Frank M. Gaziano

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Frank M. Gaziano
Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Assumed office
August 18, 2016
Nominated byCharlie Baker
Preceded byFrancis X. Spina
Judge of the Massachusetts Superior Court
In office
2004 – August 18, 2016
Nominated byMitt Romney
Personal details
Born (1963-09-08) September 8, 1963 (age 55)
Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.
EducationLafayette College, B.A.
Suffolk University Law School, J.D.

Frank M. Gaziano (born September 8, 1963) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Quincy, Massachusetts,[1] Gaziano received his Bachelor of Arts from Lafayette College in 1986 and his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in 1989.[2]

He began his legal career at the Boston law firm of Foley Hoag as a litigation associate. In 1991, he entered public service as an assistant district attorney with the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office in Brockton.

In 2001, he was appointed the First Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, where he was a member of the Organized Crime Strike Force.[1]

Judicial service[edit]

He was previously an associate justice for the Massachusetts Superior Court. He was nominated to the court by Governor Mitt Romney in 2004.[2] He served as the Regional Administrative Justice for Plymouth County and for Criminal Business in Suffolk County. He also chaired the Supreme Judicial Court's Standing Committee on Criminal Rules and was a member of the Supreme Judicial Court's Model Homicide Jury Instruction Committee.[1]

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court[edit]

Gaziano was nominated to the court by Governor Charlie Baker on June 14, 2016, and confirmed by the Governor's Council on July 13, 2016.[3] He succeeded Justice Francis X. Spina who retired on August 12, 2016.


  1. ^ a b c "Supreme Judicial Court Justices". Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "GAZIANO, FRANK M". Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. January 27, 2012.
  3. ^ Lannan, Kate (June 14, 2016). "Judge from Scituate among three nominees to state's highest court". The Patriot Ledger. Retrieved April 4, 2018.

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Preceded by
Francis X. Spina
Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court