Mental Health Litigation Division Administration & Private Counsel Services
100 Cambridge Street, 14th flr.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 988-8341
Fax: (617) 988-8488
The Mental Health Litigation Division provides attorneys for civil commitment proceedings in the District Courts and the Boston Municipal Court as well as attorneys in the Probate and Family Courts for guardianships, substituted judgment proceedings, and cases involving the validation of health care proxies. Civil commitments are handled by both panel attorneys and staff attorneys, while all of the cases in Probate Court are handled by private panel attorneys.
Director of Mental Health Appeals
Miriam H. Ruttenberg
Trial Panel Director
Social Service Advocacy Director
Nick Twohig, Administrative Assistant IV
Cassandra Deane, Assignment Clerk
Andria Grossman, Administrative Assistant II
Jean Maurin, Paralegal