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Richard A. Sypek, a resident of Westfield, is a graduate of Fairfield University (B.A. 1980) and Western New England School of Law (J.D. 1983). Rich was a former partner in the West Springfield law firm of Murray, Fitzgerald, Sabella and Donahue and was a law clerk for the Hampden County District Attorney's office from 1981-1983. Rich was admitted to the Massachusetts and United States Federal District Court in 1983 and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and Hampden County Bar Association. He was formerly Chairman of the West Springfield Zoning Board of Appeals.


  • Western New England College School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1983
  • Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut
    • B.S. - 1980
    • Honors: Deans List
    • Major: Accounting

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, Amelia Pak Childrens Museum, Westfield, MA, 2006 to 2007
  • Vice Chairman, Parish Council, St. Marys Church, 2006
  • Zoning Board of Appeals - Chairman - Town of West Springfield
  • Board of Directors - Westfield Youth Hockey Association, 2002 to 2005

Past Positions

  • Murray, Fitzgerald, Sabella and Donahue, Partner, 1983 to 1991
  • Ross and Ross, P.C., 1991 to 2020

Professional Associations

  • Hampden County Bar Association, Member, 1983
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • West Springfield Zoning Board of Appeals, Chairman, 1988 to 1995
  • City of Westfield, Police Commissioner, 2019 to present

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • Land Use, Zoning, and Permitting
  • Business and Corporate
  • Insurance

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, 1983