MassBar Bulletin: Member Updates

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Suffolk County

Kenney resizedMBA Past President Chris Kenney (pictured left) and MBA Public Law Section Council Vice Chair David Kerrigan (pictured right), both of Kenney & Sams PC, were recently named 2020 Lawyers of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

Kerrigan resizedAfter their client, a candidate for U.S. Congress, was denied access to the primary election ballot due to alleged non-compliance with unprecedented COVID-19 signature-gathering laws, Kenney and Kerrigan fought the case before the State Ballot Law Commission and the Supreme Judicial Court. Justice was achieved when the SJC ruled in favor of their client, reversed the commission, and ordered the Massachusetts secretary of state to include their client on the primary election ballot, after which she became the Republican nominee for Congress.


Suffolk County

Laredo Smith_Fitzpatrick_HiRes PhotoLaredo & Smith LLP in Boston has added MBA member John Fitzpatrick to the firm’s litigation practice as an associate. He joins a strong group of litigators counseling and defending the firm’s clients in a range of business litigation matters.

Fitzpatrick is a civil litigator who contributes to the firm’s work resolving disputes related to contracts, mortgages and loans, breaches of fiduciary duty and other business matters. As part of his work, Fitzpatrick has been researching and defining best practices for business owners, entrepreneurs and other professionals regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Massachusetts Bar Association accepts MBA member-submitted announcements for publication in eJournal. Get further connected with fellow MBA members by sharing your noteworthy professional and personal accomplishments. There is no cost to participate.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Send a blurb of 75 words or less to Please include your name, firm/place of work, and the town and county where you work. Photo submissions are also welcome (hi-res, 300 dpi or larger, photos).

Announcements accepted for consideration include individual professional accomplishments (new jobs, promotions, recent accomplishments or awards*, etc.) and personal news (weddings, engagements, birth announcements, and other notable outside-of-work accomplishments). Honor Roll Firm announcements are also encouraged.

*Awards should not include mentions in Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, AV ratings and other list-type awards due to the large number of attorneys who receive them.