Governor Baker appoints Parsenios as Associate Judge of Estates and Family Court – Framingham SOURCE
The following press release was submitted to SOURCE media by the Governor’s Office.
BOSTON – Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker appointed Nicholas Parsenios yesterday, September 8, to the post of Associate Judge of Estates and Family Court.
Lawyer Parsenios has nearly 23 years of legal experience. ”
With over 20 years of experience serving children and families in the Commonwealth, Attorney Parsenios is well prepared to serve as an associate judge in Estates and Family Court, ”Governor Charlie Baker said. “I am pleased to submit this qualified candidate to the Governing Council for advice and consent.
“The families and communities of Massachusetts have benefited from the years of work of Attorney Parsenios within our justice system,” Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito. “If this is confirmed by the Governing Council, I have no doubts that he will continue to serve the Commonwealth and its citizens.
The Estates and Family Court Department has jurisdiction over family and inheritance matters such as divorce, paternity, child support, custody, parentage, adoption, termination of parental rights, abuse prevention and wills, estates, trusts, guardianship, curatorships and name changes. The Estates and Family Court has more than 40 judges, including Chief Justice John D. Casey. If confirmed by the Governor’s Council, Parsenios will take the seat vacated by Judge David Sacks.
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 from a cross-section of the diverse Commonwealth population to consider court applications. Twenty-one members were subsequently appointed to the JNC in April 2015.
Lenox resident Nicholas Parsenios began his legal career in 1997, when he joined Berkshire Life Insurance Company as a contractual lawyer. In 1998 he entered private practice, both under his own name and with the law firm of Michael J. Considine. There he continued to litigate cases in district, higher, estates and family courts, dealing with a wide range of issues.
Prior to his work as a lawyer, Parsenios worked for six years in Clinton County Children’s Services in Ohio, where he supervised social workers responsible for investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect. children.
Since 2016 Attorney Parsenios has been involved with the Berkshire County Bar Association, acting both as the coordinator of the association’s Judicial Conciliation Volunteer Program since 2016 and as a member of its executive committee since 2018.
He is an active member of his community, serving since 2013 as Vice President and Treasurer of St. George’s Orthodox Church in Pittsfield, and since 2015 as Chairman of the Greek Festival of St. George’s Orthodox Church.
Lawyer Parsenios received his Juris Doctorate from the Massachusetts School of Law in 1997 and his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Sociology from the University of Cincinnati in 1991.