For Immediate Release - October 16, 2013

GOVERNOR PATRICK ANNOUNCES TWO DISTRICT COURT NOMINATIONS

BOSTON – Wednesday, October 16, 2013 – Governor Deval Patrick today announced two judicial nominations to the District Court: Julieann Hernon as a Circuit Justice and Edmund C. Mathers as an Associate Justice of the Brockton District Court.

“It is my honor to nominate these two experienced attorneys to the District Court bench,” said Governor Patrick. “I am impressed with their legal expertise and fine reputations as fair and respectful attorneys. They will be excellent trial court judges and I thank them for their willingness to serve the Commonwealth as members of the judiciary.”

Julieann Hernon has been the Attorney-in-Charge of the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) office at the Quincy District Court since 2009. She began practicing as an attorney at CPCS in 1997, litigating felonies in Superior and District Courts for 11 years and handling appellate cases for one year. After graduating from law school in 1995, Hernon worked for two years as a staff attorney at the Loyola Death Penalty Resource Center, representing Louisiana death row inmates in post-conviction proceedings. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts (B.A., 1989) and Northeastern University School of Law (J.D., 1995). Hernon resides in Milton.        

Edmund C. Mathers has over 23 years of legal experience, including four years as a prosecutor and 19 years in private practice. From 1989 to 1993, he was an Assistant District Attorney in Plymouth County, prosecuting District Court cases. He has maintained a general practice in Brockton since 1994, concentrating on both criminal and civil litigation. Since 2003, Mathers has served as a mentor for new attorneys through the Bristol County Bar Advocates. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College (B.A., 1985) and Boston University School of Law (J.D., 1989). Mathers resides in Easton. If confirmed, he will fill the vacancy on the Brockton District Court created by the appointment of the Honorable Angel Kelley Brown as an Associate Justice of the Superior Court. 

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