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星期三, 9月 28, 2016

Governor Baker Nominates Two to Massachusetts District Court

Governor Baker Nominates Two to Massachusetts District Court

BOSTON – Governor Charlie Baker has nominated Daniel W. O’Malley, a former District Court judge, and Edward H. Sharkansky, a Brockton attorney, to serve as judges in the Massachusetts District Court.

“I am confident attorneys O'Malley and Sharkansky will bring outstanding judgement and common sense to the bench and serve the Commonwealth's citizens well with their decades of experience in the District Court,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Mr. O'Malley will draw not only from his years of private criminal practice, but also from his six years of prior service on the District Court, while Mr. Sharkansky's background as a prosecutor and defense counsel will provide balance and perspective making him an asset to the Commonwealth. I am pleased to recommend both to the Governor's Council for their consideration."

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito said, “I have no doubt, that the qualities these two distinguished attorneys have will bring honor and credit to the Bar, the Bench and the Commonwealth if confirmed by the Council.”

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.

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

About Daniel W. O'Malley

Daniel W. O'Malley, who has thirty years of legal experience, returned to private practice in 2004 after six years on the District Court. A graduate of University of Massachusetts Boston in 1980 and Suffolk University School of Law in 1985, he has spent more than a decade in different law offices focusing on criminal, personal injury, and real estate law. In 1998, Governor Paul Cellucci appointed O'Malley to the District Court, where he presided over criminal and civil sessions in courts throughout Eastern Massachusetts, including seven months as acting First Justice of the Fall River District Court. During his tenure on the bench, he presided over mental health hearings at Bridgewater State Hospital and Taunton State Hospital. Attorney O'Malley grew up in Quincy and currently resides in Milton where he and his wife raised their six children.

About Edward H. Sharkansky

Edward H. Sharkansky is a 1990 graduate of The George Washington University and a 1994 graduate of The Northeastern University School of Law.  Upon graduating from law school, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Plymouth County for 2 years.  In 1997, Sharkansky opened his law office concentrating in criminal, civil and family litigation.  He currently serves as Vice President of the Plymouth County Bar Association, serves on the Advisory Board to the Criminal Justice Section at Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School and Chairs the Management Committee of the Old Colony YMCA Stoughton Branch. Attorney Sharkansky has also served as Town Moderator since 2015 in the Town of Easton where he lives with his wife and two children.