About the Authors


Michael Avery

Michael Avery is a graduate of Yale College (B.A. 1966) and Yale Law School (J.D. 1970). From 1970 to 1998 he was in private practice, specializing in plaintiffs’ civil rights litigation and criminal defense. Since 1998 he has been a professor at Suffolk Law School, where he teaches constitutional law and evidence. He is a former president of the National Lawyers Guild, and a co-author of treatises on police misconduct litigation and Massachusetts evidence law.

Danielle McLaughlin

Danielle McLaughlin holds a degree in Engineering from the University of Auckland, New Zealand (1998) and a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in Boston (2009), where she was the Editor in Chief of the Journal of High Technology Law. Danielle clerked for the Honorable William Young in The Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and is currently an Associate in the Boston office of Nixon Peabody LLP, where she specializes in commercial litigation and government investigations. Prior to practicing law, she worked as a consulting engineer in Auckland, New Zealand, and in marketing and corporate communications in London, England and Vail, Colorado.