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40 Under Forty: Michelle L. Cote, Esq.

8/21/2017

Four years after joining Ravosa, Cote now manages the firm's Worcester office, growing practice areas of civil litigation, personal injury law and foreclosure prevention. This is the culmination of a life spent in the legal field, having joined the industry as a teenager and working in office positions and managing two businesses while pursuing her degrees at night.

Cote volunteers as treasurer of the Massachusetts Debt Relief Foundation and has been recognized by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Massachusetts for her pro bono work. She plays disc golf and lives with her husband, Thomas.

What person do you look up to? Ruth Bader Ginsburg

What goal do you set for yourself at the start of every workday? To be as productive as possible while obtaining the best results for my clients.

What actress would play you in the movie about your life? Natalie Portman. She is educated, goal oriented and not afraid to take chances. Not to mention, we are both short.

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Brendan Aylward – Unified Health and Performance
Greta Bajrami Campoverde – Golden Group Construction Corp.
Kathryn Behan – UMass Memorial Healthcare
Heather Belair – Bay State Savings Bank
Neil Callahan – R.H. White Construction
Julianne Dahrooge – Chan & Dahrooge Financial Group, LLC
Patrick J. DiGregorio – Veterans Inc.
Justin Dufresne – VHB, Inc.
Courtney Ross Escobar – Doucette & LaRose, LLC
Robert Fecteau – BirchTree Bread Co.
Hilary Gardner – The Davis Cos.
Ashleigh C. Gelinas, Esq. – Gelinas & Ward, LLP
Avra Hoffman – BirchTree Bread Co.
Maryann C. Johnson – Oak Hill CDC
Kevin G. Johnson – O’Connor, Maloney & Company, P.C.
Heather Mangione – United Way of Central Massachusetts
Jay Merrill – Clifford & Rano Associates
Meghan E. Montaner – The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
Edward Murphy – Baystate Investment Fund
Joy Rachelle Murrieta – Main IDEA
Dr. Milka Njoroge, PharmD – Century Homecare, LLC
Jim Notaro – Fidelity Bank
Andrew B. Palumbo – Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Kevin Peterssen – United Bank
John T. Pitcavage – Endless Energy
Julia Randall, M.D. – Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
Keith Reardon – Commonwealth Consulting Group, LLC
Giselle Rivera-Flores – The Learning Hub & IgWorcesterMA
Patrick T. Royce – UniBank
Jamie Salois – Atlas Distributing
Lindiana Semidei – Raices Latin Dance
Jody Staruk – Consigli Construction Co., Inc.
Francisco Torres – Town of Westborough
Abel Travis – Hanover Insurance Group
Elizabeth Tripp – Hanover Insurance Group
Alexis G. Vallejos – Columbia Tech
David Viens – Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
Ryan A. Wagner – Robert Fine & Associates
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