SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Regional law firm, Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C., serving clients throughout western New England and New York as well as nationally and internationally, today announced that Attorney Karolina Weagle of Westfield was accepted into the 2023 Massachusetts Bar Association Leadership Academy.
“We are grateful to the Massachusetts Bar Association for continuing its commitment to cultivating leaders who work toward the improvement of our profession and our society,” said founding attorney Steven J. Schwartz. “Karolina exemplifies the bright young talent here at the firm, and we’re proud to have her leading the new generation of attorneys who will guide us into our next 50 years of service.”
Believing exceptional leaders are essential to the improvement of the legal profession and understanding there are few leadership training opportunities for young attorneys, the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) developed its Leadership Academy to better prepare young attorneys to assume leadership roles at the bar, in their firms or organizations and in government.
Attorney Weagle, who is fluent in Polish, concentrates her practice in estate planning. Prior to joining Shatz, Schwartz & Fentin, PC, in 2022, she worked at a Boston firm representing clients in litigation and criminal defense matters, and later returned to western Massachusetts, where she practiced in the areas of real estate, estate planning and estate administration.
Attorney Weagle graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice and Bachelor of Arts in political science from Westfield State University in 2015. Soon after, she enrolled at New England Law | Boston, where she graduated cum laude in 2018. While in law school, Attorney Weagle was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Property II and the New England Scholar Award.