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Hispanic Bar Assoc. honors Román

Eneida Román, founder and principal of the Law Office of Eneida Román in Boston, was recently honored with a "Top Lawyers Under Forty" Award by the Hispanic National Bar Association. The award recognizes HNBA members under 40 who have distinguished themselves as young Hispanic lawyers in the upper echelon of the legal profession nationwide.

HNBA honored Román and four other national recipients at its Mid-Year Conference on March 12 in New Orleans.

Her practice is focused in the areas of immigration, family, real estate, business law, and alternative dispute resolution. Román serves on the Family Law Section Council and its Education Sub Committee. She serves on HNBA's Commission on Latinas in the Legal Profession and was recently recognized by El Planeta, the largest Hispanic newspaper in Massachusetts, as one of the Top 100 Individuals who have influenced the Hispanic community in Massachusetts.

Boston, Salem and Haverhill attorneys honored with Centennial Awards

The Massachusetts Bar Association presented three attorneys with the MBA Centennial Award, an honor created to celebrate local attorneys' service to the profession and their community, at its March 10 House of Delegates meeting at the Hilton Dedham.

The awards, the latest bestowed throughout the MBA's 100th anniversary commemoration year, honored Salem attorney Walter A. Costello Jr., Boston attorney Denise I. Murphy and Haverhill attorney Paul Kazarosian, who passed away in February 2010.

"These honorees have given of themselves to both their profession and their communities," MBA President Denise Squillante said. "They exemplify the spirit of public service on which the Massachusetts Bar Association was founded a century ago."

Costello, a civil litigator in practice since 1973, was praised for his honesty, integrity and reputation as a staunch advocate for his clients. An MBA member for decades, Costello currently sits on the MBA Executive Management Board and House of Delegates. Costello is a past president of the Essex County Bar Association and currently serves on MATA's and Essex County Bar Association's boards of directors.

Kazarosian was a longtime Haverhill attorney who established the "work-free lunch" for local schoolteachers in the 1960s and successfully fought an injunction that caused a two-year suspension of the construction of Merrimack Valley Hospital. He served as chairman of the Massachusetts Heart Association and the Friends of the Haverhill Public Library, was director of the Northern Essex County Association for Retarded Citizens, and a member of the Armenian, Haverhill, Massachusetts and Essex County bar associations and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Murphy practices employment law at Rubin and Rudman LLP, where she counsels businesses, drafts employment agreements and litigates employment claims. An active MBA member, Murphy currently sits on the MBA Executive Management Board, House of Delegates and the Social Media Policy Sub-Committee, among other groups. Murphy is also a member of the Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts and serves on the Finance Commission for the Town of Westwood.

The awards will continue to be given throughout 2011 to persons of extraordinary achievement who materially advanced the rule of law, enhanced the integrity of lawyers, judges or the legal profession, engaged or is engaging in important legal scholarship, or protected the democratic principles upon which our country is founded.

Ingle named Marlborough Chamber's Business Person of the Year

Attorney Tracey A. L. Ingle, of Ingle Law PC in Southborough, was honored as the 2010 Business Person of the Year by the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) at its Annual Business Awards Dinner on March 3.

Ingle was commended for high business standards, active participation and support of chamber programs, and dedication to improving the quality of life in the greater Marlborough area.

"Both the chamber and the region have benefited from Tracey's energy and commitment to the business community as much as seniors and families benefit from her focus on providing superior legal services to her clients," said MRCC President and CEO Susanne Morreale-Leeber.

Ingle has practiced law since 1995 and opened Ingle Law in 2002, and has served on the board of directors of the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce since 2005. She is currently president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (MassNAELA).

MBA Secretary Kazarosian named MCLE trustee

Massachusetts Bar Association Secretary Marsha V. Kazarosian, a Haverhill resident, has joined Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education's Board of Trustees. Kazarosian is managing partner of Kazarosian Law Offices in Haverhill, where she concentrates in civil litigation, family law and discrimination.

Kazarosian was elected to join MCLE's Board at its annual meeting on Jan. 27. She has served on more than 15 program faculties at MCLE during the past 15 years. She is co-chair of the MBA's Education and Technology committees, is a Life Fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and a past president of both the Essex County Bar Association and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.

She was named one of the top 10 lawyers in the state in 1999 by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly after successfully suing the Haverhill Golf and Country Club for gender discrimination. She has been identified as one of the top woman lawyers in New England.

Kazarosian also served a two-year term as one of 25 lawyers in the commonwealth appointed to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's Pro Bono Panel and a six-year term as a hearings committee officer for the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers. In 2005, Kazarosian debuted as the host of her own Internet radio program on the Legal Talk Network, in which she discusses relevant legal issues.

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