- New Hampshire
- Boston College Law School, 1986 (J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Omicron Delta Epsilon)
- Boston College Law Review, Staff Member, 1984 – 1985; Articles Editor, 1985 – 1986
- College of the Holy Cross, 1983 (B.A.)
As a lifelong Lowell resident, I have always endeavored to give back to this great, historic community where I live and work. Over the last 25 years, Lowell has undergone an exciting revitalization, and I am proud to play a role in that success through my work in both public office and in my private law practice.
Born and raised in Lowell’s Sacred Heart Parish and a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, I value the Jesuit model of service to others. As a lawyer and public official, I strive to follow the ideal to improve the lives of fellow residents.
After practicing law for several years at a large law firm in Boston, I returned to my hometown of Lowell to start my own law firm. It was in the process of getting re-engaged in the community that I decided to run for public office. I was first elected to the City Council in 1999 and was sworn in as the 33rd Mayor in January 2006.
At Eno Martin and Donahue, I’m known as the “deal guy” who gets things done. I bring to bear my insights as a public servant and “big law” experience to represent clients primarily in the areas of commercial real estate, estate planning and administration, and general corporate law.
I know this city inside and out, and understand how to navigate the political framework. I have served on numerous subcommittees including City/University Partnership, Judicial Center, Julianne Steele Housing Project, Bridge Construction, and School Building Program. I was Chair of the Economic Development, Housing, Public Safety and Technology and Utilities Subcommittees, and a member of the Finance, Personnel, Rules, and Zoning Subcommittees. I have also served the Lowell community at the Lowell Conservation Commission, D'Youville Senior Care, Community Teamwork, Inc., Common Ground Development Corporation, Saint Joseph Cemetery, Sacred Heart Parish Council, and as a youth baseball and basketball coach. And, in 2006, I had the great honor of being chosen to serve on the Deval Patrick/Tim Murray Transition Team after they were elected Governor and Lt. Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Associations & Memberships
- Greater Lowell Bar Association
- Boston Bar Association
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- New Hampshire Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association
- Board of Directors, Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust, 1991 – Present
- Mayor, City of Lowell, 2006 – 2007
- Lowell City Council, 2000 – 2015
- Chairman, Lowell Conservation Commission, 1994 – 2000