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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Governor Baker Nominates Attorney William J. Galvin as Circuit Justice of the District Court

 Governor Baker Nominates Attorney William J. Galvin as Circuit Justice of the District Court

 

BOSTON — Today, Governor Charlie Baker nominated Attorney William J. Galvin as Circuit Justice of the District Court.

 

"Attorney Galvin’s many years of legal experience make him well-suited for this appointment," said Governor Charlie Baker. "I am glad to submit his nomination to the Governor's Council for their advice and consent."

 

"If confirmed, this distinguished nominee would bring significant trial experience to his new role,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. “I am confident that he will serve as a fair and thoughtful member of the judiciary.”

 

The District Court hears a wide range of criminal, civil, housing, juvenile, mental health, and other types of cases. District Court criminal jurisdiction extends to all felonies punishable by a sentence up to five years, and many other specific felonies with greater potential penalties; all misdemeanors; and all violations of city and town ordinances and by-laws. The District Court is located in 62 courts across the Commonwealth.

 

For more information about the District Court, visit their homepage.

 

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 William J. Galvin

 

William J. Galvin began his legal career in 1995 as a legal intern at the Boston Water and Sewer Commission. He then joined the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, first as an investigator with the Senior Trial Unit, where he assisted with trial preparation and testified before grand juries and at trials until 2001.  He became an Assistant District Attorney in the Office and prosecuted cases in both District Court and Superior Court.  He also supervised prosecution teams in both the Central and Dorchester Divisions in the Boston Municipal Court. In 2008, Attorney Galvin opened his own solo practice, the Law Office of William J. Galvin, until 2011, where he worked as a litigation attorney for criminal and civil matters. Since 2011, Attorney Galvin has worked as a partner at Eisenstadt, Krippendorf and Galvin, LLP. An active member of his community, Attorney Galvin has volunteered as a coach of multiple youth sports in Norwood and as a participant of Bike MS, a charity based around multiple sclerosis. Galvin received his bachelor’s degree from Iona College in 1995 and his Juris Doctorate from New England School of Law in 2001. 

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