NEWBURYPORT — Local attorney Damian J. Turco has been elected secretary of the Massachusetts Bar Association for its 2019-20 year, which began Monday.
The Newburyport resident will serve as a member of the MBA’s leadership team under incoming President John J. Morrissey, who will lead the bar’s efforts to improve lawyer well-being and civility with a focus on diversity and inclusion at the MBA and across the profession.
Turco is the owner and principal attorney at Turco Legal PC, a divorce, family law and personal injury firm with offices in Andover, Newburyport, Newton and Boston, according to a press release. Since 2008, he has represented divorce, custody and other family law and personal injury clients.
In addition to serving as MBA secretary, Turco is member of the MBA’s Executive Management Board and Budget & Finance Committee, and he chairs the MBA’s Membership Committee.
He previously served as chair of the MBA’s Law Practice Management Section Council, where he helped develop and launch the MBA’s Mock Interview Program, which benefits graduating law school students by providing them with job interview skills through mock interviews with MBA lawyer volunteers.
In addition, he has chaired, participated in or overseen more than 35 law practice management programs and publications since 2013.
Turco is also an active member of the MBA’s Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Scholarship Committee, Civility and Professionalism Committee, and Annual Dinner Committee.
Outside the MBA, Turco holds leadership roles in the Greater Newburyport Bar Association, which he re-established in 2015 with two fellow Newburyport attorneys.
He also serves as executive director of Lawyers for Affordable Justice Inc., a nonprofit legal incubator developed with the law schools at Boston College, Boston University and Northeastern University. The program connects sole practitioners with clients who need legal services, but do not qualify for legal aid help.
Turco graduated from Bryant College in 1999, and New England Law in Boston in 2008. He grew up in Andover and lives in Newburyport with his wife, Melina, and three daughters.