For Immediate Release - July 15, 2014

GOVERNOR PATRICK ANNOUNCES APPEALS COURT NOMINATION

BOSTON – Tuesday, July 15, 2014 – Governor Deval Patrick today announced the nomination of experienced appellate attorney Gregory I. Massing as an Associate Justice of the Appeals Court. 

“I am pleased to nominate Greg Massing to the Appeals Court,” said Governor Patrick. “He will bring extraordinary intelligence, legal knowledge, appellate experience and work ethic to this new role. I thank him for his strong commitment to public service and to the fair administration of justice.”

Greg Massing began his legal career in 1990 as a law clerk to the late United States District Court Judge A. David Mazzone, followed by two years in the litigation department at the Boston firm of Ropes & Gray. He joined the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office in 1993, where he worked in the Appellate Division of the Criminal Bureau for six years. Massing continued working on appellate litigation for the next eight years, including six years at the Essex County District Attorney’s Office and two years at the Boston firm of Laredo & Smith. Massing served as General Counsel at the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security from 2007 to 2011. He has been the Executive Director of the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service at Suffolk University Law School since 2012. Massing is an adjunct professor at Suffolk Law and a former adjunct professor at Boston College Law School.

Massing is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley (B.A., High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, 1982) and University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., Order of the Coif, 1990). Massing resides in Watertown.

If confirmed, Massing will fill the vacancy on the Appeals Court created by the appointment of the Honorable Geraldine S. Hines to the Supreme Judicial Court.   

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