Panelists

SEMA’s carefully selected independent and neutral panelists have extensive training and experience in resolving legal issues. SEMA’s neutral panelists are former Judges, Lawyers with years of litigation experience, and former Probate Court Family Service Officers. Each have dedicated themselves to the principles of Alternative Dispute Resolution and the betterment of the process.

The resumés for the Mediators and Arbitrators of SEMA are listed belowunder the subject matter for which they make themselves available.

Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Division of Assets

Hon. Robert A. Scandurra (Ret.)

Admitted to Massachusetts Bar – 1974

EDUCATION:

New England School of Law, Boston, MA JD; 1974

Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY BA, 1971

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

First Justice, Barnstable Probate and Family Court, 2008-2018

Associate Justice, Barnstable Probate and Family Court, 1994-2008

Private Practice of Law, Hyannis and Barnstable Village, 1977-1994

Law firm of Braunstein and Cohen, Hyannis, MA   January 1975-1977

AFFILIATIONS:

Barnstable County Bar Association

MBA-BBA Alimony Task Force

MIWOA (Massachusetts Interscholastic Wrestling Officials Association)

HONORS:

New England School of Law Dean’s Reception, 2003

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE OR ARBITRATE:

Custody/Support/Alimony/Division of Assets

Divorce Modifications and Contempt

Family Disputes of all Matters

Grandparents Visitation Disputes

Paternity Issues

Petitions to Partition

Equity Disputes

Wills and Trust Disputes

Hon. Stephen C. Steinberg (Ret.)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

First Justice, Probate and Family Court, Dukes County, 2002-2011
Associate Justice, Probate and Family Court, Plymouth County, 1996-2011
Private Practice, Reservitz, Steinberg and Belinsky, P.C., 1970-1996
City Solicitor, City of Brockton, 1970-1972
Assistant Clerk Magistrate, Brockton District Court, 1966-1970

AFFILIATIONS:

Massachusetts Family and Probate Inn of Court
Pilgrim Foundation Trustee
Plymouth County Bar Association
Plymouth District Bar Association

AWARDS:

Frank Powers Award, Plymouth District Bar Association, 2010
Brass Gavel Award, Plymouth County Bar Association, 2010

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE OR ARBITRATE:

Custody/Support/Alimony/Division of Assets
Divorce Modifications and Contempt
Same Sex Couples Disputes
Unmarried Couples Disputes
Grandparents Visitation Issues
Paternity Issues
Petition to Partition
Adoptions
Equity Disputes
Wills and Trust Disputes

Gerald S. Garnick, Esq.

Admitted to Massachusetts Bar – 1968

COURTS ADMITTED:

Massachusetts State Courts
United States District Court for District of Massachusetts

EDUCATION:

Suffolk University School of Law, J.D., 1968
American International College, B.A., 1965

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Private Practice of law, 1969 - present
Mediator /Conciliator, 2006 - present

Business Transactions
Civil Litigation (Plaintiff and Defendant)
Construction Litigation
Contract Disputes
Divorce and Separation
Post Divorce Disputes
Real Estate Transactions
Will and Trust Disputes

AFFILIATIONS:

Barnstable County Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
Massachusetts Counsel on Family Mediations, Inc.
Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (Racial and Ethnic Bias Commission)
Town of Yarmouth Board of Health, Past Member and Chair
Town of Yarmouth Zoning Board of Appeals

CURRENT AND FORMER AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Business
Civil Litigation
Construction Law
Domestic Relations/Family Law
Mediation/Conciliation
Wills and Trusts
Will Disputes/Settlement of Estates

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE OR ARBITRATE:

  • Business Disputes
  • Post Divorce or Separation Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Will Disputes
  • Construction Disputes
  • Divorce and Separation Agreements
Michael E. LaFrance, Chief Probation Officer (Ret.)

