Boston-based law firm Burns & Levinson LLP has announced the election of three new partners, effective March 1, 2014. The firm has elected Elizabeth G. Crowley, Christine N. Fletcher, and Sara Decatur Judge as partners. They represent several of the firm's practice areas, including Corporate, Private Client, and Business Litigation.
"The promotion of these three outstanding attorneys reflects the firm's commitment to advancing associates who demonstrate the highest levels of accomplishment in our profession," said Burns & Levinson Managing Partner David P. Rosenblatt. "We are excited and honored to welcome them as partners, and look forward to their continued success."
Elizabeth G. Crowley, of Boston, MA, is a partner in the Private Client Group, and focuses her practice on all aspects of probate and family court litigation, including divorce, wills and trusts, paternity, child custody and modification matters. She is also experienced in drafting and negotiating prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. She is a member of the Boston Bar Association, Boston Estate Planning Council, Boston Inn of Court, Harvard Club and Women's Bar Association. Ms. Crowley has been selected for inclusion in Massachusetts Rising Stars (2010-2013), an annual listing that appears in Boston magazine and in New England Super Lawyers. She holds a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.
Christine N. Fletcher, of Leominster, MA, is a partner in the Private Client Group, focusing on estate planning, business succession planning, estate administration, and probate and trust administration. In addition, she advises clients with closely held and family-owned businesses on business law matters. Ms. Fletcher is a member of the Boston Estate Planning Council, Boston Bar Association and Boston Probate & Estate Planning Forum. She holds a B.A., cum laude, from Boston University and a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law.
Sara Decatur Judge, of Somerville, MA, is a partner in the Business Litigation Group. She has extensive experience representing businesses and individuals in a wide range of commercial matters in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. She devotes a significant portion of her practice to advising clients on strategies to minimize litigation risk. She also counsels clients on issues from the pre-litigation stage of a dispute through trial, settlement or alternative dispute resolution. Ms. Judge has represented clients in a variety of industries, including automotive, manufacturing and distribution. In the automotive industry, she has deep experience working with dealership clients across a range of issues, and she is a member of the National Association of Dealer Counsel. She holds a B.A., cum laude, from UMass Amherst and a J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law.