Judge Mary-Lou Rup Joins Bulkley Richardson

After her recent retirement from the Massachusetts Superior Court, Judge Mary-Lou Rup will return to private practice at Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP. She follows in the footsteps of Justice John Greaney who joined the firm in 2016 and will add tremendous value to the Alternative Dispute Resolution services provided by the firm.

“The firm’s ADR practice officially launched in 2018 and with two outstanding former trial judges leading our group, our qualifications for conducting arbitrations and mediations are unsurpassed,” comments managing partner, Dan Finnegan.

Judge Rup worked as a District Court prosecutor in the Hampshire and Franklin County District Courts from 1979 through 1980. From 1980 through 1983, she served as a staff attorney with the Berkshire County office of the Massachusetts Defenders Committee and later, from 1983 through 1990, in the Hampden County office of the Massachusetts Defenders Committee, which became the Committee for Public Counsel Services. She served as the Hampden County regional supervisor from 1986 through 1990. In 1990, she joined a private firm where her legal practice consisted primarily of civil and criminal litigation.

In November 1992, she became an associate justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court where she served until retirement in 2018. During her tenure, she served on the Superior Court’s Civil, Criminal and Education Committees, and as chair of the Law Clerks Committee.

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