Attorney Profiles

Robert R. Careyrobert

rcarey@cccglaw.com

Admissions:
Massachusetts (1977)
U.S. Court for the District of Massachusetts

For over three decades clients have been coming to Bob for sound advice and representation on business, estate planning, and probate matters.  Bob has extensive experience in corporate law, taxation, estate planning and administration, probate, elder law, and real estate.   Currently serving on the Board of Directors for Greenfield Cooperative Bank, he is a former Executive Committee Member and Treasurer of the Franklin County Bar Association.   Bob is a member of the Massachusetts, American and Franklin County Bar Associations.

Education:
Stockbridge School/University of Massachusetts A.D. 1968;
Stonehill College, B.S. 1970;
Suffolk University Law School, JD 1974.


Jack D. Curtiss

jcurtiss@cccglaw.com

Admissions:
Massachusetts (1968)
U.S. Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Jack is a trial attorney.  Since starting his career at the Greenfield firm Trudel Bartlett, he has tried hundreds of cases in state and federal courts.  His areas of expertise include criminal law, domestic relations, personal injury, probate law, and workers compensation. Jack has successfully represented many clients in appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, and the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.  Jack is a past president of the Franklin County Bar Association and a former Assistant District Attorney for the Hampshire-Franklin District Attorney’s Office.

In his spare time Jack enjoys reading and tennis.

Education:
University of Massachusetts, B.A.;
Boston College Law School, J.D. 1969


johnJohn C. Gates

jgates@cccglaw.com

Admissions:
Massachusetts (1977)
U.S. Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court for the District of Vermont

John is an experienced litigator and business attorney.  He currently works in the areas of civil litigation, commercial development, construction and labor and employment law. A recipient of the Massachusetts Bar Community Service Award in 1995 and Massachusetts Bar Pro Bono Award in 1986, John is also a past Director of the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, being appointed to that position by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, and a former Executive Committee Member of the Franklin County Bar Association.   He has served as member of the Joint Judicial/Bar Nominating Committee, and is a member of the Franklin County Bar Association.

John is a Catboat enthusiast and has a special interest in Admiralty Law.

Education:
High Point College, B.S. 1970;
Western New England University School of Law, J.D.  1977.


lukeGeorge L. Goodridge (“Luke”)

goodridge@cccglaw.com

Admissions:
Massachusetts (2004)
Vermont (2017)
U.S. Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Luke works in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, and business law.  He represents clients in a variety of matters in state and federal courts involving will contests, actions to terminate and modify trusts, fiduciary litigation, guardianships, conservatorships, and retirement accounts.  His experience extends to real estate – both commercial and residential, registration and licensing of trademarks, copyrights, and patents, entity formation and asset transfers.  Luke is a past President of the Franklin County Bar Association and sat on the Board of Directors for the Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra.  

In his spare time Luke enjoys hiking and playing the cello.

Education:
University of Massachusetts Amherst, B.S. 2001, summa cum laude;
University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D.  2004


Kristi A. Bodin

bodin@cccglaw.com

Admissions:
Massachusetts (1994)
U.S. Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Attorney Bodin’s practice areas include business law, liquor licenses, special permits, zoning and land use, and civil litigation. She is a lifelong resident of the Pioneer Valley and is celebrating her twenty-fifth year as a lawyer in Western Massachusetts. Kristi has successfully guided dozens of small business clients through the processes of entity formation, asset purchases and sales, commercial leasing, and related transactions. She also works with businesses and individuals on issues involving state and local regulations and code enforcement. She is skilled at strategic analysis, business planning, and management.

Before becoming a lawyer, Kristi worked in materials management and production control for companies whose products included metal cutting tools, time recording and building management systems, and consumer health products. In addition, she has served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and assistant Town Counsel for several communities. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Franklin County Community Development Corporation, a representative Town Meeting member in Montague, Massachusetts, and an active member of the Amherst Rotary Club. In her spare time, Kristi enjoys cooking, crafts, watercolor and egg tempera painting, and long walks with her black lab, Marty.

More information about Kristi can be found here: http://kabesq.com/

Education:
Greenfield Community College, A.A. 1978;
University of Massachusetts Amherst, B.A. 1980;
Western New England University School of Law, J.D. 1994.


Sarah E. Dolven

sdolven@cccglaw.com

Admissions:
Massachusetts (1998)
U.S. Court for the District of Massachusetts

Sarah Dolven is an experienced lawyer who has transitioned into estate planning, estate administration and elder law in recent years, after two decades spent focusing on criminal defense litigation and appellate advocacy, civil litigation, small business advising and special education law. After receiving an LL.M. degree in Elder Law and Estate Planning, she has successfully assisted clients in navigating both complex estate and long-term care planning as well as advising young families as they plan for their children’s futures and establish philanthropic goals. She has also served as an educational advocate for schools, students and families, and as a member and later Chair of the Leverett School Committee from 2011 to 2017. An avid trail runner, she is currently on the Board of Trustees of the Kestrel Land Trust, working with landowners, governmental entities, and land conservation professionals to protect the woodland trails she loves so much, as well as the premium agricultural land that graces the Valley.

When she’ s not running in the woods with her dog, Sarah loves to spend time with her husband and two children and her stepson and his young family, and singing in a soul and funk band.

Education:
Trinity College, B.A. 1991, cum laude;
Western New England University School of Law, J.D. 1998, cum laude;
Western New England University School of Law, LL.M., Elder Law and Estate Planning 2019.