50-Year Members of the LBA
The Lawrence Bar Association also recognizes those members who have given the most to the community by serving as attorneys and members of the Bar for at least 50 years.
Thomas F. Caffrey
Tom Caffrey has practiced law continuously in Lawrence, Massachusetts, since 1963. He currently concentrates his practice in estate planning and administration, elder law, and real estate. Tom has also represented landowners through the zoning, conservation, and regulatory approval process in connection with significant development projects in the Greater Lawrence area.
Tom Caffrey is the vice-chair of the Lawrence Public Library, and president of the White Fund, Inc., a Lawrence charitable organization founded in the 1800s. He is a past president of the Lawrence Bar Association, and has also served as a director of Andover Bank and the Massachusetts subsidiary of BankNorth.
Tom received the award at the LBA's Spring Dinner on April 27, 2014, where he was introduced by his son, Matthew Caffrey, who also practices law from his office in Andover.
James B. Krasnoo
Jim Krasnoo has not only served the community for the past 50 years, he has also served as a member of the Executive Committee of the LBA, most recently as President of the organization in 2013.
Attorney James B. Krasnoo is a seasoned trial lawyer devoted exclusively to litigation with more than forty-six years of legal experience. Named to the 2010 TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERS in MASSACHUSETTS by The American Trial Lawyers Association, Krasnoo brings his life-long passion for the law to each matter he handles, from relatively minor criminal charges, to first degree murder cases, to the most complex products liability cases. Jim was graduated from Harvard University (A.B. 1961), Northeastern University (M.A. 1966) and University of Chicago Law School (1964). From 1966 to 1968, Jim served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and, later, as an Assistant Attorney General in Massachusetts. From 1969 through 1973, Jim served as an Assistant United States Attorney.
A long-time, highly experienced litigator, Attorney Krasnoo is the author of several publications on legal issues, and he has served on the faculty of several Boston area law schools. Krasnoo currently teaches criminal procedure at Suffolk University Law School, where he has taught for the past several years and is a frequent lecturer at seminars instructing other lawyers.
Attorney Krasnoo is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of California. Attorney Krasnoo has practiced in federal and state courts throughout New England. Since 2007, Krasnoo has served on the Executive Committee of the Lawrence Bar Association.
Jim received the award at the LBA's Fall Dinner on October 23, 2014.