Ryan named Middlesex County district attorney

Thursday, Apr. 25, 2013
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Middlesex County District Attorney Marian T. Ryan. Photo courtesy of the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office.

Gov. Deval L. Patrick has named Marian T. Ryan as the new district attorney in Middlesex County.

Ryan's appointment puts in place a new district attorney in the state's largest county until the 2014 election, when candidates for the post will run for a four-year term. Ryan will succeed former Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone.

Ryan has worked as a Middlesex County assistant district attorney for more than 30 years, serving under five different district attorneys, as a district court supervisor, a superior court trial team captain and as the chief of the Domestic Violence and Elder/Disabled Units. Most recently, she has served as general counsel and chief of the Elder and Disabled Unit under Leone.

"Marian brings a great wealth of experience as a prosecutor generally and in the Middlesex County DA's office in particular," Patrick said. "I am confident she brings the rigor, tenacity, integrity and compassion to take an already strong team to even greater heights."