For Immediate Release - April 30, 2014

GOVERNOR PATRICK ANNOUNCES SUPERIOR COURT NOMINATION

BOSTON – Wednesday, April 30, 2014 – Governor Patrick today announced the nomination of experienced trial attorney William F. Sullivan as an Associate Justice of the Superior Court.

“I am very pleased to nominate such a highly qualified litigator to the Superior Court bench,” said Governor Patrick. “I thank William Sullivan for his demonstrated commitment to the fair administration of justice and his willingness to serve the Commonwealth as a member of the judiciary.”

William F. Sullivan has maintained a criminal and civil practice based in Quincy since 1984, with extensive trial experience in Superior Court.  He also spent two years as an Assistant District Attorney in Norfolk County from 1982 to 1984. Sullivan serves on the Committee for Public Counsel Services murder list and represents private clients on a wide range of criminal and civil litigation matters. He served as a special assistant city solicitor in Quincy from 2006 to 2008 and as a member of the Judicial Nominating Commission from 2003 to 2007. Sullivan is a past president of the Norfolk County and Quincy Bar Associations and a former member of several Massachusetts Bar Association committees. He is a graduate of University of Notre Dame (B.A., 1979) and Boston College Law School (J.D., 1982). Sullivan is a resident of Canton. If confirmed, he will fill the vacancy to be created by the retirement of the Honorable D. Lloyd Macdonald on May 11, 2014. 

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