By Jerry Filmore Jr. –
On Wednesday, Governor Charlie Baker announced the nomination of Carol T. Vittorioso as Clerk Magistrate of the Fitchburg District Court and Brendan J. Moran as Clerk Magistrate of the Worcester Juvenile Court.
Both Attorneys Vittorioso and Moran are currently Acting Clerk Magistrates. “As two highly experienced attorneys currently serving as Acting Clerk Magistrates, Attorneys Vittorioso and Moran are well-qualified to serve as Clerk Magistrates of the District and Juvenile Courts,” said Governor Charlie Baker.
Lt. Governor Karyn Polito said, “If confirmed by the Governor’s Council, I am confident that they will continue to serve well as Clerk Magistrates of the District and Juvenile Courts.”
The Governor’s office in a statement said that Vittorioso began her legal career in 1991 as an Associate at the Law Offices of Gregory J. Angelini in Leominster. She also served as a Panel Attorney for Bar Advocates of Worcester County, representing and counseling indigent and juvenile clients in criminal proceedings before the District and Juvenile Courts from 1992 until 2002.
From 2001 until 2002, Vittorioso served as a member of the Board of Directors of Bar Advocates of Worcester County.
After serving 25 years in private practice as Partner and Owner of Vittorioso & Taylor in Leominster, Attorney Vittorioso joined the Fitchburg District Court in 2019 as an Assistant Clerk Magistrate, and has served since 2020 as Acting Clerk Magistrate. From 2015 until 2019, she also served as Co-Vice Chair of the Judicial Nominating Commission, and from 2016 until 2017 as a Member of the Supreme Judicial Court Nominating Commission.
In the community, Attorney Vittorioso has served as a Member of the Leominster Planning Board which she currently serves as Vice Chair. From 2006 until 2015, Attorney Vittorioso was as a Member of the Board of Trustees of Fitchburg State University, serving as Vice Chair from 2009 until 2011 and as Chair from 2011 until 2014.
Brendan J. Moran, The Governor’s office says began his legal career in 2004 as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Juvenile Court in Boston, where he assisted in the drafting of findings of fact and conclusions of law, wrote memoranda of law and performed legal research.
In 2005, Attorney Moran joined Tattan, Leonard & Murray as an Associate, where he would become a Partner and form Tattan, Murray & Moran. In this role, he served as a Bar Advocate in the District and Juvenile Courts, representing parents and children in Care and Protection proceedings, and represented clients in a variety of civil matters before the Superior and District Courts.
In 2010, Attorney Moran joined the Youth Advocacy Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Worcester as a Staff Attorney, representing juveniles charged in delinquency and youthful offender matters at magistrate hearings, school expulsion hearings and termination of parental rights trials.
From 2014 until 2017, Attorney Moran served as an Assistant Clerk Magistrate of the Fitchburg District Court, before transitioning to his current role as Acting Clerk Magistrate of the Worcester Juvenile Court.