Robert L. Holloway, Jr. ('73) elected vice president of the Massachusetts Bar Association


Robert L. Holloway, Jr. ('73)
Robert L. Holloway, Jr. ('73)

Massachusetts Bar Association Press Release

BOSTON, Mass. (Oct. 8, 2008) — Boston University School of Law alumnus Robert L. Holloway, Jr. ('73) has been elected vice president of the Massachusetts Bar Association for the 2008-09 year, beginning on Sept. 1. Holloway is a shareholder and president of MacLean, Holloway, Doherty, Ardiff & Morse PC in Peabody. He resides in Topsfield.

Holloway is a longterm member of the MBA's Ethics Committee, a member and past chair of the MBA's Civil Litigation Section Council and a former regional delegate to the MBA House of Delegates. In addition, Holloway received the MBA's Community Service Award in 1993 and has served on the Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Nominations for six years. His current term of secretary ends Aug. 31.

Holloway regularly volunteers as a judge for moot court arguments at Boston University School of Law and Harvard Law School and as a trial advisor in the Harvard Trial Workshop program. He is also a regular panelist for continuing legal education programs, including the recurring MCLE Inc. program, "How To Try A Civil Case In Superior Court." Holloway is an emeritus member of the Board of Editors of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, having served on that board since 1981. He has been recognized by Boston Magazine as a "Super Lawyer" in the area of business litigation. Holloway is also a past president of the Essex County Bar Association.

Holloway received his B.A. from Amherst College in 1968.

Holloway has served as a member of the Town of Topsfield Board of Health and as an elected representative to the Masconomet Regional School Committee from 1990 to 1999. For many years, he was the director of the Topsfield Athletic Association and also served as the organization's president for a time. Prior to that, Holloway served as an appointed member and chair of the Danvers Recreation Committee. He was a founding member of Hospice of the North Shore and served for many years as a corporator of Beverly Hospital.

Alongside Holloway, the other 2008-09 MBA officers include: Edward W. McIntyre, president, Clinton; Valerie A. Yarashus, president-elect, Boston; Denise Squillante, treasurer, Fall River; and Douglas K. Sheff, secretary, Boston.

Incorporated in 1911, the Massachusetts Bar Association is a non-profit organization that serves the legal profession and the public by promoting the administration of justice, legal education, professional excellence and respect for the law. The MBA represents a diverse group of attorneys, judges and legal professionals across the commonwealth.