For Immediate Release - September 03, 2013

Chief Justice Angela M. Ordoñez and Court Administrator Harry Spence Appoint Deputy Court Administrator for Probate & Family Court

Probate and Family Court Chief Justice Angela M. Ordoñez and Court Administrator Harry Spence today announced the appointment of Linda M. Medonis as the Deputy Court Administrator for the Probate and Family Court department of the Massachusetts Trial Court effective September 23, 2013.  Ms. Medonis succeeds Kim J. Wright who was recently named Senior Assistant for Judicial Policy of the Executive Office of the Trial Court.

“I am very pleased to appoint Linda Medonis to assist me in leading the Probate and Family Court for the next five years,” said Chief Justice Ordoñez. “She is a well respected practitioner with more than 25 years of experience in domestic relations and probate litigation.  I am thrilled that she has decided to share her wealth of litigation and management experience with the Massachusetts Trial Court.  Attorney Medonis will be a valuable asset to this department as we move toward One Mission: Justice with Dignity and Speed.”

Ms. Medonis currently is a partner in the Domestic Relations Department of Prince Lobel Tye in Boston, where she has practiced since 1995.  She manages a caseload of up to 50 cases and supervises the associates, paralegals and support staff for the department.   Her practice has included child custody disputes, analysis and litigation involving complicated financial structures, estate administration, will contests, guardianships and conservatorships.  She has served as a guardian ad litem, mediator, special master, and court-appointed counsel for children.  She has developed and implemented departmental policies and has participated in budget development and oversight.

Ms. Medonis previously practiced at Louison Witt & Medonis in Brockton where she began her career as an associate and became a named partner in the firm.  While there, she served as the Massachusetts Bar Association’s representative to the First Assistant Registers Committee.  She is an active community volunteer in her hometown of Marshfield and is a graduate of Westfield State University and New England School of Law.

The Probate and Family Court Department comprises 14 Divisions with 51 authorized judicial positions across the Commonwealth.  The Massachusetts Trial Court includes seven court departments with 380 judges who deliver justice to thousands of people daily in 101 courthouses across the state.