President-elect honored by Haverhill Bar

Issue June 2014

Massachusetts Bar Association President-elect Marsha V. Kazarosian was honored with the Moody Award at a Haverhill Bar Association event recognizing Law Day 2014 on April 30 at the Barking Dog Alehouse in Haverhill.

The award, named for former U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Henry Moody, is presented to an attorney who embodies Moody's endeavors for the advancement of justice. Born in Newbury, Moody not only practiced law, but served in the legislature and in various nominated positions before eventually serving on the Supreme Court from 1906 to 1910.

The Moody Award honors an attorney who strives to push the law forward (taking on and prosecuting or defending new and unique cases), provides service in various levels of either legislation/teaching, and advocates for the advancement of fellow attorneys.

Kazarosian is managing partner of Kazarosian Costello & O'Donnell LLP. She concentrates in civil rights litigation, family law and discrimination law. Long active in bar associations across the state, Kazarosian is a past president of the Essex County Bar Association and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.

Kazarosian has served as MBA vice president, treasurer and secretary. She was elected as an MBA delegate to the American Bar Association and has served on numerous committees and councils, including the MBA's Executive Management Board, House of Delegates and the Joint Bar Committee on Judicial