Our Team

Eric J. Lucentini

e.lucentini@rllattorneys.com

DSC_0339Eric’s civil litigation practice focuses on employment, commercial, zoning and land-use disputes. He has argued cases before a range of state and federal tribunals in Massachusetts and other jurisdictions. Eric also represents clients in First Amendment matters and federal deportation proceedings. Aside from his litigation practice, Eric regularly provides legal advice to companies who wish to minimize the risk of costly disputes by adopting effective commercial and workplace strategies.

Eric received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he served as an editor of the American Review of International Arbitration, and his B.A. summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

Before moving to Massachusetts from New York City in 2006, Eric was a litigation associate with White & Case LLP, and a partner in Jones & Lucentini LLP.

Eric served his country honorably as an infantryman in the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), the Army’s honor guard and escort to the President. His decorations include the Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the National Defense Medal and the Air Assault Badge.

Eric’s hobbies include skiing, history and travel.

Admitted:

  • Massachusetts, 2006
  • New York, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1999

Professional Affiliations:

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Franklin and Hampshire County Bar Associations
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education

Pro bono and volunteer activities:

  • Pro bono panel attorney, U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
  • Cooperating attorney, ACLU of Western Massachusetts
  • President, Northampton Rotary Club (2010-2012)
  • Member, Board of Directors, The Fortune Society (2001-2005)
  • Volunteer Attorney, Immigration Equality (2000-2002)

Honors and Awards:

  • Pro Bono Service Award, U.S. District Court, Massachusetts (2010)
  • Frederic H. Weisberg Prize for Legal Process, Cornell Law School (1996)
  • Anne Gilbert Foundation Award for Excellence in History, Binghamton University (1994)

Languages:

  • Fluent in Italian and French
  • Conversational Spanish

Sandra E. Lucentini

s.lucentini@rllattorneys.com

DSC_0330Sandra’s law practice is concentrated in general civil litigation, primarily before the District and Superior Courts. She also has a track record of success on appeals, both before the Supreme Judicial Court and before state administrative agencies such as the Department of Unemployment Assistance and the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

Sandra received her B.A. in International Business Administration from the American University of Paris and her J.D. from Fordham Law School, where she was a member of the Fordham Law Review.

Before moving to Massachusetts in 2006, Sandra was a commercial litigation associate with Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP in New York.

Sandra served honorably in the U.S. Air Force. After graduating from the prestigious Defense Language Institute, she was stationed in Berlin, Germany, where she was a Russian cryptolinguist. Her decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal.

After leaving the Air Force, Sandra spent nearly a decade living in France.

She enjoys cooking, skiing, and crossword puzzles.

Admitted:

  • Massachusetts, 2002
  • New York, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2003

Professional Affiliations:

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Franklin and Hampshire County Bar Associations

Pro bono and volunteer activities:

  • Member, Board of Directors, ServiceNet, Inc. (2014-2017)
  • Trustee, Arms Library, Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts (2010-2015)

Honors and Awards:

  • Archibald Murray Public Service Award, Fordham Law School (2002)

Languages:

  • Fluent in French and Italian
  • Working knowledge of Russian

Elaine M. Reall, Of Counsel

e.reall@rllattorneys.com

elaine11Elaine has decades of experience in all aspects of labor and employment law. Her specialties included collective bargaining, personnel and education law, nonprofit personnel issues, and representation of businesses organizations in discrimination matters. Elaine was an associate and partner in the Springfield management labor law firm of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., where she handled a wide variety of labor law and employment litigation matters. She served as Labor Counsel for the City of Northampton from 1997 to 2012, and as Northampton City Solicitor from 2009 to 2012. Elaine also possesses significant business law experience and served as Associate General Counsel at Springfield Institution for Savings.

Elaine received her J.D. cum laude from Syracuse College of Law, where she was Lead Articles and Research Editor of the Syracuse Law Review, and her B.A. cum laude from American International College.

Throughout her career, Elaine has taught a wide variety of legal and labor relations courses at Western New England School of Law, the University of Massachusetts, Westfield University, American International College, the American Banking Institute and Syracuse University’s College of Law. She maintains an active speaking, seminar and in-house managerial training schedule.

Elaine enjoys gardening, hiking and collecting rare books.

Admitted:

  • Massachusetts, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts, 1980


Professional Affiliations:

  • Hampshire County Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education

Pro bono and volunteer activities:

  • Trustee, Forbes Library, Northampton, Massachusetts
  • Executive Committee and Board Member, Community Action of the Franklin, Hampshire and North Quabbin Regions
  • Founding Board Member, Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School, South Hadley, Massachusetts
  • Founding Board Member, Paolo Freire Social Justice Charter School, Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • Member, Board of Directors, YWCA of Western Massachusetts
  • Board Member, Northampton Council on Aging