Gartenberg honored with the Greater Lowell Bar Association’s 2013 Normand D’Amour Award

Issue June 2013

Massachusetts Bar Association Executive Management Board member Lee J. Gartenberg will receive the Greater Lowell Bar Association's Normand D'Amour Award for 'Lawyer of the Year.' The award was given out at the Greater Lowell Bar Association's Annual Dinner Meeting on June 3 at the Vesper Country Club in Tyngsborough.

Gartenberg has worked as the director of Inmate Legal Services in the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office for over 25 years where he oversees the legal needs of more than 1,000 inmates in the county detention system.

This past year, Gartenberg sat on the committee convened by Chief Justice for Administration and Management Robert A. Mulligan and Court Administrator Lewis H. "Harry" Spence that assisted the trial court in selecting Edward Dolan as the new commissioner of probation.

In 2008, Gartenberg received the MBA's Gold Medal Award. The award is presented to individuals who have provided outstanding legal services that have both benefitted the legal profession in Massachusetts and demonstrated a commitment to public service.

Gartenberg has served the state bar association in many capacities as a long-time MBA member and leader. In 2007, Gartenberg served as chair of the Criminal Justice Section and represented the MBA on Gov. Deval L. Patrick's Anti-Crime Council. In addition, Gartenberg has contributed to the MBA's Budget and Finance Committee, House of Delegates, Judicial Administration and Individual Rights & Responsibilities sections.

Gartenberg received his law degree from Boston University School of Law.