The BBA’s Amicus Committee works with the Government Relations Department and BBA Leadership. Amicus briefs may only be filed on behalf of the BBA as a whole. The BBA will only file an amicus brief related to the practice of law or the administration of justice; possible exceptions to this rule will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

For more information, contact Michael Avitzur, Director of Government Relations & Public Affairs, at or (617) 778-1942.



Neil Austin
Foley Hoag

Maria Durant
Hogan Lovells


Manisha Bhatt
Greater Boston Legal Services

Peter Coulombe

Mass. Dept. of Revenue

Felicia Ellsworth

John Hayes
Committee for Public Counsel Services

Erin Higgins
Conn Kavanaugh 

Shiva Karimi
McLane Middleton

Scott Lopez
Lawson & Weitzen

Christina Miller
Suffolk University Law School

Patrick Moore
Hemenway & Barnes

Elizabeth Ritvo
Brown Rudnick

Mary Ryan
Nutter, McClennan & Fish

Meredith Shih
Harvard Law School Criminal Justice Institute 

David Siegel
New England Law Boston

David Zimmer
Goodwin Procter