|Current Court Information:|
|Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court|
|Preceded by:||Martha Sosman|
|Past position:||Massachusetts Superior Courts|
|Undergraduate:||Barnard College, 1969|
|Law School:||Northeastern University School of Law, 1973|
Margot Botsford is a justice on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Governor Deval Patrick appointed Justice Botsford to the Court on July 26, 2007. She took office on September 4, 2007. Since Massachusetts Supreme Court justices receive lifetime appointments, her term ends in 2017, when she reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70.
Botsford received her B.A. from Barnard College in 1969 and her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 1973. In 2007, she earned an M.P.A. degree from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. 
Botsford began her career as a law clerk to Justice Francis Quirico of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. She worked for four years as an Assistant Attorney General and then for six years as an Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County. She then worked in private practice, spending one year with the firm Hill & Barlow and three years as a partner of the firm Rosenfeld, Botsford & Krokidas. She was appointed to the Superior Court in 1989 where she served 18 years. She was appointed to the Massachusetts Supreme Court in 2007. Botsford has taught at Northeastern Univeristy School of Law, Boston University Law School, the National Judicial College and the Flaschner Judicial Institute.
Awards and Associations
- Haskell Cohn Distinguished Judicial Service Award, Boston Bar Association
- Judicial Excellence Award, Massachusetts Judicial Conference
- Judicial Excellence Award, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers
|Former||Margaret Marshall • John Greaney • Judith Cowin • William Cushing • Martha Sosman • Horace Gray • Oliver Wendell Holmes • Nathaniel Peaslee Sargeant •|