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Hermes Netburn Attorney, Holly M. Polglase, Named Chair for Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the ABA

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Hermes Netburn Attorney, Holly M. Polglase, Named Chair for Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the ABA


(Boston, MA – January 15, 2018) Holly M. Polglase has been named the Chair of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association.  The ABA is the world’s largest voluntary professional membership organization.  Holly remarks, "I am proud to continue my work with TIPS leadership to help members obtain the best possible educational and practice support services the ABA provides."  Holly serves a one-year term as Chair, which will build upon her past year of service as the Chair-Elect.

As a shareholder at Boston’s Hermes Netburn O’Connor & Spearing, P.C., Holly acts as lead counsel in the defense and trial of complex product liability, pharmaceutical, medical device, toxic tort, asbestos, intellectual property, general liability and commercial matters.  With over twenty years of experience, she works as national and regional counsel for major national and multi-national corporations.

Holly has been an active member of the ABA throughout her career.  She has been a member of the Council, TIPS' governing body, since 2009.  Her long-standing commitment to the ABA includes her work as a TIPS Representative to the ABA House of Delegates, Chair of the CLE Board and of the Product Liability, General and Consumer Law Committee as well as her role as member on the Task Force on Leadership Diversity Initiative and as a TIPS Fellow.

The American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) provides knowledge and leadership resources for trial practice and critical issues of justice that involve tort and insurance law.  TIPS is unique within the ABA and the legal community for its focus on balance and diversity, bringing together plaintiffs, defense, corporate and in-house counsel to tackle issues confronting the profession.  TIPS provides informative CLE programs, comprehensive periodicals, cutting-edge publications, and innovative online resources.  The section has about 20,000 members and 31 general committees focused on substantive and procedural matters in this focused area of law.