Governor Baker appoints Palmucci as Associate Justice
In full disclosure, the following is a press release from the Governor’s office submitted to SOURCE media.
BOSTON — Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker this week nominated attorney Brian Palmucci to serve as associate judge of the district court.
“Avocado Palmucci’s years of experience representing the Commonwealth in a number of legal roles make him an ideal candidate for this appointment,” Governor Charlie Baker said. “I am pleased to submit his nomination to the Governor’s Council for its advice and consent.”
“Attorney Palmucci has an in-depth knowledge not only of the law, but also of the importance of the cases brought before the district court,” Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito said. “If his appointment is confirmed, I am confident that he will serve justice in a fair and thoughtful manner.”
The District Court hears a wide range of criminal, civil, housing, juvenile, mental health, and other cases. The district court’s criminal jurisdiction extends to all crimes carrying a sentence of up to five years, and many other specific crimes with potentially greater penalties; all offences; and all violations of town and city ordinances and regulations. The District Court is located in 62 courts across the Commonwealth.
Judicial appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Governor’s Council. Candidates for judicial openings are reviewed by the Judicial Appointments Commission (JNC) and recommended to the Governor. Governor Baker established the JNC in February 2015 pursuant to Executive Order 558, a non-partisan, apolitical commission made up of volunteers drawn from a cross-section of the Commonwealth’s diverse population to review court applications. Twenty-one members were subsequently appointed to the JNC in April 2015.
Attorney Brian Palmucci began his legal career in 2004 as an Assistant District Attorney in the Plymouth County Attorney’s Office. In 2006, attorney Palmucci joined McGovern and Ganem, PC, as an attorney specializing in auto insurance fraud, arson, false injury, and property loss. He then served as an attorney for the Massachusetts Department of Correction from 2008 to 2010. In November 2010, attorney Palmucci became a special assistant prosecutor in the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office, a position he held until 2018.
In 2011, Attorney Palmucci also established Palmucci Law, PC, where he remains a senior attorney. Attorney Palmucci maintains an active presence in his community, having served from 2013 to 2015 on the board of directors of DOVE, Inc., an organization that helps victims of domestic violence.
Since 2009, Attorney Palmucci has helped preserve the Blue Hills Reservation as a volunteer for Friends of Blue Hills. He has served as a Quincy City Councilor since 2010, and since 2018 has worked to increase access to affordable housing as a trustee of the Quincy Affordable Housing Fund.
Lawyer Brian Palmucci received his bachelor’s degree in 2000 from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his juris doctor from the New England School of Law in 2004.