MassBar Bulletin: Member updates

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017

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The MBA extends its condolences to the family and friends of MBA member Stephen Phillips, who recently passed away after a prolonged battle with cancer.

Phillips received the MBA's Pro Bono Publico Award in 2014 for his many hours of pro bono work on behalf of hospice patients in western Massachusetts. The Springfield Republican ran a feature piece on his career on September 21.


MBA Honor Roll firm Todd & Weld LLP has announced that Lauren M. Bussey and Julianna Zitz have joined the firm as associates.

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Bussey will concentrate her practice on family law matters and related litigation. She represents clients in a broad range of domestic relations matters, including divorce, modification, child custody and parenting plans, asset divisions and prenuptial agreements. Bussey previously worked with Suffolk County Probate and Family Court Judge Virginia M. Ward and she most recently practiced family law at a law firm in greater Boston. She is a Certified Financial Litigator and is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Florida. Bussey is a 2014 graduate of the University of Miami School of Law.

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Zitz will focus her practice on family law matters where she counsels family law clients in a variety of areas, including divorce, prenuptial agreements, child custody and related litigation. During law school, Zitz interned for Probate and Family Court judges in Massachusetts. A 2015 cum laude graduate of New England School of Law, she is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New York. 

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