LaPointe Law Office - Phone:  (978) 297-2390,  E-mail: dlapointe@attorneylapointe.com
Resumé
 
EXPERIENCE
Attorney, 2008-present
Law Office of David A. LaPointe, Winchendon, MA
General practice focusing on divorce/family law, OUI/criminal defense, estate law and personal injury.
   
Law Clerk,  2006-2008            
Attorney John A. Mizhir, Winchendon, MA
Provided legal administrative support in general law practice in the areas of family law, criminal defense, probate law and real estate law. 
 
Teacher,  1994,1996-2004             
Grades 8-12, Oakmont Regional High School/Overlook Middle School,            Ashburnham, MA
Developed Sociology, Psychology, and World Cultures curriculum for block scheduling using extending learning strategies such as seminar method, learning centers and STAD. Developed U.S. History curriculum for Grade 8 students and assumed all classroom and behavioral management responsibilities.
 
Administrative Assistant to the Mayor, 1995-96
City of Gardner, Gardner, MA
Administrative and professional duties in assisting the mayor in planning and directing the activities of the Executive Department in accordance with the City Charter. 
 
Police Officer, 1984-1990
Town of Winchendon, MA
Responsibilities included investigating crimes against persons and property, motor vehicle accident investigation/enforcement, breathalyzer administration, and appearing in court. 
 
 
EDUCATION
 
Juris Doctor (May, 2007)
Massachusetts School of Law, Andover, Massachusetts. Admitted to Massachusetts Bar, June 23, 2008, BBO #671531.    
 
Bachelor of Science in History (December, 1993) 
Teachers Certification in Secondary Education, Grades 9-12 
(Magna Cum Laude), Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA
 
Educator’s Certificate# 315881
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Field- History & Social Studies (9-12)
 
 
HONORS
Honorable Discharge, U.S. Army, 1981-84 
Good Conduct Medal, 1984 
FSC Dean’s List, Fall1990-Fall 1993 
FSC Alumni Merit Scholarship, 1992 & 1993 
Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholar, Teachers Program, Japan, 1999
 
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Graduate of Worcester Police Academy, Worcester, MA 1985 
Elected to the Board of Selectmen, Winchendon MA, 1990-92, 1998-99 
Created/coordinated educational 8th grade field-trip to Washington D.C., 1994-2002                                                       
ATLA Mock Trial Competition, Boston MA, 2006
Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer, Committee Public Counsel Services, 2009
 
CIVIC AFFILIATIONS / PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
American Legion Post 193, Winchendon, MA, 1999-present                          
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers,2006-present                         
Northern Worcester County Bar Association, 2008-present                        
Massachusetts Bar Association, 2008-present                          
American Bar Association, 2008-present                          
  
VOLUNTEERISM
Baseball Manager/Coach, Winchendon Little League, 2000-2008 
Pro Bono Legal Services, Greater Gardner area, 2008-present 
Career Day, Mount Wachusett Community College, 2010-2011 
Moot Trial Competition Judge, Fitchburg StateCollege, 2010-present
Mock Trial Competition Co-Advisor, Oakmont Regional High School, 2011, 2015