George A. O'Toole Jr.

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George A. O'Toole, Jr.
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Assumed office
January 1, 2018
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
In office
May 26, 1995 – January 1, 2018
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by new seat authorized by 104 Stat. 5089
Succeeded by vacant
Personal details
Born 1947 (age 70–71)
Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
Spouse(s) Lucy A. Flynn
Children sons, George and John
Alma mater Boston College
Harvard Law School

George A. O'Toole, Jr. (born 1947) is a Senior United States federal judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, O'Toole received an A.B. from Boston College in 1969 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1972. He was in private practice in Boston, Massachusetts from 1972 to 1982. He was an Associate Justice of the Boston Municipal Court from 1982 to 1990, and of the Superior Court of Massachusetts from 1990 to 1995.

On April 4, 1995, O'Toole was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts created by 104 Stat. 5089. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 25, 1995, and received his commission on May 26, 1995. He assumed senior status on January 1, 2018.

O'Toole presided over the 2015 trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombing.[1][2]

He is married to Lucy A. Flynn, who works at Raytheon Co. They have two sons, George and John.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boston Marathon Bombing CNN. January 2, 2015.
  2. ^ Boston bombing: Jury selection begins in Tsarnaev case BBC. January 6, 2015. Retrieved January 8, 2015.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
new seat authorized by 104 Stat. 5089
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
1995–2018
Vacant