Governor Nominates Regis Grad to State Superior Court
Gov. Deval Patrick announced the Weston college graduate has been nominated to the state superior court.
Gov. Deval Patrick this week announced two nominations to Commonwealth trial courts, one of which has ties to Weston.
Mary K. Ames, a 1978 graduate of Regis College, has been nominated for associate justice of the Superior Court.
Following her graduation from the Weston-based college, Ames continued her education at the New England School of Law, from which she graduated in 1981, according to a press release from the governor's office.
Throughout the past 30 years, Ames has gained experience in both civil and criminal litigation. In 1982, she became an assistant district attorney with the Suffolk District Attorney's Office and progressed to the position of senior trial counsel and eeputy chief of the homicide division before leaving in 1996 to begin private practice.
In addition to maintaining her Boston litigation practice, Ames serves as pro bono counsel for Cops for Kids with Cancer.
Ames, if confirmed, will fill the vacancy on the Superior Court created by the retirement of Herman J. Smith Jr.
Along with Ames nomination, Patrick also announced the nomination of Robert J. Pellegrini as associate justice of the Worcester District Court.
“These nominees will bring extraordinary expertise and commitment to the Superior and District Courts. They both have demonstrated a respect for the fair administration of justice throughout their extensive legal careers,” said Governor Patrick. “I am confident that they will be excellent judges and I thank them for their willingness to serve.”