Springfield City Solicitor Ed Pikula elected President of MMLA

At MMLA’s recent annual meeting, MMLA members elected Springfield City Solicitor Edward M. Pikula as President for the upcoming year, and for Vice-President Attorney John D. Finnegan, of the Boston firm of Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers.  James B. Lampke, Town Counsel for Hull, was again elected Executive Director of the Association.   Attorney Kevin Batt of the  Cambridge firm of Anderson & Kreiger was elected the newest member of the Executive Board.  For the full slate of Officers and Board of Directors, see:

MMLA Officers for 2013-2014

MMLA Board of Directors for 2013-2014

Read Mr. Pikula’s remarks on becoming the President of MMLA:     

Dear Colleagues:

Edward M  Pikula color photograph 7-9-13
MMLA President Edward Pikula
City Solicitor of Springfield

As I begin my tenure as the next President of this esteemed organization, I am truly humbled and extremely honored.  I am excited about the opportunity to work with you in the upcoming months in the task of expanding our organization’s rich heritage from the former City Solicitors and Town Counsel Association (“CSTCA”) to our new name, the Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association (“MMLA”). By working together, we will make the MMLA’s future brighter and even more remarkable than its storied past.

I want to thank outgoing President, Attorney Heather White, for her dedicated service and efforts to continue the dramatic elevation of the organization around the state with our many services and activities including the monthly continuing legal education programs, publication of our newsletter, improvement of our Website and as well as the popular Members’ Listserv, and impressive submission of amicus curiae briefs.

I offer you my advocacy, my passion and my voice, to continue our mission as the oldest and largest bar association in the state dedicated to municipal law. I hope to work closely with Vice President John Finnegan, the Executive Board, and our ever amazing Executive Director James Lampke, to help maintain the organization’s reputation for providing quality assistance to the municipal bar to help resolve legal issues and promote effective government.

With common cause and unified purpose I am confident that together, we will shape an even more exciting future for this organization!


Edward M. Pikula, President



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