Robert Cornetta

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Robert Cornetta
Saugus, Massachusetts Town Manager
In office
Preceded by Thomas E. Duff
Succeeded by Paul Rabchenuk
Personal details
Born 1951
Winthrop, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Alma mater Suffolk University
Suffolk University Law School
Occupation Attorney
Government official
College professor

Robert A. Cornetta is an American jurist who currently serves as a Lawrence Superior Court Judge and is an Adjunct Professor at the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover.[1]

Early life[edit]

Cornetta was born in 1951 in Winthrop, Massachusetts. He graduated with honors from Suffolk University (1972) and Suffolk University Law School (1976).[1][2]

Government work[edit]

In 1978, Cornetta served as an Assistant District Attorney in Essex County, Massachusetts. He then served as Town Clerk of Saugus, Massachusetts. On March 28, 1980 Cornetta was named Temporary Town Manager. From 1980 to 1981 he was the Town Manager.[3] He then served as an assistant commissioner and director of the Division of Hearings in the Department of Public Welfare from 1981 to 1983.[2]

In 1983 he was an unsuccessful candidate for the Saugus Board of Selectmen.[4]

From 1983 to 1992, Cornetta ran a private law practice.[2]

Judicial career[edit]

In 1992, Cornetta was appointed Associate Justice of the Ipswich District Court by Governor William Weld. In 1997 he was named that court's Presiding Justice. In 1998 he was named Presiding Justice of the Salem District Court and Regional Administrative Justice for Region II.[2]

Notable cases[edit]


  1. ^ a b "ADJUNCT FACULTY". Massachusetts School of Law at Andover. Massachusetts School of Law. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Honorable Robert A. Cornetta". The Massachusetts Court System. Administrative Office of the Trial Court. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Weld picks judge for Ipswich court". Boston Globe. March 6, 1992. 
  4. ^ "Saugus". Boston Globe. November 9, 1983. 
  5. ^ "Credit card interest the subject of a court fight". Salem News. January 27, 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Judge tosses anti-charter suit". Gloucester Times. January 11, 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Contesting Jobless Claims Becomes a Boom Industry". New York Times. April 3, 2010. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Tierney fends off Hudak subpeona". Gloucester Times. October 27, 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  9. ^ Messenger, Brian (August 17, 2010). "Judge dismisses McCann lawsuit against city". The Eagle-Tribune. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "Man sentenced in 'horrific' cat case". Salem News. September 23, 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  11. ^ "Moviegoer can sue theater over injuries". Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. December 6, 2010. Retrieved 21 January 2013.