August 21, 2017
Class of 2017

40 Under Forty: Michelle L. Cote, Esq.

Erika Sidor
At the Grid District in Worcester are 40 Under Forty winners John T. Pitcavage, Michelle L. Cote, Esq., Jay Merrill and Brendan Aylward.

Four years after joining Ravosa, Cote now manages the firm's Worcester office, growing practice areas of civil litigation, personal injury law and foreclosure prevention. This is the culmination of a life spent in the legal field, having joined the industry as a teenager and working in office positions and managing two businesses while pursuing her degrees at night.

Cote volunteers as treasurer of the Massachusetts Debt Relief Foundation and has been recognized by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Massachusetts for her pro bono work. She plays disc golf and lives with her husband, Thomas.

What person do you look up to? Ruth Bader Ginsburg

What goal do you set for yourself at the start of every workday? To be as productive as possible while obtaining the best results for my clients.

What actress would play you in the movie about your life? Natalie Portman. She is educated, goal oriented and not afraid to take chances. Not to mention, we are both short.

Meet the other 40 Under Forty winners for 2017

Asmar N. Akman – Akman Enterprises Inc.

Brendan Aylward – Unified Health and Performance

Greta Bajrami Campoverde – Golden Group Construction Corp.

Kathryn Behan – UMass Memorial Healthcare

Heather Belair – Bay State Savings Bank

Neil Callahan – R.H. White Construction

Julianne Dahrooge – Chan & Dahrooge Financial Group, LLC

Patrick J. DiGregorio – Veterans Inc.

Justin Dufresne – VHB, Inc.

Courtney Ross Escobar – Doucette & LaRose, LLC

Robert Fecteau – BirchTree Bread Co.

Hilary Gardner – The Davis Cos.

Ashleigh C. Gelinas, Esq. – Gelinas & Ward, LLP

Avra Hoffman – BirchTree Bread Co.

Maryann C. Johnson – Oak Hill CDC

Kevin G. Johnson – O'Connor, Maloney & Company, P.C.

Heather Mangione – United Way of Central Massachusetts

Jay Merrill – Clifford & Rano Associates

Meghan E. Montaner – The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

Edward Murphy – Baystate Investment Fund

Joy Rachelle Murrieta – Main IDEA

Dr. Milka Njoroge, PharmD – Century Homecare, LLC

Jim Notaro – Fidelity Bank

Andrew B. Palumbo – Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Kevin Peterssen – United Bank

John T. Pitcavage – Endless Energy

Julia Randall, M.D. – Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center

Keith Reardon – Commonwealth Consulting Group, LLC

Giselle Rivera-Flores – The Learning Hub & IgWorcesterMA

Patrick T. Royce – UniBank

Jamie Salois – Atlas Distributing

Lindiana Semidei – Raices Latin Dance

Jody Staruk – Consigli Construction Co., Inc.

Francisco Torres – Town of Westborough

Abel Travis – Hanover Insurance Group

Elizabeth Tripp – Hanover Insurance Group

Alexis G. Vallejos – Columbia Tech

David Viens – Bowditch & Dewey, LLP

Ryan A. Wagner – Robert Fine & Associates

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