The 2017 LBA Officers and Executive Committee


Cynthia Grover Hastings, President-Elect

Cynthia Grover Hastings, President-Elect

Cynthia Grover Hastings, President

Cynthia is an accomplished family law practitioner and author, including contributions to the Divorce Law Practice Manual. In addition to serving on the LBA Board, Cynthia is managing partner of Hastings, Jamieson, & Lipschutz Family Law Group LLP in North Andover and a member of the Greater Boston Family Law Inns of Court. 


SAmer Obeid, Vice-president

SAmer Obeid, Vice-president

Samer Obeid, President-Elect 

Samer is a trial attorney who represents clients in state and federal courts in Massachusetts.  He represents clients in a wide variety of litigation matters, including business disputes, construction litigation, commercial and residential evictions, oil and hazardous waste violations, and probate disputes.  Samer was an associate at Corwin & Corwin, LLP, where his practice focused on representing general and subcontractors in complex construction litigation.  Samer currently serves as President of the Cornell Delta Phi Association.

Kavita Goyal, Treasurer

Kavita Goyal, Treasurer

Kavita Goyal, Treasurer 

Kavita Goyal is a litigation attorney with a focus on employment disputes, including discrimination, wage and hour, and wrongful discharge. She also routinely provides advice and counseling on workplace investigations, dispute resolutions, and severance agreements to employers and employees.

Attorney Goyal also spends a portion of her practice handling unemployment appeals at the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance and the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security.


Hayne Barnwell, Secretary

Hayne Barnwell, Secretary

Hayne Barnwell, Vice-President

Attorney Hayne Barnwell has provided fierce and intelligent representation protecting the constitutional rights of her clients since she was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 2006. She has honed her skills throughout her work for prominent criminal defense/appeals law firms in Boston and Cambridge. She now focuses her practice on appeals, both civil and criminal, and criminal defense, in state and federal courts throughout Massachusetts.


  John Fraser, Secretary


 

Members of the Lawrence Bar Association Executive Committee

  • Matthew Ginsburg*
  • James Krasnoo*
  • Paul Klehm*
  • Carol Cahill
  • Dennis D'Angelo
  • Socrates De La Cruz
  • Ben Faulkner
  • Nick Guerrera
  • Nancy Ignazi
  • Alicia McNeill
  • Jenna Panopoulos
  • Victoria Ranieri
  • Jesse Redlener
  • Ellen Shimer-Brenes
  • Joanna Rodriguez

* Ex-officio former presidents