The Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce announced that Michael J. Princi of Princi Mills Law PC of Hyannis, has joined the board of directors.
Princi was admitted to the Massachusetts and Federal District Court Bar in 1975. He is locally and state-wide recognized as one of the top litigators in Barnstable County and Eastern Massachusetts. His practice focuses on personal injury and civil litigation and includes other general practice litigation such as family law, real estate and estate matters.
Princi is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Northeastern University School of Law. From 1969 to 1972, he served on active duty in the U.S. Navy, including a tour in Vietnam in 1971. He also served in the Naval Reserve during law school and most of his legal career. In 1978, he transferred from the Navy to the Massachusetts Air National Guard, where he served as Staff Judge Advocate for the 102nd Fighter Wing and in 1990 for the Massachusetts Air Guard, retiring in 1999 as a full colonel.
While serving as SJA, he handled several complex legal matters relating to the environmental cleanup at Otis ANGB. Toward the end of his military career, he lectured commanders nationally on environmental compliance.
Princi was active in the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Massachusetts Academy on Trial Attorneys where he served on the board of delegates for many years. He presented continuing education programs on automobile accident cases and real estate litigation.
For eight years Princi served the Joint Bar Committee for Judicial Appointments, two as chairman. As part of his commitment to the ethical practice of law, he was a hearing officer and represented indigent attorneys for the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers.
Princi represented Housing Assistance Corporation for more than 43 years and contributed his time and effort to promote affordable housing on Cape Cod. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the Cotuit Center for the Arts.
In December 2019, Princi joined with his longtime colleague, Robert Mills and formed Princi Mills Law PC.
“As a longtime chamber member, I am excited to join the board and help business owners get back on their feet and prosper,” said Princi.