First Assistant DA and Ashland resident Michael Fabbri has been confirmed as an Associate Justice on the Massachusetts District Court Bench.
Fabbri, who has worked for the Middlesex District Attorney’s office for more than 25 years, was confirmed by a vote of the Governor’s Council Wednesday as the newest addition to the judiciary.
“We are very pleased that , and has now been confirmed by the Governor’s Council, to be an Associate Justice of the District Court,” District Attorney Leone said in a press release. “His remarkable tenure as a public servant, and most recently as the MDAO’s First Assistant District Attorney, is marked by commitment, dedication and devotion while protecting and serving others. I’m confident that, as a Judge, he will serve the people of the Commonwealth with incredible distinction and fairness.”
In his more than two decades with the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Fabbri has handled many challenging cases, such as the prosecution of Neil Entwistle, the British man convicted in 2008 of murdering his wife, Rachel, and their 9-month-old daughter Lillian-Rose.
Fabbri has held the positions Chief of Homicide, Chief of the Special Investigations Unit, Deputy Chief of the Appeals and Training Bureau, and the Framingham Regional Supervising assistant district attorney.
Fabbri and his wife, Karri, are the proud parents of Katelyn, an Air Force Academy Graduate; Peter, who recently graduated from the Naval Academy; and Nicholas, a Norwich Corps of Cadets student.
Fabbri served with the United States Air Force from 1972 to 1976 as a missile electronic technician and trainer.
Over the past 20 years, Fabbri has served as a faculty member at the National College of District Attorneys, has participated on numerous bar association and CLE educational panels, and has taught countless police officers and fellow prosecutors on a variety of criminal law related topics.