GOVERNOR PATRICK ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS OF MIDDLESEX PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT JUSTICE AND SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT COURT CLERK-MAGISTRATE
BOSTON - Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - Governor Deval Patrick today announced the nominations of Patricia A. Gorman as Associate Justice of the Middlesex Probate and Family Court and John S. Gay as Clerk-Magistrate of the Springfield District Court.
"Patricia Gorman is an experienced and well-respected family practitioner. John Gay is a highly qualified professional court administrator," said Governor Patrick. "Each of these nominees has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to the fair administration of justice, and I thank them for their willingness to serve the Commonwealth in these important roles."
Patricia Gorman practices law in Canton and has more than 15 years of extensive litigation experience in Probate and Family Court. At Boston College Law School, Gorman has served as an adjunct lecturer and a supervisor in the Legal Assistance Bureau. She currently serves as president of the Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Boston (1990) and Boston College Law School (1994) and resides in Canton. Gorman was nominated to fill the vacancy on the Middlesex Probate and Family Court created by the retirement of the Honorable Judith Nelson Dilday.
John Gay serves as regional coordinator at the Administrative Office District Court Department for Western Massachusetts, a position he has held since 1994. He is responsible for training and problem solving in all 20 District Court Clerk-Magistrate offices in his region, which includes Springfield District Court. He is a former Assistant Clerk-Magistrate for the Dorchester District Court. He has volunteered for a number of community organizations, including Jacob's Pillow and the Northampton Interfaith Cot Shelter. He is a graduate of Bates College (1989) and is a resident of Northampton. If confirmed, Gay will fill the position previously held by the late and Honorable Robert E. Fein.