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Legislator of the Year Award to be presented to Rep. Bradley at Annual Dinner

Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014
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2014 Massachusetts Bar Association Legislator of the Year Awardee Rep. Garrett J. Bradley (D-Hingham)

One of the highlights of the Massachusetts Bar Association's (MBA) Annual Dinner will be the presentation of the Legislator of the Year Award to Rep. Garrett J. Bradley (D-Hingham), First Division Chair of the House Rules Committee.

The MBA's Legislator of the Year Award is presented annually to a state or federal legislator who has distinguished himself/herself in public service through outstanding contributions to the legal profession, our courts and the administration of justice.

"Representative Bradley is a steadfast supporter of the bar and the bench," said MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy. "His vast legal talents as a legislator and lawyer have been consistently recognized by his peers and Speaker Robert A. DeLeo as he serves as a top advisor and member of DeLeo 's inner leadership team. The MBA is delighted to honor him."

Bradley was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in November 2000 and represents the Third Plymouth District, which includes Hingham, Hull, Cohasset and parts of North Scituate.

As a state representative, Bradley has fought to secure funds for his district to help the local economy and promote job growth. Bradley has worked on projects that include the Nantasket Beach Seawall Restoration and Hingham Harbor Dredging, as well as legislation which granted additional liquor licenses at the Derby Shoppes and Shipyard in Hingham. In addition, Bradley actively worked with the MBA on medical malpractice legislation.

Prior to being elected to the Legislature, Bradley served as an assistant district attorney in Plymouth County. Bradley served as the lead narcotics prosecutor in the Brockton District Court, and was previously in charge of prosecuting all cases of domestic violence in Hingham District Court. Deeply involved in the community, Bradley volunteers on Hingham's capital outlay committee, coaches youth football, works on the Hingham community playground project, and supports Wellspring Multi-Service center in Hull and the friends of the Paragon Carousel.

The dinner will also feature a keynote address from Chris Matthews, a highly respected political news commentator who hosts the top-rated Hardball program on MSNBC. The 2014 Access to Justice Awards will also be presented.