For Immediate Release - June 05, 2012

GOVERNOR PATRICK ANNOUNCES NOMINATION OF TWO EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS TO THE SUPERIOR COURT BENCH

BOSTON – Tuesday, June 5, 2012 – Governor Patrick today announced the nomination of Boston attorneys Heidi E. Brieger and Paul D. Wilson to the Superior Court bench. 

“It is an honor to nominate such experienced and respected attorneys to serve on the Superior Court,” said Governor Patrick. “I thank them for their commitment to the fair administration of justice and their willingness to serve the Commonwealth in these important positions.”

Heidi E. Brieger has over 25 years of legal experience. She joined the United States Attorney’s Office in Boston in 1992 and has been prosecuting cases there for the past 20 years. She has been the Chief of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Unit since 2007. Brieger began her legal career in 1986 as a law clerk to the Honorable Andrew A. Caffrey, then Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She then spent five years as an associate and junior partner in the litigation department at Hale and Dorr (now WilmerHale). Brieger is a graduate of Smith College (B.A., 1979), Claremont Graduate School (M.A., 1982) and Boston College Law School (J.D. cum laude, 1986). She is a resident of Hingham. Brieger is slated to fill the vacancy on the Superior Court created by the retirement of the Honorable John C. Cratsley. 

Paul D. Wilson has over 30 years of legal experience. He served for one year as a law clerk for the Honorable Orinda Evans at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia before joining the firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovksy and Popeo in 1982. Wilson is one of the senior partners at the firm, with an active litigation and pro bono practice. He is a graduate of Princeton University (B.A. cum laude, 1975) and New York University School of Law (J.D. with honors, 1981) and is a resident of Newton. If confirmed, Wilson will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Wendie I. Gershengorn.

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