Chief Probation Officer (Ret.)
Plymouth Probate and Family Court

EDUCATION:

Divorce Mediation Training, 1990
Providence College, B.A., 1971

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Chief Probation Officer, Plymouth County Probate and Family Court, 2004 - 2011 (Ret.)
Chief Probation Officer, Dukes County Probate and Family Court, 2001 - 2011 (Ret.)
Acting Chief Probation Officer, Barnstable County Probate and Family Court, 2011 (Ret.)
Mediator of Domestic Relations Disputes, 1979 - present

Child Support
Custody
Division of Assets and Liabilities
Spousal Support
Visitation

Faculty, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education-Divorce Basics, 2006 - 2011
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Plymouth County Probate and Family Court, 1998 - 2004
Probation Officer, Plymouth County Probate and Family Court, 1979 -1998

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE:

Divorce and Separation Agreements

Child Support
Custody
Division of Assets and Liabilities
Spousal Support
Visitation

Post Divorce or Separation Disputes

Child Support
Spousal Support
Custody
Visitation

Russell N. Wilkins, Esq.

Admitted to Massachusetts Bar – 1973

COURTS ADMITTED:

Massachusetts State Courts
United States District Court for District of Massachusetts

EDUCATION:

New England School of Law, 1970 - 1973
University of New Hampshire, 1963 - 1967

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

South Eastern Mediation & Arbitration, Inc.
Mediator/Conciliator, 2011-Present
     Divorce and Separation
     Post Divorce Disputes
     Same Sex Couples Disputes
     Will and Trust Disputes
     Contract Disputes
Private Practice - Wilkins & DeYoung, 1983 - 2013
Discovery Master
Guardian Ad Literm

AFFILIATIONS:

American Bar Association
Barnstable County Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
Massachusetts Counsel on Family Mediations, Inc.

CURRENT AND FORMER AREAS OF PRACTICE:

  • Domestic Relations/Family Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Administration
  • Settlement of Estates
  • Mediation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Will and Trust Litigation

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE OR ARBITRATE:

  • Divorce and Separation Agreements
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Post Divorce or Separation Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Same Sex Couples Disputes
  • Business Disputes
  • Elder Care Disputes
  • Will and Trust Disputes
Ann E. Rascati, Esq.

ANN E. RASCATI, ESQ.

EDUCATION:

Mediation Works, Inc.:   Mediation Certification, 2009

                                                Advanced Certification Family Law, 2010

New England School of Law, J.D. 1984

Providence College, B.A. Political Science, 1980

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

South Eastern Mediation & Arbitration, Inc., joined January 2019

Cartwright & Rascati, 1994-present

                Family Law

                Mediation/Conciliation

                Parent Coordinator

                Guardian Ad Litem Investigations

Law Offices of Ann E. Rascati, 1991-1994

New England School of Law, 1987-1989 and 1991-1993, Associate Professor of Law

Office of the Cape and Islands District Attorney, ADA, Trial Advisor, 1990-1991

Office of the Plymouth County District Attorney, ADA, Trial & Appellate Divisions, 1985-1989

                Appointment:     Governor’s Special Advisory Board on Forensic Mental Health

AFFILIATIONS:

Barnstable County Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council

Massachusetts Association of Guardians Ad Litem

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Domestic Relations/Family Law

Mediation

Parent Coordinator

Guardian Ad Litem        

                               

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE:

Divorce and Separation Disputes

Parenting Plans

Child Support

Division of Assets

Alimony                                              

Post Divorce or Separation Disputes                                        

Same Sex Couples Disputes                                                         


Comtempts & Modifications

Hon. Robert A. Scandurra (Ret.)

Admitted to Massachusetts Bar – 1974

EDUCATION:

New England School of Law, Boston, MA JD; 1974

Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY BA, 1971

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

First Justice, Barnstable Probate and Family Court, 2008-2018

Associate Justice, Barnstable Probate and Family Court, 1994-2008

Private Practice of Law, Hyannis and Barnstable Village, 1977-1994

Law firm of Braunstein and Cohen, Hyannis, MA   January 1975-1977

AFFILIATIONS:

Barnstable County Bar Association

MBA-BBA Alimony Task Force

MIWOA (Massachusetts Interscholastic Wrestling Officials Association)

HONORS:

New England School of Law Dean’s Reception, 2003

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE OR ARBITRATE:

Custody/Support/Alimony/Division of Assets

Divorce Modifications and Contempt

Family Disputes of all Matters

Grandparents Visitation Disputes

Paternity Issues

Petitions to Partition

Equity Disputes

Wills and Trust Disputes

Hon. Stephen C. Steinberg (Ret.)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

