PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT
John Adams Courthouse
One Pemberton Square
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
CONTACT: Jennifer Donahue/Erika Gully-Santiago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2016
Honorable David A. Lowy to be Ceremonially Sworn In by Governor Baker as Associate Justice of the
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
On November 18, Governor Charlie Baker will deliver a ceremonial administration of the Oath of Office in the House Chamber, swearing in the Honorable David A. Lowy as Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court. Justice Lowy was administered the official oath on August 24, 2016, before the start of the new court year in order to begin hearing oral arguments in time for the Court's Sitting Week in September.
At the ceremony this Friday, Massachusetts House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo will deliver opening remarks. Retired Supreme Judicial Court Associate Justice Robert J. Cordy will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
The grandchildren of former Massachusetts Governor Paul Cellucci and Mrs. Janet G. Cellucci--Rhys Argeo Adams and Francesca Alice Adams--will say the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by an Invocation by Rabbi David Meyer of Temple Emanu-El in Marblehead.
Speakers will include Governor Baker will and Lieutenant Governor Karyn E. Polito, former Massachusetts Governor William F. Weld and Brackett B. Denniston, III, Senior Counsel at Goodwin and retired General Counsel at General Electric. After Governor Baker administers the ceremonial Oath of Office, Justice Lowy will make remarks.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Massachusetts State House
About Justice David A. Lowy: Justice Lowy earned a B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1983, and graduated magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law in 1987.
Following law school, Justice Lowy became an associate in the Litigation Department of Goodwin, Procter & Hoar (1987-88 and 89-90), leaving for a yearlong stint to work as a law clerk to Judge Edward F. Harrington in the U.S. District Court. He was also an assistant district attorney in Essex and Suffolk Counties (1992 -1997) and served as Deputy Legal Counsel to Governor William F. Weld (1992 -1995).
Justice Lowy was first appointed to the bench in 1997 as a District Court judge. In 2001, Governor Paul Cellucci appointed him to the Superior Court bench.
Justice Lowy served on the Supreme Judicial Court Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Evidence Law as an Assistant Editor; the committee’s work resulted in publication of the Massachusetts Guide to Evidence in 2008.
Justice Lowy's teaching positions include adjunct professorships at New England School of Law | Boston (1991- present); Suffolk University Law School (1995-2005), and Boston University School of Law (2006 - present), where he teaches courses in evidence.