For Immediate Release - June 12, 2013

AG Coakley Appoints New Chief of Western Massachusetts Regional Office

Bart Hollander Appointed as Chief

BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley is pleased to announce the appointment of Bart Hollander to Chief of the Western Massachusetts Regional Office located in Springfield.

“Bart is an attorney with a broad range of legal experience and I am confident that he will provide strong leadership to our Western Massachusetts Regional Office,” AG Coakley said.  “The Attorney General’s Office serves the entire state. The Springfield Office allows us to directly address the needs of the people of that region, and Bart will help lead those efforts.” 

Hollander previously served as Deputy Chief of the Western Massachusetts Regional Office since April 2011. Hollander joined the Attorney General’s Office in June 2000, as an Assistant Attorney General in the Trial and Administrative Law Divisions of the Government Bureau in the Springfield office. Prior to serving as Deputy Division Chief, he was primarily responsible for practice areas of tort defense, eminent domain and complex contract actions. Hollander also served as Acting Chief of the Western Massachusetts Division from January 2011 to April of that year. Prior to joining the AGO, Hollander spent six years as an associate at Sterns & Weinroth, a Trenton New Jersey law firm, handling civil litigation focusing on personal injury defense, products liability and complex commercial litigation. Hollander is a graduate of Stanford University and received his J.D. from Emory Law School. Hollander lives in Amherst with his wife and three children.

The Attorney General’s Office maintains three regional offices—the Central Massachusetts Regional Office in Worcester, the Southeastern Massachusetts Regional Office in New Bedford, and the Western Massachusetts Regional Office in Springfield. 

The Springfield Office has a team of attorneys, paralegals, consumer mediators, and other staff specifically designated to serve the residents of Western Massachusetts. The Springfield Office gives community residents the opportunity to meet the Attorney General’s staff without traveling to Boston and a chance to discuss their concerns and questions with staff who know their area. The regional office also works closely with local community organizations to provide outreach and education programs on topics such as safe internet use, workplace rights, and consumer scams to area residents in collaboration with schools, senior centers, and community organizations.

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