Boston District and Municipal Court Office One Congress Street, Suite 102 Boston, MA 02114 Phone: (617) 209-5500 Fax: (617) 523-0354 Boston, MA


The talented and dedicated public defenders in the Boston District and Municipal Court Office represent indigent clients assigned by the court in the Chelsea District Court and in the Brighton, Central, Charlestown, East Boston and South Boston Divisions of the Boston Municipal Court.

Managing Director:

Arnie Stewart

Attorney in Charge:

Vanessa Vélez

Supervising Attorneys:

Carla Barrett
Tim Brown
Michael Reinhardt

Staff Attorneys:

Shannon Dale
Christopher Donahue
Jessica Gallagher
Kim Giampietro
Rachel Grijalvo
Rebecca Kozak
Shannon Lopez
Shayla Mombeleur
Patricia Ramirez
Cristina Rodrigues
Ryan Sakoda
Lumina Sato
Justine Whalen
Nana Yankah

Social Service Advocates:

Carrie Burke, Supervisor
Michelle Meneses
T.Lee Shostack


Justin Powers, Investigator
Diana Vergara, Investigator

Administrative Support Staff:

Stephanie Cafarella, Administrative Assistant
Sam DeJesus, Secretary


Summer 2017


Our court-appointed attorney’s serve in the following courthouses:

Boston Municipal Court – Central Division
24 New Chardon Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 788-8700
Fax: (617) 788-8747

Boston Municipal Court – Brighton Division
52 Academy Hill Road
Brighton, MA 02135
Phone: (617) 782-6540 Ext. 5
Fax: (617) 254-2127

Boston Municipal Court – Charlestown Division
3 City Square
Charlestown, MA 02129
Phone: (617) 242-5400 Ext. 1
Fax: (617) 242-1677

Boston Municipal Court – East Boston Division
37 Meridian Street
East Boston, MA 02128
Phone: (617) 569-7550 Ext. 5
Fax: (617) 561-4988

Boston Municipal Court – South Boston Division
535 East Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127
Phone: (617) 268-9292
Fax: (617) 268-7321

Chelsea District Court
120 Broadway
Chelsea, MA 02150
Phone: (617) 660-9200
Fax: (617) 660-9215