Michael A. Pezza Jr.
Michael Pezza became the Executive Director of The Insurance Library in November 2022. He is responsible for all aspects of The Library’s management and operations.
Michael has decades of experience as a lawyer. His practice focused primarily on representing domestic and foreign insurers, including Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, or their insureds in a wide range of matters in state and federal courts in Massachusetts and other states. He was for many years a partner at Morrison, Mahoney & Miller (now Morrison Mahoney) after which he was a Senior Counsel in the Boston office of Holland & Knight. He then started his own law and dispute resolution practices, where he has served as an insurance arbitrator or referee. He was on the adjunct faculty at Northeastern University School of Law, where he taught entertainment law for more than ten years, and was a contributing author in a leading treatise on publishing law.
Michael is a past Vice Chair of the Media, Privacy & Defamation Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort & Insurance Practice Section. He is a member of the CPCU Society and its Boston chapter.
Michael holds a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University, where he remains active in alumni and fundraising activities, and received his law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he received the Sindell Award for Oral Advocacy and was a member of the National Moot Court Team and the Moot Court Executive Board.
Research Librarian/Event Coordinator
Sarah Hart, MLS, Research Librarian and Event Coordinator, joined The Library in 2001 while attending the Graduate School of Library and Information Science program at Simmons College. She has been involved in the planning, organization and oversight of the Library’s annual Insurance Professional of the Year Award Ceremony and the annual Insurance Library Scavenger Hunt since the inception of both events.
Sarah began both her insurance and researching career in high school working summers as a customer service/title assistant at a title insurance company in Alaska.
Sarah previously served as the Communications Director for the Association of Boston Law Librarians and is currently the Chair of the Standing Committee on Education for the association.