Attorney Maura L. Sheehan has been Of Counsel to Gonthier Kiely & Associates since 1998. Working alongside Attorney Annette Gonthier-Kiely, Attorney Sheehan has successfully represented victims of medical malpractice and catastrophic injury through litigation, trial and at the appellate level.
Attorney Sheehan graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1985. Prior to entering Northeastern University School of Law in 1989, Attorney Sheehan worked as an analyst for the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen. During law school, Attorney Sheehan held Northeastern Co-op positions with Judge Patti Saris, Thornton & Early, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and Conservation Law Foundation. Attorney Sheehan also completed coursework at the Tufts University Graduate School of Civil Engineering, with focus on environmental law, epidemiology and toxic torts.
Upon graduating law school in 1993, Attorney Sheehan spent several years as an associate attorney at Thornton & Early and Stephen J. Kiely and Associates of Boston where she represented over 100 women in the Silicone Breast Implant Multi-District Litigation. Attorney Sheehan was also affiliated with Conway, Crowley and Homer in representing clients injured by vaccines who filed claims under the National Vaccine Compensation Act.
In 1996 Attorney Sheehan established the Law Office of Maura L. Sheehan in Boston and Lexington, Massachusetts where she represents clients in real estate transactions, estate planning, probate, small business matter and sports law. Since 2000, Attorney Sheehan’s sports law practice has included representation of clients in various sports related matters including, sponsorship contracts, regional and national television broadcast license agreements, merchandising agreements, individual athlete and on air talent contracts, litigation and public relations management and most notably the 2010, 2012, and 2014 Frozen Fenway contracts and associated television contracts for Hockey East. Attorney Sheehan’s sports law practice has grown significantly over the past 15 years and clients currently include Hockey East, Women’s Hockey East, Atlantic Hockey, College Hockey, Inc., and the College Hockey Coaches Association.
Attorney Sheehan’s pro bono and civic work includes representation of a victim under the 9/11 Victim Compensation Program, and serving as a Veteran’s Benefit advocate, a member of the Lexington Zoning Board of Appeals, a Lexington Minutemen Patriot’s Day reenactor, and a coach for Massachusetts and Rhode Island Middle School Mock Trial Teams.
Attorney Sheehan has served on panels for the Women’s Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association and lectured on Sports Law. Attorney Sheehan currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. Attorney Sheehan is the creator of the Suburban Lunch program held weekly since 2003, providing an opportunity for members to participate in convenient and informal continuing legal education on a regular basis.