The Governorís Council unanimously approved Sean Murphy for a clerk magistrateís position in West Roxbury District Court on Wednesday.
Gov. Deval Patrick nominated Murphy, a former teacher, earlier this month. For the past two months, Murphy has been the acting clerk magistrate in Uxbridge District Court.
He received a master's degree from Boston College and a law degree from Suffolk University in 1994.
In private practice, he focused on workers' compensation and personal injury cases.
After graduating from the College of the Holy Cross in 1984, he got a job as a science teacher at Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury.