Phyllis A Jones

Phyllis A Jones

The Education of an Attorney, the Heart of a Social Worker.
  • Divorce, Estate Planning, Family Law ...
  • Massachusetts
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Summary

I am a legal professional with over 20 years of experience in a variety of civil litigation areas of practice. I bring extensive knowledge and experience in navigating through all areas of government to advocate on behalf of those who need it. I am a proven leader in disability advocacy and I bring that knowledge to serve clients.

Education
Massachusetts School of Law
J.D. (1996) | Public Policy
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American University
B.A. | Political Science
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Professional Experience
Senior Associate
Law Offices of Steven M. Dwyer
- Current
The motto of our firm is "the education of an attorney, the heart of a social worker." We are a boutique law firm that specializes in the areas of family law, estate planning, guardianship, mediation, family based immigration, and disability law.
Chair
Town of North Andover Commission on Ability Assistance (Disability Issues)
- Current
In addition to the typical duties of holding meetings and identifying problems, I produce, write and co-host monthly show ÔÇťAbility Assistance" on local cable access that researches and promotes non-profit and government agencies regarding service offered. This has also been rolled out as a podcast.
Legal Assistant
Sallop and Weisman, PC
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As an attorney I was never a "traditional" legal assistant. In addition to assist in resolving client concerns, I drafted motions and responses to discovery requests, organized and assembled submissions to the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents, and researched and responded to Medicare reimbursement requests.
Legal Assistant/Executive Assistant
Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
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Temporary Employment Law Associate
Getronics
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Advised human resources managers nation wide pursuant to state and federal laws on: appropriate personnel actions, proper documentation, and existence of possible discrimination issues.
Associate
Smith Levenson Cullen & Aylward
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Argued motions, conducted trials, drafted pleadings, negotiated and settled cases.
Legal Clerk
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
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Attended hearings. Researched hearing responses. Drafted hearing responses.
Volunteer for Presidential Inquiries
White House
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Organized and recruited student volunteers. Read correspondence addressed to President to choose appropriate prewritten responses. Rerouted correspondence requiring special responses.
Senate Intern
Senator John Kerry (D-MA)
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Sorted correspondence on a daily basis. Answered constituent correspondence. Researched special projects for staff members. Assisted with general legislative duties.
Speaking Engagements
Co-Host -- Ability Assistance , Televised on North Andover CAM (Community Access TV) , North Andover, MA
North Andover Commission on Ability Assistance
From August, 2018 to present and continuing.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Massachusetts  # 642916
Member
Current
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ProVisors New England
Member
- Current
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North Andover Commission on Ability Assistance
Chair
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
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1st Circuit
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United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
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Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Education Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Probate
Additional Practice Areas
  • Disability Law
  • Guardianship
  • Mediation
Languages
  • American Sign Language: Spoken
  • English: Spoken, Written
Contact & Map
Law Offices of Steven M. Dwyer
61 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180
Telephone: (978) 578-3358