The BBA Public Service Committee implements the BBA Public Service Policy by 1) vetting prospective BBA public service projects; 2) reviewing ongoing projects; 3) providing advice and consultation to BBA leadership; and 4) supporting the BBA’s mission. This committee also acts as a valuable networking and information resource for supporting the legal community’s involvement in pro bono and community service.

For more information, contact BBA Public Service Manager Sonia Shah at or (617) 778-1976.


Douglas Gooding
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
Tel: (617) 248-5277

Lynn Girton




Essence Arzu
The Arzu Law Group LLC



Thomas Bean
Verrill Dana LLP



Daniel Biagiotti
Legal Advocacy & Resource Center



Cameron Casey
Ropes & Gray LLP

Alexandra Gorman
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates



Maureen McDonagh
Harvard Law School


Christopher Morrison
Jones Day

Dino Santangelo
Law Office of Dino R. Santangelo

Jennifer Sevigney-Durand
Schmidt & Federico P.C.


Charla Stevens
McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Professional Association

BBA Staff Contact:

Sonia Shah
Public Service Manager
Boston Bar Association
Tel: 617-778-1976