During his time on the bench, Judge Walsh was known for his great wisdom, excellent temperament, and decency. He was respectful to his colleagues, to lawyers and to the litigants who appeared before him. He always treated people with dignity. Since retiring, Judge Walsh served in private practice where he taught and inspired young lawyers. He also maintained, and continues to maintain, an active arbitration and mediation caseload through the Hampden County Bar Association arbitration and mediation service. Predictably, Judge Walsh has been loyal to the Bar Association, dedicated to events and activities which help lawyers and judges, and faithful to the honorable practice of law.
The Hampden County Bar Association is pleased to create the Hon. William T Walsh Sr. Award to honor a judge or lawyer whose longevity, dedication to the Hampden County Bar Association and service to the legal community of Hampden County deserve special commendation.
2014 - Honorable William T. Walsh
2014 - Honorable Edward C. Peck, Jr.
2015 - S. Thomas Martinelli, Esquire
2016 - Efrem A. Gordon, Esquire
2017 - Honorable George C. Keady, Jr.
2018 - Honorable George N. Beauregard & Robert A. Gelinas, Esquire
As part of Law Day each year we present the John M. Greaney Award to an attorney and non-attorney working in Hampden County deemed outstanding citizens of the local law community.
2009 - Thomas A. Kenefick, Esquire & Ms. Patricia W. Ollari
2010 - Mary J. Kennedy, Esquire & Ms. Shana M. Wilson
2011 - Charles R. Casartello, Jr., Esquire & Ms. Patricia Olier
2012 - Kevin J. Claffey, Esquire & Ms. Noreen E. Nardi
2013 - Richard C. Morrissey, Esquire & Mr. Raymond F. Catuogno
2014 - John J. Torrone, Esquire & Mr. John S. Gay
2015 - Cristina M. Ianello, Esquire & Ms. Lynne Govoni, Posthumously
2016 - Gordon P. Shaw, Esquire & Mr. John J. Monteiro
2017 - Jeffrey S. Morneau, Esquire & Ms. Jaime E. Morrow
2018 - Honorable William J. Boyle & Mr. Kenneth M. O'Connor, Jr.