Macleish Receives National Award

February, 2009

Roderick Macleish

Roderick MacLeish, a former Boston defense attorney now teaching criminal justice courses at Plymouth State University, has been honored with the Frank Carrington Champion of Civil Justice Award from the National Crime Victims Bar Association (NCVBA) in recognition of his longtime work advocating for crime victims.

As one of New England’s top trial lawyers, MacLeish has won many high-profile cases, including the sexual abuse case against Boston’s Catholic archdiocese that drew world-wide attention.

“It was an incredible honor to be recognized by my peers for representing so many victims of violent crimes, particularly sexual abuse,” says MacLeish of the award.

The NCVBA also cited MacLeish’s work in creating the Massachusetts 9/11 Fund, which has raised millions of dollars for family members of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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