John J. Morrissey
Firm: Founding partner of Morrissey, Wilson & Zafiropoulos LLP in Braintree
Education: B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1989, J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1992
Legal Career: Morrissey is a founding partner of Morrissey, Wilson & Zafiropoulos LLP in Braintree, where he has a trial practice handling personal injury claims, including wrongful death, catastrophic injury and workers' compensation claims. He also represents individuals and businesses in commercial and real estate disputes. An accomplished trial lawyer, Morrissey has been named a New England Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers every year since 2005.
MBA Service: Morrissey currently serves as president-elect of the MBA. He is a member of the MBA’s Executive Management Board, the Leadership Academy Steering Committee and the Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Scholarship Committee, and serves as an arbitrator on the Fee Arbitration Board. A past MBA vice president, treasurer and secretary, Morrissey has served in the House of Delegates, and as chair of the MBA’s Judicial Administration Section Council. He also previously chaired the MBA’s Membership Committee. In 2013, Morrissey volunteered for the MBA Marathon Bombing Victims’ Legal Assistance Program, where he provided free legal services to victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Additional Service: Morrissey was appointed to the Board of Bar Overseers of the Supreme Judicial Court in 2015, and in 2017 was appointed to serve as vice chair. He has served as a member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys’ Board of Governors and its executive committee. Morrissey is also a life fellow and has served as a member of the Grant Advisory Committee of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation. He serves as a director of Independent Bank Corporation and Rockland Trust Company and as a rotating member of its executive and trust committees. Morrissey served as a commissioner of the Hingham Conservation Commission appointed by the board of selectmen between 2014 and 2017.
Additional information: Morrissey is a resident of Hingham.