The Governor's Council confirmed Lee J. Gartenberg for an open
seat on the Parole Board. He fills the position formerly held by
Joshua I. Wall, who had chaired the Parole Board before becoming a
Superior Court judge earlier this year, with a term expiring June
1, 2015. Gartenberg is a member of the Massachusetts Bar
Association's Executive Management Board and House of
"Lee will bring to this position his high energy, unique legal
expertise and very strong commitment to inmate services and reentry
programs," said Gov. Deval L. Patrick.
Gartenberg served as the director of inmate legal services in the
Middlesex Sheriff's Office, where he had worked since 1982. He
provided legal services to prisoners in the Middlesex County Jail
and House of Correction.
In addition to his work at the Middlesex Sheriff's Office,
Gartenberg also reviewed institutional policies, providing input to
the Sheriff's Office, processing and clearing warrants, and
drafting legislative proposals to address systemic corrections
issues. He represented inmates in post-conviction relief motions
and at administrative hearings, including parole revocation and
rescission hearings. Gartenberg also participated in training
Parole Board members and staff.
Gartenberg is a graduate of the State University of New York at
Binghamton and Boston University School of Law.