First Justice, Probate and Family Court, Dukes County, 2002-2011
Associate Justice, Probate and Family Court, Plymouth County, 1996-2011
Private Practice, Reservitz, Steinberg and Belinsky, P.C., 1970-1996
City Solicitor, City of Brockton, 1970-1972
Assistant Clerk Magistrate, Brockton District Court, 1966-1970

AFFILIATIONS:

Massachusetts Family and Probate Inn of Court
Pilgrim Foundation Trustee
Plymouth County Bar Association
Plymouth District Bar Association

AWARDS:

Frank Powers Award, Plymouth District Bar Association, 2010
Brass Gavel Award, Plymouth County Bar Association, 2010

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE OR ARBITRATE:

Custody/Support/Alimony/Division of Assets
Divorce Modifications and Contempt
Same Sex Couples Disputes
Unmarried Couples Disputes
Grandparents Visitation Issues
Paternity Issues
Petition to Partition
Adoptions
Equity Disputes
Wills and Trust Disputes

Gerald S. Garnick, Esq.

Admitted to Massachusetts Bar – 1968

COURTS ADMITTED:

Massachusetts State Courts
United States District Court for District of Massachusetts

EDUCATION:

Suffolk University School of Law, J.D., 1968
American International College, B.A., 1965

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Private Practice of law, 1969 - present
Mediator /Conciliator, 2006 - present

Business Transactions
Civil Litigation (Plaintiff and Defendant)
Construction Litigation
Contract Disputes
Divorce and Separation
Post Divorce Disputes
Real Estate Transactions
Will and Trust Disputes

AFFILIATIONS:

Barnstable County Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
Massachusetts Counsel on Family Mediations, Inc.
Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (Racial and Ethnic Bias Commission)
Town of Yarmouth Board of Health, Past Member and Chair
Town of Yarmouth Zoning Board of Appeals

CURRENT AND FORMER AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Business
Civil Litigation
Construction Law
Domestic Relations/Family Law
Mediation/Conciliation
Wills and Trusts
Will Disputes/Settlement of Estates

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE OR ARBITRATE:

  • Business Disputes
  • Post Divorce or Separation Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Will Disputes
  • Construction Disputes
  • Divorce and Separation Agreements
Michael E. LaFrance, Chief Probation Officer (Ret.)

Chief Probation Officer (Ret.)
Plymouth Probate and Family Court

EDUCATION:

Divorce Mediation Training, 1990
Providence College, B.A., 1971

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Chief Probation Officer, Plymouth County Probate and Family Court, 2004 - 2011 (Ret.)
Chief Probation Officer, Dukes County Probate and Family Court, 2001 - 2011 (Ret.)
Acting Chief Probation Officer, Barnstable County Probate and Family Court, 2011 (Ret.)
Mediator of Domestic Relations Disputes, 1979 - present

Child Support
Custody
Division of Assets and Liabilities
Spousal Support
Visitation

Faculty, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education-Divorce Basics, 2006 - 2011
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Plymouth County Probate and Family Court, 1998 - 2004
Probation Officer, Plymouth County Probate and Family Court, 1979 -1998

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE:

Divorce and Separation Agreements

Child Support
Custody
Division of Assets and Liabilities
Spousal Support
Visitation

Post Divorce or Separation Disputes

Child Support
Spousal Support
Custody
Visitation

Russell N. Wilkins, Esq.

Admitted to Massachusetts Bar – 1973

COURTS ADMITTED:

Massachusetts State Courts
United States District Court for District of Massachusetts

EDUCATION:

New England School of Law, 1970 - 1973
University of New Hampshire, 1963 - 1967

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

South Eastern Mediation & Arbitration, Inc.
Mediator/Conciliator, 2011-Present
     Divorce and Separation
     Post Divorce Disputes
     Same Sex Couples Disputes
     Will and Trust Disputes
     Contract Disputes
Private Practice - Wilkins & DeYoung, 1983 - 2013
Discovery Master
Guardian Ad Literm

AFFILIATIONS:

American Bar Association
Barnstable County Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
Massachusetts Counsel on Family Mediations, Inc.

CURRENT AND FORMER AREAS OF PRACTICE:

  • Domestic Relations/Family Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Administration
  • Settlement of Estates
  • Mediation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Will and Trust Litigation

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE OR ARBITRATE:

  • Divorce and Separation Agreements
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Post Divorce or Separation Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Same Sex Couples Disputes
  • Business Disputes
  • Elder Care Disputes
  • Will and Trust Disputes
Ann E. Rascati, Esq.

