for Administration and Management Robert A. Mulligan
Appoints Attorney David J. Martel to Commission on Judicial Conduct
Justice for Administration and Management Robert A. Mulligan
today announced the appointment of Attorney David J. Martel
of Longmeadow to the Commission on Judicial Conduct, effective
on November 1, 2006. The term will expire on October 31,
Commission on Judicial Conduct, established in 1978, investigates
allegations of misconduct by state judges. According to
G.L.c. 211, §1, three judges are appointed by the
Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court; three attorneys
are appointed by the Chief Justice for Administration and
Management of the Trial Court; and three lay persons are
appointed by the Governor to six-year terms.
Martel has been an attorney at Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury
and Murphy, P.C. in Springfield since 1981. Previously,
he practiced law at Robinson & Dibble in Springfield for
seven years. He began his legal career at a New York City
law firm, Donovan, Leisure, Newton and Irvine, in 1972.
in civic and legal affairs, Mr. Martel is Town Counsel
in Longmeadow, Ludlow, and Hampden. He is a Clerk and Member
of the Executive Committee of the Affiliated Chambers of
Commerce of Greater Springfield, and a Trustee and former
President of the Springfield Public Forum, among others.
Mr. Martel is a Director and former President of the Hampden
County Bar Association and a member of the Massachusetts
resident of Longmeadow, Mr. Martel received a J.D. from
Catholic University Law School, where he was a member of
Law Review, and an A.B. from the College of the Holy Cross.