For Immediate Release - August 24, 2010

GOVERNOR PATRICK ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS TO MIDDLESEX PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT

BOSTON - Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - Governor Deval Patrick today announced the nominations of two experienced and respected domestic relations attorneys, Jeffrey A. Abber and Lisa Poblocki as Associate Justices of the Middlesex Probate and Family Court.

"These dedicated family law practitioners will bring a wealth of knowledge and compassion to the Probate and Family Court," said Governor Patrick. "Each has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to the fair administration of justice, and I thank them for their willingness to serve the Commonwealth in this important role."

Jeffrey A. Abber has been engaged in the private practice of law in Malden since 1986. He specializes in all aspects of domestic relations law, and is an active litigator, mediator and court appointed guardian ad litem and master. Abber has been an appointed member of the Malden Redevelopment Authority Board of Directors for three terms, including two terms as Chair. He is a graduate of Brandeis University (1983) and New England School of Law (1986). Abber is slated to fill the vacancy on the Middlesex Probate and Family Court created when the Honorable Leilah A. Keamy was appointed as Associate Justice of the Worcester Probate and Family Court.

Lisa Poblocki has practiced law in Quincy since 1991, with a focus on domestic relations litigation. Her 28-year legal career also includes three years as an Assistant District Attorney in Norfolk County and six years with a North Quincy general practice firm. Poblocki is frequently appointed as a parent coordinator in highly contested family law matters. She is a graduate of Simmons College (1977) and Suffolk University Law School (1982) and is a resident of Walpole. Poblocki is slated to fill the vacancy on the Middlesex Probate and Family Court created by the retirement of the Honorable Judith Nelson Dilday.

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