For Immediate Release - August 06, 2014


BOSTON – Wednesday, August 6, 2014 – Governor Deval Patrick today announced two judicial nominations: Lynn Coffin Brendemuehl as Associate Justice of the Framingham District Court and Michael A. Patten as Associate Justice of the Lowell District Court.

“I am pleased to nominate these two highly qualified attorneys,” said Governor Patrick. “I commend them for their commitment to public service and thank them for their willingness to serve the Commonwealth as District Court judges.”

Lynn Coffin Brendemuehl has been an Administrative Judge at the Department of Industrial Accidents since 2000. She began her legal career as a civil litigation associate at Iannella and Mummolo in Boston from 1988 to 1997. She also worked for over two years as an attorney at the Social Security Administration and the Massachusetts Highway Department. Brendemuehl is a graduate of Boston College (B.A., summa cum laude, 1984) and Suffolk University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1988). She resides in Natick. If confirmed, Brendemuehl will fill the vacancy on the Framingham District Court created by the retirement of the Honorable Robert V. Greco.                    

Michael A. Patten has been an Assistant District Attorney in Essex County since 2003, serving as Chief of the Drug Task Force and Deputy Chief of the Motor Vehicle Homicide Unit. Patten was on the District Court trial team for two years, and has been on the Superior Court trial team since 2005. Patten worked in private practice in Peabody for three years, focusing on criminal defense and civil litigation. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, Tempe (B.S., 1993) and Suffolk University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1999). Patten resides in Gloucester. He is slated to fill the vacancy on the Lowell District Court created by the upcoming retirement of the Honorable Neil J. Walker. 

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