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Buffy Duringer Lord

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Senior Associate
Location:
North Adams, Massachusetts
Phone:
413-346-5305
802-681-4687
800-365-9913
Fax:
413-663-7970
Email:

I grew up in Berkshire County, earned my bachelor's degree here and met my husband here. Although I left the area to earn my law degree and to begin the practice of law, I always knew that I wanted to return to the Berkshires. Being an attorney allows me to serve not only my clients, but to serve the community.

I am fortunate to work at Donovan & O'Connor with a group of skilled attorneys who are passionate about their work. My practice is focused on litigation, both plaintiff and defense, and every day presents new challenges and opportunities.

Areas of Practice

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Collections
  • Construction Law
  • State Trial Practice
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Animal Bites -- Plaintiff
  • Assault & Battery -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Premises Liability -- Plaintiff
  • Property Damage -- Plaintiff
  • Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2005
  • Louisiana, 2003
  • Vermont, 2012
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2003

Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
    • J.D. - 2003
    • Law Journal: Alternative Dispute Resolution Journal, 2001 - 2003
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, Massachusetts
    • B.A. magna cum laude
    • Major: History

Published Works

  • Dispute Resolution on the High Seas: Aspects of Maritime Arbitration, Ocean and Coastal Law Journal, Fall, 2002

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, 2008 - 2010

Honors and Awards

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts one of 100 Unsung Heroines of 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, 2000 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, 2005 - Present
  • Berkshire Bar Association, 2005 - Present
  • Massachusetts Teachers Association, 2007 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, 2003 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Preis & Roy (formerly Preis, Kraft & Roy), Associate Attorney, 2002 - 2004
  • Judge Tevrizian's Chambers, District Court for the Central District of California - Los Angeles, CA, Extern, 2003

Pro Bono Activities

  • St. Vincent de Paul Society
  • United Way
  • Board of Directors, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Alumni Association, 2006 - 2012
  • Vice President, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Alumni Association, 2008 - 2009
  • Board Member, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Foundation, 2009 - 2012
  • Board of Directors, Landmark Credit Union, 2009 - 2011
  • Board of Trustees, MCLA, 2012 - Present
  • President, MCLA Alumni Association, 2010 - 2012
  • Clerk, MCLA Foundation, 2011 - 2012

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Alpha Chi
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