Massachusetts Bar Association President-elect Marsha V.
Kazarosian was honored with the Moody Award at a Haverhill Bar
Association event recognizing Law Day 2014 on April 30 at the
Barking Dog Alehouse in Haverhill.
The award, named for former U.S. Supreme Court Justice William
Henry Moody, is presented to an attorney who embodies Moody's
endeavors for the advancement of justice. Born in Newbury, Moody
not only practiced law, but served in the legislature and in
various nominated positions before eventually serving on the
Supreme Court from 1906 to 1910.
The Moody Award honors an attorney who strives to push the law
forward (taking on and prosecuting or defending new and unique
cases), provides service in various levels of either
legislation/teaching, and advocates for the advancement of fellow
Kazarosian is managing partner of Kazarosian Costello &
O'Donnell LLP. She concentrates in civil rights litigation, family
law and discrimination law. Long active in bar associations across
the state, Kazarosian is a past president of the Essex County Bar
Association and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.
Kazarosian has served as MBA vice president, treasurer and
secretary. She was elected as an MBA delegate to the American Bar
Association and has served on numerous committees and councils,
including the MBA's Executive Management Board, House of Delegates
and the Joint Bar Committee on Judicial