Rosemary Purtell

Rosemary Purtell, Principal

Attorney Rosemary Purtell is a distinguished family law and domestic relations attorney in Massachusetts.  For 32 years, Attorney Purtell has committed herself to her clients, ensuring the best possible results.  Prior to starting her own practice in 2006, Attorney Purtell was a Partner at two elite Boston law firms: Barron and Stadfeld, P.C. and Deutsch, Williams, Brooks, DeRensis and Holland, P.C.  Attorney Purtell also serves as a mediator and a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem which provides her with unique insight into her clients’ family law matters.  She is licensed to practice in all courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as the U.S. District Court (District of Massachusetts).  In her free time, Attorney Purtell enjoys cooking, reading, gardening, travelling, and spending time with her daughter and two dogs.

Education:

  • New England School of Law, Boston, 1988— J.D., Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1982—B.A, French, Summa Cum Laude

Professional Affiliations:

  • Massachusetts Bar Association Member, Family Law Section; Fee Arbitration Board (1993 to present)
  • Boston Bar Association, Member, Family Law Section
  • Massachusetts Family and Probate American Inn of Court, President-Ex Officio
  • Norfolk County Bar Association
  • Plymouth County Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Association of Guardians Ad Litem
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation

Pro-Bono:

  • Lawyer of the Day, Norfolk County Probate & Family Court
  • Arbitrator, Massachusetts Bar Association, Fee Arbitration Board
  • Norfolk County Bar Association Conciliation Program
  • SERV Conciliation, Suffolk County Probate and Family Court
  • Honorable Jeffrey Abber We CAN Settle Initiative, Committee Chair
  • Sister Mary Hart Children's Program, Board of Advisors

Memberships

  • Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation

 

Susan Rossi

Susan Rossi Cook, Of-Counsel

Attorney Cook is an experienced attorney and mediator with almost two decades of experience. Her area of expertise includes all aspects of family law, mediation, estate planning, elder law, probate administration, and pharmacy law. Prior to becoming an attorney, Attorney Cook was a practicing pharmacist, so she frequently uses her knowledge in the field to help her clients. She is licensed to practice in both the state of Massachusetts and Rhode Island and is also licensed to present before the United States Supreme Court. In her free time, Attorney Cook likes to play tennis, cook, read, and spend time with her loved ones.

Education:

  • University of Rhode Island, 1983— B.S., Pharmacy, High Distinction
  • Roger Williams School of Law, 2001— J.D., Cum Laude

Professional Affiliations:

  • Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Norfolk County Bar Association
  • Norfolk County Bench Bar Committee
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Family Inns of Court
  • Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad Litem
  • Senior Partners for Justice

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Caterina Sacchini

Caterina Wurman, Associate

Attorney Caterina Wurman has been working at the Law Offices of Rosemary Purtell for 4 years. She was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 2016 after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Suffolk University Law School. While attending Suffolk, Attorney Wurman worked as a student attorney in the School’s Family Advocacy Clinic. Attorney Wurman also served as a judicial intern to Honorable Dorothy M. Gibson (ret.) in the Middlesex Probate and Family Court. She is looking forward to meeting and working with you.

Education:

  • Boston University, 2012—B.A., International Relations, Magna Cum Laude
  • Suffolk University Law School, 2016— J.D., Magna Cum Laude

Professional Affiliations:

  • Massachusetts Bar Association Member, Family Law Section
  • Massachusetts Family and Probate American Inn of Court Member
  • Honorable Jeffrey Abber We CAN Settle Initiative, Conciliator