Bar News - June 12, 2009
NHBA Recognizes 50-Year Members
The 50-year members will be honored at the NHBA Annual Meeting Banquet on Friday, June 26. More profiles will be published in the next issue. Krista Glencross, a Skidmore College student working part-time at the NHBA this summer, assisted in the editing of these profiles, based on member questionnaires.
This Year’s Honorary Members Are:
Homer S. Bradley, Jr.
Edward D. Bureau
Alfred J. Cirom
Peter V. Millham
Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Locust Valley, Long Island, Peter V. Millham attended Saint Lawrence University, and then, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, became an attorney when he graduated from Columbia Law School.
"[Becoming a lawyer] seemed like the right thing to do," he said.
Before graduating from Columbia, Millham served as an Army Military Police officer from 1954 to 1956.
Since his passing the bar exam in 1959, Millham has been an attorney at the Laconia law firm, Wescott, Dyer, Fitzgerald & Nichols, where he has represented clients at all levels of the state and federal court system.
"[I’ve had] about 50 cases in the New Hampshire Supreme Court," he said.
Community connections have always been important, Millham says. He has served for 37 years as Moderator of the Town of Gilford and that has provided "lots of interesting situations, and a great opportunity to understand issues and people." He also served on the Laconia Hospitality Board, the Lakes Region Charitable Foundation and has been a member of the Rotary and Winnipesaukee Yacht Club for over 40 years.
Married for 52-years, Millham currently lives with his wife, NH State Representative Alida Millham, in Laconia. The couple has three children and six grandchildren.
"[I feel] fortunate. My health is good. My firm is encouraging me to continue to practice on a part-time basis," he said. "Life is good."
Hon. Vincent J. Iacopino
"I feel very good with the realization that I was the first and only child in my family to attend collge," Judge Vincent J. Iacopino said of his 50 years as an attorney. "I am gratified that I inspired my five children, as well as 13 nieces and nephews, to obtain higher education."
Raised in Newark, New Jersey, Iacopino played football in high school and at 17 decided to enlist in the US Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He served as a Recon Marine from 1948 to 1952 and was twice injured, earning two purple hearts.
Iacopino decided to become a lawyer during his undergraduate training at Seton Hall University, where he took and enjoyed a business law course. After graduation, Iacopino attended Georgetown University Law Center and from which he graduated in 1959.
Starting his legal career in 1959 in New Jersey, Iacopino was a partner of Kein, Pollatshek & Iacopino, where he practiced until 1976 when he moved with his family to New London, New Hampshire.
In New Hampshire, Iacopino served as executive director of the NH Public Utilities Commission and later as both commissioner and chairman. He also served as presiding judge of the Newport District Court from 1989-1999, when he reached the mandatory retirement age.
He has been married to Lorraine E. (Angwin) Iacopino for 52 years and the couple has five children – two of whom are members of the NH Bar – and thirteen grandchildren.
Currently, Iacopino spends his time boating on Lake Sunapee or fishing in Ormand Beach, Florida.