Hopkinton’s Thomas Bond was elected president of the Massachusetts Bar Association for the 2021-22 membership year, which began Sept. 1.
“If you’re a lawyer in Massachusetts, there is no better home for you than the Massachusetts Bar Association, regardless of who you are, where you’re from or what kind of law you practice,” Bond said via a press release from the organization. “I am looking forward to working with and being a resource to all communities. We need the depth and breadth of what diverse people can bring to our organization, and I feel strongly that their voices, perspectives and experiences will make our organization stronger.”
Bond is a founder and managing partner of the Kaplan/Bond Group in Boston. A trial lawyer and admiralty lawyer who has specialized in maritime and construction personal injury litigation for 35 years, Bond’s trial practice includes admiralty and maritime law, construction, product liability, automobile, personal injury and general liability.
In addition to serving as MBA president, Bond is a member of the MBA’s Executive Management Board and Budget & Finance Committee. Bond served as co-chair of the MBA’s COVID Response Task Force, which worked with the courts and the bar to establish guidelines for the operation of the courts and provided daily notifications to the legal community of rules and court changes during the pandemic. He also has served as a chair of the MBA’s Judicial Diversity Task Force and as chair of the MBA’s Judicial Administration Section, where he also chaired the section’s Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Diversity, which successfully introduced a resolution at the MBA’s House of Delegates supporting efforts to increase diversity in the court system. Over the past year, he has continued his efforts to improve the legal system by bringing judges and lawyers together, moderating a bench-bar forum with the Flaschner Judicial Institute and also a question-and-answer forum with the chief justices of the Trial and Superior courts and other judges on reducing stressors in the courtroom.
A native of Charlton who graduated from Northeastern University in 1982 and Suffolk University Law School in 1985, Bond has lived in Hopkinton for 26 years. He and his wife have two grown daughters and a chocolate Lab rescue dog.
Source Consulting earns spot on Inc. 5000 list
Source Consulting LLC, an information technology (IT) management company based in Hopkinton, was ranked on the annual Inc. 5000 list, a ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
It was Source Consulting’s second straight appearance on the list.
“We are very pleased to make it to Inc. 5000 for two consecutive years,” company CEO Sri Bolla said. “This speaks to the faith our customers have in the capabilities of our team and our ability to solve business problems by deploying appropriate solutions and digitizing the business processes. We are proud of this achievement and dedicate ourselves to serving all our customers and stakeholders with renewed vigor!”
Source Consulting, founded in 2005, provides consulting services in the areas of IT, life sciences, software development and testing services, according to the Inc. summary.
Baldiga recognized in Best Lawyers
Hopkinton’s Joseph H. Baldiga recently was selected for inclusion by his peers in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law and litigation-bankruptcy.
Baldiga, a partner and chair of the Creditors’ Rights, Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group at Mirick O’Connell, has been recognized in Best Lawyers since 2006. He concentrates his practice on creditor and debtor rights, bankruptcy proceedings, out-of-court loan restructurings, and the purchase and sale of distressed businesses.