Supreme Judicial Court Appoints
New Members to Board of Bar Overseers;
New Chair and Vice Chair Also Named
Boston, MA --- The
Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court today announced
the appointments of attorneys Marguerite T. Grant of Cambridge,
J. Charles Mokriski of Newton, Francis J. Russell of Shrewsbury
and lay members James P. Carey of Belmont and Linda R.
McKenzie of Burlington to the Board of Bar Overseers for
four-year terms, expiring on December 31, 2008. They fill
the positions formerly held by attorneys M. Ellen Carpenter,
who served as Chair; Thomas E. Peisch, who served as Vice
Chair; Janet Kenton-Walker; and lay members Maryanne Frangules
and Robert J. Guttentag. All of their terms have recently
expired. The Court also reappointed Francis P.Keough of
Foxborough to a four-year term as a lay member.
Justices appointed attorney Alan D. Rose of Wellesley as
the new Chair of the Board of Bar Overseers and attorney
Constance L. Rudnick of Marblehead as the new Vice Chair.
Board of Bar Overseers, which consists of eight lawyers
and four non-lawyers appointed by the Supreme Judicial
Court, investigates allegations of professional misconduct
by attorneys. Established in 1974, the Board of Bar Overseers
uses annual registration fees paid by attorneys to fund
its operations and those of the Office of Bar Counsel and
the Clients' Security Board.
T. Grant has been an appellate prosecutor in the Middlesex
District Attorney's Office since 1991. Prior to joining
the District Attorney's Office, she was an associate at
Hill & Barlow, P.C. in Boston. Ms. Grant received an
A.B. degree from Wellesley College and a J.D. degree from
Stanford Law School. She is a member of the Boston Bar
Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association, where
she served on the Committee on Professional Ethics. Ms.
Grant was also a member of the Board of Bar Overseers Hearing
Committee from 1997 to 2003. She is presently an adjunct
professor at Northeastern University School of Law, and
was a lecturer in Legal Writing at the Harvard Extension
School from 1992 until 1997.
Mokriski is a partner in the Boston office of the law firm
Day, Berry & Howard LLP. He is a member of the Technology & Intellectual
Property Group and Chair of the firm's Ethics Committee.
Since 2000, he has taught Professional Responsibility as
an adjunct professor at Boston College Law School. A member
of the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional
Responsibility Lawyers and of the Boston Bar Journal Board
of Editors, he has also served on the Boston Bar Association
Task Force on Multidisciplinary Practice and as Chair of
the Boston Bar Association Committee on Ethics. Earlier,
while in Connecticut, he served as Chair of the Hartford
Housing Authority and Chair of the Hartford Roman Catholic
Archdiocese of Hartford Due Process Tribunal. Mr. Mokriski
graduated with an A.B. degree, magna cum laude, from Yale
College and completed two masters degrees at Yale University.
He received his J.D. degree from Yale Law School.
partner in the Worcester law firm of Mountain, Dearborn & Whiting,
Francis J. Russell's practice of law focuses primarily
on probate matters. Prior to joining the firm in 1981,
he was a tax specialist at Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.
in Boston. Mr. Russell presently serves on the Executive
Committee and was President from 1997 to 1998. In 1999,
he was the recipient of the Worcester County Bar Association
Distinguished Attorney Award. Mr. Russell is also a member
of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the American Bar
Association, and is a Life Member of the Worcester County
Bar Foundation and a Life Member and trustee of the Massachusetts
Bar Foundation. Active in the community, he serves on the
Finance Committee for the town of Shrewsbury. Mr. Russell
received his B.S. degree, cum laude, from Boston College,
a J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School, and a
Master of Laws in Taxation from Boston University School
P. Carey is a certified public accountant in Boston, specializing
in forensic accounting, commercial insurance claim services,
litigation services, and general management consulting.
From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Carey worked in several managing
capacities at a regional certified public accounting firm.
Presently, Mr. Carey is a shareholder in Carey & Company,
P.C. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified
Public Accountants, the Massachusetts Society of Certified
Public Accountants, and the Boston Association of Claims
Executives. Mr. Carey received a B. S. degree from Northeastern
University and an M.B.A. degree from Boston College.
R. McKenzie is vice president of McKenzie & Company,
which provides human resources services to businesses.
Previously, she worked for the Department of Social Services
for nine years and served as a business analyst for the
Greater Roxbury Development Corporation. She also has extensive
experience as a volunteer. A graduate of Smith College,
Ms. McKenzie obtained her M.B.A. degree at Fordham University.
new Chair, Alan D. Rose, is managing partner in the Boston
law firm of Rose & Associates. In 2002, he was appointed
as a member to the Board of Bar Overseers by the Supreme
Judicial Court. He is a member of the Boston Bar Association
and a board member and former Chair of the City Mission
Society, an ecumenical social service agency in Boston.
Mr. Rose has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for
the past ten years.
Rudnick, the new Vice Chair, is a professor of legal ethics
at the Massachusetts School of Law and is with the Boston
law firm of Gargiulo, Rudnick & Gargiulo. The Supreme
Judicial Court appointed her to the Board of Bar Overseers
in 2001. She is also a member of the Boston Bar Association.