Chief Justice for Adminstration & Management Robert A. Mulligan
Attorney Joseph D. Steinfield to Commission on Judicial Conduct
John J. Carroll, Jr. Appointed as Alternate Member
Justice for Administration & Management Robert A
Mulligan today announced the appointments of Attorney
Joseph D. Steinfield of Boston as a member of the Commission
on Judicial Conduct and Attorney John J. Carroll, Jr.
of Lincoln as an alternate member to the Commission.
The six-year appointments are effective on November 1,
2008. Mr. Steinfield succeeds Attorney Gael Mahony, whose
term expires on October 31, 2008.
Joe Steinfield and John Carroll bring a depth of knowledge
and tremendous range of Trial Court experience to the
important work of the Commission, which will benefit
from their understanding of issues, wisdom, fairness
and sound judgment,” said Chief Justice Mulligan.
partner in the Boston law firm of Prince, Lobel, Glovsky & Tye
LLP, Mr. Steinfield specializes in business and First
Amendment litigation. He has represented individual and
business plaintiffs, including many Fortune 500 companies,
in complex litigation matters. Mr. Steinfield has argued
many appeals in both state and federal courts. In 2000,
he was named as special counsel by the New Hampshire
State Legislature for the House Judiciary Committee for
a special investigation involving several Justices of
the New Hampshire Supreme Court. He also served as Special
Prosecutor. Mr Steinfield has extensive Alternative Dispute
Resolution experience as counsel and as mediator and
arbiter. He founded and chaired the American College
of Trial Lawyers Massachusetts Superior Court Mediation
his career, Mr Steinfield has been active in numerous
legal and community organizations. Among his associations,
he is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers,
the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the American
Law Institute. He holds memberships in the American,
Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations. Mr. Steinfield
teaches a First Amendment seminar at Boston College.
In 2003, he served as Chair of the Clients’ Security
Board. He was a member of the hearing committee of the
Board of Bar Overseers from 1997 to 2002. He is presently
a member of the Supreme Judicial Court’s Judiciary-Media
Committee. He is a founding member of the Law Clerks’ Society
of the Supreme Judicial Court. Mr. Steinfield is a graduate
of Brown University and Harvard Law School. He joined
Hill & Barlow in 1965, and was a partner in that
firm until it closed in 2002.
Carroll, who has been a trial lawyer since 1974, is a
partner in the Boston firm of Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow,
P.C. Before joining the firm, he was a defense attorney
at Parker, Coulter, Daley & White in Boston for five
years. Mr. Carroll has extensive experience in Alternative
Dispute Resolution and has been a member of the American
Arbitration Association for many years. He is a member
of the Executive Committee and House of Delegates of
the Massachusetts Bar Association and a Holmes Fellow
of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation. He is a past member
of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys in which
he served on the Board of Governors. Mr. Carroll also
served as a Hearing Officer for the Board of Bar Overseers
for six years. He is on the Board of Directors of the
Greater Boston Legal Services, and handles pro bono cases
for the Boston Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers
Project. Mr. Carroll served as a U. S. Navy Lieutenant
for four years after graduating from Boston College.
He was in the Active Reserve from 1972 to 1976. Mr. Carroll
graduated from Boston University School of Law in 1974.
Justice Mulligan expressed his appreciation of Attorney
Gael Mahony’s eight years of service as a member
of the Commission on Judicial Conduct. Mr. Mahony was
first appointed to the Commission in 2000 to fill the
remainder of a member’s term and then was reappointed
in 2002. Mr. Mahony has been a partner at Holland and
Knight of Boston.
Mahony has served as a member of the Commission on Judicial
Conduct with great distinction for eight years,” said
Chief Justice Mulligan. “With his broad legal experience
and skills, he has served the public interest well. I
appreciate his tremendous dedication to this important
to G. L. c.211C, §1, the Chief Justice for Administration & Management
of the Trial Court appoints three lawyers and alternate
lawyers, as necessary, to the Commission on Judicial
Conduct. Established in 1978, the Commission on Judicial
Conduct investigates allegations of misconduct by judges.