Joe Demers
State Representative

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Passion. Experience. Diligence.

History

Joe Demers is the son of Eugene L. Demers and the late Anna Soares Demers. A lifelong resident of Woburn and graduate of Woburn Memorial High School in 2003, Joe attended Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in History/Secondary Education. Upon returning to Woburn from college, Joe became civically active coaching youth sports, working for the Woburn Recreation Department as a Parks Instructor for youth programs and running for Woburn City Council in 2007. While Joe’s first run for office was unsuccessful, he learned what it took to run a campaign, be responsive to constituents and what it takes to be a local official.

In 2008, Joe worked on State Representative James J. Dwyer’s initial campaign for State Representative. After his election, Representative Dwyer hired Joe as his legislative aide where he has loyally and diligently served for the past 10 years. Over that course of time, Joe has gained great experience in the State Legislature working side-by-side with Representative Dwyer on multiple issues including education, health care, criminal justice, public safety, transportation and the opioid crisis. Joe has gained knowledge of the issues that face both Woburn and Reading and has developed working relationships with federal, state, and local officials to find solutions.

In 2013, with a furthered commitment to public service, Joe ran for a seat on the Woburn School Committee. He was elected and has served the past 5 years on the School Committee, most recently being elected Chairman by his peers. In addition to serving as Chair, he has served as chair of the subcommittees on Curriculum and Communication, Resource Utilization, and Student Services and Achievement. He has brought a “roll-up-your-sleeves” approach to working to reform the school district and has challenged systemic norms while respecting community traditions.

Joe is running for State Representative because he has the knowledge, experience, and skill set to make him an effective state legislator from day one.

 
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Angeline Harris

From working at the prestigious Lee, Wooden & Ziegler LLP to opening her own practice in 2001, Angeline has represented Arts & Entertainment clients large and small for nearly 20 years. She made headlines in 2010 when she secured the “Kingston Woman” rights to songwriter Helen Jones and continues to provide the same dedication to all her clients. Practicing since the first internet boom, Angeline has hands-on experience with how technology affects the creative industry. Staying ahead of the law’s frequent changes is Angeline’s sixth sense.

 

Education

ATLANTIC LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor, 1997

IVY UNIVERSITY
B.A., Film & Music, 1994

Activities & Affiliations

• ABCD Bar Association, Member
• IP Law for Creatives Association, Member-at-Large
• Civil Rights Conservation, Secretary

Bar Admissions

• New York, Tennessee, California

 
 

 
 
 

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Spencer Ingram

Spencer focuses on the various facets of law that revolve around digital media and technology, whether that’s securing patents and trademarks for wearable tech or negotiating distribution agreements for the now prolific AZL App. Prior to co-founding Harris Ingram, he managed the tech startup accounts for Lee, Wooden & Ziegler LLP. Spencer has represented and advised entrepreneurs on best legal practices for their business for over 15 years.

 

Education

PIERCE SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 1999

WORLD UNIVERSITY
B.A., Economics, 1995

Activities & Affiliations

• ABCD Bar Association, Member
• Constitutional Conservation, Member

Bar Admissions

• New York, Illinois, California

 
 

 
 
 

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Isabel Sonam

Isabel got her start working under Hugo Walters, Esq., director of the ABC Fashion Institute. She specializes in all things related to fashion law, whether that’s securing a trademark for a logo design or helping clients work through federal textile laws. Before joining Harris Ingram, she was an associate at fine arts practice Veronica Chin, PLLC. Isabel also represents fine artists, galleries, appraisers, and more on art litigation matters.

 

Education

EMPIRE LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor, 2002

NAMELESS UNIVERSITY
B.A., Art History, 1999

Activities & Affiliations

• ABCD Bar Association, Member

Bar Admissions

• New York, California