George F. Phelan

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George F. Phelan
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Court Information:
Nantucket Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts
Title:   Associate justice
Appointed by:   Gov. Deval Patrick
Active:   2010-Present
Past post:   Attorney in solo practice
Personal History
Undergraduate:   University of Massachusetts
Law School:   New England School of Law
Grad. School:   Ohio State University
Military service:   U.S. Army

George F. Phelan is a probate and family court associate justice for the Nantucket Probate and Family Court in Nantucket County, Massachusetts.[1] He was nominated to the court by former Governor Deval Patrick in November 2009, to fill the vacancy created by Angela M. Ordonez's nomination to the Norfolk Probate and Family Court.[2] Phelan's nomination was confirmed by the Governor's Council in December 2009, and he was sworn into office in July 2010.[3][4] He may serve on the court until he turns the mandatory retirement age of 70.[5]


Phelan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, his master's in city planning from the Ohio State University, and his J.D. from the New England School of Law.[4]

Military service

Phelan started his law career in the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps. Prior to his confirmation, Phelan, a U.S. Army colonel, served in Afghanistan and as a rule of law advisor for the U.S. State Department in Iraq.[3]


Before he joined the Nantucket Probate and Family Court, Phelan maintained a solo practice in Fall River, Massachusetts, specializing in probate, family, and elder law.[3]

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