Meet Our Team of Attorneys

  • In 1984, as a graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University Law School, I cofounded the Law Office of Iannella & Mummolo. For over 30 years, it has been my mission and I am deeply committed to making sure injured victims and their families know their rights and receive the money they deserve.

    Our firm specializes in Auto Accidents, Slip and Falls, and Workers' Compensation cases in Massachusetts, as well as Social Security Disability cases nationwide. With over 100 employees, our firm is one of the largest and most successful Social Security law firms in the country, and our number one goal is to ensure our clients get the best legal representation possible. The Iannella & Mummolo team is determined, tough, respected, and not afraid to take on the government or big insurance companies. We have recovered millions of dollars in benefits and settlements for our thousands of clients throughout the country.

    Client contact is an essential component for a successful claim. Keeping our clients updated on the progress of their case is of the utmost importance to me. To ensure this, I oversee and am deeply involved in the daily operations of the firm, whether it’s in the Auto/Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation, and Social Security departments, or any other areas of operation. Our clients can be confident that they will never be left in the dark.

  • Education:

    J.D. Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA; Law Review

    B.S. Chemical Engineering - Northeastern University, Boston, MA

    Professional Experience:

    Extensive experience in civil litigation with emphasis in jury trial practice in the Federal and State Courts in the areas of torts resulting in personal injuries and wrongful death due to medical malpractice, defective products and drugs, construction site accidents, automobile accidents, slip & fall accidents, dog bites, and workers' compensation.

    Appellate practice before the Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court, including landmark case of Agis v. Howard Johnson Company, 371 Mass. 140 (1976), wherein the Court adopted theory of recovery for intentional infliction of emotional distress without the necessity of physical injury; and in the case of Delicata v. Bourlesses, 9 Mass. App. Ct. 713 (1980), where the Court set forth the standards to be applied in offers of proof before medical malpractice tribunals.

  • Since 2003, Michael J. DiScipio has dedicated his professional life to representing the injured, sick, and disabled. In 2005, Attorney DiScipio joined the team of Iannella & Mummolo, serving as the managing attorney of the firm’s nationwide Social Security Disability department.

    With a tenacious courtroom demeanor, Attorney DiScipio has represented clients in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Canada. Attorney DiScipio has successfully argued more than 1,500 Administrative Law Judge, Appeals Council, and Federal District Court hearings. Additionally, Attorney DiScipio has overseen tens of thousands of cases from the initial evaluation through their final payment.

    In addition to the satisfaction obtained by helping disabled individuals receive much needed money and healthcare, Attorney DiScipio's broad skill-set has allowed him to participate in the representation of clients dealing with personal injuries, workers’ compensation, dangerous drugs, product liability, slip and falls, mesothelioma, and medical malpractice.

    Attorney DiScipio graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1998, where he served as president of his fraternity. He received his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University in 2003. In addition to Law, Attorney DiScipio has spent considerable time working in both Education and Healthcare.

  • Benjamin Anderson is an associate attorney at Iannella & Mummolo.

    Attorney Anderson graduated from Concordia College - Moorhead, Minnesota with a major in Political Science and minors in History and Classical Studies. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from New England Law | Boston, and he is barred in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and the Federal District Court of New Hampshire.

    During his studies, Attorney Anderson was a volunteer student attorney for unrepresented veterans and indigent individuals in the Greater Boston area, senior research assistant, and law clerk.

  • Kathryn Cornell is an associate attorney at Iannella & Mummolo.

    Attorney Cornell attended George Mason University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Government and International Politics. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School. Attorney Cornell is barred in Massachusetts and pending admission to the New York Bar.

    While studying at Suffolk Law, Attorney Cornell gained significant legal experience working as a 3:03 certified student attorney in the Health Law Clinic and the Child and Family Law Clinic. While there, she represented clients in various divorce related matters at the Suffolk Probate & Family Court. Before joining Iannella & Mummolo, Attorney Cornell spent time working in the fields of family law and environment law.

  • Sahara J. Defensor is an associate attorney at Iannella & Mummolo.

    Attorney Defensor received her Master of Public Administration from the University of Guam and later earned her Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School. While there, she represented the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in various criminal matters as a Student Prosecutor at the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office.

    Before joining our firm, Attorney Defensor gained invaluable experience representing claimants for their Social Security cases nationwide. She is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

  • Andrew Emerson is an associate attorney at Iannella & Mummolo.

    Attorney Emerson attended the College of the Holy Cross for undergraduate studies in Political Science. He went on to graduate from Boston College Law School where he was a member of the Constitutional Law Moot Court team.

