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January 30, 2013

Trial lawyer has 'great fun' in the courtroom

Many people in Topsfield know attorney Robert Holloway Jr. as a former member of the Masconomet Regional School Committee from 1990 to 1999 and a former Topsfield Athletic Association president.

Many may not know he’s a trial lawyer and president of the Massachusetts Bar Association, an organization he’s served in various capacities for more than 20 years. He also has his name on the side of 8 Essex Center Drive in Peabody, where he is president of the 15-attorney MacLean, Holloway, Doherty, Ardiff & Morse PC law firm.

While he’s not on the school board anymore, he continues helping young people as a volunteer judge for moot court competitions at his alma mater, Boston University School of Law, and at Harvard Law School.

Holloway, 66, grew up outside Buffalo, N.Y., and went to Amherst College.

He lives in Topsfield with his wife, Peggy. Their son Rob, 36, works in the investment world, and daughter Kate Holloway, 34, is an artist who works in graphic design. Grandson Thomas Luke Holloway is 2.

After graduating from Amherst, did you go straight to law school?

As most of the guys in the ’60s had to do, I had military things to think about. I ended up in the Army Reserve, and I served on active duty at Fort Knox in Kentucky. I wrote for the Fort Knox newspaper there; I was a feature writer. In between times, I worked for Life magazine as a copywriter for about a year.

Did you have an interest in journalism?

I had done a fair amount of writing. I’m not going to say I was any good, but I had done it. I had a little portfolio; that was how I got my job at Life magazine. ... I had applied to law schools in between times, but I wasn’t able to go because of the military and otherwise, so I ended up at Boston University.

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