Trustee Richard Campbell, J.D.
Richard Campbell ’70 is one of the most successful trial lawyers in Massachusetts and a longtime supporter of UMass Boston, which he attended as a member of the university’s first entering class in 1965. After graduating from UMass Boston with a degree in political science, he went on to earn a law degree cum laude from Boston College. In 1983, he founded the firm known today as Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy (Campbell Trial Lawyers) and has remained a driving force in its growth and increasing prominence. The firm represents Fortune 100 clients, aviation clients, and unique new companies like Tesla Motors. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the sine qua non of achievement and respect as a trial lawyer in the United States.
Campbell is founding chair of the Board of Overseers at Boston College Law School and was awarded the school’s highest honor, the Founders Medal. Active in public higher education as well, Campbell serves as trustee of the University of Massachusetts and is a member of the UMass Building Authority and the UMass Boston Board of Visitors. In 2013, he established the Krystle Campbell Scholarship, which honors the memory of the UMass Boston alumna who was killed in the Boston Marathon bombing.