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Brian A. Joyce, American state legislator. Bar: Massachusetts 1990; United States District Court Massachusetts 1990; United States Court Appeals (1st circuit) 1991; Supreme Court of the United States Court 1991. Recipient American Jurisprudence awards Lawyers Co-op Public, 1986, 88, 89.

Background

Joyce, Brian A. was born on September 5, 1962 in Winchester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Gerard J. and Marjorie Claire Donovan Joyce.

Education

Milton High School (1980)\r\nBoston College School of Management B.S. (1984)\r\nSuffolk University Law School J.D. (1990).

Career

He represents the Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth district, which includes Avon, Braintree Precincts 1A, 1B, 2A & 2B, Canton, East Bridgewater Precinct 4, Easton Precincts 3-6, Milton, Randolph, Sharon Precincts 2 & 3, Stoughton, and West Bridgewater, and is currently serving his ninth term. On February 23, 2016, Joyce announced that he will not be seeking re-election to the Massachusetts State Senate for the next term. Chair, Special Senate Committee to Improve Government Vice Chair, Senate Committee on Redistricting Joint Committee on Health Care Financing On February 17, 2016, the FBI and IRS conducted a raid at Joyce's Washington Street law office.

The Senator is under scrutiny for various ethical improprieties alleged by Boston Globe reporters, including having his campaign fund pay for his son's high school graduation party and accepting free or discounted services from a dry cleaner in Randolph, Massachusetts. According to the FBI, the raid was part of a federal investigation, though no charges have been filed at this time. The nature of the raid has again raised recurring questions about the close relationship between the Boston Globe and the office of Boston's U.S. Attorney, Carmen Ortiz.

On February 25th, 2016, The Boston Globe reported that Senator Joyce Is under investigation for his relationship with a large solar power project at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. It was reported that Joyce represented both the college and the company that installed 9,000 solar panels at the college. It has been reported that the federal government has seated a grand jury to look into Joyce’s conduct.

Achievements

  • Bar: Massachusetts 1990. United States District Court Massachusetts 1990. United States Court Appeals (1st circuit) 1991.

    Supreme Court of the United States Court 1991.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Suffolk University Law Review, 1989-1990, staff member 1988-1989.

Membership

Member Town Meeting, Town of Milton, Massachusetts, since 1983. Chairman Board Park Commissioners, since 1993. Chairman Milton Democratic Town Committee.

Member American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, Norfolk County Bar Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: family, politics, exercise.

Connections

Married Mary Kristin Behan, June 6, 1987. Children: John, Michael, Mary, James, Andrew.

father:
Gerard J.

mother:
Marjorie Claire Donovan Joyce

spouse:
Mary Kristin Behan

child:
Andrew Joyce

child:
Mary Joyce

child:
John Joyce

child:
James Joyce

child:
Michael Joyce