For Immediate Release - August 04, 2010

Governor Patrick Announces Judicial Nominations Of Two Springfield Attorneys To The District And Housing Courts

BOSTON - Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - Governor Patrick today announced the nominations of Springfield attorney Michael E. Mulcahy as a Circuit Justice of the District Court, and attorney and experienced Assistant Clerk-Magistrate Peter Q. Montori as Clerk-Magistrate of the Housing Court, Western Division.

"I am very pleased to nominate these experienced and well-respected Springfield attorneys to serve on the District Court bench and in the Clerk-Magistrate's Office of the Housing Court," Governor Patrick said. "I thank them on behalf of the Commonwealth for their willingness to serve and their dedication to the justice system."

Michael E. Mulcahy has been practicing law for over 17 years in a Springfield general litigation firm. Mulcahy has represented indigent criminal defendants through the Hampshire County Bar Advocate's Office since 1995 and has served as Assistant City Solicitor to the City of Springfield since 2001. Mulcahy is active in his community, serving as a Guardian of Ward through the Department of Developmental Services and as a coach and volunteer. He is a resident of Springfield and a graduate of Boston College and Western New England School of Law.

Peter Q. Montori has been a dedicated employee of the Housing Court, Western Division, since 2004. As First Assistant since 2007, Montori has had significant administrative and management experience and has participated in numerous statewide Housing Court administrative endeavors. Prior to his public service, Montori spent 24 years in private practice in Springfield, specializing in litigation and business law. He is a resident of Westfield and a graduate of Middlebury College, University of Maryland, and Western New England School of Law. Montori is slated to fill the vacancy created on December 30, 2008 by the appointment of The Honorable Robert G. Fields as Associate Justice of the Housing Court, Western Division.