Judicial Court Appoints Two New Members
and Reappoints One Member to Clients’ Security Board;
Chair and Vice Chair Named by Court
Boston, MA--The Justices of the
Supreme Judicial Court today announced the recent appointments
of attorneys Guy B. Moss of Newton and Lucy W. West of Wellesley
to the Clients’ Security Board for a five-year term, effective
December 1, 2002. They
fill the positions formerly held by attorneys Mary H. Schmidt
and Mark N. Berman, who served as Chair and Vice Chair, respectively. The Justices also reappointed attorney Evelynne
L. Swagerty for another five-year term, effective December
Justices named attorney Joseph D. Steinfield of Boston
as the new Chair of the Clients’ Security Board and attorney
Edward W. McIntyre of Clinton as the new Vice Chair.
Moss is a partner in the law firm of Bingham McCutchen LLP
in Boston, where he concentrates on bankruptcy law, creditors’
rights, and commercial law.
Prior to his present position, he was a partner and
associate in the Boston law firm Widett, Slater and Goldman,
P.C. Mr. Moss graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University with a B.A.
degree magna cum laude,
and received a J.D. degree cum
laude from Harvard Law School.
He is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts
Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American
Bankruptcy Institute, and the Commercial Law League of America.
Earlier this year, Mr. Moss, who is listed in The Best
Lawyers in America, was selected as a Fellow of the American
College of Bankruptcy.
West is a partner at the Boston law firm of Rackemann, Sawyer
& Brewster, where she has worked since 1991, concentrating
her practice on trusts and estates. She began her legal career as a staff attorney at the U.S. Court
of Appeals for the First Circuit.
She is currently serving as program chair for the Boston
Probate & Estate Planning Forum.
A member of the Boston Bar Association and the Massachusetts
Bar Association, she holds a B.A. degree magna cum laude from the University of
Michigan. She earned
her J.D. degree from Boston College Law School.
Swagerty, a Board member since 1999, is Senior Counsel at
FleetBoston Financial, specializing in litigation.
She currently chairs the Women’s Bar Association’s
In-House Counsel Committee, and is a past president of the
Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys.
Steinfield, of the Boston firm of Hill & Barlow, P.C.,
was appointed to the Clients’ Security Board in 1998.
A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and
of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, he is an Adjunct
Professor of Law at Boston College Law School. He is also a member of the Supreme Judicial
Court’s Judiciary/Media Committee.
to the Board in 1999, Mr. McIntyre is a solo practitioner
in Clinton. He is
a member of the Supreme Judicial Court’s Pro Bono Committee,
a hearing committee member of the Board of Bar Overseers,
a director of the Worcester Bar Foundation, and past president
of the Worcester County Bar Association.
by the SJC in 1974, the Clients’ Security Board is comprised
of seven attorneys who oversee the disbursement of funds to
clients who have been victimized by attorney defalcation.
Through a portion of the annual registration fees paid
by attorneys to the Board of Bar Overseers, Massachusetts
fully reimburses clients who have been victimized by instances
of attorney misappropriations.