We are pleased to announce that both Special Needs Companies founder Annette Hines and her husband, expert attorney Mark Worthington, have been recognized by Super Lawyers as Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorneys in Framingham, MA. 2020 marks the 7th year in a row that Annette has been honored with this elite recognition and the 13th consecutive year of recognition for Mark.


Each year, Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process, including peer nominations, evaluations, and independent research, to create a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.


Annette M. Hines has been selected to Super Lawyers every year from 2014 – 2020 and has practiced in the areas of Special Needs Law, Elder Law, and Estate Planning for over twenty years. She received her JD from Howard University School of Law, her MBA from Suffolk University, and her BA from the University of Vermont. Her clients include individuals and families of children with special needs, the elderly, and others in the community. Ms. Hines brings personal experience with special needs to her practice as the mother of two daughters, one of whom passed away from Mitochondrial disease in November 2013. This deep personal understanding of special needs fuels her passion for quality special needs planning and drives her dedication to the practice.


Mark W. Worthington has been selected to Super Lawyers every year from 2008-2020 and has practiced exclusively in Special Needs Law, Elder Law, and Estate Planning for over 24 years. He graduated in 1991 from Northeastern University School of Law and was admitted to practice law in 1992. Recently, he accepted an appointment as a full-time Professor of Law and Director of the Graduate Program (LL.M.) in Elder Law and Estate Planning at Western New England University School of Law, an ABA-accredited law school where he taught as an Adjunct for 11 years. Mark is also a partner at Special Needs Law Group of Massachusetts, PC (“SNLG”).


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