ANN E. RASCATI, ESQ.

 

EDUCATION:

Mediation Works, Inc.:   Mediation Certification, 2009

                                                Advanced Certification Family Law, 2010

New England School of Law, J.D. 1984

Providence College, B.A. Political Science, 1980

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

South Eastern Mediation & Arbitration, Inc., joined January 2019

Cartwright & Rascati, 1994-present

                Family Law

                Mediation/Conciliation

                Parent Coordinator

                Guardian Ad Litem Investigations

Law Offices of Ann E. Rascati, 1991-1994

New England School of Law, 1987-1989 and 1991-1993, Associate Professor of Law

Office of the Cape and Islands District Attorney, ADA, Trial Advisor, 1990-1991

Office of the Plymouth County District Attorney, ADA, Trial & Appellate Divisions, 1985-1989

                Appointment:     Governor’s Special Advisory Board on Forensic Mental Health

AFFILIATIONS:

Barnstable County Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council

Massachusetts Association of Guardians Ad Litem

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Domestic Relations/Family Law

Mediation

Parent Coordinator

Guardian Ad Litem        

                               

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE:

Divorce and Separation Disputes

Parenting Plans

Child Support

Division of Assets

Alimony                                              

Post Divorce or Separation Disputes                                        

Same Sex Couples Disputes                                                         

Elder Affairs

Hon. Robert A. Scandurra (Ret.)

Admitted to Massachusetts Bar – 1974

EDUCATION:

New England School of Law, Boston, MA JD; 1974

Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY BA, 1971

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

First Justice, Barnstable Probate and Family Court, 2008-2018

Associate Justice, Barnstable Probate and Family Court, 1994-2008

Private Practice of Law, Hyannis and Barnstable Village, 1977-1994

Law firm of Braunstein and Cohen, Hyannis, MA   January 1975-1977

AFFILIATIONS:

Barnstable County Bar Association

MBA-BBA Alimony Task Force

MIWOA (Massachusetts Interscholastic Wrestling Officials Association)

HONORS:

New England School of Law Dean’s Reception, 2003

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE OR ARBITRATE:

Custody/Support/Alimony/Division of Assets

Divorce Modifications and Contempt

Family Disputes of all Matters

Grandparents Visitation Disputes

Paternity Issues

Petitions to Partition

Equity Disputes

Wills and Trust Disputes

Hon. Stephen C. Steinberg (Ret.)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

First Justice, Probate and Family Court, Dukes County, 2002-2011
Associate Justice, Probate and Family Court, Plymouth County, 1996-2011
Private Practice, Reservitz, Steinberg and Belinsky, P.C., 1970-1996
City Solicitor, City of Brockton, 1970-1972
Assistant Clerk Magistrate, Brockton District Court, 1966-1970

AFFILIATIONS:

Massachusetts Family and Probate Inn of Court
Pilgrim Foundation Trustee
Plymouth County Bar Association
Plymouth District Bar Association

AWARDS:

Frank Powers Award, Plymouth District Bar Association, 2010
Brass Gavel Award, Plymouth County Bar Association, 2010

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE OR ARBITRATE:

Custody/Support/Alimony/Division of Assets
Divorce Modifications and Contempt
Same Sex Couples Disputes
Unmarried Couples Disputes
Grandparents Visitation Issues
Paternity Issues
Petition to Partition
Adoptions
Equity Disputes
Wills and Trust Disputes

Gerald S. Garnick, Esq.

Admitted to Massachusetts Bar – 1968

COURTS ADMITTED:

Massachusetts State Courts
United States District Court for District of Massachusetts

EDUCATION:

Suffolk University School of Law, J.D., 1968
American International College, B.A., 1965

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Private Practice of law, 1969 - present
Mediator /Conciliator, 2006 - present

Business Transactions
Civil Litigation (Plaintiff and Defendant)
Construction Litigation
Contract Disputes
Divorce and Separation
Post Divorce Disputes
Real Estate Transactions
Will and Trust Disputes

AFFILIATIONS:

Barnstable County Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
Massachusetts Counsel on Family Mediations, Inc.
Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (Racial and Ethnic Bias Commission)
Town of Yarmouth Board of Health, Past Member and Chair
Town of Yarmouth Zoning Board of Appeals

CURRENT AND FORMER AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Business
Civil Litigation
Construction Law
Domestic Relations/Family Law
Mediation/Conciliation
Wills and Trusts
Will Disputes/Settlement of Estates

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE OR ARBITRATE:

  • Business Disputes
  • Post Divorce or Separation Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Will Disputes
  • Construction Disputes
  • Divorce and Separation Agreements
Russell N. Wilkins, Esq.

