Who is PoliceLegal:
The authors of this blog are Massachusetts Police Attorneys who are interested in contributing legal news and information to the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Community. Each attorney-author has expertise in areas such as Massachusetts Civil Service, Labor Relations, Collective Bargaining, Mass. Retirement Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, and various other legal subjects related to policing in Massachusetts.
If you are a Massachusetts public employee in need of legal representation, please contact Attorney Brian E. Simoneau, e-mail: Brian@Simoneau.com, or via telephone at 508-656-0057. The law office is located at 161 Worcester Road, Suite 200, Framingham, MA 01701. The fax number is 508-302-0212.
Ronald A. Sellon is a licensed Attorney in the state of Massachusetts and U.S. District Court Boston, Massachusetts, as well as a Sergeant with a Municipal Police Department and U.S. military Veteran. His resume includes:
- Graduated from the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico Virginia
- Received a Massachusetts Coalition of Police (Mass C.O.P.) Presidents award in 2008
- Holds a Bachelors Degree in Law Enforcement, a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, and a Juris Doctor Law Degree.
- Taught Criminal Procedure at the Massachusetts State Police Academy in New Braintree
- Taught for the South Suburban Police Institute on topics such as Juvenile and Domestic abuse patrol responses for recruit academies.
- Wrote a text on Criminal Procedure for police field training officer programs
Questions related to content material may be directed to RSellon@PoliceLegalPromotions.com
John MacLaughlan is Massachusetts licensed attorney as well as a Boston police officer. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts School of Law with a concentration in Labor Law. He holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell as well as a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
John has taught Defensive Tactics, Firearms, Use of Force, Applied Patrol Procedures, and Police Response to Active Shooters to sworn police officers and police academy recruits. Prior to becoming a Boston Police Officer, John served for 9 years as a police officer in Lowell, where he was a member of the Police Dive Team and Patrol Rifle Team.
Attorney John J. McMaster is a former police officer with two decades of experience as an attorney and a litigator. His main practice areas are personal injury claims and he has represented many police officers for injuries they received either on or off duty, wrongful insurance denials, criminal defense and general civil litigation. His background includes two years as an Assistant District Attorney in Worcester County, where he was assigned primarily to the Jury Session of the Worcester and Fitchburg District Courts, and the Motor Vehicle Homicide Unit. Additionally, he has tried approximately 150 cases to a jury, and has handled countless bench trials, mediations and arbitrations.
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