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Attorney Profiles

Our team of specialized attorneys is ready to assist you to protect against the unforeseen or aggressively represent your interests in any disputed matter. Some of the representative clients of the firm are Baystate Health Insurance Company, Coverys, formerly known as ProMutual Group, UMass Memorial Health Care and the Doctors Company.

William J. Fennell

Attorney William J. Fennell has over thirty-five years of combined experience in criminal and civil litigation. The last several years of practice have concentrated in civil litigation with special emphasis on medical negligence defense. William also represents health care professionals in personal and business matters as well as for Board of Registration in Medicine actions. His practice also includes personal injury actions, employment litigation and representing clients in matters before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Massachusetts Civil Service Commission. William has represented litigants in hundreds of cases throughout the Commonwealth and has extensive experience in arbitration and mediation proceedings. He has teaching experience as a legal education instructor at the University of Massachusetts and been a guest lecturer on civil litigation and trial techniques as well as presenter at medical-legal forums. His community activities include fifteen years’ experience as Chairman of the West Springfield Public Safety Commission, Board of Police and Fire Commissioners.

Jennifer Fennell Cusack

Attorney Jennifer Fennell Cusack, has ten years legal experience in litigation, estate planning, real estate and family law practices. Jennifer’s primary focus area is medical litigation; assisting doctors, nurses and hospitals to defend medical malpractice lawsuits. Jennifer also represents clients in general litigation practice, as both defendants and plaintiffs, In addition to her litigation experience, Jennifer counsels clients on estate planning, including drafting wills, trusts, health care proxies and Powers of Attorney. Jennifer also works with clients on domestic relations issues, including divorce, child support complaints, child custody and Separation Agreement modification. Jennifer was a member of the Eastham Water Action Committee, in her hometown of Eastham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. Jennifer was also a contributing author to the Legal Ease column in The Female Patient, a Magazine, distributed to Obstetricians/Gynecologists. The column provides advice on legal issues and limiting liability associated with the practice of Women’s Health medicine. Prior to becoming an Attorney, Jennifer worked for six years as a public relations professional, advising corporate technology clients on industry analyst relations, product development, new product launches, crisis communications and press relations. Jennifer lives in Cape Cod, Massachusetts with her husband and rescue dog.

Denise G. Gama

Denise Gama is a litigation paralegal with more than 10 years of experience. She is a graduate of Bay Path College, and has been with our offices since 2005.
Prior to joining the firm, Denise worked in the insurance industry specializing in Medical, Dental, Disability and Life Claims and worked in both the Field and Home Office areas of the Claims Department. She was an advocate for the policyholders and insureds, and was dedicated to exceeding customer satisfaction.
Denise concentrates in medical claims but works in collaboration with our attorneys on all matters; assisting with discovery, filing deadlines, trial preparation, legal research and dispute resolution. Denise works closely with our clients and network of defense experts to ensure clear and consistent communication. Additionally, Denise has developed and implemented workflows to enhance claim efficiency and implemented various changes to ameliorate operating cost.