Kathleen M. O’Donnell ’77, an attorney practicing in Lowell, Mass., has been appointed to a special commission that investigates misconduct among state judges, the Lowell Sun reports.
She will serve a six-year term on the Commission on Judicial Conduct, effective December 10, 2014.
O’Donnell, who previously was named by the National Law Journal as one of the 12 most influential attorneys in Massachusetts, is a partner in the firm of Kazarosian, Costello and O’Donnell LLP, which has offices in Lowell, Haverhill and Salem. She was the first woman president of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, is past president of the Massachusetts Bar Association and has held numerous other leadership positions. She is also a graduate of Suffolk University Law School.
O’Donnell received an honorary degree at Wheaton’s 172nd Commencement in 2007.