Hall,S_webName: Stephen Hall

Law School: Suffolk University Law School

Employment: Associate at McCarter & English LLP. My practice focuses on defending manufacturers of machinery and pharmaceuticals against lawsuits for injuries and damages to the person and property. I spend the majority of my time preparing cases for trial or settlement, including taking and defending depositions, handling discovery issues, and motion practice.

What you love most about your job: I really enjoy the variety of cases I get to work on, and the people I work with.

Other professional/charitable activities: I am on the board of advisors for the YMCA Huntington Ave. I am also on the board of directors for a 501(c)(3) organization that runs a monthly food pantry in Roxbury and raises scholarship money for at risk youth to attend college.

Why you joined the MBLA: I joined the MBLA to help develop solutions to the diversity issues and concerns in the Massachusetts legal community.

Person you would most like to meet: With the recent passing of Nelson Mandela and the number of articles and reports about his life, I would have loved to have had the opportunity to sit down and talk with him.