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Media Contact for Governor Baker Nominates Paul M. Treseler of West Roxbury as Associate Justice of the Boston Municipal Court
Brendan Moss, Press Secretary, Governor's Office
BOSTON — Today, Governor Charlie Baker nominated Paul M. Treseler of West Roxbury to the position of Associate Justice of the Boston Municipal Court. Attorney Treseler has more than 25 years of legal experience in the justice system.
“I am confident that Attorney Treseler will be a valued member of the Boston Municipal Court and serve those before it fairly and justly,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “He has years of experience with municipal and state law from his experience at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office and as Chairman of the Parole Board that will serve the Commonwealth well. I am pleased to submit his name to the Governor’s Council for their advice and consent.”
“Attorney Treseler’s strong community roots and career experience will make him a great addition to the court,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. “We are pleased to submit his name to the Governor’s Council.”
The Boston Municipal Court Department has thirty judges serving the City of Boston in eight court divisions located in Brighton, Central (downtown), Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Roxbury, South Boston and West Roxbury.
Judicial nominations are subject to the advice and consent of the Governor’s Council. Applicants for judicial openings are reviewed by the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) and recommended to the governor. Governor Baker established the JNC in February 2015 pursuant to Executive Order 558, a non-partisan, non-political Commission composed of volunteers from a cross-section of the Commonwealth's diverse population to screen judicial applications. Twenty-one members were later appointed to the JNC in April 2015.
About Paul M. Treseler:
Attorney Paul M. Treseler currently serves as the Chairman of the Massachusetts Parole Board where he has overseen statewide operations across eight regional offices and 31 correctional facilities. Attorney Treseler began his legal career as a Law Clerk for the Honorable David S. Nelson on the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts in 1993. In 1995, Attorney Treseler became Assistant District Attorney in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. In that role, Treseler supervised and prosecuted cases in district and superior courts. In 2006, he was named Chief of the Major Felony Bureau and in 2012, Treseler was named Chief of the Narcotics Case Integrity Unit, tasked with handling cases affected by the Hinton Drug Lab scandal. Attorney Treseler earned his B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1988 and his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 1993.