Monday, February 17, 2020

Biography – Richard P. Beaudette

Rick BeaudetteI grew up In Glen Falls, New York and I am a 1992 graduate of Glens Falls High School. I Graduated from St. Lawrence University In Canton, New York in 1996 where I earned my degree with a double major of Government and Environmental Science. While at St. Lawrence I was also a starting running back on the varsity football team.
After graduating from St. Lawrence, I began my career as a Qualified Plans Specialist at various investment Institutions including MFS Investment Management in Boston, Massachusetts and SunAmerlca Financial In Denver, Colorado. My work as a qualified plans specialist consisted of advising business owners on the best practices of administering their 401(k) and profit sharing plans within the confines of federal laws.

I received my J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts In 2003. While attending Northeastern I was able to further develop my legal skills in the Cooperative Education Program. This program allowed me to work for four different employers in the legal field during law school. My employers Included: the Honorable Norman H. Stahl of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; Cetrulo & Capone, a litigating defense firm in Boston; Breakstone, White & Gluck, a plaintiff’s personal injury firm in Boston; and Dillon & Findley, a general practice firm in Juneau, Alaska. This work gave me litigation experience in a variety of practice areas including property and contract disputes, personal injury and medical malpractice, employment and labor disputes, and environmental law.

While at Northeastern I also participated In the Prisoners’ Rights Clinic and Juvenile Advocacy Clinic. In participating in the Juvenile Advocacy Clinic, I represented indigent juvenile defendants in Boston Juvenile Court and before administrative boards on a daily basis.

After graduating from Northeastern In 2003 I passed the Massachusetts Bar Exam and immediately began working as a law clerk to the Justices of the Superior Court of Massachusetts. While at the Superior Court, I researched and advised justices on matters encompassing all phases of civil and criminal litigation including appeals of administrative agency decisions, employment discrimination, permitting, zoning, property and contract disputes. In addition, my work with the Superior Court enabled me to develop professional relationships with judges and attorneys from Boston to Barnstable.

During my clerkship with the Superior Court, my fiance accepted a position as a counselor at Nantucket Elementary School. I promised her I would move to Nantucket when my clerkship ended and did just that when I accepted a job with the Firm in September 2004. After working in Juneau, Alaska in 2002, I had been looking to move to a small town where relationships with friends and outdoor activities are as important to the residents as their careers. I have found that atmosphere on Nantucket.

While at the Firm, I have been involved in various aspects of residential and commercial real estate matters, land use planning and estate planning. I frequently represent clients before each of Nantucket’s Administrative Boards including The Zoning Board of Appeals, Historic District Commission, Conservation Commission and Planning Board. I have also represented clients in real property disputes and litigation and I am available to represent clients who have been charged criminally. In addition, I frequently represent clients In the Nantucket Probate Court In matters ranging from probate and ancillary probate to Guardianship proceedings.

Position: Member

Admitted: Massachusetts 2003


St. Lawrence University, B.A., 1996

Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 2003