Admitted to Massachusetts Bar – 1973

COURTS ADMITTED:

Massachusetts State Courts
United States District Court for District of Massachusetts

EDUCATION:

New England School of Law, 1970 - 1973
University of New Hampshire, 1963 - 1967

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

South Eastern Mediation & Arbitration, Inc.
Mediator/Conciliator, 2011-Present
     Divorce and Separation
     Post Divorce Disputes
     Same Sex Couples Disputes
     Will and Trust Disputes
     Contract Disputes
Private Practice - Wilkins & DeYoung, 1983 - 2013
Discovery Master
Guardian Ad Literm

AFFILIATIONS:

American Bar Association
Barnstable County Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
Massachusetts Counsel on Family Mediations, Inc.

CURRENT AND FORMER AREAS OF PRACTICE:

  • Domestic Relations/Family Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Administration
  • Settlement of Estates
  • Mediation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Will and Trust Litigation

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE OR ARBITRATE:

  • Divorce and Separation Agreements
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Post Divorce or Separation Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Same Sex Couples Disputes
  • Business Disputes
  • Elder Care Disputes
  • Will and Trust Disputes

Civil Disputes, Construction, Contracts, Personal Injury, Professional Liability

Hon. David G. Nagle (Ret.)

Admitted to Massachusetts Bar – 1966

EDUCATION:

Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 1966
Holy Cross College, B.A., 1963
Boston Latin, 1959

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

First Justice, Brockton District Court, 1993-2009
Associate Justice, Brockton District Court, 1989 -1993
Counsel for Town of Hull Redevelopment Authority, 1986 -1989
Counsel for Plymouth County Retirement Board, 1981-1986
Counsel for Plymouth County Commissioners, 1980 -1986
Special Assistant District Attorney, 1978
Town Counsel, Town of Hanover, 1974 -1989
Special Assistant Attorney General, 1974 -1975
Assistant District Attorney Plymouth County, 1973 -1979
Assistant Attorney General Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1969 -1973
Private Practice, 1966 -1969, 1973 - 1989

AWARDS:

Judicial Excellence Award, Massachusetts Judge’s Conference, 2000
Brass Gavel Award, Plymouth County Bar Association, 2000

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE OR ARBITRATE:

Business Disputes
Commercial Law Disputes
Construction Disputes
Consumer Complaints
Contract Disputes
Corporation and Shareholder Disputes
Easement, Right of Way and Boundary Disputes
LLC Member Rights and Obligation Disputes
Purchase and State of Business Disputes
Tort Liability and Damages

Gerald S. Garnick, Esq.

Admitted to Massachusetts Bar – 1968

COURTS ADMITTED:

Massachusetts State Courts
United States District Court for District of Massachusetts

EDUCATION:

Suffolk University School of Law, J.D., 1968
American International College, B.A., 1965

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Private Practice of law, 1969 - present
Mediator /Conciliator, 2006 - present

Business Transactions
Civil Litigation (Plaintiff and Defendant)
Construction Litigation
Contract Disputes
Divorce and Separation
Post Divorce Disputes
Real Estate Transactions
Will and Trust Disputes

AFFILIATIONS:

Barnstable County Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
Massachusetts Counsel on Family Mediations, Inc.
Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (Racial and Ethnic Bias Commission)
Town of Yarmouth Board of Health, Past Member and Chair
Town of Yarmouth Zoning Board of Appeals

CURRENT AND FORMER AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Business
Civil Litigation
Construction Law
Domestic Relations/Family Law
Mediation/Conciliation
Wills and Trusts
Will Disputes/Settlement of Estates

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE OR ARBITRATE:

  • Business Disputes
  • Post Divorce or Separation Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Will Disputes
  • Construction Disputes
  • Divorce and Separation Agreements
Edward E. Kelly, Esq.

