Healy named Lawyer of the Year

Issue February 2015

Massachusetts Bar Association Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy was named a 2014 Lawyer of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for his work bringing voir dire to Massachusetts. Honorees are nominated by their colleagues, clients and other legal professionals.

The newspaper, in its Jan. 19 profile of Healy and other Lawyers of the Year winners, noted: "With [Healy] leading the charge, the MBA, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, scored a long-sought legislative victory in 2014 with passage of a bill that requires Superior Court judges to allow attorney-conducted voir dire. In addition to permitting lawyers to question jurors during empanelment, the law also lets attorneys propose a specific dollar amount for damages during trial."

MBA President Marsha V. Kazarosian said everyone at the MBA should be proud of Healy's accomplishment, adding: "While Marty was honored for his work in helping to make voir dire a reality in Massachusetts, we all know he does so much more for the bench and bar for which he never seeks recognition - and for which we all benefit. We are so proud of Marty and lucky to have him as our colleague."

Healy will be honored along with the other Lawyers of the Year honorees at Lawyers Weekly's Leaders in the Law event on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.