Frank McNamara | General Counsel

Frank McNamara

Frank McNamara, Jr., of the firm McNamara & Associates, is the General Counsel at The Training Associates (TTA) where he oversees the legal department.

Frank has a distinguished career which spans over thirty six years of practice. Following law school, he was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in January of 1977. He worked as an associate of the Boston firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart before leaving that position to become the Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Boston Gas Company. In 1983 he co-founded the general practice Boston firm of Vena, McNamara, Truelove & Lahey. In 1986 he left private practice to accept an appointment from President Ronald W. Reagan to serve as The United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. He returned to private practice in 1989 and founded the Boston and Marlborough-based law firm of McNamara & Associates, specializing in civil and criminal trial practice. In 2008 he accepted a position as Of Counsel to the law firm of Bowditch & Dewey in Boston and Worcester where he practiced until February of 2012.

Frank attended Harvard College (A.B., cum laude, 1969) and The University of Virginia School of Law (J.D. 1976). Between college and law school, he served as an Officer in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War, making two deployments to the theater of combat operations in the Western Pacific as the Intelligence Officer and First Lieutenant aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Lynde McCormick (DDG-8). He later served as an Intelligence Officer at the Pentagon and as a Naval Social Aid to the President of the United States.