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星期四, 6月 02, 2016

Governor Baker Nominates Two to Massachusetts District Court

Governor Baker Nominates Two to Massachusetts District Court

BOSTON – Governor Charlie Baker has nominated Michele Armour and Michael Brennan, attorneys each with almost a quarter century of experience to serve as judges in the Massachusetts District Court. 

“Michele Armour and Michael Brennan offer the district court a great combination of experience drawn from distinguished careers in public service and private practice,” said Governor Baker. “I am confident that these nominees will serve the court and the citizens of the Commonwealth with distinction, and I am pleased to recommend them to the Governor’s Council for their advice and consent.”

“Both of these trial attorney’s familiarity with the court system, honed over many years of experience, will allow them to run fair, efficient and just courtrooms,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito.  “We know Michele Amour and Michael Brennan will serve the Commonwealth with honor and distinction."

Applicants for judicial openings are reviewed by the Statewide Judicial Nominating Commission and recommended to the Governor. All judicial nominations are subject to the advice and consent of the Governor’s Council.

There are 62 District Courts throughout the Commonwealth hearing a range of criminal, civil, housing, juvenile, mental health and other case types.

For more information about the District Court, visit http://www.mass.gov/courts/court-info/trial-court/dc/.

About Michele Armour

Michele Armour, a resident of Norfolk, MA, serves as Chief Trial Counsel in the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office where she is responsible for prosecuting felony cases, including first degree murder, aggravated burglary, armed robbery and rape.  Before beginning her 24 year career in Norfolk County, she served as an Assistant District Attorney in Central Islip, New York where she prosecuted misdemeanor and felony cases. She graduated cum laude from Union College in Schenectady, NY with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Psychology in 1989, and from Albany Law School in 1992. In addition, Ms. Armour is the Chair of the Child Fatality Review Team and serves on the Board of the Norfolk County Advocates for Children, a child advocacy center, providing comprehensive services for child sexual and physical abuse victims.  

About Michael Brennan

In 1998, Mr. Brennan established his own private practice in Needham, MA and handles matters for a wide variety of clients in the state courts.   His practice has been primarily criminal defense work while also handling a wide variety of civil cases over the years. Brennan began his legal career in 1990 at the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office where he served as ADA until 1997. Brennan was born in Newton and graduated from Hobart College in 1985 with a BA and from Suffolk University Law School in 1990.