For Immediate Release - September 21, 2010

GOVERNOR PATRICK ANNOUNCES NOMINATION OF EXPERIENCED LITIGATOR TO SUPERIOR COURT BENCH

BOSTON - Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - Governor Patrick today announced the nomination of Douglas H. Wilkins as Associate Justice of the Superior Court.

"Doug Wilkins brings to the bench an extraordinary background in both public and private practice," Governor Patrick said. "I am confident that he will be a fine addition to the Superior Court, and I thank him for his willingness to serve the Commonwealth in this important role."

Mr. Wilkins has practiced law for 32 years, including over fourteen years in the Attorney General's Office, where he served as First Assistant Attorney General, Chief of the Government Bureau and Chief of the Trial Division. He also has many years of private practice experience, first at the Boston firm of Palmer & Dodge, and more recently at the Cambridge firm of Anderson & Kreiger, LLP. Mr. Wilkins has devoted significant time to pro bono work for many years, often representing indigent parties in environmental and land use matters. He is a resident of Wellesley, Massachusetts and a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College (1975) and Harvard Law School (1978). Mr. Wilkins is slated to fill the vacancy on the Superior Court created by the retirement of the Honorable Margaret R. Hinkle.

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