Mediation Arbitration Case Evaluation




David F. Babik, Esq.
(508) 650-6161

Michael Kinson, Sr., Esq.
Hon. Robert A. Cornetta
Gina T. Dussi, Esq.

Daniel J. Wood, Esq.
Maureen L. Reilly, Esq.
   Matthew J. King, Esq.
   John G. Bagley, Esq.
   A. Richard Mason, Esq.
   L. Jeffrey Meehan, Esq
   Frederica H. McCarthy, Esq.
   Michael J. Quinlan, Esq.
   Hon Peter A. Velis

Michael S. Kinson, Sr., Esq.
Formerly with Hanover Law Group, Boston

An experienced litigation attorney, with over 40 years of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in the District and Superior Courts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Mike Kinson has tried more than 100 jury and jury-waived trials.

Attorney Kinson practiced mainly North of Boston. In a number of firms including Marchese & Barnes and Kinson and Wallace. His caseload was primarily Plaintiff side personal injury work, along with criminal, domestic relations and landlord/tenant law.

In 2001, he joined the Hanover In-House firm of Horn & Lauretti (More recently known as The Hanover Law Group) practicing insurance defense in auto tort, premises liability and construction defect cases.

Mike’s mix of both plaintiff and defense work has given him a well-rounded perspective on valuing cases. He has participated in more than 200 arbitrations and mediations and is available to hear case both in MA and NH.

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.

Hon. Robert A. Cornetta (Ret.)
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.

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.

Gina T. Dussi, Esq.
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.

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.

Maureen L. Reilly, Esq.
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.


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