    While studying for his JD, Attorney Emerson interned at the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office as well as the Boston Municipal Court and Suffolk Superior Court, where he gained experience in the field of criminal law.

  • Dakota Garilli is an associate attorney at Iannella & Mummolo.

    Attorney Garilli spent her undergraduate years at Roger Williams University and went on to earn her Juris Doctor at Western New England School of Law.

    Before joining our firm, Attorney Garilli spent time working in the fields of personal injury, probate, and real estate law, gaining important courtroom and legal writing expertise.

  • Kayley Jones recently graduated from Suffolk University Law School. During the summer of 2016, she was a judicial intern to the Honorable Pamela Dashiell at the Boston Municipal Court – Roxbury Division. There she gained experience researching and drafting memoranda on various types of motions while observing all aspects of courtroom proceedings.

    Kayley previously worked at a zoning law firm in downtown Boston where she helped clients navigate through the City of Boston’s real estate permitting process.

    Before coming to Boston, she graduated from John Carroll University with a Bachelor of Science degree. She majored in Psychology with a concentration in Forensics. During her time at John Carroll, she volunteered at a local hospital in the pediatrics unit and coached youth soccer.

  • Steven P. Kfoury, Jr. is an associate at Iannella & Mummolo who specializes in representing employees who have sustained severe industrial injuries or illnesses at all stages of workers' compensation proceedings. Additionally, Attorney Kfoury is a member of the litigation team at Iannella & Mummolo which represents individuals in a variety of tort cases throughout the courts of the Commonwealth. He also advocates on behalf of Social Security Disability claimants throughout New England.

    He joined Iannella & Mummolo in 2011 as a workers’ compensation paralegal. The experience of helping disabled workers receive much-needed benefits bolstered his passion to pursue a legal career.

    During law school, Attorney Kfoury also gained invaluable experience in the field of tort litigation as a law clerk for both Iannella & Mummolo and a reputable defense firm, where he was exposed to the perspectives and strategies of both plaintiffs and defendants.

    Attorney Kfoury received his bachelor’s degree from Boston College in 2011 and his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in 2016. He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 2016 and to the United States District Court, for the District of Massachusetts, in 2017.

  • Steven Long is a senior associate attorney at Iannella & Mummolo and concentrates his practice in representing plaintiffs in all phases of personal injury litigation, representing employees in all stages of workers’ compensation proceedings, and representing claimants in pursuit of their Social Security Disability benefits.

    Attorney Long has extensive trial experience litigating complex matters in the Courts of the Commonwealth, in front of federal administrative law judges, and in alternate dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.

    Attorney Long grew up in West Deptford, New Jersey. He is a 2004 Graduate of the University of Delaware and 2007 Graduate of Southern New England School of Law (NKA University of Massachusetts School of Law).

  • Austin McGovern is an associate attorney at Iannella & Mummolo.

    Attorney McGovern graduated from Elon University with a degree in Business Management. He went on to study law at New England Law | Boston, and he is now barred in Massachusetts. While pursuing his studies, he interned for Norfolk Family Probate Court doing mediation for Family Law issues.

    Before joining the firm, Attorney McGovern spent time working in the fields of personal injury, civil litigation, and Social Security Disability law.

  • Rowan Moriarty is an associate attorney at Iannella & Mummolo.

    Attorney Moriarty spent her undergraduate years at Salve Regina University and went on to earn her Juris Doctor at Pennsylvania State University's Dickinson School of Law.

    Before joining our firm, Attorney Moriarty spent time working with the Committee for Public Counsel Services Child and Family Law Division.

  • Nolan Sloan is an associate attorney at Iannella & Mummolo.

    Attorney Sloan attended the State University of New York at Buffalo for his undergraduate Legal Studies degree and continued on to earn his Juris Doctor at Suffolk University Law School.

    Before joining our firm, Attorney Sloan worked at a busy personal injury practice, assisting with a wide variety of cases and gaining experience in legal writing and medical record analysis.

  • Charles Sweeney is an associate attorney at Iannella & Mummolo.

    Attorney Sweeney studied at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst for undergraduate studies in Journalism and Political Science. He received his Juris Doctor from the Massachusetts School of Law.

    Before joining the firm, Attorney Sweeney volunteered at Northeast Legal Aid's Housing department and at the Housing Court's Lawyer for the Day Program.

  • Leonard Vadala is an associate attorney at Iannella & Mummolo.

    Attorney Vadala attended George Mason University for undergraduate studies, majoring in Administration of Justice. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from New England Law | Boston.

    While at New England Law | Boston, Attorney Vadala was a law clerk at the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office. Before becoming an attorney, he was a case management paralegal at our firm, during which time he gained considerable expertise regarding the Social Security Disability process.