Assistant District Attorney Lisa Edmonds nominated for Orleans District Court Judgeship

Will replace Judge Brian Merrick when he retires on May 9

Gov. Patrick picks Cape ADA for District Court Judgeship

Assistant Cape and Island District Attorney Lisa Edmonds was nominated on Wednesday by Gov. Deval Patrick for a seat on the Orleans District Court bench. Edmonds, an East Falmouth resident, has worked in the district attorney's office since 1996 and has been the chief of the domestic violence unit since 2009 supervising prosecutions in five district courts and working with community groups and police to prevent abuse.

"She is an experienced and well respected trial attorney with a fine reputation for hard work and fairness. I thank her for her commitment to public service and her willingness to serve the Commonwealth as a member of the judiciary," Patrick said in a statement.

Edmonds is a graduate of UMass Boston and Suffolk University Law School. She has been nominated by the governor to fill a forthcoming vacancy at the court when Judge Brian Merrick retires on May 9.

Governor's Councilor Oliver Cipollini on Wednesday scheduled a confirmation hearing for Edmonds at 10:45 a.m. on May 7. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on