Thursday, May. 13, 2010
Committee for Public Counsel Services selects Anthony Benedetti as next chief counsel
The Committee for Public Counsel Services has recently selected
Anthony Benedetti to be its next chief counsel, beginning on
Monday, August 2.
Benedetti currently serves as CPCS General Counsel, a position he
has held since 1998. Prior to that Benedetti spent five years as a
public defender trial lawyer in the CPCS Brockton office where he
represented hundreds of clients and tried 40 cases in the District
and Superior Courts.
Benedetti grew up in West Roxbury and graduated from Boston College
(1987) and Suffolk University Law School (cum laude, 1993). While
in law school, Benedetti worked as an audit specialist in the CPCS
Audit and Oversight Unit; and between college and law school he
worked as a Fiscal and Policy Analyst for the House Committee on
Ways and Means.
Benedetti is an active, long-time member of the Massachusetts and
the Boston Bar Associations and currently serves on the MBA House
of Delegates and on its Executive Management Board, and he is a
member of the BBA Criminal Law Section Steering Committee.
On the national level, Benedetti is the Massachusetts
representative on the National Association of Criminal Defense
Lawyers (NACDL) State Legislative Network, and he has twice been
elected to the National Legal Aid & Defender Association
(NLADA) Board of Directors (through 2011). Benedetti is also a
member of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
and the Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty. Finally,
Benedetti has served as an adjunct professor at Suffolk University
in the Criminal Justice Masters Program since 2002.