Come meet Marsha Kazarosian and the state's top female attorneys at the panel discussion Women in the Law: Perspectives & Trends on March 25 in Boston. Register today!
President of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Marsha V. Kazarosian ’78 has been named by Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top lawyers in the state for the eighth consecutive year.
Among her many recognitions, she has been identified as one of the top 50 women lawyers in MA and New England and has received an AVVO 10.0 Superb rating in personal injury and family law.
Kazarosian built a national practice representing clients in high-profile cases and making case law with precedent-setting issues in areas such as gender and disability discrimination and police excessive force/civil rights litigation. Her experiences helped Kazarosian develop a wide range of expertise in the areas of whistleblower retaliation, discrimination, divorce and family law, and criminal and civil litigation.
Among her notable cases, Kazarosian tried the nation's first gender discrimination trial against the Haverhill Country Club. She won a multi-million dollar verdict that became a landmark case in gender discrimination in a club/membership-based setting.
In 2001, she defeated claims of disability discrimination against the manager of a racquetball club who sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act in the case of Kuketz v. Petronelli.
She also represented one of the three young defendants charged with murder in the Pamela Smart case. The national media attention of the murder case resulted in two movies, Murder in New Hampshire with Helen Hunt and To Die For with Nicole Kidman.
Kazarosian is past president of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA), has served on the Supreme Judicial Court's Access to Justice Commission's Committee on the Bar Examination, and is a trustee of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.
She has a bachelor's degree in English from UMass Amherst and a juris doctorate degree from Suffolk Law School.