Maria J. Krokidas, Chair
Maria J. Krokidas was appointed to the Commission by Governor Charlie Baker in October 2016. She is a founder of the law firm, Krokidas & Bluestein, and presently serves as Of Counsel to the firm’s transactional group. Commissioner Krokidas has over forty years’ experience representing for-profit, non-profit and public entities in real estate, finance and corporate matters. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Mount Holyoke College and a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School.
Hon. R. Marc Kantrowitz (ret.)
Hon. R. Marc Kantrowitz (ret.) was appointed to the Commission by Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin in March 2018. Judge Kantrowitz served as an Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court from 2001 until his retirement in 2015. Prior to that, he served for six years as an Associate Justice of the Juvenile Court. He is a former Suffolk County assistant district attorney and later managed his own private law practice in Boston for 10 years. Judge Kantrowitz also served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1972 to 1985. He writes a weekly newspaper column on the law and has authored, co-written, and edited numerous books on Massachusetts criminal law, motor vehicle tort law, juvenile law, evidence, and mental health. He has taught at various local institutions and currently teaches trial advocacy at Northeastern University. Judge Kantrowitz is a graduate of Ohio University (BA; MA) and the University of Toledo College of Law.
Josefina Martinez Stamatos
Josefina Martinez Stamatos was appointed to the Commission by Governor Charlie Baker in October 2018. She has been an attorney for 25 years and is a Senior Partner and General Counsel of EBS of Newton. Prior to joining EBS, Commissioner Martinez was a partner in the Business and Financial Services Litigation Group at McCarter & English, LLP and previously served as Deputy Legal Counsel to Governor Argeo Paul Cellucci, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Council, and Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division of the Office of the Attorney General. Commissioner Martinez currently chairs Governor Baker’s Latino Advisory Commission and serves on the Compliance Committee for United Benefit Advisors and on the board of The Boston Home. She is a graduate of Boston College and Northeastern University School of Law.
Hon. Wilbur P. Edwards, Jr. (ret.)
Hon. Wilbur P. Edwards, Jr. (ret.) was appointed to the Commission by Governor Charlie Baker in December 2019. Judge Edwards served as an Associate Justice of the Southeast Division of the Massachusetts Housing Court from 2002 until his retirement in 2018, during which time he also served on the Trial Court Interpreters Committee, the Supreme Judicial Court Media Committee, and the Supreme Judicial Court Wellness Subcommittee. Prior to his appointment to the Massachusetts Housing Court, Judge Edwards was in private law practice, first as an associate at Roche, Carens & DeGiacamo in Boston and then as a partner at McKenzie & Edwards, P.C. in Boston and Cambridge. Before pursuing his legal career, Judge Edwards was a Real Estate Manager for Purity Supreme Super Markets, Grand Union Markets, Southland Corporation, and Toys “R” Us. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Boston College Law School.
Eron Hackshaw was appointed to the Commission by Attorney General Maura Healey in December 2020. He is the Assistant Director for Government and Public Interest Careers at Boston University School of Law. A trained and certified Mediator with the Harvard Law School Mediation Program, Commissioner Hackshaw has served as Court Liaison for the Small Claims session in Chelsea District Court and as a Community Mediator in the Roxbury Division, Boston Municipal Court. He is a graduate of Morgan State University and Howard University School of Law.
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