Daniel J. Wood, Esq.
Wood & Gresham, PC, Wrentham
Attorney Wood has been practicing law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 1995. During his first 10 years of practice, Attorney Wood worked for an insurance defense firm and focused primarily on defending insurance companies and their insureds in personal injury claims. However, since 2004, Attorney Wood has represented individuals and families who have been injured in accidents, while still representing several self-insured entities on the defense side in other matters.
From automobile accidents to slip and falls, to construction site accidents, Attorney Wood has achieved favorable results for his clients for over a decade, on both sides of the table.
On the defense side, Attorney Wood has defended numerous multi-million dollar cases on behalf of his clients over his career. He has litigated personal injury cases in District, Superior and Federal Courts throughout the Commonwealth. He has defended numerous large exposure cases on behalf of his clients. He has also presented numerous seminars, both locally and nationally, for insurance industry professionals, insurance company clients, and various insurance industry associations.
On the Plaintiff’s side, Attorney Wood has utilized his years of experience and knowledge of the insurance industry to assist people who have been injured in accidents. Having worked as an attorney for insurance companies for many years, Attorney Wood provides his personal injury clients with unique expertise and insight that most other attorneys are unable to provide. With over 20 years of experience in personal injury litigation, and the benefit of having represented both plaintiffs and defendants over the years, Attorney Wood has developed a keen ability to discern the strengths and weaknesses on each side of a personal injury case. Based upon his unique experience in representing both plaintiffs and defendants, Attorney Wood is able to be a fair and impartial neutral who will assess your case objectively and, as a mediator, will work tirelessly to bring your case to a final resolution.
Benjamin A. Pushner, Esq.
Goldberg & Oriel, Newton, MA
A veteran trial attorney with over 20 years of courtroom experience, handling many types of liability litigation, Ben Pushner has developed a keen sense of evaluating cases from both sides. A graduate of Columbia University, Cornell Law School and the Johnson School of Management, Attorney Pushner has tried cases in the Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut courts.
Hon. Robert A. Cornetta (Ret.)
Early in his career, Ben served as a litigator in several small to medium size firms. In 2001, he took a position as staff counsel for The Hartford Insurance Company in their Boston office. He worked there until 2008, defending cases involving auto & premises liability, products liability, employment/discrimination, workers compensation and subrogation.
In 2009, he joined the litigation team of the Rhode Island personal injury firm of Rob Levine & Associates. He was responsible for case evaluation, litigation strategies and oversight of all mediations, arbitrations and trials in this fast-paced plaintiff personal injury firm.
Since 2015, Ben has served as “of counsel” to the Newton, MA firm of Goldberg & Oriel handling both commercial and personal injury litigation.
Attorney Pushner has served as a court-appointed arbitrator for the Rhode Island Superior Courts and has conducted many Superior Court arbitrations. He has also conducted and participated in many pre-suit arbitrations in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Ben completed mediation training, successfully earning his mediator certification through MWI in Boston. He currently serves as a mediator to the Massachusetts District Courts.
Cornetta Babine, LLC, Danvers
Retiring from the Superior Court in Essex County after 23 years on the bench, Judge Cornetta is now focusing on providing arbitration and mediation services at his new firm of Cornetta Babine. Judge Cornetta sat as a District Court Judge starting in 1992. During that time he served as a regional Administrative Justice and a Civil Circuit Administrator for Suffolk and Essex County including all the BMC courts with the exception of BMC Central. His last 6 years on the bench were spent on the Superior Court of Essex County, where the vast majority of his cases were civil.
Prior to joining the Massachusetts Trial Court, he was an assistant DA, Town Manager for the Town of Saugus and Assistant Commissioner for the MA Dept. of Public Welfare. He had a private law practice in Saugus from 1983 to 1992, where he handled many areas of civil litigation, including Construction, Real Estate and Medical Malpractice.
Gina T. Dussi, Esq.
Judge Cornetta is currently an adjunct Professor of Law at MA School of Law and has been a faculty participant in seminars at the MBA, MCLE and the MA Judicial Institute.
Finbury & Sullivan, P.C., Haverhill
Atty. Dussi began her legal career in a small general practice firm in Lynn in the early 1980’s as a young associate. After three years there, she moved over to defense work, first at the Law Offices of Thomas Polimeni and then, a short time later, at the Law Offices of Lawrence McAuliffe, in-house counsel for Sentry/Middlesex Insurance. Gina handled defense work for Sentry/Middlesex for almost twenty years until 2007, when she took a position as claims manager for Veolia Water North America. At Veolia Water, she managed workers compensation, general liability and auto claims for over 2000 employees throughout the US and Canada. Next she spent a year at Arthur Levine & Associates, doing defense work for Safety Insurance, before returning to the Plaintiff side, at her current firm of Finbury & Sullivan, a well-known personal injury firm North of Boston.
Maureen L. Reilly, Esq.
Atty. Dussi has completed formal mediation training and has attended MCLE seminars and workshops on mediation to hone her skills. She has also been involved with Domestic Violence issues and has handled pro-bono cases in the areas of child custody and divorce. In addition, Gina taught at Massachusetts School of Law as an adjunct professor.
Reilly Law, Boston
Maureen Reilly is the principal of Reilly Law a boutique civil litigation law firm located in downtown Boston. Maureen is a trial lawyer with more than 22 years of experience representing individuals, small businesses, large corporations and governmental entities in a wide range of matters throughout the Courts and administrative agencies of Massachusetts. Maureen has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury actions, contract disputes, property damage claims and employment matters.
Maureen is a 1989 graduate of Boston University School of Law. She graduated magna cum laude from Siena College in Loudonville, New York. Ms. Reilly began her legal career at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office where she underwent intensive training to develop strong advocacy skills and understanding of the legal process. Maureen remained in Boston after graduating from law school and joined the firm of Karol & Riley, a civil litigation firm in downtown Boston. Maureen began litigating complex tort and contract cases immediately after graduating from law school. Maureen established Reilly Law in 1996 and has successfully resolved hundreds of cases through trial and mediation. In addition to being a skilled trial attorney Ms. Reilly is also a certified mediator.