Douglas H. Wilkins appointed to Superior Court

Issue January 2011

Douglas H. Wilkins was appointed as associate justice of the Superior Court on Nov. 12 to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Margaret R. Hinkle.

"Doug Wilkins brings to the bench an extraordinary background in both public and private practice," Gov. Deval Patrick said. "I am confident that he will be a fine addition to the Superior Court, and I thank him for his willingness to serve the commonwealth in this important role."

Wilkins has practiced law for 32 years, including more than 14 years in the Attorney General's Office, where he served as first assistant attorney general, chief of the Government Bureau and chief of the Trial Division. Prior to his appointment, Wilkins was at Anderson & Kreiger LLP in Cambridge.

He has devoted much time to pro bono work, often representing indigent parties in environmental and land use matters.

He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and Harvard Law School.