Governor Deval Patrick announced the nominations of experienced Framingham attorney and Natick resident Megan H. Christopher as a circuit judge in the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court. Also nominated was Patrick W. Stanton associate justice of the Plymouth County Division.
“It is an honor to nominate these well qualified and highly respected attorneys to the Probate and Family Court,” said Governor Patrick in a press release. “I am confident that they have the experience, knowledge and temperament to excel on the bench and I thank them for their willingness to serve.”
Christopher has practiced law for 22 years at MetroWest Legal Services in Framingham, representing low income and elder clients in administrative and court proceedings, with a focus on family law. She has been a supervising attorney since 2000 and currently manages the Family Law Unit at MetroWest Legal Services.
Christopher serves as president of the MetroWest Bar Association and as a member of the Probate and Family Court Bench Bar Committee on Rules.
She is a graduate of Wellesley College (B.A., 1977) and Northeastern School of Law (J.D., 1989).
Christopher is slated to fill the vacancy on the Probate and Family Court created by the retirement of the Honorable E. Chouteau Levine.