MBA PRESIDENT CAMPBELL JOINS UMASS BUILDING
Massachusetts Bar Association President Richard P. Campbell, the
founding shareholder of Campbell Trial Lawyers in Boston, was
appointed in December to the University of Massachusetts Building
Authority, which is responsible for generating funds to build
facilities such as student dormitories, dining facilities and
Gov. Deval Patrick, who named Campbell to the Building Authority,
had appointed Campbell to the UMass Board of Trustees in September.
Also, in January 2011, Campbell was named to UMass Boston's Board
of Visitors, which advises the chancellor and university leadership
on strategic issues, such as instruction and research, finance,
facilities, philanthropy, student enrollment and retention,
marketing, community engagement, and global development. UMass
Boston's Board of Visitors has an additional advisory role in the
university's strategic planning.
Campbell primarily represents national and international
corporations in complex cases, including multi-district litigation,
class actions, aviation, toxic tort and products liability
disputes. He also represents clients in commercial disputes,
including contests over the control of closely held corporations.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
FIVE PEABODY & ARNOLD PARTNERS NAMED 'LAWYERS OF THE
Best Lawyers, an independent legal ranking publication,
named five partners at Peabody & Arnold LLP "lawyers of the
Harvey Weiner, chairman of Peabody & Arnold's Litigation
Department was named the 2012 Boston Insurance Lawyer of the Year.
Partner George A. Berman, who received the same designation in
2011, was named Boston Legal Malpractice Lawyer of the Year for
Weiner is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts
Bar Foundation (Brandeis Fellow) and a member of the Massachusetts
IOLTA Committee. He is a past president of the Boston Inn of Court
and the Massachusetts Associate of Town Counsel and City
Solicitors. Berman is a past chairman of the Board of Bar
Other Peabody & Arnold partners recognized were Allen N. David
and Michael J. Stone for legal malpractice and Michael P. Duffy for
Peabody & Arnold LLP was given a "First Tier" ranking in
Massachusetts for its insurance and legal malpractice practices and
was again nationally recognized in insurance law.
Peabody & Arnold has handled the defense of hundreds of legal
malpractice cases and litigates insurance coverage issues all over
the United States.
CLIFFORD NAMED TO MATA BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Scott J. Clifford, of Hanover-based Epstein, Lipsey & Clifford
PC, has been named to the Board of Governors of the Massachusetts
Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA).
Clifford will assist in governing MATA, whose mission it is to
preserve the American jury system, protect the health and safety of
Massachusetts' families, improve the quality of legal
representation through education, and educate the public about
"It is a privilege to serve on this prestigious board," he said.
"The core of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys is to
uphold the honor and integrity of the legal profession, and it is
an honor to serve on its Board of Governors."
A graduate of New England School of Law, he practices in the area
of civil litigation, with a focus on construction and corporate
litigation. He is a participating member in a number of
organizations, including the MBA, Boston Bar Association, American
Bar Association, Real Estate Bar Association and the Association of
Trial Attorneys of America.