Vice President Richard P. Campbell named one of “Best Lawyers”

Issue December 2010

Massachusetts Bar Association President-elect Richard P. Campbell has been named the 2011 Boston Product Liability Litigator of the Year by Best Lawyers, a peer-review publication that selects one lawyer for each specialty in each community.

The founder and shareholder of Campbell, Campbell, Edwards & Conroy PC in Boston, he represents individuals in personal injury matters, commercial disputes, multi-district litigation, class actions, aviation disasters, toxic tort and product liability disputes. In addition, he organizes and leads his firm's pro bono project, educating parents, students and school administrators about civil and criminal social host liability laws.

Campbell was awarded Boston College Law School's highest award for dedication to the law ­- the Founder's Medal ­- and was the 2009 recipient of the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Andrew C. Hecker Memorial Award in recognition for his leadership, outreach, enthusiasm, professionalism and pride in TIPS.

He chairs the MBA's Peremptory Challenges Task Force, and is a trustee and Oliver Wendell Holmes Fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, the MBA's philanthropic partner.

Campbell is also a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a past chair of the American Bar Association's 34,000-member Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, and a former chair of the Board of Overseers at Boston College Law School.

In addition to the "Lawyers of the Year" designation for high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities, Best Lawyers compiles its annual list of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

The 17th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2011) is based on more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. To search the complete list of lawyers, visit