Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., has issued the following news release:
Governor Deval Patrick today announced two nominations to the Superior Court: Angel Kelley Brown, Associate
Justice of the Brockton District Court; and Kenneth V. Desmond, Jr., Associate Justice of the Boston Municipal Court.
"I am pleased to nominate these distinguished jurists," said Governor Patrick. "They will bring valuable legal
expertise and judicial experience to the Superior Court bench. I thank them for commitment to public service and their
willingness to serve the Commonwealth in this challenging new role."
Judge Angel Kelley Brown serves as an Associate Justice of the Brockton District Court. Prior to joining the bench
in 2009, she practiced law for 16 years. She spent four years as a legal services attorney at The Legal Aid Society in
Brooklyn, New York and eight years as an assistant chief counsel and trial attorney for The Port Authority of New York
and New Jersey. Judge Kelley Brown moved to Boston in 2005 and worked for two years as a clinical instructor at
Harvard Law School and two years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Major Crimes Unit.