O'Connor Ives joins Newburyport law firm

 Kathleen O'Connor Ives 

NEWBURYPORT – Former three-term state Sen. Kathleen O’Connor Ives of Newburyport joined the law firm of Finneran & Nicholson, P.C., on Aug. 1.

O’Connor Ives was elected to the Massachusetts Senate in 2012, representing the 1st Essex District until deciding not to seek re-election in 2018. 

In a press release about joining the Newburyport law firm as a senior associate, O’Connor Ives said, “I was very deliberate about my next endeavor and I’m confident that in choosing to join Finneran & Nicholson, I’ll be working with a dedicated group of professionals. Both established and new businesses are hungry for knowledgeable, reliable and responsive counsel to help them navigate complex systems so their businesses can succeed. The team at Finneran & Nicholson fulfills this criteria.”

Susan R. Finneran and Thomas G. Nicholson, the principals of the Green Street firm, said they were excited about O’Connor Ives joining the practice.

“We are thrilled to have Katy join our team. We are celebrating our 35th year in practice, and Katy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the firm. She will prove to be a valuable asset in our efforts to grow and provide the best possible service to our clients,” Nicholson said in the release.

Before she was elected to theSenate, O’Connor Ives served as a councilor at-large on the Newburyport City Council for five years. 

O’Connor Ives is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association who graduated from Pace Law School in 2007, earning her juris doctorate and certificate in environmental law.