A Northborough-based attorney has been nominated as associate justice to the state’s Probate and Family Court, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Thursday.
Christine Anthony was nominated to serve in the Probate and Family Court after years of experience with probate matters and family law. She previously served as assistant judicial case manager with the Worcester Probate and Family Court and currently serves as a Worcester County Public Administrator.
The Probate and Family Court has jurisdiction over family-related and probate matters such as divorce, paternity, child support, custody and parenting time. If confirmed by the Governor’s Council, Anthony will fill the seat vacated by Judge Joan Armstrong.
Anthony joined the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court as a law clerk in 1996 and rose to chief law clerk. She joined the Worcester Probate and Family Court in 2000 before becoming a solo practitioner in 2005, focusing on family law. Anthony has also worked for the firms Lee, Levine & Bowser and Lander & Lander PC. In 2011, Anthony established the Law Offices of Christine Anthony.
“Attorney Anthony’s many years of experience with both probate matters and family law have prepared her well to serve as an Associate Justice of the Probate and Family Court,” Baker said. “I am pleased to submit this qualified candidate to the Governor’s Council for their advice and consent.”