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
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.