Morrissey John  final (2374) resized 600

John J. Morrissey    

direct dial (781) 353-5502
email address jjm@mwzllp.com

Practicing in the area of civil litigation including wrongful death, catastrophic injury and other personal injury claims in the areas of construction site accidents, premises liability, product liability, medical malpractice, automobile and workers' compensation claims.

Professional Experience

MORRISSEY, WILSON & ZAFIROPOULOS LLP, Braintree, Massachusetts (2010 - present)
Founding partner practicing in the area of civil litigation with a principle focus on personal injury claims including wrongful death, catastrophic injury, construction site accidents, premises liability, product liability, automobile and workers' compensation claims.

QUINN AND MORRIS LLP, Boston, Massachusetts (1993 - 2010)
Partner practicing in the area of civil litigation.

BOARD OF BAR OVERSEERS OF THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT
Member of the Board of Bar Overseers' Hearing Committee for Plymouth and Norfolk Counties. (1999-2005)(2011- current).
The Hearing Committee conducts evidentiary hearings on complaints of attorney misconduct and reports findings of fact and law with recommendations for discipline to the Supreme Judicial Court.

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE TRIBUNAL SUFFOLK COUNTY
Member of the Medical Malpractice Tribunal for Suffolk County. (2000 - 2010)
The Medical Malpractice Tribunals hears claims of medical malpractice to determine if the evidence is sufficient for judicial inquiry without the necessity of posting a statutory bond.

MASSACHUSETTS BAR ASSOCIATION'S FEE ARBITRATION BOARD
Arbitrator (2005 to present)
The Fee Arbitration Board provides an alternative to litigation in the resolution of legal fee disputes both between attorneys and between attorneys and clients. The arbitrators conduct evidentiary hearings and decide the fair value of an attorney's legal services.

INDEPENDENT BANK CORP  
Member of the Board of Directors (2012 to present)

ROCKLAND TRUST 
Member of the Board of Directors (2012 to present)

CENTRAL BANCORP INC.
Member of the Board of Directors (2003 to 2012)

CENTRAL CO-OPERATIVE BANK
Member of the Board of Directors (2004 to 2012)
Chairman of the Board of Directors' Security Committee (2004 to 2012)

Leadership

Massachusetts Bar Association: Former Member Executive Management Board

Massachusetts Bar Association: Chairman of The Judicial Administration Section Council

Massachusetts Bar Association: Member House of Delegates 

Massachusetts Bar Association: Member Work Place Safety Task Force
Massachusetts Bar Foundation: Life Fellow and Member Grant Advisory Committee
Massachusetts Academy Of Trial Attorneys: Member Board Of Governors

Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys: Past Chairman Of the Workers' Compensation Committee

Education

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Boston, Massachusetts
Juris Doctor May, 1992
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award in Professional Responsibility

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, Amherst, Massachusetts
Bachelor of Arts Political Science May, 1989