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Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan welcomes fall class of Assistant District Attorneys

Posted by boston.com  September 28, 2013 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by the Middlesex District Attorney's office:

Ten new Assistant District Attorneys have joined the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office as part of the Fall 2013 class, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced today.
 
The new ADAs have been assigned to the district courts throughout Middlesex County, including Framingham, Malden, Cambridge, Lowell, Woburn and Somerville.  The new lawyers will add much needed staffing to the district courts in Middlesex County, which handle more than 30,000 cases each year.
 
“We are thrilled to welcome this talented class of Assistant District Attorneys to the office and specifically to the various district courts in the county, which are the hub of our criminal justice system,” said District Attorney Ryan.  “This group brings experience from the public and private sectors. Many have interned with us and others have clerked in various courts.  It is wonderful to see so many talented young lawyers committed to public service.”
 
The new ADAs are:
 
  • Matthew Bailey, of Cambridge, is a graduate of Boston University School of Law and is assigned to the Framingham District Court.
  • Veronica Carlino, of Stoneham, is a graduate of New England Law and is assigned to the Malden District Court.
  • Shaun Donnelly, of Boston, is a graduate of Boston University Law School and is assigned to the Woburn District Court.
  • Caitlin Gemmill, of Brighton, is a graduate of Boston University Law School and is assigned to the Somerville District Court.
  • Lisa Labresh, of Beverly, is a graduate of New England Law and is assigned to the Cambridge District Court.
  • Megan McFadden, of Charlottesville, Va., is a graduate of University of Virginia School of Law. She is serving a one year fellowship with the office before joining Ropes and Gray. She is assigned to the Malden District Court.
  • Laura Montes, of Brookline, is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law and is assigned to the Framingham District Court.
  • Kelly Norton, of Malden, is a graduate of Suffolk University School of Law and is assigned to the Lowell District Court.
  • John Rapone, of Boston, is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School and is assigned to the Somerville District Court.
  • Whitney Williams, of Marlborough, is a graduate of Boston College Law School and is assigned to the Lowell District Court.
 
The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office has a proud tradition of protecting and serving the people of Middlesex County through tough, fair prosecutions and proactive, progressive prevention and intervention efforts. 
 
District Attorney Ryan was appointed in April by Governor Deval Patrick.  A dedicated public servant, District Attorney Ryan has spent her entire career with the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, most recently serving as General Counsel and chief of the Elder/Disabled Abuse Prevention Unit.  She is known not only for her prosecutorial skills and her courtroom experience having tried thousands of cases, but also for her dedication to victims, education, and violence prevention.  District Attorney Ryan has fought to protect the elderly and developmentally disabled who have been taken advantage of financially or physically abused and leads programs for school and college educators and administrators about safety, Title IX obligations, and strategies to prevent bullying of vulnerable students.  
 
Middlesex County is the largest county in Massachusetts and one of the largest counties in the country with 54 towns and cities and 26 colleges in urban, suburban, and rural areas, comprising over one quarter of the population of Massachusetts.  Middlesex County has 12 district courts, 4 juvenile courts, and 2 superior courts and the MDAO has offices throughout the county, including communities such as Ayer, Cambridge, Concord, Framingham, Lowell, Malden, Marlborough, Newton, Somerville, Waltham and Woburn.

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