Mary Rose Scozzafava, Esq.

Farm & Food (Legal Food Hub)

I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with the Food and Farm Initiative at CLF, which blends my interest in local food systems and sustainable farming with my years of experience in private legal practice.   

Mary Rose Scozzafava, Esq. comes to CLF via the Access to Justice Fellows Program, a collaboration of the Lawyers Clearinghouse and the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission. Mary Rose was previously a partner in the Intellectual Property department of Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr, where she specialized in patent advice and patent portfolio building for renewable energy clients in the fields of solar, energy storage and biofuel. She currently supports sustainable agriculture and the local food economy in her roles on the executive committee of Lexington Community Farm, the oldest continuously farmed property in Lexington, MA, and as a member of the conservation restriction oversight committee of the Citizens for Lexington Conservation.  Mary Rose holds a B.S. from Lehigh University and a Ph.D. from Brandeis University, both in chemistry.  She graduated magna cum laude from Suffolk Law School.