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
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Director of Mental Health Appeals

Karen Talley
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Training Director

Miriam H. Ruttenberg
(617) 910-5782
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Trial Panel Director

Joseph Robinson
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Social Service Advocacy Director

Annabelle Frazier
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Staff Attorneys

Paulette Marie
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Beau Kealy
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Support Staff

Nick Twohig, Administrative Assistant IV
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Cassandra Deane, Assignment Clerk
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Andria Grossman, Administrative Assistant II
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Jean Maurin, Paralegal
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