Two MHTL Attorneys Appointed as Hearing Officers
Attorneys Alisia St. Florian and Matthew Feeney have been appointed to serve as Hearing Officers for the Board of Bar Overseers for the 2019-2021 Term. During this voluntary three year appointment, hearing officers are called upon to make determinations and recommendations as to alleged attorney misconduct.
Alisia St. Florian is a partner at Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane. Mrs. St. Florian’s primary focus is special education along with general education law.
Matthew Feeney was an Assistant District Attorney for fifteen years in both Essex and Suffolk County. Mr. Feeney is a senior attorney emphasizing in representation of public retirement boards, conducting internal investigations for public and private entities, civil litigation and criminal defense.
Tom Jorling, is an attorney, advisor to MHTL, former co-drafter of the Clean Air and Water Act and former Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation under Governor Mario Cuomo. Tom Jorling served under 4 presidents, including Deputy Director of the Environmental Agency. Mr. Jorling was the recipient of the inaugural Boston College Law School Public Interest Law Foundation Distinction in Public Service Award in April 2019. Thomas Jorling pens the article below on the attack of the Rule Read More
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