Andrea L. Sennott, Robinson, Boesch, Sennott & Masse, Portsmouth
Specializing in Elder Law
We’ve selected six Lawyers of the Year for portraits and asked them to share a favorite quotation and to tell us why they love what they do. These profiles appeared along with Woodward/White’s annual Best Lawyers in America list, as published in our November issue.
Why Do You Love What You Do? The best part of my job is getting to know clients, and understanding who they really are and what is important to them. A few years ago, I was appointed by the court as a guardian for an elderly woman with dementia. The woman was well cared for in an assisted living facility, but I learned that in her younger years, she loved traveling and, more specifically, cruising. With the court’s blessing, I was able to arrange for her and her beloved cousin to take a last cruise. She was picked up at the facility in a limo, and had an incredible round-trip cruise from Boston to Canada. She died a few months later, in her room, surrounded by pictures of her trip. When counseling clients, I try to take the whole person into consideration and help them to realize the goals and values that are most important to them.
— Marian Wright Edelman
Robinson, Boesch, Sennott & Masse
195 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 255