Today, Governor Charlie Baker nominated Paul G. Pino as an Associate Justice of the District Court (Circuit).
Pino has nearly thirty years in the practice and currently serves as Legal Counsel to the Progressive Casualty Insurance Company in Dedham, Massachusetts.
“Paul Pino’s breadth of experience in District Court and distinguished litigation skills will serve the Commonwealth well,” said Governor Baker. “I am pleased to submit his nomination to the Governor’s Council for their advice and consent.”
“Attorney Pino’s impressive career, strong work ethic, and temperment have prepared him well for this position within the Commonwealth, if confirmed by the Council,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. “His character and commitment to his work in the legal system demonstrate qualities our administration looks for in our nominees.”
The District Court hears a wide range of criminal, civil, housing, juvenile, mental health, and other types of cases. District Court criminal jurisdiction extends to all felonies punishable by a sentence up to five years, and many other specific felonies with greater potential penalties; all misdemeanors; and all violations of city and town ordinances and by-laws. The District Court is located in 62 courts across the Commonwealth.
For more information about the District Courts, please visit: http://www.mass.gov/courts/court-info/trial-court/dc/
Judicial nominations are subject to the advice and consent of the Governor’s Council. Applicants for judicial openings are reviewed by the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) and recommended to the governor. Governor Baker established the JNC in February, 2015 pursuant to Executive Order 558, a non-partisan, non-political Commission composed of volunteers from a cross-section of the Commonwealth's diverse population to screen judicial applications. Twenty-one members were later appointed to the JNC in April, 2015.
About Paul G. Pino
Paul G. Pino currently serves as legal counsel to Progressive Casualty Insurance Company in Dedham where his responsibilities include managing house counsel offices across Massachusetts and Rhode Island, a full caseload of both jury and non-jury trials in Massachusetts State and Federal Courts, arbitrations, and mediations, all while maintaining financial budgeting and the management of attorneys and staff. Previously, he served as an Associate Attorney with the Law Offices of Clark, Balboni, and Gildea, while also serving as the Associate Town Counsel for the Town of Bridgewater. He has extensive experience in arbitrations and mediations, overseeing thousands of personal injury claims. Pino is an active volunteer with My Brother’s Keeper, where he assists the organization in providing needy families across eastern Massachusetts with furniture and food. He also dedicates time to his daughter’s school and with mock trials for new attorneys. Pino graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration from Boston College, and later pursued his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk Law School. He lives in North Falmouth with his family.