Morrissey named BBO chair; Kazarosian, LeBlanc among new members

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018
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MBA President-elect John J. Morrissey has been appointed to a one-year term as chair of the Board of Bar Overseers.

Massachusetts Bar Association President-elect John J. Morrissey has been appointed to a one-year term as chair of the Board of Bar Overseers, effective October 2018. A trial attorney and founding partner of Morrissey, Wilson & Zafiropoulos LLP in Braintree, Morrissey has served on the BBO for the past three years, most recently as vice chair.

In his new position as chair, Morrissey will lead an independent administrative body that is charged with adjudicating complaints against Massachusetts attorneys, and with imposing discipline or recommending such action to the Supreme Judicial Court. Established by the SJC in 1974, the 12-member board consists of eight attorney members and four public members, all of whom are appointed to four-year terms.

With the MBA, Morrissey also serves on the Executive Management Board, the Leadership Academy Steering Committee and the Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Scholarship Committee, and as an arbitrator on the Fee Arbitration Board. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Boston University School of Law.

The SJC additionally announced the appointments of the following MBA members, who will join Morrissey on the BBO:

  • Past President Marsha V. Kazarosian, a partner of the Haverhill-based firm, Kazarosian & Costello. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Suffolk University Law School.

  • Marianne C. LeBlanc, a principal of the Boston-based firm, Sugarman & Sugarman PC. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and Boston College Law School.