Board of Directors


Eva Jellison (she/her) is the current Co-Chair of the MA LGBTQ Bar Association and has been involved with the Bar Association for 14 years.  Attorney Jellison previously co-chaired the Committee of Transgender Inclusion.  Attorney Jellison is a partner at Wood & Nathanson, LLP, of Boston, MA, and she specializes in post-conviction criminal and juvenile defense. Before joining Wood & Nathanson, she clerked for Chief Justice Dana Fabe (Ret.) of the Alaska Supreme Court. She attended Northeastern University School of Law and Stanford University. Eva can be reached at [email protected]

Matthew Costello (he/him) is Co-Chair of the MA LGBTQ Bar Association, and joined the Board of Directors in 2022.  He is an associate in the Complex Disputes Group at Nixon Peabody LLP, where he focuses on complex litigation matters.  Prior to joining Nixon Peabody, Matt was a litigation associate at a boutique litigation firm and WilmerHale. He previously served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable William E. Smith of the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island and the Honorable Gilbert V. Indeglia of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.  Matt is a magna cum laude graduate of Suffolk University Law School, where he served as Managing Editor of the Suffolk University Law Review.  Matt is also a proud alumnus of Fitchburg State University.  You can reach Matt at [email protected].