MBA holds second Marathon Bombing Dial-A-Lawyer

Issue July 2013

The Massachusetts Bar Association hosted its second Marathon Bombing Dial-A-Lawyer on Wednesday, May 30, offering marathon victims an opportunity to speak to volunteer attorneys from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

"The horrible series of events has had an impact on many," said MBA Secretary Martha Rush O'Mara. "One way to assist victims is by offering my time and legal expertise. Sometimes time is just as valuable as a monetary contribution."

The MBA is also helping victims with ongoing legal matters. A group of 80-plus lawyers have volunteered to take on cases pro bono. The MBA is matching up attorneys with victims. If you're interested in learning more, please visit

"As a lawyer in Boston, I felt that sharing my legal knowledge and assistance was something useful I could do professionally for those people injured at the marathon," said Thomas J. Barbar, the chair of the MBA's Law Practice Management Section. "I couldn't think of a better way to do so than through an organized professional association with experience in these matters, such as the Massachusetts Bar Association."

The MBA thanks its May 30 Marathon Bombing Dial-A-Lawyer attorney volunteers:

  • Daryl Abbas
  • Thomas Barbar
  • Bethany Bartlett
  • Robert Carney
  • Susan Cohen
  • Jackie Cowin
  • Kwadwo Frimpong
  • David Hass
  • James Jacobson
  • Katherine Kenney
  • Martha Rush O'Mara
  • Samuel Segal
  • Diane Swiercznski