Representative Claire D. Cronin (D-Plymouth)
Representative Claire D. Cronin (D-Plymouth) has been appointed
House chair of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary by Speaker
Robert A. DeLeo for this legislative session. Cronin was first
elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives for the
Eleventh Plymouth District, which includes both Brockton and
Easton, on Nov. 6, 2012.
"The Massachusetts Bar Association strongly applauds Speaker
Robert DeLeo's appointment of Representative Claire Cronin as House
Chair of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary. Representative
Cronin brings a wealth of legal experience to this prestigious
leadership position, which is of vital importance to the bench and
bar. Representative Cronin will certainly hit the ground running
given her outstanding work ethic and her handling of complex legal
and legislative issues on the Hill and as a practicing lawyer,"
said MBA Chief Legal Counsel Martin W. Healy.
Cronin began her career at Wynn and Wynn PC in Raynham,
Massachusetts. She went on to maintain a sole practice in Brockton
up until the time she was sworn in as a member of the House of
Representatives. She has been affiliated with Commonwealth
Mediation since 2002, where she arbitrated and mediated cases
involving a wide range of issues, most notably the landmark
settlement of the Massachusetts clergy sexual abuse cases.
Cronin previously served as vice chair of the Joint Committee on
the Judiciary where she worked on key legislation in the committee,
including family law, civil rights issues, and legislation
criminalizing the trafficking of Fentanyl. Cronin also served on
the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, the Joint Committee on
Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, the House Committee on
Post Audit and Oversight, the Joint Committee on Economic
Development and Emerging Technology, and the Joint Committee on
Veterans and Federal Affairs.
Cronin is a graduate of Stonehill College and Suffolk University
Law School. Cronin is admitted to the Massachusetts bar and also
admitted to practice in U.S. District Court and the U.S. Supreme