Prior Recipients of the Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards

The following is a list of prior recipients of the Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards.

About the Awards

In furtherance of SJC Rule 6.1, Voluntary Pro Bono Publico Service, the Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services annually presents the Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards to honor Massachusetts lawyers, law students, small and large law firms, government attorney offices, corporate law departments, law schools or other institutions in the legal profession that demonstrate outstanding and exceptional commitment to providing volunteer legal services for those in need. The awards are presented in a ceremony at the John Adams Courthouse.

 

2017 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards

Supreme Judicial Court Justice Kimberly S. Budd distributed the 2017 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards at the John Adams Courthouse on October 18. The award recipients were:

  • Christine Butler, Esq.
  • Susan Church, Esq.
  • Goodwin
  • Claudia Quintero, 2017 graduate, Western New England School of Law

Press Release: Supreme Judicial Court's Pro Bono Committee Honors Attorneys, Law Firm, and Student for Work Assisting Domestic Violence Survivors and Immigrants

2016 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards

Supreme Judicial Court Justice Geraldine S. Hines distributed the 2016 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards at the John Adams Courthouse on October 26. The award recipients were:

  • Ann Milner, Esq., Boston
  • Roger J. Reid, Esq., Greenfield
  • Bancroft "Bats" Wheeler, Esq., Natick
  • Alexandra Tucker, 2016 graduate, Boston University School of Law

Press Release: Supreme Judicial Court Presents Awards to Attorneys, Law Student for Pro Bono Work

2015 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards

Supreme Judicial Court Justice Geraldine S. Hines distributed the 2015 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards at the John Adams Courthouse on October 28. The award recipients were:

  • Elizabeth L. Ennen, Esq.
  • John J. Regan, Esq.
  • Archer B. Battista, Esq. 
  • Shannon Johnson, 2015 Graduate, Boston College Law School.

Press Release: Supreme Judicial Court Presents Awards to Attorneys, Law Student for Pro Bono Work Assisting Veterans, Immigrants
 

2014 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards

Supreme Judicial Court Justice Ralph D. Gants distributed the 2014 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards at the John Adams Courthouse on October 21. 

Press Release: Supreme Judicial Court Presents Awards to Retired Judge, Attorneys, Recent Law School Graduate for Pro Bono Work

Governor's Proclamation 
 

Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants Introductory Remarks for 2014 Adams Pro Bono Publico Award Recipients

Honorable Patrick Fox (ret.)

Valquiria Castiglione Ribeiro, Esq.

Seth Orkand, Esq.

Elizabeth McIntyre, 2014 Graduate, Boston University School of Law
 

2013 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards

Supreme Judicial Court Justice Ralph D. Gants distributed the 2013 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards at the John Adams Courthouse on October 23. The award recipients were:

Carolyn Scott-Howe, Esq.

Michele Garvin, Esq.

Victoria Rothbaum, Esq., and the law firm of Verrill Dana LLP

Benjamin Jones, 2013 Graduate, New England Law|Boston

Governor's Proclamation

Media Advisory: Supreme Judicial Court to Present Adams Awards to Attorneys, Law Firm for Pro Bono Work

 

2012 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards

Supreme Judicial Court Justice Ralph D. Gants distributed the 2012 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards at the John Adams Courthouse on October 24. The award recipients were:

2011 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards

2010 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards

2009 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards

Prior Award Recipients

2011

  • Kerry Elizabeth Doyle
  • Donal Eoin Reilly
  • Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

2010

  • The Boston law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP with special recognition to partners Melissa Nott Davis and Edward P. Leibensperger
  • Attorney Kathleen McGrath of Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Boston
  • Attorney Alfred C. Phillips, a volunteer with MetroWest Legal Services

2009

  • Andrew P. Cornell, Cambridge
  • Justin H. Dion, Bacon Wilson, PC, Springfield
  • Margaret M. Pinkham, formerly of Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels LLP, Boston

2008

  • John G. Dugan, Millis, Principal in the  law firm of Doherty Ciechanowski, Dugan & Cannon, P.C., Franklin and Medfield
  • Edward Notis-McConarty, Newton, Partner, Hemenway & Barnes LLP, Boston
  • Francis J. (Jay) Lynch III, North Easton, Managing Partner, Lynch & Lynch, Boston and South Easton
  • Christine J. Wichers, Cambridge, and Lisa M. Gaulin, South Boston, Choate Hall & Stewart LLP, Boston

2007

  • Leigh-Ann Patterson Durant, Lexington, Associate General Counsel of Clinical Trials and Medical Affairs for EMD Serono, Inc., Rockland, formerly of Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Holly Sanborn Dyar, solo practitioner, Plymouth
  • The Boston office of the law firm of Dechert LLP

2006

  • Marion E. Broidrick and Lawrence A. Zalis for their work on behalf of the Barnstable Action for New Direction (BAND) Program
  • Heisler, Feldman, McCormick & Garrow, P.C., Springfield
  • Samual B. Moskowitz, Partner, Davis, Malm & D'Agostine, P.C., Boston

2005

  • Mark Berson, President, Levy, Winer & Berson, P.C., Greenfield
  • The Honorable Edward M. Ginsburg, retired, Middlesex Probate and Family Court; Founder, Senior Partners for Justice
  • Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., with special recognition to partners Susan J. Cohen and Grant Sovern for their work on behalf of the Political Asylum/ Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project

2004

  • John A. Burdick, Jr., Worcester
  • Anna E. Dodson, Associate, Goodwin Proctor LLP, Boston
  • Bankruptcy Law Section of the Boston Bar Association

2003

  • Michael G. Paris, Partner, Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels LLP, Boston
  • Stanford & Schall, New Bedford
  • Women's Bar Foundation

2002 (inaugural awards ceremony)

  • Henry Raphaelson, Raphaelson & Raphaelson, Worcester
  • S. Stephen Rosenfeld, Rosenfeld & Rafik, Boston; Founder, Health Law Advocates, Inc., Boston
  • Foley, Hoag & Eliot LLP

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