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Laste modified: Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Truswell elected vice president of board

NORTHAMPTON — Dr. William H. Truswell has been elected vice president of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Truswell practices facial plastic surgery in Northampton, and is chairman of the board’s credentials committee.

His term as vice president is for three years, and he also serves as president-elect. Truswell is also treasurer of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and has done Face to Face medical mission work in China and Vietnam.

Ostrander recognized for pro bono work

NORTHAMPTON — Attorney David W. Ostrander received the Pro Bono Publico Award for the Western Division of the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts. This was the third annual awards ceremony.

The award is given to a bankruptcy attorney who, among other services, has provided legal assistance, without compensation, to those who face substantial economic hardship (and often language barriers) so that they are able to navigate through the bankruptcy process. Ostrander has had an office in Northampton for over 20 years. He specializes in bankruptcy law and is also a bankruptcy trustee.

Robinson Donovan attorneys recognized

SPRINGFIELD — Two attorneys with the law firm Robinson Donovan P.C. in Springfield have been named to the 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list, and three have been selected to the Rising Stars list.

Carla W. Newton, of South Hadley, was named super lawyer in the field of family law. Newton has also been selected to the 2015 Massachusetts Top 50 Women Super Lawyers list. She practices divorce and family law, litigation, corporate and business counseling and commercial real estate. Newton is a 1082 graduate of Lesley College, received her law degree from Suffolk University in 1980, and a master’s in law from Boston University in 1990.

Patricia M. Rapinchuk, of Northampton, was named super lawyer in the field of employee litigation (defense). This is the 10th consecutive year that Rapinchuk has been selected. She was also selected to the 2015 Massachusetts Top 50 Women Super Lawyers list. She practices employment law and litigation, graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1979, and received her law degree from the University of Connecticut in 1989.

David S. Lawless, of South Hadley, was named a rising star in the field of state, local and municipal law. Lawless practices municipal, business and employment law and litigation. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut in 1998, and received his law degree there in 2005.

Michael J. Simolo, of Easthampton, was named a rising star in the field of estate and probate law. Simolo practices corporate and business counseling, estate planning and litigation. He graduated from Hobart College in 1998 and Cornell Law School in 2002.

Jeffrey J. Trapani, of Florence, was named a rising star in the field of personal injury (defense) law. Trapani practices litigation and employment law. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 1999 and received his law degree from New England School of Law in Boston in 2004.

Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin lawyers lauded

SPRINGFIELD — Attorneys with the law firm Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin P.C. in Springfield have been named to the 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and rising stars lists.

Attorney Carol Cioe Klyman, of Westhampton, concentrates her practice in the areas of elder law, estate planning and administration, special needs trust planning, estate settlement, guardianships and trust and estates litigation. She has been recognized by Super Lawyers for 11 years in a row, including the Super Lawyers list (2007-2015) and the Rising Stars list (2005-2006). Klyman was named in the field of elder law.

Attorney David K. Webber, of Amherst, was selected to the 2015 Rising Stars list in the field of closely held business. Webber practices in the areas of business transactions, estate and succession planning, taxation, and nonprofits. He serves as chair of the Town of Amherst Planning Board, and as a member of the advisory committee for the University of Massachusetts Student Legal Services Office. He is a member of the Hampden County Bar Association and Real Estate Section, the Massachusetts Bar Association, Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts, and the Estate Planning Counsel of Hampden County.

TommyCar supports cancer research

HADLEY — The Tom Cosenzi Driving for the Cure Charity Golf Tournament, founded by Carla Cosenzi and Tommy Cosenzi of TommyCar Auto in Hadley, has raised $103,000 to support the neuro-oncology department at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. In the last seven years, the tournament has raised more than half a million dollars.

This year the four-player scramble attracted 220 golfers and 250 banquet guests. For more information on the Tom Cosenzi Driving for the Cure Charity Golf Tournament, visit www.TomCosenziDrivingForTheCure.com.