Cherish Wright is a fourth-year law student at Western New England University. She has worked for the firm since she was 15 years old—currently she handles personal injury files such as motor vehicle accidents, slip & fall claims, and workers compensation. Cherish is a life-long resident of Springfield, Massachusetts. She attended Springfield Technical Community College and Westfield State College obtaining her bachelor’s degree. In addition to completing her final year at WNEU, she is a member of the Law Review. Specialties include working directly with a wide variety of clients, handling personal injury needs, and working with insurance companies to obtain all the benefits victims deserve.
Attorney Neil Phillips has been practicing law since 1979. He has handled thousands of cases involving real estate, serious personal injuries, motor vehicle accidents, family law, and many others. As the founder of Dunn & Phillips, Attorney Phillips is known for his extreme dedication and passion for his clients.
Western New England College, School of Law, J.D. 1979
Attorney Wayne H. Peereboom focuses on serious personal injury, wrongful death, general litigation, and trial practice. He has successfully mediated and settled cases in the million-dollar-plus range, and has achieved significant results for persons suffering serious, and sometimes catastrophic, injuries. He has worked to achieve appropriate compensation for families who have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. Wayne has a genuine concern for those who seek his assistance. He is determined to get successful outcomes for his clients through vigorous preparation and close attention to detail, culminating in the presentation of the case with skilled written and oral advocacy. The Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly has recognized successful court decisions and settlements he has attained.
Wayne received a J.D. in 1994 from Western New England University where he was a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America Trial Competition team and won the AmJur Award for Conflict of Laws. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.
Western New England College, School of Law, J.D. 1994
State University of New York at Albany, B.A. Cum Laude
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 1995
Personal Injury, Landlord/Tenant Disputes, Small Claims, Divorce, Consumer Protection
Stephen, a Waltham, MA native, began working at Dunn & Phillips in May of 2010. Stephen is a paralegal with several years of experience in auto accident and other personal injury matters, as well as divorce and other probate and family court matters, landlord-tenant disputes, home improvement contract disputes and other consumer protection disputes, and collection matters. Stephen earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, 2010, from Westfield State University, where he also earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, 2012. Stephen and his family reside in Westfield, Massachusetts, minutes from Dunn & Phillips’ Westfield office located at 59 Arnold Street, Westfield, Massachusetts.
Westfield State College
Employment, Disability, Workers’ Compensation, and Personal Injury
Attorney Mottor began working at Dunn & Phillips in 2014. She specializes in employment matters, wage and hour claims, disability claims, workers compensation, and personal injury cases. While in law school, Attorney Mottor’s achievements include being a recipient of the Outstanding Law Student Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers, as well as being a recipient of the Angela Dales Spirit of ASL Memorial Award. She also served as the Editor-In-Chief of the Appalachian Journal of Law, in which her own article, “Morales and Taylor: The Future of the Lethal Injection” was published [6 Appalachian J.L. 287 (2007)]. In 2008, she passed the Virginia Bar Exam, later passing the Massachusetts Bar Exam in 2010. Attorney Amy Mottor is driven by her compassionate and hardworking nature, as well as her strong desire to help clients achieve their desired goals.
Appalachian School of Law, J.D., Summa Cum Laude
Westfield State College, B.S.
Estate planning, estate administration, real estate, domestic relations and family law matters.
John Auchter, a Western Massachusetts native, has worked with Dunn & Phillips’ Springfield office since November 2005. He primarily works with estate planning, estate administration, real estate, domestic relations and family law matters. John attended the University of Connecticut at Storrs and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Val joined Dunn & Phillips, P.C. in August 1999 and has worked in a capacity of a paralegal for more than 19 years now. Val’s experience includes work primarily in the areas of personal injury and civil litigation. Val is a graduate of Westfield State University where she received her Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude. She is originally from Ukraine. In addition to being fluent in her native Ukrainian, Val also speaks Russian. In her spare time, Val enjoys spending quality time and traveling with her family, reading, and gardening.
Westfield State College
Personal injury claims, wrongful death claims, landlord and tenant disputes, divorce, collection matters
Nathaniel “Nate” Gonzalez joined the Dunn & Phillips team in 2017. He is a Springfield native who graduated from the Springfield Renaissance School and later pursued a bachelor’s degree in finance from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. He is a Junior Paralegal and assists the Dunn and Phillips team with personal injury claims, wrongful death claims, landlord and tenant disputes, divorce, collection matters, and other legal transactions. Outside of work, Nate loves traveling and is a huge fan of college football and European soccer.
Personal Injury, Property, Family and Probate, and Criminal cases
Anthony is a graduate of Springfield College, and a current student at Western New England University School of Law. He is a Legal Assistant and has been a member of the office since 2015. He assists in Personal Injury, Property, Family and Probate, and Criminal cases.
Auto Accident cases and is a Notary Public of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Isneiry Bautista has been working with Dunn & Phillips since September 2016 as a Legal Assistant. Isneiry is Dominican but was raised in the Bronx, New York. She is currently a student at Springfield Technical Community College (2018) and hopes to attend Western New England University School of Law. Isneiry specializes in Auto Accident cases and is a Notary Public of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She enjoys spending time with family and traveling.
Nicole joined Dunn & Phillips, P.C. in July 2017. A Western Massachusetts native, Nicole works primarily in personal injury and workers compensation matters. Nicole works out of our Amherst office, where she brings her upbeat attitude and strong work ethic. She is currently an undergraduate student at UMASS Amherst.