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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts|
|Title:||Chief Magistrate Judge|
|Preceded by:||Lawrence Cohen|
|Undergraduate:||Yale College (1983)|
|Law School:||Columbia Law School (1991)|
Leo T. Sorokin is a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He works in the district's Boston office, and was appointed to the court on April 11, 2005. Sorokin was reappointed to another eight-year term that started in April 2013. 
Early life and education
Sorokin began his legal career as a clerk for Judge Rya W. Zobel of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Next, he joined the firm Mintz Levin, where he worked from 1992 to 1994. That year, Sorokin became an Assistant Attorney General in the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office. In 1997, he joined the Federal Public Defender's Office for the District of Massachusetts as an Assistant Federal Defender. 
District of Massachusetts
Sorokin is a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He works in the district's Boston office, and was first appointed to the court on April 11, 2005.
Steven Howitt case (2011)
*Gary M. Jones and Steven S. Howitt, v. Vito Scotti et al. 08-10583-LTS
Judge Sorokin threw out a federal lawsuit filed by State Representative Steven Howitt against former Police Chief Vito Scotti. The lawsuit alleged that Scotti was liable for damages and harm caused to Howitt's career as a result of what Howitt claims was a personally and politically motivated police internal affairs investigation. Judge Sorokin threw out the case saying that because internal affairs investigations are not prosecutions Howitt could not claim malicious prosecution and could also not seek defamation claims because statements made to police during investigations are protected from such claims.
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