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October 09, 2019

Massachusetts lawyer receives 2019 ABA Making a Difference through Service to the Profession Award

CHICAGO, Oct. 9, 2019 — Stephen B. Rosales will receive the 2019 Difference Makers Award at a luncheon during the GPSolo 2019 Solo & Small Firm Summit on Friday, Oct. 18, in Carlsbad, Calif. The Making a Difference through Service to the Profession Award, presented by the American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, honors an attorney living or deceased who has made a significant contribution to the legal profession through service to the profession.

Rosales is the principal of Rosales & Rosales LLC in Belmont, Mass. After practicing many years in Boston, he relocated his practice to his hometown of Belmont, where he practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, probate, estate and trust litigation, real estate and elder law including a growing practice in matters of elder abuse and exploitation, giving numerous presentations in these areas before community and attorney groups.

A cum laude graduate of Boston College in 1977, Rosales received his law degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1980 and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar that same year. He has also been admitted to the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, the U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Rosales is a member and past president of the Cambridge-Arlington-Belmont Bar Association, member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and is actively involved in the ABA, where he has served as chair of the Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division as well as its division delegate to the ABA House of Delegates, and as a thrice appointed commissioner to the ABA Commission on Law and Aging. He is also a past president of the Suffolk University Law School Alumni Association as well as the Rotary Club of Belmont, and sits on boards of various civic, community and charitable organizations.

With more than 10,000 members, the ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division (GPSolo) is committed to providing unique resources exclusively for solo, small-firm and general practitioners, who represent half of the nation’s lawyers.


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