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State Ethics Commission members

Meet the current members of the State Ethics Commission

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. David A. Mills (ret.), Vice-Chair

Hon. David A. Mills (ret.) was appointed to the Commission by Governor Deval Patrick in 2014.  Judge Mills served as an Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court from 2001 to 2012.  As an appellate justice, Judge Mills was the principal author of more than 100 published decisions.  He is a former Middlesex County assistant district attorney and a former assistant attorney general, where he served as chief of the criminal appellate section.  Commissioner Mills has more than 30 years of experience in private practice, and currently is Counsel at the law firm of Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster.  He is also a member of the Danvers Board of Selectmen.  Commissioner Mills is a graduate of Boston College and Boston College Law School.

Thomas J. Sartory

Thomas J. Sartory was appointed to the Commission by Attorney General Maura Healey in October 2015.  He is a Director in the Litigation Department at the law firm Goulston & Storrs, PC.  He also serves as General Counsel to the law firm.  Commissioner Sartory has served for more than 25 years on the Massachusetts Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics.  He also served as Special Counsel to the Judicial Conduct Commission, as a Hearing Officer for the Board of Bar Overseers, as a member of the Harvard Medical School Committee on Human Studies and the American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility.  He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and before the United States District Courts for the District of Massachusetts and the Northern District of Florida, the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States.  Commissioner Sartory is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  He is a graduate of Loyola University and 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.

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