Admitted to Massachusetts Bar – 1977

COURTS ADMITTED:

Massachusetts State Courts
United States Supreme Court

EDUCATION:

Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1976
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.A., 1970

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Private Practice – Edward E. Kelly, LLC, 2013 – Present
Private Practice - Barron and Stadfeld, 1977 - 2013
Massachusetts National Guard, 1970 -1976

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Defense Counsel for Self-Insured Businesses
General Litigation
Insurance Coverage Issues
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Private Counsel to Medical Doctors and other Professional

LECTURER:

Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Massachusetts Association of Trial Attorneys

AVAILABLE TO ARBITRATE:

Personal Injury Matters
Product Liability Disputes
Professional Liability Disputes
Tort Liability and Damages


Parent Coordinator

Ann E. Rascati, Esq.

ANN E. RASCATI, ESQ.

EDUCATION:

Mediation Works, Inc.:   Mediation Certification, 2009

                                                Advanced Certification Family Law, 2010

New England School of Law, J.D. 1984

Providence College, B.A. Political Science, 1980

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

South Eastern Mediation & Arbitration, Inc., joined January 2019

Cartwright & Rascati, 1994-present

                Family Law

                Mediation/Conciliation

                Parent Coordinator

                Guardian Ad Litem Investigations

Law Offices of Ann E. Rascati, 1991-1994

New England School of Law, 1987-1989 and 1991-1993, Associate Professor of Law

Office of the Cape and Islands District Attorney, ADA, Trial Advisor, 1990-1991

Office of the Plymouth County District Attorney, ADA, Trial & Appellate Divisions, 1985-1989

                Appointment:     Governor’s Special Advisory Board on Forensic Mental Health

AFFILIATIONS:

Barnstable County Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council

Massachusetts Association of Guardians Ad Litem

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Domestic Relations/Family Law

Mediation

Parent Coordinator

Guardian Ad Litem        

                               

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE:

Divorce and Separation Disputes

Parenting Plans

Child Support

Division of Assets

Alimony                                              

Post Divorce or Separation Disputes                                        

Same Sex Couples Disputes                                                         

Wills & Trusts

Hon. Robert A. Scandurra (Ret.)

Admitted to Massachusetts Bar – 1974

EDUCATION:

New England School of Law, Boston, MA JD; 1974

Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY BA, 1971

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

First Justice, Barnstable Probate and Family Court, 2008-2018

Associate Justice, Barnstable Probate and Family Court, 1994-2008

Private Practice of Law, Hyannis and Barnstable Village, 1977-1994

Law firm of Braunstein and Cohen, Hyannis, MA   January 1975-1977

AFFILIATIONS:

Barnstable County Bar Association

MBA-BBA Alimony Task Force

MIWOA (Massachusetts Interscholastic Wrestling Officials Association)

HONORS:

New England School of Law Dean’s Reception, 2003

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE OR ARBITRATE:

Custody/Support/Alimony/Division of Assets

Divorce Modifications and Contempt

Family Disputes of all Matters

Grandparents Visitation Disputes

Paternity Issues

Petitions to Partition

Equity Disputes

Wills and Trust Disputes

Hon. Stephen C. Steinberg (Ret.)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

First Justice, Probate and Family Court, Dukes County, 2002-2011
Associate Justice, Probate and Family Court, Plymouth County, 1996-2011
Private Practice, Reservitz, Steinberg and Belinsky, P.C., 1970-1996
City Solicitor, City of Brockton, 1970-1972
Assistant Clerk Magistrate, Brockton District Court, 1966-1970

AFFILIATIONS:

Massachusetts Family and Probate Inn of Court
Pilgrim Foundation Trustee
Plymouth County Bar Association
Plymouth District Bar Association

AWARDS:

Frank Powers Award, Plymouth District Bar Association, 2010
Brass Gavel Award, Plymouth County Bar Association, 2010

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE OR ARBITRATE:

Custody/Support/Alimony/Division of Assets
Divorce Modifications and Contempt
Same Sex Couples Disputes
Unmarried Couples Disputes
Grandparents Visitation Issues
Paternity Issues
Petition to Partition
Adoptions
Equity Disputes
Wills and Trust Disputes

Hon. David G. Nagle (Ret.)

