Attorney Kevin Maltby takes oath of office as President of Hampden County Bar Association

January 1, 2016

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Bacon Wilson is pleased to announce Attorney Kevin V. Maltby as President of the Hampden County Bar Association. Attorney Maltby took the oath of office in front of his partners and peers at the Bar Association's annual meeting and membership dinner at the Springfield Sheraton on June 22, 2016.

Upon learning of his election, Attorney Maltby remarked "I am enormously grateful to the members of the Bar Association for their confidence in me, and gratified to follow in the footsteps of my partners at Bacon Wilson, including past presidents Paul Rothschild, Hyman Darling, and Michael Ratner. I consider it an honor to be counted among their ranks. So many Bacon Wilson attorneys have, over their lengthy careers, given their time and legal skills to serve the Hampden County Bar."

Also in attendance was Attorney Michael B. Katz, who took office as Chair of the Bar's Bankruptcy Section, while Attorneys Michael S. Ratner and Paul R. Salvage were each honored for 50 years of membership.

Attorney Maltby has a long history of service and involvement with the Hampden County Bar Association. He has served on the Bar's Board of Directors each year since 2012. He was honored with the HCBA's Access to Justice Pro Bono Publico Award for 2012, for his vision and implementation of the Springfield District Court Lawyer for the Day program. Additionally, in 2013, Kevin received the prestigious Community Service Award from the Massachusetts Bar Association. Kevin is a member of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's Standing Advisory Committee on Professionalism. He has extensive jury trial and courtroom experience, and is a former prosecutor for the Northwestern District Attorney's Office. Kevin is also an Adjunct Professor of Legal Studies at Bay Path University in Longmeadow, where he teaches litigation, advanced litigation, criminal law, and evidence. Kevin earned his law degree from Suffolk University Law School in 2001, and his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts in 1998. In 2014, he was a recipient of Business West's 40 Under Forty distinction, and has been a named a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 7 years, since 2009. He lives in Longmeadow with his family.

Founded in 1895, Bacon Wilson, P.C. is one of the largest firms in the Pioneer Valley, with 40 lawyers, and approximately 60 paralegals, administrative assistants, and support staff. The firm's offices are located in Springfield, Amherst, Northampton, and Westfield. For over a century, Bacon Wilson has represented clients throughout Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut with comprehensive legal services.

Founded in 1864, the Hampden County Bar Association is a volunteer organization of lawyers who provide professional support, education, and networking opportunities to members, and advocacy on behalf of attorneys, the judiciary, and the public. For more information, visit www.hcbar.org.

by: Carolyn Coulter, Marketing