s annual budget, facilitating volunteer programs, including lawyer-for-a-day and conciliation programs, and organizing events including the Annual Meeting, Holiday Party and Young Lawyer networking.

Diane L. McGlynn, Esq.

Diane L. McGlynn is the President of the ECBA. As President, she prepares the agenda and presides over the Executive Committee Meetings to plan the business of the Bar. Diane is a partner at the law firm of McGlynn & McGlynn in Salem, where she concentrates her practice in domestic relationship matters.

Janet E. Dutcher, Esq.

Janet E. Dutcher is the Vice-President of the ECBA.  As Vice-President, Janet serves as a strategic advisor to the President and advocates on behalf of the bylaws. Janet is a senior associate with the law firm of Kazarosian & Costello LLP, with offices in Haverhill and Salem. Janet concentrates her practice in the areas of civil litigation, discrimination, divorce and family law, employment law and personal injury.


Erin K. Thurston, Esq.

Erin K. thurston is the Treasurer of the ECBA.  As Treasurer, Erin chairs the ECBA budget committee and is responsible for the financial affairs of the ECBA, including maintenance of its records and accounts. Erin is an associate with Jones Kelleher in Boston. Her practice focuses on complex personal injury matters. Since 2016, Erin has been selected for inclusion as a “Rising Star” in the area of personal injury by Massachusetts Super Lawyers, the Thomson Reuters lawyer rating service.


Robert J. Hartigan, Esq.

Robert J. Hartigan is the Secretary of the ECBA. As Secretary, Rob prepares and publishes a record of all meetings by the Board. Robert attended Suffolk University Law School in Boston where he focused on civil litigation.  In 2018, Robert joined Mazow | McCullough as an associate attorney where his practice is dedicated to personal injury litigation and trials.  In 2022, Robert received Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s Excellence in the Law Up and Coming Award. He is a passionate young lawyer who aggressively advocates for his clients and gives each case his utmost attention.

Executive Director

Amy N. Grant

Ex-officio Members

Paul Tucker

Thomas Driscoll

Pamela Casey O’Brien

Board Members

Jessica S. Babine
Martha R. Bagley
Mario C. Capano
Arthur J. Carakatsane
Chris Casey
Tyler O. Casey
Mark A. Cashman
Timothy J. Connors
Christopher A. Cornetta
Hon. (retired) Peter C. DiGangi
Lindsey E. Egan
Meredith A. Fine

Timothy P. Houten
Charles J. Keilty
John R. Keilty
Matthew LaMothe
Mark B. Lavoie
Robert A. Ledoux
David C. McBride
John J. McGlynn
Edward A. McNaught
Marc Moccia
Carlotta M. Patten


Henriette B. Perkins
Adrianne Ramos
Joel Rosen
Paul J. Sahovey
Anne Stevenson
Erin K. Thurston
David J. Vasapolli

Past Presidents

DonaldR. Bumiller
Walter A. Costello
Nicholas J. Decoulos
Joseph P. Dever
Carol A.G. DiMento
Thomas Dolan
Jeremiah W. Doyle III
John P. Fitzgerald
Charles W. Goddard

Annette Gonthier-Kiely
Anne Gugino Carrigan
Robert L Holloway, Jr.
Marsha V. Kazarosian

James Lagoulis
Malcolm F. MacLean III
Michael J. Merriam
Wendy R. Olinsky
Hon. Patrick J. Riley
Jeffrey T. Scuteri
John J. Vasapolli