Muldoon to receive MBA’s Gold Medal Award at May 4 Annual Dinner

Issue March/April 2017

The Massachusetts Bar Association will honor Robert J. Muldoon Jr. with the MBA's Gold Medal Award at the May 4 MBA Annual Dinner. The MBA's Gold Medal Award is reserved for individuals who have provided outstanding legal services that have benefited the legal profession in Massachusetts.

Muldoon is a former managing partner of Sherin and Lodgen LLP, co-chair of the firm's professional liability practice and member of the litigation department. During his five-decade career, Muldoon has represented numerous national and international corporations in commercial litigation, and has extensive experience in the defense of legal malpractice cases, life sciences and pharmaceuticals, land use and development, and other real estate issues.

A lifetime MBA member, Bob was an author of the Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts, Inc. v. National Real Estate Information Services and National Real Estate Information Services, Inc. amicus brief to the SJC on behalf of the MBA. He has held a number of leadership roles throughout his career with the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Board of Bar Examiners, the Superior Court Business Litigation Session Advisory Committee, the Boston Bar Association and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Inc. (MCLE). Committed to expanding access to justice, Muldoon is a fellow of the American, Massachusetts and Boston bar foundations.

"Bob Muldoon is a paragon of professionalism, ethics and civility," said MBA Treasurer Christopher A. Kenney. "He is well known for his litigation and courtroom prowess, but is equally renowned for the courtesy and collegiality he shows to everyone he encounters. He is the original Atticus Finch. The MBA Gold Medal is reserved for models of professional excellence like Bob Muldoon."

Among his many accolades, Muldoon is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been ranked by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers, and has been noted by Chambers as a "statesman of the bar."

Muldoon is a graduate of Boston College (A.B. and M.A.) and Boston College Law School. He served as law clerk for the Hon. Paul G. Kirk, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, from 1965-1966.

The Annual Dinner will also include a keynote address by CNN senior analyst and best-selling author Jeffrey Toobin, the presentation of the 2017 Access to Justice Awards, the Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Scholarship and more.

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