Robert P. Joy Esq.
Labor Guild Board of Directors
Cushing-Gavin Award Recipient
Management Attorney Award, 2011
Robert P. Joy, Esq. has been with Morgan, Brown & Joy since 1982 as Partner and 1994 as Managing Partner. He graduated from Dartmouth with an A.B. in 1971 and earned his J.D. at Boston College in 1975. He is a member of the American, Massachusetts, and Boston Bar Associations, focusing mostly in labor and employment section council.
Robert is married to Jeanne Hughes Joy and they have two daughters – Maria and Audrey. Robert serves on Boston College Board of Overseers since 2003 and is very involved in community and charitable activities: benefitting the Little Sisters of The Poor, Town of Winchester, and Dartmouth Alumni Association.
In addition to handling successful employment cases in 36 states and at every agency and judicial level, including the U.S. Supreme Court, Robert Joy has been named in “Best Lawyers in 2003 and Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers in 2003”.
Robert P. Joy Acceptance Speech Cushing-Gaving Award Dinner 2, 2011
Bishop, Fellow Honorees, and Friends. I am truly honored to receive this award. I accept it not only for myself, but for my colleagues at Morgan, Brown & Joy, past and present. We have worked diligently to create a culture which embodied the traits for which this award is given and of those who have gone before us: integrity, intellectual honesty, diligence and professional courtesy. For me, this award is especially meaningful. Twenty years ago, on this night, my father, William Joy, received the Cushing-Gavin award. The hallmarks of his career were those values for which one is chosen for this award and which we at the firm have sought to foster together with collegiality and good humor, the hallmarks of the late Murray Brown. It has been my aspiration to carry forward those values and I consider receiving this award evidence that I have achieved some measure of success in that effort.
Permit me to say a few words to my colleagues at Morgan, Brown & Joy. It has been my privilege to work among such a group of professionals who themselves aspire daily to those ideals that are the foundation of our organization. I consider this award to be for all of us.
Performing this work is often stressful and requires the love and understanding of a supportive family. I would like to publicly acknowledge my wife Jeanne, and my daughters Maria and Audrey for their love and support. I would also like to acknowledge my mother, Mary, 93 years young, who was present twenty years ago when my father received this award as well as my brothers, sisters and their spouses who are present this evening and thank them for their love and support.
There is an old adage. So easy to state but so difficult to employ. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” It is my firm belief that honestly held positions, respectfully presented and received, will result in a meaningful dialogue leading to the resolution of differences.
I am truly grateful for this award.