Robert L. Holloway, Jr., holds the position of Senior Counsel at MacLean Holloway Doherty, P.C. His practice focuses on the resolution of complex litigation matters for business and individual clients, in a wide range of substantive areas. He has successfully litigated shareholder derivative actions, securities fraud, lender liability, partnership and close-corporation dissolution matters, trade regulation and consumer protection matters, land use, construction, commercial and banking transaction matters, products liability, employment and discrimination claims, as well as creditor and debtor disputes in the Bankruptcy Court and elsewhere. His representation has included both plaintiffs and defendants in these and many other civil litigation matters. Mr. Holloway’s trial and appellate experience has included federal and state courts in Massachusetts, as well as courts in other jurisdictions.
Mr. Holloway is a graduate of Amherst College (B.A., 1968) and Boston University School of Law (J.D., 1973) and has practiced continuously with MacLean Holloway Doherty Ardiff & Morse, P.C. since 1973. He serves as Chair of the firm and heads the firm’s litigation practice. Mr. Holloway was admitted to practice in Massachusetts in 1973, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in 1974, the First Circuit Court of Appeals in 1979, the U.S. Supreme Court in 1979, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in 1992. For more than 20 years Mr. Holloway also has served as a “neutral” -by court appointment and by selection of parties -as a mediator, arbitrator and master, in a wide variety of cases.
Active in professional, civic and charitable activities, Mr. Holloway currently serves as a member of the Board of Editors of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (1981-1989; 1993 – present); Director and past President of the Essex County Bar Association; past President of the Massachusetts Bar Association; and as a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association Ethics Committee, Civil Litigation Council and Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Nominations. He is a member of the Topsfield Board of Health and previously served three terms as an elected member of the Masconomet Regional School Committee (1990- 1999). For many years he served as a director of the Topsfield Athletic Association and also served as that organization’s president. Prior thereto, he served as an appointed member of the Danvers Recreation Committee, and as chairman of that Committee. He was a founding member of Hospice of the North Shore and has served for many years as a corporator of Beverly Hospital. Mr. Holloway received in 1993 the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Community Service Award.
Mr. Holloway also regularly judges moot court arguments at Boston University School of Law and Harvard Law School and acts as a trial advisor in the Harvard Trial Workshop program. He is a regular panelist on continuing legal education programs, including the recurring MCLE program, “How To Try A Civil Case In Superior Court.”