Richard D. Glovsky Appointed to the Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Commission
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has appointed Richard Glovsky, a partner in Edwards Wildman’s Litigation Department, to the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC). The JNC is a non-partisan, non-political, non-compensated 21 member commission established to advise the Governor with respect to judicial appointments. The Commissioners meet weekly to review applications, interview applicants, conduct due diligence inquiries and recommend applicants to the Governor. Public confidence in the judiciary begins with the process by which judges are appointed to the bench, and the JNC plays a crucial role in the Governor’s selection of the highest caliber of judicial appointments.
A nationally recognized trial lawyer and employment law attorney, Glovsky has won numerous precedent-setting rulings and has tried complex matters involving defamation issues, employee non-compete agreements and wrongful termination actions. Passionately devoted to and active in the cause of civil rights, Glovsky’s primary expertise is defending claims of discrimination. His practice also includes commercial law, tort, probate and real estate matters.
Glovsky has been active in the community. Among other endeavors, he co-chairs the Hispanic-Jewish Roundtable and served as the National Hispanic-Jewish Relations chair of the Anti-Defamation League from 2006-2009. He was a recipient of that organization’s David A. Rose Civil Rights Award in 1997. He also has chaired the Thomas Drinan Fellowship at Suffolk University Law School since its inception in 1987 and served as ADL’s National Education and Civil Rights chairs and New England Regional Board Chair. Glovsky is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts.
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