Attorney Kevin P. Phillips was awarded the MBA's Community Service Award. MBA Secretary Denise Squillante presented Phillips with the award at a Dec. 15 meeting of the Plymouth County Bar Association, which nominated him. The award recognizes a person who has "performed an act or acts of outstanding public service within his/her community."
"It is my distinct pleasure to be here this evening to honor a man who is equally committed to his community and to his profession," Squillante said.
Phillips is a sole practitioner in Marshfield who specializes in domestic relations, probate and civil litigation. He is active with the MBA and was president of the Plymouth County Bar Association from 1987 to 1988.
He has worked as a volunteer lawyer in the Plymouth court system for the past two decades. In 1995, he established a formal pro bono project in Plymouth County and has been an active volunteer.
He served on the SJC commission to study racial and ethnic bias in the state's courts from 1990 to 1994. For 15 years, Phillips has helped run and sponsor Law Day activities in Hingham District Court.