• Gov. Patrick appoints Marian T. Ryan as Middlesex DA


    BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on Tuesday named Middlesex District Attorney's Office General Counsel Marian T. Ryan as Middlesex County District Attorney.

    Ryan will assume responsibility for all Middlesex County DA's office operations and fills the vacancy of Gerald Leone, the district attorney who resigned for a job in a law firm.

    "Marian brings a great wealth of experience as a prosecutor generally and in the Middlesex County DA's office in particular," Gov. Patrick said in a statement. "I am confident she brings the rigor, tenacity, integrity and compassion to take an already strong team to even greater heights."

    Ryan has more than 30 years of experience in the Middlesex District Attorney's Office. Most recently, she served as General Counsel and Chief of the Middlesex DA's Elder and Disabled Unit under Leone.

    Ryan is a graduate of Emmanuel College and Boston College Law School.

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