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Heather L. Trudell

Attorney Heather L. Trudell primarily focuses her general practice on residential real estate transfers, estate planning, estate administration, and elder law, including helping clients and families with MassHealth applications for long-term care.

Attorney Trudell is an active member of the Worcester Bar Association, the Real Estate Bar Association (REBA), the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), and the Massachusetts Bar Association. Heather serves on the Committee on Services for the Poor and is also a member of the Volunteer Lawyer Service, a jointly sponsored program of the Massachusetts Justice Project and the Worcester County Bar Association.

Heather believes in giving back to the community where she lives and practices, and, for this reason, she serves as an appointed member of the Grafton Conservation Commission, a volunteer position, for the Town of Grafton. She is also happily involved in the South Grafton Parent Teacher Organization, where she helps promote fundraisers and enrichment programs for the students. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Friends of Grafton Elders, Inc. (FOGE), a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit fundraising organization in Grafton, where she helps to support a good quality of life for all of Grafton’s Senior Citizens. Finally, she serves as the chairperson for the Millbury Chain of Lights, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit group that coordinates the longstanding local tradition where businesses and organizations host "stops" for those in her community to enjoy holiday themed events and help get in the spirit for the holidays!

She frequently lectures on the importance of estate planning and preparing for end-of-life decisions because pre-planning can make a significant difference for loved ones and provide clients with great peace of mind. She also presents to first-time homebuyers about the process of buying a home from start-to-finish, adding helpful tips every step of the way.   

Heather L. Trudell obtained her Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School. She obtained her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Boston University and was a Boston University Recipient of George A. Pappas Scholarship for four consecutive years.

Heather lives in Grafton with her husband, two children and their dog, Charlie.

Click here to read the Community Advocate article about Heather.

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Peter F. Keenan, Jr., of counsel

For over 35 years Attorney Peter F. Keenan, Jr. has provided quality legal services to residents and those doing business in the Blackstone Valley and Southern Worcester County with compassionate dedication.  

Attorney Keenan focuses his practice in three primary areas: 

Attorney Keenan also devotes much of his practice to representing individuals and businesses before local and state boards and agencies in land acquisition and development for commercial, residential or industrial use. Clients can rely on Attorney Keenan’s experience with local and state government agencies.

Attorney Keenan has maintained his practice at 18 Canal Street in Millbury since 1986.  Previously, he was a partner in the firms of Keenan and O’Connell; Keenan, Keenan and Abraham; and also Driscoll, Keenan and Keenan. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of the Holy Cross and his Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University School of Law. 

He is admitted to the practice of law in the United States Supreme Court, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, all Courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and is also admitted to practice in all Courts of the State of New Hampshire.

Attorney Keenan has served the Town of Millbury in both elected and appointed positions including roles on the Board of Appeals, Planning Board and the Board of Selectmen.

Attorney Keenan is a member of the American, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and the Worcester County Bar Associations and various sections and committees thereof.

He is Chairman of the Board for Millbury Savings Bank,  and serves on various other community and non-profit organizations.