Bacon Wilson, P.C. Welcomes Four Law Clerks for the 2023-2024 Season

Bacon Wilson, P.C. is pleased to announce that Alexandre Pereira, Allison Hanna, Lauren Rainville, and Emily Gorney have been accepted into the Law Clerk program for the 2023-2024 school year.

Bacon Wilson created the clerkship program more than forty years ago to allow law school students to gain experience and mentoring in the legal profession. The Clerks are an integral and important part of the firm and participate in various firm events during their time at Bacon Wilson, P.C.

Alexandre Pereira joined Bacon Wilson, P.C. in May of 2023. He is a Western New England University School of Law Candidate for Juris Doctor in May 2024. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree, magna cum laude in Finance from Western New England University, in 2021. Prior to Bacon Wilson, Alexandre was a teaching assistant in the academic success center at Western New England. He was also a legal assistant at Marta Law Offices in Ludlow, where he gained experience in Estate Planning and Real Estate law. Currently, he has interests in Estate Planning and Litigation. In addition to his previous work experience, Alexandre has volunteered his time at Our Lady of Fatima Parish and was also a Best Buddies International Organization member. Alexandre has lived in Western Massachusetts his entire life and hopes to continue his legal career here after graduation. He is looking forward to using his time at Bacon Wilson to explore many other areas of law.

Allison Hanna is one of two returning law clerks for a second year and has been with Bacon Wilson, P.C. since September 2022. She is a Western New England University School of Law Candidate for Juris Doctor in May 2024. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree, summa cum laude in Legal Studies from State University of New York in Canton, New York in 2020 as well as her Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies from Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden, New York, in 2018. Allison competed on the WNE National Moot Court team and served as a student Attorney for the WNE Global Justice Clinic. She is the Founder and Chair of the “Parents Attending Law School” committee through Western New England, and also worked as a Lawyering Skills teaching assistant. Before joining Bacon Wilson, she was a Law Clerk for Riscassi & Davis, P.C. in Hartford, Connecticut as well as a Paralegal at Morrison Mahoney in Springfield and Newman & Lickstein in Syracuse, New York. 

Lauren Rainville is a returning law clerk, who joined Bacon Wilson, P.C. in May of 2022. She is a Western New England University School of Law Candidate for Juris Doctor in May 2024. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree, cum laude in Business Management from Bay Path University, in 2016. Her previous experience includes negotiations and settlements with claimants’ attorneys and pro-se claimants on personal and commercial auto damage, and injury losses in Connecticut. Lauren has volunteered her time at the Jewish Family Services Legal Immigration Clinic and as an Educator for the Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School. She participated in Western New England University’s Law School Real Estate Practicum in the Spring of 2023. She is interested in pursuing a career in criminal or civil litigation, and she hopes to build on the network she has formed and practice in the Springfield area.

Emily Gorney joined the firm in May 2023 and will be eligible for her Juris Doctor in May 2024, from Western New England University School of Law. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Trade and Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Emily is interested in family law, immigration, and international law. This fall, Emily will be a judicial intern for the Hartford Immigration Court. She participated in Western New England’s Global Justice Clinic last spring, which provided legal aid to families separated at the southern U.S. border. She has also volunteered for the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project, Jewish Family Services of Western Massachusetts, and Dakin Humane Society. Emily enjoys the personal and interactive aspects of lawyering and is passionate about advocating for underrepresented communities. She hopes to continue building a professional network in the Western Massachusetts area and is committed to maintaining involvement in the community.

Managing Shareholder Jeffrey I. Fialky commented, “We are thrilled to have the four exceptional law students continue in Bacon Wilson’s longstanding tradition of law clerk excellence- and we are very fortunate to have this Region’s best and brightest contribute to our work for the benefit of our clients.”

Founded in 1895, Bacon Wilson, P.C. is one of the largest firms in the Pioneer Valley, with 45 attorneys, and approximately 80 paralegals, administrative assistants, and support staff. From five locations – Springfield, Amherst, Hadley, Northampton, and Westfield – Bacon Wilson, P.C. represents clients throughout Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut with comprehensive legal services. For more information, visit

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