Mass. Bar Association honors U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth

Issue March 2014

Earlier this month, Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) President Douglas K. Sheff recognized U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) for her service towards victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran and Black Hawk helicopter pilot, lost both her legs and wounded an arm when she was shot down over Iraq in 2004. A recipient of the Purple Heart, Duckworth has visited with victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, including MBTA Transit Police Officer Richard Donohue at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

"Representative Duckworth embodies the ideals of the Massachusetts Bar Association and its members," said MBA President Douglas K. Sheff. "We are proud to honor her continued work with Boston Marathon bombing victims and the inspiration she has provided to survivors of this tragedy. Since the marathon bombings last April, the Massachusetts Bar Association has also been a vocal advocate for bombing survivors and our attorneys have provided pro bono assistance to those who needed legal help and information."