Richard P. Campbell
Firm: Founder and chairman of Campbell, Campbell, Edwards & Conroy PC in
Education: B.A., University of
Massachusetts-Boston, 1970; J.D., Boston College Law School, 1974,
Legal Career: Campbell's firm primarily
represents Fortune 100 corporations in multi-district litigation,
class actions, aviation disasters, mass torts, toxic tort, product
liability and major commercial disputes. Campbell is one of seven
national trial counsel for Caterpillar Inc. and currently serves as
lead counsel for one of the commercial airlines in the 9-11
litigation pending in federal court in New York City. In addition,
Campbell organizes and leads his firm's pro bono project, educating
parents, students and school administrators about civil and
criminal laws applicable to underage drinking in private homes.
MBA Service: A past MBA secretary, vice
president and president-elect, Campbell chaired the MBA's
Peremptory Challenges Task Force and has served on the MBA's
governing body, the House of Delegates, for more than seven years;
on the Criminal Justice Section Council for five years; and
currently as a Massachusetts Bar Foundation trustee and Oliver
Wendell Holmes Fellow.
Additional Service: Campbell is a fellow of the
American College of Trial Lawyers. Campbell is also a past chair of
the 34,000-member Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section of
the American Bar Association. Campbell served seven years as the
chair of the Board of Overseers for Boston College Law School.
Additional Information: Campbell lives in
Robert L. Holloway Jr.
Firm: Shareholder and president of MacLean, Holloway,
Doherty, Ardiff & Morse PC, Peabody.
Education: B.A., Amherst College, 1968; J.D.,
Boston University Law School, 1973.
Legal Career: A regular panelist for continuing
legal education programs, Holloway is also an emeritus
member of the Board of Editors of Massachusetts Lawyers
Weekly, having served on that board since 1981. Recognized by
Boston magazine as a "Super Lawyer" in the area of
business litigation, Holloway is also a past president of the Essex
County Bar Association. A regular volunteer as a judge for moot
court arguments at Boston University School of Law and Harvard Law
School, Holloway is a trial advisor in the Harvard Trial Workshop
MBA Service: Holloway is a long-term member of
the MBA's Ethics Committee, a member and past chair of the MBA's
Civil Litigation Section Council and a former regional delegate to
the MBA House of Delegates, the governing body of the MBA. The
former MBA treasurer, Holloway served as chair of the Budget &
Finance Committee. Holloway received the MBA's Community Service
Award in 1993 and served on the Joint Bar Committee on Judicial
Nominations for six years. In August 2009, Holloway began a
three-year appointment to the Supreme Judicial Court's Standing
Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services.
Additional Service: A former member of the Town
of Topsfield Board of Health and an elected representative to the
Masconomet Regional School Committee from 1990 to 1999, Holloway
was also a director of the Topsfield Athletic Association for many
years and served as the organization's president. Prior to that, he
served as member and chair of the Danvers Recreation Committee. In
addition, he was a founding member of Hospice of the North Shore
and served as a corporator of Beverly Hospital.
Additional information: Holloway lives in
Jeffrey N. Catalano
Firm: Partner at Todd & Weld
LLP in Boston.
Education: B.A., University of Scranton, 1990;
J.D., Boston College Law School, 1994.
Legal Career: Catalano specializes in
representing victims of catastrophic injuries in the areas of
medical negligence, product liability, auto accident, class action
and other personal injury cases. Catalano was selected as a New
England "Super Lawyer" in 2009 and a "Rising Star" by
Boston magazine in 2005.
MBA Service: Catalano led efforts of the MBA
Centennial Commission Fundraising Subcommittee in 2010-11. He has
also worked to develop the MBA Pro Bono Prescription program, a
pioneering initiative that brings together volunteer attorneys and
medical professionals to promote the health and well-being of
low-income patients through legal advocacy. Chair of the MBA's
Volunteer, Recognition, Recruitment & Retention Task Force and
a member of its Executive Management Board, Catalano is a past
chair of the MBA's Civil Litigation Section and has served on the
MBA's governing board, the House of Delegates, since 2006. A
Massachusetts Bar Foundation Fellow, Catalano is also a member of
the executive committee for the Massachusetts Academy of Trial
Additional Service: Catalano is on the board of
directors for the non-profit law firm Health Law Advocates, Inc.,
where his pro bono work includes patient advocacy and representing
chronically ill and impoverished people who are denied access to
health care services. He has spoken on patient rights and
medical-legal issues on national television and for bar
associations across the state. In 2009, he received a "Hero from
the Field" award for his efforts in improving health care quality
and patient rights. Catalano is a recipient of Boston College Law
School's Commencement Award for Professional and Personal
Additional information: Catalano lives in West
Marsha V. Kazarosian
Firm: Managing partner of Kazarosian Law
Offices in Haverhill.
