The Dorner Law Team in 2015; we've since welcomed a couple of new members!
Hillery Dorner, Esq.
Albany Law School of Union University - Albany, NY
Juris Doctorate 1991, Standing: Top 26%
Admitted to Massachusetts Bar Association in 1991
University of Massachusetts - Amherst, MA
B.A. Honors Psychology
Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Title Agent for Old Republic National Title Company, CATIC National Title Insurance Company, and Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
Member of the Real Estate Bar Association (REBA), American Land Title Association (ALTA), and Title Action Network
Hillery has been practicing real estate law for over twenty-seven years, and has the experience, know-how, and chutzpah to ensure all of her clients have smooth and easy transactions and receive top-notch service! She lives and works in Acton, but brings her business to all areas of central and eastern Massachusetts, the Cape, the Islands, New Hampshire, and Maine.
She is a proud member of the Steering Committee for Women for UMass, a former member of the Board of Directors for Homes for Our Troops, and an avid Patriots fan. In her spare time, her go-to activities are photography and scuba-diving.
Carolyn Benoit, Esq.
Suffolk University Law School - Boston, MA
Juris Doctorate 2007, Cum Laude, Evening Division
Admitted to Massachusetts Bar Association in 2007
Syracuse University - Syracuse, NY
B.S. Marketing & Psychology
Magna Cum Laude
Member of the Real Estate Bar Association (REBA)
Carolyn has over fifteen years of experience in the real estate industry, with over ten years as an attorney specializing in residential and commercial real estate transactions. She helps clients acquire, transfer, develop, and finance residential and commercial properties, and also represents national and local lenders for their due diligence and financing needs. As a result, she has been involved in the development and conversion of hundreds of condominium units throughout the state.
Carolyn grew up in Lynnfield and is currently a resident of Wakefield; she enjoys spending time with her family, attending spin and pilates classes, and taking weekend road trips.
Andrew Shealy, Esq.
New England School of Law - Boston, MA
Juris Doctorate 2010
Admitted to Massachusetts Bar Association in 2010
University of Vermont - Burlington, VT
B.A. Political Science
Affiliate Member of North Shore Realtors
Andy has spent many years as an attorney assisting others with their real estate and housing needs, both in the public and private sectors. At the Attorney General's office, he helped homeowners avoid foreclosure and enforced the Manufactured Housing regulations; thereafter, he joined private practice in real estate law. Now, he is thrilled to bring his experience to the Dorner Law team!
Andy is an enthusiastic skier as well as a Patriots and Bruins fan, and prefers to spend his free time with his family and German Shepherd.
Director of Operations
Merrimack College - North Andover, MA
Behind every successful real estate lawyer is a well-run and well-managed office—Dorner Law is no exception, and Julie has been providing the office with exceptional organization and the highest level of real estate service since 2007.
Her delightful, easy-going personality makes for a pleasant work environment and ensures that our clients always feel informed, comfortable, and confident in their transactions.
Senior Paralegal | Title-Clearing Specialist
Clark University - Worcester, MA
B.A. & M.A. History
As the head of our title department, Nora has demonstrated time and time again that her research skills are peerless and invaluable. Whenever a title issue (such as a missing discharge) emerges during a transaction, she can always be relied upon to provide the resolution!
Her favorite activities include alpine skiing and cheering on the Red Sox.
Senior Paralegal | Contract & Sale Specialist
University of New Hampshire School of Law - Concord, NH
Juris Doctorate 2011
University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Linh assists in drafting and editing Purchase and Sale agreements and manages all of the sale transactions in our office. She is usually copied on our emails, so there will always be someone to answer questions and see that every important detail is taken care of!
Linh joins us all the way from Seattle, WA, and brings with her a "West Coast" perspective, including her love for the Seahawks. As a self-proclaimed "foodie," she keeps everyone in the office well-fed with her magnificent cookies!
Senior Paralegal | Purchase Specialist
Northeastern University - Boston, MA
Monica is a manager in our loan-closing department and possesses incredible attention to detail; all documents that pass through her desk are closely checked for accuracy and cleared of defects so our clients can have complete peace of mind.
She lives in Natick, MA, and is part of a close-knit, extended family. Like many of our clients, Monica came to us through a referral back in 2011, and we are thrilled to have her on our team!
Paralegal | Sale Specialist
University of Massachusetts Amherst - Amherst, MA
Since joining our team in 2015, Brianna has been instrumental in helping our office implement new technologies to better support our clients and streamline our processes. By maintaining and frequently updating our lines of communication, she ensures that all parties stay informed every step of the way.
Outside of work, Brianna enjoys playing hockey, watching lacrosse matches, and spending time with her family.
Paralegal | Refinance & Purchase Specialist
Smith College - Northampton, MA
Wenting became a part of our team in 2017, and quickly advanced to become one of our refinance specialists. She has also helped propel our office forward by assisting our transitions to the latest technologies in the industry. She speaks fluent Mandarin and brings those skills to the office to great effect.
When not at work, Wenting is an avid lover of cats and books - you'll always see her with either one or the other!
Pace University - New York, NY
B.A. Stage Management
Upon joining us in 2021, Devin quickly put his stage management skills to work organizing the office and seeing our sale transactions through with accuracy and efficiency. He brings to the firm a solid work ethic and a positive attitude, ensuring that our clients get top-notch service with a smile!
Out of the office, Devin can be found cheering on the Patriots and Celtics, and spending time with friends and family.