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Richard A. Sypek, a resident of Westfield, is a graduate of Fairfield University (B.A. 1980) and Western New England School of Law (J.D. 1983). Rich was a former partner in the West Springfield law firm of Murray, Fitzgerald, Sabella and Donahue and was a law clerk for the Hampden County District Attorney’s office from 1981-1983. Rich was admitted to the Massachusetts and United States Federal District Court in 1983 and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and Hampden County Bar Association. He was formerly Chairman of the West Springfield Zoning Board of Appeals.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Zoning/ Corporate/ Development

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, Amelia Park Children’s Museum, Westfield, MA, 2006 – 2007
  • Vice Chairman, Parish Council, St. Mary’s Church, 2006 – Present
  • Zoning Board of Appeals – Chairman – Town of West Springfield
  • Board of Directors – Westfield Youth Hockey Association, 2002 – 2005
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1983
  • Western New England College School of Law, J.D. - 1983
  • Fairfield University, 1980, B.S.
    • Honors: Deans List
    • Major: Accounting
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • Hampden County Bar Association, Member, 1983 - Present
Past Employment Positions
  • Murray, Fitzgerald, Sabella and Donahue, Partner, 1983 - 1991