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John Joseph Curtin

John Joseph Curtin, American lawyer. Bar: Massachusetts 1957, DC 1959, United States Supreme Court 1961. Recipient Lifetime Achievement award, The American Lawyer magazine, 2005.

Background

  • Curtin, John Joseph was born on March 12, 1933 in Englewood, New Jersey, United States. Son of John Joseph and Marion (Walsh) Curtin.

  • Education

    • Boston College (Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 1954. Juris Doctor, 1957); Georgetown (Master of Laws, 1959). Order of the Coif. Recipient, Outstanding Student Award.

      Editor-in-Chief, Annual Survey of Massachusetts Law, Boston College Law Review, 1956-1957. Member, since 1963. Trial Attorney, United States. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, 1957-1959.

      Assistant United States. Attorney, Boston, 1961-1964. Chief, Civil Division, United States.

      Attorney’s Office, 1963-1964. Special Assistant Attorney General, Massachusetts, 1970-1971. Vice President, 1978 and President, 19791981, Boston Bar Association.

      Chairman, Litigation Section, 1984-1985, Member, House of Delegates, since 1981, President Elect, 1989-1990 and President, since 1990, American Bar Association.

    Career

    • Attorney United States Department Justice, Washington, 1957-1959. Associate firm Hogan and Hartson, 1959-1961. Attorney Office of the United States Attorney, Boston, 1961-1964.

      Chief civil division, 1963-1964. Associate then partner Bingham McCutchen LLP (formerly Bingham, Dana & Gould), Boston, 1964—2005, of counsel, since 2005. Instructor Boston College Law School, since 1965.

      Lecturer Harvard University Law School, 1977-1982. Board directors National Consumer Law Center, since 1994.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Massachusetts 1957, DC 1959, United States Supreme Court 1961.

    Membership

    Trustee Regis College, 1977-1983, Newton College Sacred Heart, 1973-1975. Member local government advisory committee Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1978. Member Town meeting, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1970-1979, moderator, 1979-1984, chairman advisory committee, 1974-1975, chairman town improvements coordinating committee, 1977-1979, chairman capital budgeting and investment committee, 1979-1980.

    Chairman board advisors Boston College Law School, since 1997. Member board governors, executive committee member Center for Public Resources, since 1994. Member American Bar Association (chairman section litigation 1984-1985, president 1990-1991, chairman working group state justice initiatives, 1994-1997, chairman coalition for justice since 1997), Boston Bar Association (president 1979-1981, chairman task force professional fulfillment, since 1996), American Bar Foundation, American Law Institute, Greater Boston Legal Services (board directors until 1990), Boston College Alumni Association (vice president, president 1975-1976), National Consumer Law Center, Massachusetts Association Town Finance Finance Committee (president 1978), National Association Public Interest Law, Fellowships for Equal Justice (president 1992-1995), National Legal Aid and Defender Association (board directors 1990-1995).

    Connections

    • Married Mary Daly, September 27, 1958. Children: Kevin Joseph, Catherine Mary, Joseph Patrick, Ann Mary, Daniel Joseph.
    • father: John Joseph Curtin
    • mother: Marion (Walsh) Curtin
    • spouse: Mary Daly
    • children: Kevin Joseph Curtin
    • Catherine Mary Curtin
    • Joseph Patrick Curtin
    • Ann Mary Curtin
    • Daniel Joseph Curtin
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    Born March 12, 1933
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    • 1957
      Massachusetts
    • 1957
      Admitted to the bar
      Massachusetts
    • 1959
      District of Columbia
    • 1959
      Admitted to the bar
      District of Columbia

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