Neil Sugarman Receives American Bar Association Pursuit of Justice Award

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Neil Sugarman of the Boston law firm Sugarman and Sugarman P.C. was awarded the American Bar Association Pursuit of Justice Award during the American Bar Association's Midyear Meeting in Boston, MA.

Neil Sugarman, principal at Sugarman and Sugarman, P.C. (http://www.sugarman.com), has received the American Bar Association Pursuit of Justice Award. The award was presented to both Neil Sugarman and Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall at the TIPS Pursuit of Justice Awards dinner during the American Bar Association's Midyear Meeting in Boston, MA on February 14. The Pursuit of Justice Award recognizes commitment to access to justice.

Section Chair, Timothy W. Bouch of Charleston, S.C. stated, in naming Neil Sugarman as one of the recipients of the award, "TIPS is proud to recognize Neil Sugarman for his lifetime of leadership in the Massachusetts personal injury bar. He has participated in numerous programs on access to justice and judicial independence, has held executive and leadership positions with every major legal association in Massachusetts. He has brought important cases vindicating individuals who were injured and assured them of their right to access to justice. Not only has he been recognized continuously since 1987 as one of the best lawyers in America, but he has also served as a mentor to a new generation of lawyers who have followed him into leadership positions with the Massachusetts Bar."

The ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section unites plaintiff, defense, insurance and corporate counsel to advance the civil justice system. TIPS is a national source of expertise in tort, trial and insurance practice and brings lawyers together to share information and speak out on issues of importance. The section, with over 32,000 members, has 34 general committees that focus on substantive and procedural matters in areas across the broad spectrum of civil law and practice. For more information about the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, visit the TIPS Web site, http://www.abanet.org/tips.

With more than 40,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

Sugarman, established in 1967, is one of the largest personal injury law firms in Massachusetts. Recognized for its leadership in law, advocacy, and education, the firm handles a range of civil litigation, including medical malpractice, premises and product liability, construction site accidents, fire and explosion litigation, and motor vehicle accidents. Many of the firm's cases have established important legal precedents at the appellate level.

For more information, contact Janice Hayes at (617) 542-1000 or visit http://www.sugarman.com.

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