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Two with New England Law ties elevated to state's highest court
Hon. David A. Lowy

Long-time adjunct professor and former teacher are newest members of Supreme Judicial Court

Hon. Kimberly S. Budd
Hon. Kimberly S. Budd

Aug. 11, 2016:  Two Massachusetts Superior Court judges with close connections to New England Law | Boston are joining the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC).

The Honorable David A. Lowy and the Honorable Kimberly S. Budd were nominated by Governor Charlie Baker to fill two of the three vacancies that have been created on the seven-member Court by the retirements of Justices Robert J. Cordy, Francis X. Spina, and Fernande R. V. Duffly.

Judge Lowy is an adjunct professor at New England Law, teaching Criminal Procedure II and Massachusetts Evidence.  He has been on the adjunct faculty since 1991. Judge Budd previously taught Legal Research and Writing at New England Law and has maintained a connection to the school. Her father, former U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Wayne A. Budd, is a trustee of the law school.

Justice Cordy, who is stepping down from the SJC, is also an adjunct professor of law at New England Law, teaching Criminal Procedure II.

"New England Law is delighted that Judges Lowy and Budd have been confirmed," said Dean John F. O'Brien. "They are both highly experienced jurists and are excellent choices to serve on the SJC. Having known both of them for many years, I have great respect for their intellect, wisdom, and dedication to public service. They will continue to serve the Commonwealth well in this new role."

Judge Lowy has been an associate justice on the Massachusetts Superior Court for 15 years. Previously, he was associate justice in the District Court and assistant district attorney and member of the Gang Unit in the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office. He also served as deputy legal counsel under Governor William Weld and Lt. Governor Paul Cellucci and was an assistant district attorney in the Essex County District Attorney's Office. He began his legal career as a litigation associate at Goodwin Proctor and clerked for the Honorable Edward F. Harrington of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Judge Budd has served as an associate justice on the Massachusetts Superior Court for six years and is currently the regional administrative justice for Middlesex Criminal Business. She began her legal career as a law clerk to the chief justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court and then served as a litigation associate at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C. She returned to the public sector as an assistant U.S. attorney in the United States Attorney's Office, before serving as director of the Community Values Program at Harvard Business School and as university attorney in the General Counsel's Office at Harvard University.

The Honorable Frank M. Gaziano, also a Superior Court judge and Governor Baker's other nominee, has also been confirmed.