Hiller B. Zobel
Born: February 23, 1932
A.B. Harvard 1953, cum laude; LL.B. Harvard 1959
U.S. Naval Reserve (LT-ret); active duty: 1953-1955
Full time practice of law, Boston 1959-1967; part-time, 1967-1979 (Maritime law, general litigation, libel law)
Assoc. Prof. and (tenured) Professor. Boston College Law School, 1967-1979
Courses: Civil Procedure, Evidence, Introduction to Litigation, Copyright, Admiralty, Trial Practice, Judicial Process (seminar)Associate Justice, Massachusetts Superior Court, 1979-2002 (retired)
Recalled Associate Justice, Massachusetts Superior Court, 2005-2009
Associated with Resolutions, LLC, Boston: Mediation, Arbitration, and Neutral Evaluation
Consultant, CRICO/RMF, Cambridge: Medical malpractice matters
The Boston Massacre (1971; reissued, 1996), winner Sons of the Revolution in New York award (1972)
Massachusetts Rules Practice (with James W. Smith, Esq.) (4 vols. 1974-1981); and second edition (2006-2007)
Doctors and the Law (with Stephen N. Rous, M.D.) (1992)
Various scholarly and popular articles on law and history; op-ed pieces; monthly column, Christian Science Monitor (“Judging the Law”) (1982-1988; 1990)
(with L. Kinvin Wroth) Legal Papers of John Adams (3 vols. 1965), winner American Historical Association, Littleton-Griswold Prize (1966)
Elected member: American Law Institute; Massachusetts Historical Society; American Antiquarian Society; Colonial Society of New England; Society of American Historians.
Formerly: National Mass Torts Litigation Committee; Executive Committee, National Conference of State Trial Judges; Council (Board) Massachusetts Historical Society; National Advisory Council, Donald W. Reynolds Center for Courts and the Media, National Judicial College/University of Nevada; Vice-President, American Society for Legal History.
Court meetings: Connecticut, Iowa. Massachusetts, Nebraska, South Carolina, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Adams Historical Site.
Various professional groups
Various historical societies.
Various industry groups.