Mental Health Litigation Division Administration & Private Counsel Services
44 Bromfield St., 2nd Fl.
Boston, MA 02108
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.



Mark A. Larsen

Director of Mental Health Appeals

Karen Talley

Training Director

Miriam H. Ruttenberg
(617) 910-5782

Trial Panel Director

Joseph Robinson

Staff Attorneys

Paulette Marie

Beau Kealy

Support Staff

Nick Twohig, Administrative Assistant IV

Cassandra Deane, Assignment Clerk

Jean Maurin, Paralegal