Joseph D. Feaster, Jr.
Attorney Joseph D. Feaster, Jr., Co-Chair of MBK Boston Advisory Council, has been practicing law for over 40 years, during which time he has developed an expertise in numerous areas of the law, including corporate, employment and labor, real estate, contract, licensing and zoning, and probate. Presently, he is of-counsel at the law firm of McKenzie & Associates, P.C., and the court-appointed Receiver for Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center.
Feaster previously served as Interim Town Manager of the Town of Stoughton, President of the Massachusetts Community and Banking Council, Acting Director of Real Estate for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, Interim Administrator of the Boston Housing Authority, one of the largest public housing authorities in the country, Assistant Secretary and General Counsel in the Commonwealth’s Executive Office of Administration and Finance, Associate Counsel in Prudential Insurance Company’s Northeast Home Office, and as an attorney at the National Labor Relations Board’s Boston Regional Office.
He currently serves as board chair of the Urban league of Eastern Massachusetts (ULEM), a board member of the National Lawyers Committee For Civil Rights Under Law, as a board member of the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, Inc., as a board member of Health Care For All, And on the Advisory Council of Samaritans, Inc.. He previously served as President of the Boston Branch NAACP, as Vice Chairman and board member of Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP), as Speaker of the House of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), as a board member of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (MLCHC), as a board member of Dimock Community Health Center, which tenure included serving as Board Chairman and as the Center’s Interim President, as a co-chair and board member of the Lawyers Committee For Civil Rights Under the Law (Boston), on the board of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and on the Executive Council of the Massachusetts AARP. Feaster was also a member of the Commonwealth’s Workforce Investment Board, past President of Northeastern University School of Law Alumni Association, past president of Northeastern University School of Law Black American Law Student Association (BALSA), past president of Combined Boston BALSA, and past Chairman of the Boston Enhanced Enterprise Community Advisory Board.
Feaster is President of Feaster Enterprises, a strategic planning, organizational development, and community outreach consulting firm. He has served as a senior vice president of Victory Group, a government and community relations firm, as an adjunct professor in Northeastern University’s Master in Public Administration program, as a research associate at the William Monroe Trotter Institute at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and as a member and chairman of the City of Boston’s Board of Appeal.
Feaster received his Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law. He has also completed programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Real Estate Development and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Feaster is admitted to practice before the courts in Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, the First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court.