Associates

Thomas J. Fullam

Thomas J. Fullam (“T.J.”) received his law degree from Temple University School of Law, graduating cum laude in 1990. T.J. earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1985, having majored in American Institutions of Government. As a second-year student at Temple Law School, T.J. served as a legal research and writing instructor and was selected for participation in the third-year Federal Judicial Clerkship Clinical Program—spending one day a week interning for a federal district court judge. Also at Temple, T.J. was awarded an American Jurisprudence Award for excellence in the study of Legal Process, the Milton C. Sharp Memorial Prize, as well as several Best Paper and Distinguished Class Performance designations. Prior to attending law school, T.J. gained valuable experience, working for two years as a legal assistant in the Corporate Reorganization and Finance Section of the Duane, Morris firm in Philadelphia. T.J. began his career as an attorney with the Philadelphia office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where he was exposed to a broad range of sophisticated practice areas. T.J. first joined Morrissey, Hawkins & Lynch as of counsel in March 2004, and became formally associated with the firm in 2012. T.J.’s diverse practice encompasses all facets of civil litigation, business law, legal research and writing.

T.J. and his wife, Claudia, reside with their two teenage children in Mansfield, Massachusetts.

 

Colleen Abcunas

Colleen Abcunas joined Morrissey, Hawkins & Lynch as a trust officer in 2006. After graduating from law school in 2012, Colleen became an associate at the firm. Colleen concentrates her practice in estate planning and administration, trust administration and related business planning and tax matters. Colleen is experienced in the preparation of complex estate plans for clients, the administration of large estates and the preparation of estate tax returns. Colleen also assists clients with the negotiation and drafting of prenuptial agreements as well as residential purchase and sales agreements. Colleen is a member of the Boston Bar Association and the Boston Estate Planning Council.

Colleen graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 2005. Colleen completed her Juris Doctor at Suffolk University School of Law, graduating cum laude in May, 2012. While attending Suffolk University, Colleen was the recipient of the first year Legal Practice Skills Best Brief Award and was a member of the Dean’s List every semester. She also completed a directed study project on the use of complex trusts in estate planning to reduce estate and gift tax liability.

Colleen resides on the North Shore with her husband and three beautiful children.