For Immediate Release - March 15, 2013


BOSTON – Friday, March 15, 2013 – Governor Deval Patrick today announced the nomination of John E. McDonald, Jr. as an Associate Justice of the Boston Municipal Court, Central Division.

“I am pleased to nominate John McDonald to serve on the Boston Municipal Court,” said Governor Patrick. “He will bring to the bench many years of valuable experience as a prosecutor, a private practitioner and an assistant clerk-magistrate, as well as a strong work ethic and an excellent temperament.  I thank him for his demonstrated commitment to the fair administration of justice and his willingness to serve the Commonwealth as a member of the judiciary.”                              

McDonald serves as an Assistant Clerk-Magistrate at the Boston Municipal Court, Central Division, a position he has held since 2006.  He began his legal career in 1992, serving for two years as a District Court prosecutor in the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office.  He maintained a sole practice in Braintree for 12 years from 1994 to 2006, concentrating on both civil and criminal litigation.  McDonald graduated from Boston College (B.A. cum laude, 1988) and Columbus School of Law, Catholic University (J.D., 1991).  He is a native and a resident of Braintree.  If confirmed, he will fill the vacancy on the Boston Municipal Court created by the retirement of the Honorable Lawrence E. McCormick.

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