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
Douglas K. Sheff
Firm: Senior partner
at Sheff Law
Offices in Boston.
University of Michigan, 1980; J.D., Boston College Law School,
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
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 from 2005 to 2006. 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
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
Diamond and Harnais Law Offices in Quincy.
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 Board.
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.
Harnais is a past president of both the Massachusetts Association
of Hispanic Attorneys and the National Hispanic Bar Association and
remains highly involved with both organizations.
information: Harnais lives in Braintree.
Christopher P. Sullivan
Firm: Partner at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP in
Education: B.A., College of Holy Cross, 1971,
J.D., Fordham University Law School, 1975.
Legal Career: Sullivan
focuses on the civil jury trials of complex litigation
matters, such as financial and securities cases and intellectual
property. As an accomplished trial lawyer, Sullivan has been named
a New England "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers
magazine every year since 2004. Additionally, Sullivan is
currently an Executive Board Member of the Holy Cross Lawyers
Association and is New England Chapter Vice President of the
Fordham University Law School Alumni.
MBA Service: Sullivan has previously served as
an MBA member-at-large of the House of Delegates and as a
member of the Executive Management Board. He also sat on the
Civil Litigation and Business Law section councils. Sullivan
also served as tri-chair of the Federal Practices and Procedures
Additional Service: Sullivan has served as
president of the Massachusetts chapter of the Federal Bar
Association (2010-2011) and is currently the FBA's vice president
for the First Circuit. He has also served as an instructor for
the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.
Additional information: Sullivan is a resident
Marsha V. Kazarosian
partner of Kazarosian Law Offices in Haverhill.
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
Martha Rush O'Mara
Firm: Law Office of Martha Rush O'Mara in
Education: B.S., Salem State College, 1974;
J.D., New England Law | Boston, 1990.
Legal Career: Rush O'Mara focuses her practice
in children's law. A former president of the
Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers, Rush O'Mara
previously served two terms on the Massachusetts Interest on
Lawyers Trust Account Committee (IOLTA), as well as two terms
as a Hearing Officer for the Board of Bar Overseers.
MBA Service: Rush O'Mara previously
co-chaired the MBA's Juvenile & Child Welfare Law Section and
also sat on the Law Practice Management Section Council. She
also serves as an MBA designee on the Board of Directors of
the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) and sits
on the association's Executive Management Board, as well as
its governance and membership committees.
Additional Service: Rush O'Mara serves as a
judge for the MBA's annual Mock Trial Program and has served as a
mock trial judge at Brandeis University and for the ABA's
National Appellate Advocacy Competition. Rush O'Mara devotes a
significant amount of time to her volunteer work in the
Massachusetts legal community, supporting pro bono projects
and mentoring law school students and recent graduates.
Additional information: Rush O'Mara lives in