Boston (MH)

Mental Health Litigation Division Administration & Private Counsel Services
75 Federal Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
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.


OUR TEAM


(Interim) Deputy Chief Counsel

Christopher Blake
(508) 484-5467
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Managing Director

Michelle S. Yee
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Director of Mental Health Appeals

Karen Owen Talley
(508)-484-5462
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Training Director

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

Joseph Robinson
(617)-910-5784
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Social Service Advocacy Director

Olivia Dubois
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617-318-5450

Staff Attorneys

Paulette Marie
(617)-910-5844
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Kristin Lummus
(617) 910-5859
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Support Staff

Nick Twohig, Supervising Administrative Assistant IV
(617)-910-5783
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Cassandra Deane, Administrative Assistant II
(617)-910-5781
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Andria Grossman, Administrative Assistant II
(617)-910-5818
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Jean Maurin, Paralegal
(617)-482-6212
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