Francis X. Spina

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Francis X. Spina (born November 13, 1946)[1] is an Associate Justice on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.


Justice Spina graduated from Amherst College and Boston College School of Law. He worked for Western Massachusetts Legal Services and then as an Assistant City Solicitor in Pittsfield, Massachusetts from 1975 to 1977. From 1979 to 1983, he served as a Second Assistant District Attorney in Berkshire County. From 1983 to 1993, Justice Spina was a partner at Reder, Whalen, & Spina and then Katz, Lapointe and Spina. He was appointed to the Massachusetts Superior Court in 1993. In 1997, he was appointed to the Massachusetts Appeals Court, where he served until his appointment to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in 1999 by Governor Paul Cellucci. Spina's term is set to expire in 2016 when he turns 70 years old.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Francis X. Spina". NNDB. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  2. ^ (accessed March 22, 2012)
  3. ^ Frank Phillips, "Cellucci taps Cowin, Spina for SJC posts", Boston Globe Sep 3,1999
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Preceded by
Margaret H. Marshall
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