Admitted to Massachusetts Bar – 1966

EDUCATION:

Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 1966
Holy Cross College, B.A., 1963
Boston Latin, 1959

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

First Justice, Brockton District Court, 1993-2009
Associate Justice, Brockton District Court, 1989 -1993
Counsel for Town of Hull Redevelopment Authority, 1986 -1989
Counsel for Plymouth County Retirement Board, 1981-1986
Counsel for Plymouth County Commissioners, 1980 -1986
Special Assistant District Attorney, 1978
Town Counsel, Town of Hanover, 1974 -1989
Special Assistant Attorney General, 1974 -1975
Assistant District Attorney Plymouth County, 1973 -1979
Assistant Attorney General Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1969 -1973
Private Practice, 1966 -1969, 1973 - 1989

AWARDS:

Judicial Excellence Award, Massachusetts Judge’s Conference, 2000
Brass Gavel Award, Plymouth County Bar Association, 2000

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE OR ARBITRATE:

Business Disputes
Commercial Law Disputes
Construction Disputes
Consumer Complaints
Contract Disputes
Corporation and Shareholder Disputes
Easement, Right of Way and Boundary Disputes
LLC Member Rights and Obligation Disputes
Purchase and State of Business Disputes
Tort Liability and Damages

Russell N. Wilkins, Esq.

Admitted to Massachusetts Bar – 1973

COURTS ADMITTED:

Massachusetts State Courts
United States District Court for District of Massachusetts

EDUCATION:

New England School of Law, 1970 - 1973
University of New Hampshire, 1963 - 1967

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

South Eastern Mediation & Arbitration, Inc.
Mediator/Conciliator, 2011-Present
     Divorce and Separation
     Post Divorce Disputes
     Same Sex Couples Disputes
     Will and Trust Disputes
     Contract Disputes
Private Practice - Wilkins & DeYoung, 1983 - 2013
Discovery Master
Guardian Ad Literm

AFFILIATIONS:

American Bar Association
Barnstable County Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
Massachusetts Counsel on Family Mediations, Inc.

CURRENT AND FORMER AREAS OF PRACTICE:

  • Domestic Relations/Family Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Administration
  • Settlement of Estates
  • Mediation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Will and Trust Litigation

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE OR ARBITRATE:

  • Divorce and Separation Agreements
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Post Divorce or Separation Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Same Sex Couples Disputes
  • Business Disputes
  • Elder Care Disputes
  • Will and Trust Disputes
Gerald S. Garnick, Esq.

Admitted to Massachusetts Bar – 1968

COURTS ADMITTED:

Massachusetts State Courts
United States District Court for District of Massachusetts

EDUCATION:

Suffolk University School of Law, J.D., 1968
American International College, B.A., 1965

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Private Practice of law, 1969 - present
Mediator /Conciliator, 2006 - present

Business Transactions
Civil Litigation (Plaintiff and Defendant)
Construction Litigation
Contract Disputes
Divorce and Separation
Post Divorce Disputes
Real Estate Transactions
Will and Trust Disputes

AFFILIATIONS:

Barnstable County Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
Massachusetts Counsel on Family Mediations, Inc.
Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (Racial and Ethnic Bias Commission)
Town of Yarmouth Board of Health, Past Member and Chair
Town of Yarmouth Zoning Board of Appeals

CURRENT AND FORMER AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Business
Civil Litigation
Construction Law
Domestic Relations/Family Law
Mediation/Conciliation
Wills and Trusts
Will Disputes/Settlement of Estates

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE OR ARBITRATE:

  • Business Disputes
  • Post Divorce or Separation Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Will Disputes
  • Construction Disputes
  • Divorce and Separation Agreements

Real Estate

Hon. David G. Nagle (Ret.)

