Who We Are


Current Commissioners

  • Honorable Ralph D. Gants, Co-Chair, Access to Justice Commission; Chief Justice, Supreme Judicial Court
  • Susan M. Finegan, Esq., Co-Chair, Access to Justice Commission; Chair, Pro Bono Committee, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, PC
  • Adrian Angus, Esq., Public Defender, Worcester Public Defender Office District and Superior Court
  • Shannon M. Barnes, Esq., Partner, Barnes and Leighton
  • Jacquelynne J. Bowman, Esq, Executive Director, Greater Boston Legal Services
  • Marijane Benner Browne, Esq., Director of Lateral Partner Recruiting, Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Esme Caramello, Esq., Faculty Director, Harvard Legal Aid Bureau
  • Jeffrey N. Catalano, Esq., Partner, Todd & Weld LLP
  • Honorable Fairlie A. Dalton, Justice, Massachusetts Housing Court Northeast Division
  • Russell Engler, Esq., Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Programs, New England Law, Boston
  • Elizabeth Ennen, Chair, Pro Bono Committee, Supreme Judicial Court
  • Honorable Dina E. Fein (ex officio), Special Advisor to the Trial Court for Access to Justice Initiatives, Administrative Office of the Trial Court; First Justice, Housing Court, Western Division
  • Joel H. Feldman, Esq., Partner, Heisler, Feldman, McCormick & Garrow, P.C.
  • Laura Gal, Esq., Managing Family Law Attorney, Northeast Legal Aid
  • Benjamin Golden, Esq., Health Law Clinical Fellow, Suffolk University Law School
  • Richard Johnston, Esq., Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Attorney General
  • Georgia Katsoulomitis, Esq., Executive Director, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
  • Honorable Antoinette E. McLean Leoney, Justice, Massachusetts District Court
  • Jonathan L. Mannina, Esq., Executive Director, Community Legal Aid
  • Honorable Richard McMahon, Associate Justice, Bristol County Probate and Family Court
  • Jennifer Grace Miller, Esq., Counsel to the Massachusetts Senate
  • Leemarie Mosca, President/Executive Director, Rosie’s Place
  • Susan Nagl, Esq., Executive Director, South Coastal Counties Legal Services
  • Kate Oberlies O’Leary, Esq., Global Executive Litigation Counsel, General Electric Company
  • Anthony Owens, Clerk Magistrate, Boston Municipal Court Dorchester Division
  • David Rosenberg (ex officio), Esq.
  • Mary K. Ryan, Esq., Partner, Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP
  • James D. Smeallie, Esq., Partner, Holland & Knight
  • Gladys Vega, Executive Director, Chelsea Collaborative
  • Marilyn J. Wellington, Esq., Executive Director, Board of Bar Examiners, Edward W. Brooke Courthouse
  • Honorable Valerie Yarashus, Justice, Massachusetts Superior Court

Commissioners Emeritus

  • Lee H. Glickenhaus, Esq., T Lex. Inc.
  • Allan G. Rodgers, Esq.
  • Jay T. Thiel, Esq., Attorney at Law, Jay T. Thiel Law Office


  • Carolyn Goodwin, Esq., Director, Access to Justice Commission