Boston University School of Law

August 31, 2007


Paul Sugarman (’54) Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

The Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA) awarded Attorney Paul R. Sugarman (’54) the Lifetime Achievement Award at their Annual Dinner this past May. A founder of the firm Sugarman and Sugarman, PC, Sugarman concentrates his practice in the areas of civil trial and appellate litigation.

Sugarman began his legal career over 50 years ago, representing clients in some of the most complex and high-profile litigation in Massachusetts. Sugarman has also been called upon to serve as a mediator, notably in the Boston Archdiocese sex-abuse scandal.

A former associate editor of Boston University Law Review, Sugarman has served as president of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys and the BU Law Alumni Association.

In 1977, Sugarman established the Samuel H. Sugarman Scholarship Fund, along with his brother Neil Sugarman (’65), in memorial of his father. In addition, he has made multiple donations to the Law School Class of 1954 Scholarship Fund and the Institute of Jewish Law. In 1989, the BU Law Alumni Association awarded Sugarman the Silver Shingle Award for Distinguished Service to the Legal Profession.

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Reported by Sam Chetrit