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Allan H. Tufankjian

 
Allan H. Tufankjian is a principal at the firm of Tufankjian, McDonald, Welch & Sacchitella, with offices in Brockton, Scituate, and Martha's Vineyard as well as Boston by appointment.  Mr. Tufankjian specializes in complex cases involving medical malpractice, defective products, personal injury, business, tort, divorce, custody, real estate, criminal and complex admiralty/salvage cases in State and Federal Courts representing individuals, banks, and corporations.  Mr. Tufankjian was initially a prosecutor and moved quickly into a private well-known trial practice assisting renowned attorney Robert G. Clark, until 1980 when he formed his own firm that evolved into Tufankjian, McDonald, Welch & Sacchitella.  Throughout Mr. Tufankjian's career, it has been his firm's policy and requirement to be available to clients and their needs, motivated by compassion.  Mr. Tufankjian has been awarded the Martindale-Hubble Law Director's highest accolade, "AV" rating. 

Education
 - Bryant University
, B.S., summa cum laude 
 - Boston University School of Law, J.D.
Admissions
 - Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 - U.S. District of Massachusetts
 - U.S. District of Rhode Island
 - U.S. Supreme Court
Email
allan@ahtlaw.net

Kristine A. McDonald

 

Kristine McDonald specializes in divorce, post-divorce, child custody and domestic relations litigation and mediation, civil litigation, personal injury litigation, estate administration and probate litigation.  Ms. McDonald joined the firm in 1993.  She maintains an office on Martha’s Vineyard and sees clients in Brockton by appointment.  Like all of the firm’s attorneys, Ms. McDonald places the highest priority on personalized attention, follow-up and diligence in all matters.

Education
 - Northeastern
, B.S.
 - Vermont Law School, J.D.
Admissions
 - Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 - U.S. District of Massachusetts

Donald P. Welch

 

Donald Welch, Of Counsel to Tufankjian, McDonald, Welch & Sacchitella is a trial attorney specializing in general civil litigation, professional liability, personal injury, consumer protection, insurance coverage, workplace accidents, military law and probate and trust litigation.  Attorney Welch is a retired Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy where he served in part as a military judge.

Education
 - University of Massachusetts, B.S. (Chemical Engineering)
 - Suffolk University, J.D.
Admissions 
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- Florida
Email
dwelch@ahtlaw.net

Michael J. Sacchitella

 

Michael J. Sacchitella is a principal in the firm of Tufankjian, McDonald, Welch & Sacchitella.  Mr. Sacchitella specializes in complex business, tort and criminal counseling and litigation in state and federal courts representing individal inventors and entrepreneurs, corporations, LLC's, business executives and individuals as plaintiffs and defendants.

Mr. Sacchitella has been employed as an Assistant District Attorney, Plymouth County, Massachusetts as well as with the Boston firm of Parker, Coulter, Daley & White and a Fortune 500 computer company.  Mr. Sacchitella has been a principal in private practice since 1993.

Education
-
McGill University, B.A.
- University of Maryland School of Law, J.D.
Admissions
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court of Massachusetts
Email
sach@ahtlaw.net
 

Rodney B. Simmons, Jr.

 

Rodney B. Simmons, Jr., Of Counsel to Tufankjian, McDonald, Welch & Sacchitella, PA, concentrates on civil and criminal counseling and litigation.  Mr. Simmons practices in state and federal courts.  Mr. Simmons has been in private practice since 2001 bringing over 10 years of diverse experience to Tufankjian, McDonald, Welch & Sacchitella, PA, having practiced in criminal law, general commercial litigation, civil litigation, complex estate litigation, real estate, zoning, divorce and custody matters and appellate procedure. 

Education
-Roger Williams University
, B.A.
-Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D.
Admissions
-Commonwealth of Massachusetts
-U.S. District Court of Massachusetts 
Professional Associations
-Massachusetts Bar Association

 

Dean C. Makowski

 

Dean C. Makowski is an attorney at Tufankjian, McDonald, Welch & Sacchitella.  Mr. Makowski has represented clients in a wide range of complex litigation matters and currently focuses his practice on employment claims, business litigation, personal injury cases, estate planning and family law.  In his employment law practice he has successfully prosecuted cases involved employment discrimination claims, sexual harassment claims, retaliation claims and wrongful termination claims.  Through his litigation practice he has counseled clients and successfully represented them in cases involving automobile accidents, food poisoning incidents, contract disputes, will contests, and social security appeals.  Mr. Makowski has vast experience with all aspects of domestic relations cases involving divorce, child custody disputes, complaints for paternity, and he has successfully prosecuted and defended 209A restaining orders.  Prior to joining Tufankjian, McDonald, Welch & Sacchitella, P.A., Mr. Makowski evaluated authors' royalty contracts for a Fortune 500 Publishing Company. 

Education
 - Boston University, B.A.

 - University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, J.D.

 Admissions

 - Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 - U.S. District Court of Massachusetts

 - U.S. Supreme Court

 Email

dmakowski@ahtlaw.net

Michael G. Doton

 

Michael G. Doton is an attorney at Tufankjian, McDonald, Welch & Sacchitella.  Mr. Doton concentrates on civil and criminal counseling and litigation and has managed all aspects of complex litigation from inception through jury and bench trials.  Mr. Doton has represented clients in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, State of Rhode Island, and the United States District Court, as well as in administrative agency proceedings and in alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Doton has further represented clients in divorce, child support, support modification and contempt hearings before the Probate and Family Court. 

While in law school, Mr. Doton  was a judicial intern for the Honorable Joyce London Alexander, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Massachusetts. In addition, Mr. Doton interned at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts and was a law clerk at two Boston law firms. 

Education
 - Providence College, B.S.
 - Northeastern School of Law, J.D.
Admissions
 - Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 - State of Rhode Island
 - U.S. District Court of Massachusetts

Stephen F. Corsaro

 
Stephen Corsaro, Of Counsel to Tufankjian, McDonald, Welch & Sacchitella.  Mr. Corsaro provides due diligence and counsels clients on a wide range of matters relating to real property, including and primarily the purchase and sale of real estate. 
Education
 - Northeastern University, B.S.
 - Northeastern School of Law, J.D.
Admissions
 - Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Dana C. Myers

 

Dana C. Myers, Of Counsel to Tufankjian, McDonald, Welch & Sacchitella, concentrates her law practice in the areas of real estate, bankruptcy*, divorce/family law and general business law.  She represents clients before various Massachusetts state courts and the United States Bankruptcy Court.

While in law school, Ms. Myers participated in various civil litigation trials as an intern with a barrister at the law firm 5 Pump Court Chambers in London, England.  Prior to receiving her Juris Doctor, Ms. Myers worked as a corporate paralegal in her native Commonwealth of Virginia.

Ms. Myers is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) and an active member of the Weymouth Rotary Club.

 

* This firm is a "Debt Relief' Agency as defined in 11 U.S.C. 101(12A).  We help people file for relief under the United States Bankruptcy Code.

Education
 - Hollins University, B.A.
 - New England School of Law, J.D.
Admissions
 - Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 - U.S. District Court of Massachusetts
 Email
 dmyers@ahtlaw.net