For Immediate Release - September 12, 2013


BOSTON – Thursday, September 12, 2013 – Governor Deval Patrick announced on Wednesday the nominations of two attorneys with extensive court administration experience: Sean P. Murphy as Clerk-Magistrate of the Boston Municipal Court, West Roxbury Division, and Edward F. Savage, Jr. as Clerk-Magistrate of the Brookline District Court.

“I am pleased to nominate these accomplished attorneys and court administrators to clerk-magistrate positions,” said Governor Patrick. “They both have valuable legal and management experience that will enable them to excel in these important leadership positions.  I thank them for their commitment to the fair administration of justice in the District and Boston Municipal Courts.”

Sean P. Murphy was recently appointed as the Acting Clerk-Magistrate for the Uxbridge District Court.  He has been an Assistant Clerk-Magistrate at the Milford District Court since 2006.  From 1994 to 2006, Murphy maintained a sole civil practice in Boston.  Murphy began his professional career as a chemistry teacher at the Catholic Memorial School in West Roxbury, where he taught for 22 years.  He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross (B.A., 1984), Boston College (M.A. in Education, 1988) and Suffolk University Law School (J.D., 1994).  Murphy is a resident of West Roxbury.  If confirmed, he will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of The Honorable Richard L. Walsh.

Edward F. Savage, Jr. has served as the Acting Clerk-Magistrate of the Brookline District Court since 2011.  From 2000 to 2011, Savage was an Assistant Clerk-Magistrate in that office.  Savage began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney at the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office from 1990 until 1993.  He then maintained a sole litigation practice for seven years, concentrating mostly on criminal defense and civil matters.  Savage is a graduate of Stonehill College (B.A., 1982) and New England School of Law (J.D., 1989).  He is a resident of Walpole.  Savage is slated to fill the vacancy at the Brookline District Court created by the appointment of The Honorable Brian K. Lawlor as Clerk-Magistrate of the Salem District Court.

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