Admitted to Massachusetts Bar – 1966

EDUCATION:

Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 1966
Holy Cross College, B.A., 1963
Boston Latin, 1959

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

First Justice, Brockton District Court, 1993-2009
Associate Justice, Brockton District Court, 1989 -1993
Counsel for Town of Hull Redevelopment Authority, 1986 -1989
Counsel for Plymouth County Retirement Board, 1981-1986
Counsel for Plymouth County Commissioners, 1980 -1986
Special Assistant District Attorney, 1978
Town Counsel, Town of Hanover, 1974 -1989
Special Assistant Attorney General, 1974 -1975
Assistant District Attorney Plymouth County, 1973 -1979
Assistant Attorney General Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1969 -1973
Private Practice, 1966 -1969, 1973 - 1989

AWARDS:

Judicial Excellence Award, Massachusetts Judge’s Conference, 2000
Brass Gavel Award, Plymouth County Bar Association, 2000

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE OR ARBITRATE:

Business Disputes
Commercial Law Disputes
Construction Disputes
Consumer Complaints
Contract Disputes
Corporation and Shareholder Disputes
Easement, Right of Way and Boundary Disputes
LLC Member Rights and Obligation Disputes
Purchase and State of Business Disputes
Tort Liability and Damages

David S. Reid, Esq.

Admitted to Massachusetts Bar – 1979

COURTS ADMITTED:

Massachusetts State Courts

EDUCATION:

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, M.A., J.D., 1979
Suffolk University, Boston, M.A., B.S., 1976

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Private Practice of law, 1979 to present
Yarmouth Board of Appeals,
Associate member, 1987-1989, 2009 - 2010
Regular member, 1989 - 2009
Chairman, 1996-2009
Yarmouth Charter Review Committee, 2007
Civil Case Conciliation Program - First and Second District Court of Barnstable County, 1995-2002
Panelist/Speaker - MBA Seminar “Real Estate Development on Cape Cod”, 1999
Massachusetts Federation of Planning and Appeals Boards, Inc., Board of Directors, 1993-1996
Teacher - Fisher Junior College, 1980 -1986

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Real Estate Development Law
Real Estate Litigation
Zoning

FORMER AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Civil Litigation
Criminal
Domestic Relations
General Practice

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE OR ARBITRATE:

Development Disputes

  • Appeals
  • Subdivision Issues
  • Zoning Issues
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Boundary Issues
  • Rights of Way and Easement Issues
  • Title Issues
Gerald S. Garnick, Esq.

Admitted to Massachusetts Bar – 1968

COURTS ADMITTED:

Massachusetts State Courts
United States District Court for District of Massachusetts

EDUCATION:

Suffolk University School of Law, J.D., 1968
American International College, B.A., 1965

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Private Practice of law, 1969 - present
Mediator /Conciliator, 2006 - present

Business Transactions
Civil Litigation (Plaintiff and Defendant)
Construction Litigation
Contract Disputes
Divorce and Separation
Post Divorce Disputes
Real Estate Transactions
Will and Trust Disputes

AFFILIATIONS:

Barnstable County Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
Massachusetts Counsel on Family Mediations, Inc.
Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (Racial and Ethnic Bias Commission)
Town of Yarmouth Board of Health, Past Member and Chair
Town of Yarmouth Zoning Board of Appeals

CURRENT AND FORMER AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Business
Civil Litigation
Construction Law
Domestic Relations/Family Law
Mediation/Conciliation
Wills and Trusts
Will Disputes/Settlement of Estates

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE OR ARBITRATE:

  • Business Disputes
  • Post Divorce or Separation Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Will Disputes
  • Construction Disputes
  • Divorce and Separation Agreements
Russell N. Wilkins, Esq.

Admitted to Massachusetts Bar – 1973

COURTS ADMITTED:

Massachusetts State Courts
United States District Court for District of Massachusetts

EDUCATION:

New England School of Law, 1970 - 1973
University of New Hampshire, 1963 - 1967

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

South Eastern Mediation & Arbitration, Inc.
Mediator/Conciliator, 2011-Present
     Divorce and Separation
     Post Divorce Disputes
     Same Sex Couples Disputes
     Will and Trust Disputes
     Contract Disputes
Private Practice - Wilkins & DeYoung, 1983 - 2013
Discovery Master
Guardian Ad Literm

AFFILIATIONS:

American Bar Association
Barnstable County Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
Massachusetts Counsel on Family Mediations, Inc.

CURRENT AND FORMER AREAS OF PRACTICE:

  • Domestic Relations/Family Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Administration
  • Settlement of Estates
  • Mediation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Will and Trust Litigation

AVAILABLE TO MEDIATE OR ARBITRATE:

  • Divorce and Separation Agreements
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Post Divorce or Separation Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Same Sex Couples Disputes
  • Business Disputes
  • Elder Care Disputes
  • Will and Trust Disputes

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