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Judges appointed by Deval Patrick

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Governor Deval Patrick

Deval Patrick is the Governor of Massachusetts. He was elected in 2007 and is a Democrat. For a more extensive profile, read: Deval Patrick on Ballotpedia.

Appointment process

In Massachusetts, the governor select a judge to fill a vacancy on a court. Before a judge can take office, she or he must be approved by the Governor's Council.

Appointed judges

The tables below list the governor's appointees to the courts across the state. These lists are updated automatically with new appointments.

Supreme Judicial Court

NameCourtActivePrevious position
IrelandRoderick IrelandMassachusetts Supreme Judicial Court1997-2014Associate justice, Massachusetts Appeals Court
BotsfordMargot BotsfordMassachusetts Supreme Judicial Court2007-2017Judge, Massachusetts Superior Courts
LenkBarbara LenkMassachusetts Supreme Judicial Court2011-2020Judge, Massachusetts Appeals Court
DufflyFernande DufflyMassachusetts Supreme Judicial Court2011-PresentJudge, Massachusetts Appeals Court
HinesGeraldine S. HinesMassachusetts Supreme Judicial Court2014-PresentJudge, Massachusetts Appeals Court
GantsRalph GantsMassachusetts Supreme Judicial Court2009-2024Judge, Massachusetts Superior Courts

Appeals Court

NameCourtActivePrevious position
MaldonadoDiana L. MaldonadoMassachusetts Appeals Court2013-PresentJustice, Chelsea District Court
Agnes, Jr.Peter W. Agnes, Jr.Massachusetts Appeals Court2011-PresentJudge, Superior Court Judge
CarhartJudd J. CarhartMassachusetts Appeals Court2010-PresentSuperior Court Judge
HinesGeraldine S. HinesMassachusetts Supreme Judicial Court2014-PresentJudge, Massachusetts Appeals Court
BlakeAmy Lyn BlakeMassachusetts Appeals Court2014-PresentJudge, Essex Probate and Family Court

Superior Courts

NameCourtActivePrevious position
MillerRosalind H. MillerMassachusetts Superior Courts2014-PresentJudge, Boston Municipal Courts, Massachusetts
CareyRichard J. CareyMassachusetts Superior Courts2010-Present
FeeleyTimothy Q. FeeleyMassachusetts Superior Courts2008-PresentAssistant U.S. attorney
TuckerRichard T. TuckerMassachusetts Superior Courts2008-PresentPartner, Bernstein, Burwick, Tucker & Stern
Desmond, Jr.Kenneth V. Desmond, Jr.Massachusetts Superior Courts2013-PresentPresiding/associate justice, Boston Municipal Court
FrisonShannon FrisonMassachusetts Superior Courts2012-PresentJudge, Boston Municipal Court
WrennDaniel M. WrennMassachusetts Superior Courts2011-PresentAttorney in private practice
FerraraJohn S. FerraraMassachusetts Superior Courts2011-PresentAttorney, Dalsey, Ferrara and Albano
BuddKimberly S. BuddMassachusetts Superior Courts2009-PresentDirector, Harvard Business School
IngeGarry IngeMassachusetts Superior Courts2009-PresentTrial attorney
KaplanMitchell H. KaplanMassachusetts Superior Courts2009-PresentPartner, Choate, Hall & Stewart
Kenton-WalkerJanet Kenton-WalkerMassachusetts Superior Courts2009-PresentOf counsel, Boston Law Collaborative, LLC
KirpalaniMaynard KirpalaniMassachusetts Superior Courts2011-PresentPartner, Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker
LeibenspergerEdward P. LeibenspergerMassachusetts Superior Courts2011-PresentPartner, McDermott Will & Emery
McGuire Jr.Thomas F. McGuire Jr.Massachusetts Superior Courts2009-PresentCorporation counsel, City of Fall River
RicciardoneDavid RicciardoneMassachusetts Superior Courts2011-PresentAssociate justice, Massachusetts District Court
RoachChristine M. RoachMassachusetts Superior Courts2008-PresentPartner, Roach & Carpenter
VearyRaymond P. VearyMassachusetts Superior Courts2011-PresentProsecutor, Bristol County District Attorney's Office
WilkinsDouglas WilkinsMassachusetts Superior Courts2010-PresentAttorney in private practice
LangJames F. LangMassachusetts Superior Courts2012-Present
GordonRobert B. GordonMassachusetts Superior Courts2013-PresentPartner, Ropes & Gray, LLP
DavisBrian A. DavisMassachusetts Superior Courts2013-PresentPartner, Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
BrownAngel Kelley BrownMassachusetts Superior Courts2013-PresentAssociate judge, Brockton District Court
McDonough Jr.Edward J. McDonough Jr.Massachusetts Superior Courts2013-PresentAttorney, Egan, Flanagan & Cohen
BriegerHeidi BriegerMassachusetts Superior Courts2012-PresentProsecutor, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Massachusetts
DupuisRenee P. DupuisMassachusetts Superior Courts2011-PresentChief, Criminal Bureau, Attorney General's Office
KruppPeter B. KruppMassachusetts Superior Courts2013-PresentPartner, Lurie & Krupp, LLP
SalingerKenneth W. SalingerMassachusetts Superior Courts2012-PresentAssistant attorney general & appeals coordinator, Government Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General's office
WilsonPaul D. WilsonMassachusetts Superior Courts2012-PresentAttorney, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo
UllmannRobert UllmannMassachusetts Superior Courts2013-PresentPartner, Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP
PierceLawrence D. PierceMassachusetts Superior Courts2014-PresentAssociate justice, Cambridge District Court
AmesMary K. AmesMassachusetts Superior Court2012-PresentAttorney in private practice
MasonMark D. MasonMassachusetts Superior Courts2015-PresentJudge, Massachusetts District Courts
CannoneBeverly J. CannoneMassachusetts Superior Courts2014-PresentAssociate justice, Massachusetts District Courts
DrechslerThomas DrechslerMassachusetts Superior Courts2014-PresentPartner, Byrne & Drechsler
PasqualeGregg J. PasqualeMassachusetts Superior Courts2014-PresentPartner, Pasquale & White
WallJoshua I. WallMassachusetts Superior Courts2014-PresentChair, Massachusetts Parole Board
YessayanRaffi N. YessayanMassachusetts Superior Courts2014-PresentAttorney in private practice
SullivanWilliam F. SullivanMassachusetts Superior Courts2014-PresentPartner, Sullivan and Sweeney, LLP

