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.
MetLife Special Needs Conference
MassNAELA Elder Law Institute Conference
Massachusetts Independent Living Conference
Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana Farber Medical Center
Feminine Roadmap (Host Gina Farrar)
Moments with Marianne (Host Marianne Pestana)
Seek The Joy (Host Sydney Weiss)
The Donna Seebo Show
Kathryn Zox Show
Radio interview with WMHQ (Host Dawn Sessler) – New York
Radio interview with WALR (Host Twanda Black) – KISS 104.1 Atlanta area
Radio interview with WWBX (Host Mike Mullaney) – Boston
ET: Radio interview with WWJ (Host Brooke Allen) – Detroit
John Clark – Virginia News Network
Butterflies and Second Chances
A Mom’s Memoir of Love and Loss
By Annette Hines
Annette and Elizabeth’s powerful story provides hope, solace, and a path forward for parents of special needs children, and it will resonate with families everywhere.
Praise for Butterflies and Second Chances
“Annette’s unique and caring ability to provide her personal story is inspiring and inspirational, told not only as a
—Hyman Darling, Immediate Past President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
“Butterflies and Second Chances gives insight to the
—Theresa Varnet, M.S.W., J.D., Co-chair of Special Needs Law Section of NAELA
“Annette has written the book that speaks the thoughts we as mothers of atypical children and atypical births have all had.”
—Karen B. Johnson, JD, LL.M, Madge & Johnson, PC, Immediate Past President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
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