The LBA will recognize Associate Justice Howard J. Whitehead, who retired from the Superior Court on October 5 after 21 years on the bench, with its Distinguished Service Award.
Judge Whitehead's distinguished career as a judge was preceded by over 20 years as a prosecutor, both with the Attorney General's office, and in the office of the Middlesex District Attorney. Honored in 1993 as Prosecutor of the Year by the group "Parents of Murdered Children," Judge Whitehead prosecuted a number of high-profile cases as Middlesex First Assistant District Attorney, including the nationally-televised trial of Jamie Fuller, who was convicted in 1992 of killing his girlfriend Amy Carnevale. Appointed to the bench by Governor William Weld in 1993, Judge Whitehead has been known for his fairness, courtesy and compassion as a jurist.
The LBA will present Judge Whitehead with a Distinguished Service Award at its Fall Dinner, which will be held on October 23 at the Andover Country Club. Reservations are still being accepted to the dinner by either registering online or by downloading and mailing the attached flyer.