Thomas E. Peisch has been named Defense Lawyer of the Year by the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA). Mr. Peisch received the award at the MDLA’s annual convention in Boston. The MDLA is a statewide association of trial lawyers whose practices are concentrated in the defense of business organizations and individuals in civil lawsuits. Mr. Peisch was President of the MDLA in 1992 and has also served on its Board of Directors. He is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.