Education: B.A., University of Massachusetts,
Amherst, 1978; J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 1982.
Legal Career: Long active in bar associations
across the state, Kazarosian is a past president of the Essex
County Bar Association and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial
Attorneys. An accomplished trial lawyer, she was recently nominated
as Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's Top Women in Law.
Kazarosian was named one of the top 10 lawyers in the state in 1999
by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly after successfully suing
the Haverhill Golf and Country Club for gender discrimination.
Since 2006, when Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine
chose Kazarosian for its cover story titled, "The Power of Marsha
Kazarosian," she has been identified as one of the top woman
lawyers in Massachusetts and New England.
MBA Service: Co-chair of the MBA Centennial
Conference committee and chair of both the MBA's Education
Committee and the Technology Implementation Task Force, Kazarosian
has served on 10 association committees and sections, including the
Access to Justice, Civil Litigation, Family Law and Probate Law
section councils. Previously an MBA secretary, she was vice
president from 2008 to 2009. Kazarosian has also served on the
MBA's Executive Management Board, House of Delegates, Joint Bar
Committee on Judicial Nominations, Nominating Committee and Gala
Dinner Committee. In addition, she is a life fellow of the
Massachusetts Bar Foundation.
Additional Service: Kazarosian has served a
two-year term as one of 25 lawyers in the commonwealth appointed to
the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Courts Pro Bono Panel and a
six-year term as a Hearings Committee Officer for the Massachusetts
Board of Bar Overseers. In 2005, Kazarosian debuted as the host of
her own internet radio program on the Legal Talk Network, in which
she discusses relevant legal issues. Active in the North Shore
Community, Kazarosian is a corporator of the Pentucket Five Cents
Savings Bank and was a member of the Essex County 150th Anniversary
Committee. She has also served as a board member of the Northern
Essex Community College Foundation.
Additional information: Kazarosian lives in
Douglas K. Sheff
Firm: Senior partner
at Sheff Law
Offices in Boston.
Education: B.A., University of Michigan, 1980;
J.D., Boston College Law School, 1984.
Legal Career: Sheff is a nationally renowned
brain injury litigation expert and specializes in all aspects of
personal injury law. A seven-time recipient of the American
Association for Justice's Wiedemann Wysocki Award, Sheff holds the
title of governor to the AAJ, where he has spent more than 20 years
working nationally and locally on issues that affect the trial bar.
A Massachusetts Bar Foundation Fellow, Sheff is a recipient of the
AAJ's Next Generation Award. In addition, Sheff is a
Boston magazine "Super Lawyer," and has been recognized in
Lifesavers, for preventing injury through aggressive
representation of victims of defective products.
MBA Service: Sheff served two terms as MBA vice
president and is also a member of the MBA's Executive Management
Board and Budget & Finance Committee. In addition, Sheff served
as MBA secretary in 2008-09 and as chair of the MBA Civil
Litigation Section in 2005-06. Sheff is chair of the MBA Workplace
Safety Task Force, and has also served as a chair of the MBA
Membership Committee and co-chair of the MBA Centennial Conference
Additional Service: Sheff is a past president
of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, serving on its
Board of Governors for more than 20 years. Sheff was recently
honored with MATA's inaugural Excellence in Advocacy Award for his
representation of children and adults who have suffered traumatic
brain injury. Elected by his national peers, Sheff is a past chair
of the AAJ's State Delegates and served as chair of its Council of
Presidents, representing 50,000 attorneys nationwide. Appointed a
trustee of the National College of Advocacy, which provides
education for lawyers across the United States, Sheff is also a
recipient of the ORT Award for integrity in the law.
Additional Information: Sheff lives in the
North End neighborhood of Boston.
Robert W. Harnais
Firm: Mahoney, Diamond and Harnais Law Offices
Education: B.A., University of Massachusetts,
Boston, 1984; J.D., New England Law | Boston, 1989.
Legal Career: A general practitioner, Harnais
concentrates on criminal law, family law, real estate, labor and
consumer law. A member of the Norfolk County Bar Association,
Harnais has served as a member of the Race and Ethnic Advisory
Board for the Massachusetts courts and the American Planning
MBA Service: Harnais joins MBA leadership
following many years of volunteer service. A member of the MBA
House of Delegates since 2006, Harnais has sat on the MBA's
Executive Management Board and has served as co-chair of the MBA
Task Force on Diversity.
Additional Service: Harnais is a past president
of both the Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys and the
National Hispanic Bar Association and remains highly involved with
Additional information: Harnais lives in