Our Firm

Clients | Attorneys | Focus

Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy offers a broad litigation practice, extensive corporate, real estate, banking, intellectual property and health care practices, and sophisticated estate and probate practices. The firm is large enough to meet the diverse legal needs of a wide variety of clients yet small enough to allow prompt referrals to the most appropriate attorney.




Our Members

Knowledge | Experience | Commitment

Above all, the attorneys – effective and innovative individuals – are what distinguish Doherty, Wallace. Each handles a variety of cases while maintaining one or more specialties in areas such as environmental law, employment, education, and intellectual property. Together, they constitute a valuable source of knowledge and experience which the firm draws on as it works to resolve the legal issues and conflicts of its clients.     



Career Opportunities

Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy, P.C. is currently seeking attorneys with 0-3 years of legal experience in its litigation practice group.  Qualified candidates will have a J.D. degree and be (or expect to be) licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, have a strong work ethic, excellent academic credentials, strong legal research, writing, and advocacy skills, and good interpersonal skills.

Please send all inquiries and resumes to Hiring Partner at dwpmcareers@dwpm.com.

Firm News and Legal Updates

DWPM Announces New Attorney Hire

DWPM is pleased to announce that Attorney L. Alexandra Hogan will be joining the firm effective July 11, 2023. L. Alexandra Hogan is a partner...
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DWPM Attorney Phil Callan Honored by Hampden Bar

On April 24, members of the Hampden County Bar Association honored DWPM Attorney Philip J. Callan, Jr. with the William T. Walsh Longevity Award. The...
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Doherty Wallace Pillsbury and Murphy, P.C. Announces New Attorney

Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury and Murphy, P.C.  is proud to announce the hiring of Lisa L. Halbert as an attorney in our Northampton, Massachusetts office.    Attorney...
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Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury and Murphy, P.C. Announces New Firm Shareholders

Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury and Murphy, P.C. is proud to announce that the firm has elected Erin J. Meehan and Kathryn S. Crouss as new Shareholders....
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Client Alert: SJC Confirms Limitations on COVID-19 Relief for Contractors

Construction contractors in Western Massachusetts often face situations in which the owner or developer fails to pay. Massachusetts law allows the unpaid contractors to place...
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Client Alert: CROWN Act and Employer Anti-Discrimination Policies

On July 26, 2022, Governor Baker signed into law the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (“CROWN”) Act, which prohibits discrimination based...
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DWPM Shareholder Prevails At Supreme Judicial Court

Congratulations to DWPM Attorney Angelina P. Stafford, who argued and won a case before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on concerning the Massachusetts Uniform Trust...
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Bob Leonard – 50 Years!

Robert L. Leonard was recognized by the Hampden County Bar Association for 50 years of membership at the Annual Meeting of the Hampden County Bar...
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Doherty Wallace Shareholder, Associate Featured In Business West, MassLive.com

Business West news and MassLive’s “People in Business” featured DWPM attorney Angelina Stafford being elected to shareholder and DWPM associate Justin Kissell joining the firm...
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Municipal Alert: Timing Requirements for Conservation Commission Hearings

Municipal oversight boards–including Select Boards, Planning Boards, and Zoning Boards of Appeals–are very often governed by strict timelines. What happens if a town fails to...
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Attorney Angelina P. Stafford Elected as Shareholder

Doherty, Wallace Pillsbury and Murphy, P.C. is proud to announce the election of Angelina P. Stafford as a Shareholder in the firm. Attorney Stafford joined Doherty,...
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Massachusetts Recreational Liability

DWPM litigators, Erin J. Meehan and L. Jeffrey Meehan provide a comprehensive summary of statutory protections afforded to property owners and applicable case law in...
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MassHealth and Estate Recovery Claims

Many people planning for end-of-life healthcare rely on MassHealth to cover some or all of the costs, depending on their ability to pay. MassHealth will...
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Attorney Talia Landry Receives Ascending Alumni Award

DWPM is proud to announce that Attorney Talia Landry has been named a recipient of the Western New England School of Law Ascending Alumni Award....
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DWPM Pro Bono Attorneys Honored

DWPM Associate Attorneys, Angelina Stafford and Erin Meehan are to receive an award at the Hampden County Legal Clinic Volunteer Appreciation event on October 27,...
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Search and Seizure: Fourth Amendment Allows Questioning Bus Passengers

The Massachusetts Court of Appeals provided some welcome clarity to its Fourth Amendment jurisprudence regarding the issue of what may constitute a “seizure” when officers...
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Ransomware and Small Business: Do I need legal help?

Ransomware attacks are increasingly making headlines after a high-profile attack on the Colonial Pipeline shut down operations and caused gas prices to increase throughout the...
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DWPM Attorneys Win First Circuit Appeal in Potential Class Action

Congratulations to DWPM Attorney Bob Leonard, who won a victory in the First Circuit Court of Appeals. In Bais Yaakov of Spring Valley v. ACT,...
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Attorney Diana Day Foskett Appointed to City Commission

DWPM Attorney Diana Day has been appointed to a three-year term on the City of Northampton Transportation & Parking Commission by the Northampton City Council. ...
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What Municipal Employers Should Know About the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

The United States Supreme Court recently handed down a decision on the “Computer Fraud and Abuse Act” (CFAA), a 1986 law that makes it a...
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Long-COVID Patients Could Be Covered By Federal Disability Law

President Biden announced on Monday, July 26, 2021, the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, that the White House would push for people...
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