District Courts

NameCourtActivePrevious position
CremensJ. Elizabeth CremensMassachusetts District Courts2011-Present
McCarthyMichael J. McCarthySouthern Berkshire District Court, Massachusetts
GinsburgJennifer GinsburgWorcester District Court, Massachusetts2012-PresentAttorney in private practice
LemireGerald A. LemireUxbridge District Court, Massachusetts2013-PresentClerk-magistrate, Uxbridge District Court
ArchillaCesar A. ArchillaMassachusetts District Courts2013-PresentMassachusetts Parole Board
FiniganThomas L. FiniganStoughton District Court, Massachusetts2013-PresentNorfolk County District Attorney's Office
BrackettCynthia M. BrackettTaunton District Court, Massachusetts2013-PresentBristol County District Attorney's Office
StapletonJohn P. StapletonFall River District Court, Massachusetts2013-PresentBristol County District Attorney's Office
HernonJulieann HernonMassachusetts District Courts2013-PresentAttorney-in-charge, Committee for Public Counsel Services
MathersEdmund C. MathersBrockton District Court, Massachusetts2013-PresentPartner, Mathers and Mathers
SheaMatthew J. SheaHolyoke District Court, Massachusetts2014-PresentHampden County District Attorney's Office
EstesThomas H. EstesNorthampton District Court, Massachusetts2014-PresentAttorney-in-charge, Public Defender Division
SargentDennis P. SargentClinton District Court, Massachusetts2013-PresentAssistant clerk magistrate, Clinton District Court
StarkJennifer A. StarkMarlborough District Court, Massachusetts2013-PresentOffice of the Attorney General, Massachusetts
LoContoChristopher P. LoContoFitchburg District Court, Massachusetts2013-PresentPartner, LoConto & Madaio
BradleyHeather BradleyMassachusetts District Courts2011-PresentChief, Forfeiture Unit, Plymouth County District Attorney's Office
EdmondsLisa F. EdmondsOrleans District Court, Massachusetts2014-PresentAssistant district attorney, Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office
HourihanNeil A. HourihanMassachusetts District Courts2014-PresentAttorney in private practice
O'GradyWilliam O'GradyMassachusetts District Courts2014-PresentAssociate city solicitor
ByrneCatherine K. ByrneMassachusetts District Courts2012-PresentAssistant U.S. public defender, District of Massachusetts
PattenMichael A. PattenLowell District Court, Massachusetts10/1/2014-Present
SmythPaul H. SmythMassachusetts District Courts2015-PresentAssistant U.S. attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office
BrendemuehlLynn C. BrendemuehlMassachusetts District Courts2014-PresentAdministrative judge, Department of Industrial Accidents
BroadbentHolly BroadbentMassachusetts District Courts2014-PresentChief, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Unit, Suffolk County District Attorney's Office
CarrollJeanmarie CarrollMassachusetts District Courts2014-PresentFirst assistant district attorney, Norfolk County District Attorney’s office

