Judicial & Criminal Justice Awards

The President’s Award for Judicial Excellence

Granted by the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys to Justice Curran for “his deep commitment and belief in the civil justice system, his many contributions to society and his continued dedication to the law.”

Massachusetts Bar Association's Chief Justice Edward F. Hennessey Award

The Justice Edward F. Hennessey Award for "having demonstrated extraordinary leadership and dedication to improving the administration of justice and upholding the highest traditions for public service.” The Award has been bestowed only 7 times in the past 30 years.

William Whiting Judicial Award for Judicial Courage

This Award was named for Chief Justice William Whiting, who courageously stood for the rights of those charged with reason in Shays’s Rebellion although it cost him his position and was jailed for a time.

Massachusetts Juvenile Police Officers’ Association Honoree

Honored by the Massachusetts Juvenile Police Officers’ Association for “efforts to improve the juvenile justice system.”

American Society for Industrial Security Honoree

Justice Curran was recognized for “significant contribution to the objectives of the Society.”

National Institute of Justice, United States Department of Justice, National Consultant

Named as one of five national consultants on automobile theft by the National Institute of Justice, a research agency for the United States Department of Justice. Served on the National Advisory Board of Automobile Theft, whose task it was to develop a monograph to assist state leaders in combatting this crime.

Judicial Award

Justice Award. Order Sons of Italy in America-Massachusetts Chapter. Presented in recognition of His Exemplary Career and Outstanding Accomplishments as a Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court.

ABOTA William Whiting Judicial Courage Award

Superior Court Justice Dennis J. Curran with attorneys from Lubin & Meyer.

Justice Curran with attorneys from Foster & Foster.

Superior Court Justices Dennis J. Curran and Mark D. Mason, and former judicial intern Sam Gold.

ABOTA William Whiting Judicial Courage Award

Superior Court Justice Curran with former judicial interns.

Superior Court Justice Dennis J. Curran with Yaw Gybei, MCAD Chief Enforcement Officer and former law associate.

Superior Court Justice Dennis J. Curran with trial attorneys Jon Harkavy and Ronald M. Davis, ABOTA-Massachusetts’ immediate past President.