About Us

Annette Hines

Annette Hines has been practicing in the areas of Special Needs, Elder Law and Estate Planning for over twenty years. She received her JD from Howard University School of Law, her MBA from Suffolk University and her BA from the University of Vermont. Her clients include individuals and families of children with special needs, the elderly and others in the community.

Ms. Hines brings personal experience with special needs to her practice, as the mother of two daughters, one of whom passed away from Mitochondrial disease in November 2013. This deep personal understanding of special needs fuels her passion for quality special needs planning and drives her dedication to the practice.

“Because I had a child with special needs, guardianships, transition planning and special needs estate planning are near and dear to my heart. I sit with clients to discuss their situation, helping them attain peace of mind and approach the future with confidence knowing they have done all you can to ensure the highest quality of life.” — Annette Hines

Mark Worthington

Mark Worthington has been in private practice exclusively in special needs law, elder law, and estate planning for 24 years. Recently he accepted an appointment as a full-time Professor of Law and Director of the Graduate Program (LL.M.) in Elder Law and Estate Planning at Western New England University School of Law, an ABA accredited law school where I have taught as an Adjunct for 11 years. Mark was formerly a partner at Special Needs Law Group of Massachusetts, PC (“SNLG”), where he retains his strong ties at SNLG now as Special Counsel to the Firm.

“Annette and I complement each other so well. She not only manages the practice, but excels in the courtroom, in negotiations and working with government agencies, and in truly understanding the depths of the special needs world. But beyond that, we find that we operate in symbiosis … together we accomplish legal results that simply astonish and thrill us, and which neither of us alone would have conceived.” — Mark Worthington

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