Juvenile Court

NameCourtActivePrevious position
KingKenneth KingMiddlesex Juvenile Court, Massachusetts2009-PresentAssociate professor, Suffolk University Law School’s Juvenile Justice Center
EatonLois M. EatonHampden Juvenile Court, Massachusetts2009-PresentAssistant regional counsel, Department of Social Services an
PhillipsJudith J. PhillipsFranklin/Hampshire Juvenile Court, Massachusetts2011-PresentSolo practitioner
CoynePeter M. CoyneSuffolk Juvenile Court, Massachusetts2011-PresentMagistrate, Suffolk County Juvenile Court
McManusGarrett J. McManusSuffolk Juvenile Court, Massachusetts2011-PresentAttorney in private practice
MarottaAnthony J. MarottaWorcester Juvenile Court, Massachusetts2011-PresentWorcester assistant district attorney
McMenemyJoan M. McMenemyBerkshire Juvenile Court, Massachusetts2010-PresentProsecutor, Berkshire District Attorney's Office
TanGloria Y. TanMiddlesex Juvenile Court, Massachusetts2013-PresentDeputy director, Criminal Justice Institute at Harvard Law School
GershengornDana M. GershengornPlymouth Juvenile Court, Massachusetts2009-PresentDeputy chief, Major Crimes Unit, U.S. Attorney’s Office
CapuanoDeborah A. S. CapuanoWorcester Juvenile Court, Massachusetts2009-PresentAttorney in solo practice
FoleySiobhan E. FoleyPlymouth Juvenile Court, Massachusetts2014-PresentSupervisor, Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office
MonizLawrence MonizBristol Juvenile Court, Massachusetts2008-PresentPartner, O’Boy and Moniz
BryantHelen Brown BryantSuffolk Juvenile Court, Massachusetts2014-PresentAttorney in private practice
SmithMary O'Sullivan SmithBarnstable Juvenile Court, Massachusetts2012-PresentDirector of legal training, Plymouth County District Attorney’s office and the Community based Juvenile Justice Program

Probate and Family Court

NameCourtActivePrevious position
RyleyArthur C. RyleyBarnstable Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts2008-PresentAttorney in private practice
GeoffrionAnne GeoffrionHampden Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts2007-PresentCircuit judge, Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts
FidnickLinda S. FidnickHampshire Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts2008-PresentPartner, Burres, Fidnick & Booth
KeamyLeilah A. KeamyWorcester Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts2009-PresentAssociate justice, Middlesex Probate and Family Court
PhelanGeorge F. PhelanNantucket Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts2010-PresentAttorney in solo practice
ArmstrongJoan ArmstrongSuffolk Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts2008-PresentPartner, Murtha Cullina LLP
ChristopherMegan H. ChristopherSuffolk Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts2012-PresentAttorney, MetroWest Legal Services
StantonPatrick W. StantonPlymouth Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts4/2012-PresentAttorney in solo practice
BaileyKathryn M. BaileyWorcester Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts2014-PresentAttorney in private practice
DacyczynDavid J. DacyczynFranklin Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts2014-PresentJudicial case manager, Hampshire Probate and Family Court
GermanGeoffrey R. GermanHampden Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts2014-PresentAttorney in solo practice
RossAbbe L. RossSuffolk Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts2014-PresentAttorney in solo practice
GiordanoFrances M. GiordanoEssex Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts2014-PresentPartner, Rubin and Rudman, LLP
SimonsRichard A. SimonsBerkshire Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts2008-PresentPartner, Simons, Smith & Gerrard
UlwickJennifer M. UlwickNorfolk Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts2012-PresentAttorney, Middlesex Probate and Family Court Administrative Office
SmolaPeter SmolaBristol Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts2013-PresentAttorney in private practice
Boyle, IIIEdward G. Boyle, IIIPlymouth Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts2009-PresentAttorney in solo practice
GormanPatricia A. GormanMiddlesex Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts2011-PresentFounding partner, Gorman & Greenberg
McMahonRichard J. McMahonBristol Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts2012-PresentExecutive director, South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.
CrawfordBeth A. CrawfordFranklin Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts2012-PresentAssistant judicial case manager, Hampshire Probate and Family Court
AbberJeffrey A. AbberMiddlesex Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts2010-PresentAttorney in private practice
ConnellyKevin R. ConnellySuffolk Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts2013-PresentAttorney in private practice
DunnBrian J. DunnEssex Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts2013-PresentAttorney in solo practice
BiseniusTheresa A. BiseniusEssex Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts2012-PresentAttorney, Theresa A. Bisenius, Attorney at Law
JacobsSusan L. JacobsNorfolk Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts2013-PresentPartner, Volterra, Goldberg & Jacobs
HylandBarbara HylandHampden Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts2010-PresentAttorney in private practice
FieldKatherine A. FieldBristol Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts2010-PresentAttorney, Gay, Gay & Field



Patrick received his undergraduate and J.D. degrees from Harvard University. He spent his post-graduate year working on a United Nations youth training project in Darfur.[1]

After graduation in 1982, Patrick clerked for a Federal Appeals Judge in the First Circuit Court of Appeals based in Boston.[2]


  • 2006-present: Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 2002-2006: Vice President and Corporate Secretary, The Coca-Cola Company
  • 2001: Executive Vice President and General Counsel, The Coca-Cola Company
  • 1999-2001: Vice President and General Counsel, Texaco
  • 1997-1999: Attorney, Day, Berry & Howard'
  • 1994-1997: Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights
  • 1990-: Partner, Hill & Barlow
  • 1986-1990: Attorney, Hill & Barlow[3]ref name="Deval" />

See also

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