Judge Barbara J. Rouse: Professional Background and Legal Expertise

Massachusetts Superior Court, Department retired

Appointed By: Gov. Michael S. Dukakis

Biography

The Hon. Barbara J. Rouse (Ret.) was chief justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court. She first was appointed as an associate justice of the Superior Court by former Governor Michael Dukakis in 1985. She was later named the court's chief justice in 2004 and was reappointed to the position by former Chief Justice Robert A. Mulligan in 2009. Rouse remained in that capacity until her retirement from the bench in 2014.


She received a bachelor’s degree from Smith College in 1966. Rouse then completed an M.A. from Columbia University (1968) and a J.D. from Boston College Law School (1973).


Prior to joining the bench, she was a partner at the Boston law firm Csaplar & Bok, where she had first joined as an associate in 1978. Her legal career also included stints as an assistant attorney general with both the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office (1975 to 1978) and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office (1973 to 1975).


Rouse received the Haskell Cohn Award for Distinguished Judicial Service from the Boston Bar Association.

Recent Cases by Hon. Barbara J. Rouse

On March 27, 2014 an other negligence - personal injury / property damage case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Barbara J. Rouse presiding.

Filed

Mar 27, 2014

Status

Dismissal

Judge

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Court

Middlesex County

County

Middlesex County, MA

Category

Other Negligence - Personal Injury / Property Damage

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Personal Injury

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 09, 2021

On March 27, 2014 an other negligence - personal injury / property damage case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Barbara J. Rouse presiding.

Filed

Mar 27, 2014

Status

Dismissal

Judge

Hon. Barbara J. Rouse Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Barbara J. Rouse

Court

Middlesex County

County

Middlesex County, MA

Category

Other Negligence - Personal Injury / Property Damage

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Personal Injury

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 09, 2021

On January 27, 2014 an other contract action case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Barbara J. Rouse presiding.

Filed

Jan 27, 2014

Status

Dismissal

Judge

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Court

Middlesex County

County

Middlesex County, MA

Category

Other Contract Action

Practice Area

Commercial

Matter Type

Breach of Contract

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 09, 2021

On May 9, 2012 an other negligence - personal injury / property damage case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Barbara J. Rouse presiding.

Filed

May 09, 2012

Status

Dismissal

Judge

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Court

Middlesex County

County

Middlesex County, MA

Category

Other Negligence - Personal Injury / Property Damage

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Personal Injury

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 09, 2021

On February 14, 2012 an other tortious action case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Barbara J. Rouse presiding.

Filed

Feb 14, 2012

Status

Dismissal

Judge

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Court

Middlesex County

County

Middlesex County, MA

Category

Other Tortious Action

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 09, 2021

On January 13, 2012 a products liability case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Barbara J. Rouse presiding.

Filed

Jan 13, 2012

Status

Dismissal

Judge

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Court

Middlesex County

County

Middlesex County, MA

Category

Products Liability

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 09, 2021

On January 13, 2012 a products liability case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Barbara J. Rouse presiding.

Filed

Jan 13, 2012

Status

Dismissal

Judge

Hon. Barbara J. Rouse Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Barbara J. Rouse

Court

Middlesex County

County

Middlesex County, MA

Category

Products Liability

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 09, 2021

On January 13, 2012 a products liability case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Barbara J. Rouse presiding.

Filed

Jan 13, 2012

Status

Dismissal

Judge

Hon. Barbara J. Rouse Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Barbara J. Rouse

Court

Middlesex County

County

Middlesex County, MA

Category

Products Liability

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 09, 2021

On January 13, 2012 a products liability case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Barbara J. Rouse presiding.

Filed

Jan 13, 2012

Status

Dismissal

Judge

Hon. Barbara J. Rouse Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Barbara J. Rouse

Court

Middlesex County

County

Middlesex County, MA

Category

Products Liability

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 09, 2021

On January 13, 2012 a products liability case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Barbara J. Rouse presiding.

Filed

Jan 13, 2012

Status

Dismissal

Judge

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Court

Middlesex County

County

Middlesex County, MA

Category

Products Liability

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 09, 2021

On January 13, 2012 a products liability case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Barbara J. Rouse presiding.

Filed

Jan 13, 2012

Status

Dismissal

Judge

Hon. Barbara J. Rouse Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Barbara J. Rouse

Court

Middlesex County

County

Middlesex County, MA

Category

Products Liability

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 09, 2021

On January 13, 2012 a products liability case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Barbara J. Rouse presiding.

Filed

Jan 13, 2012

Status

Dismissal

Judge

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Court

Middlesex County

County

Middlesex County, MA

Category

Products Liability

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 09, 2021

On November 28, 2011 a commercial paper case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Barbara J. Rouse presiding.

Filed

Nov 28, 2011

Status

Settlement

Judge

Hon. Barbara J. Rouse Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Barbara J. Rouse

Court

Middlesex County

County

Middlesex County, MA

Category

Commercial Paper

Practice Area

Commercial

Matter Type

Breach of Contract

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 09, 2021

On July 8, 2011 a products liability case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Barbara J. Rouse presiding.

Filed

Jul 08, 2011

Status

07/08/2011

Judge

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Court

Middlesex County

County

Middlesex County, MA

Category

Products Liability

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 09, 2021

On June 7, 2011 a products liability case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Barbara J. Rouse presiding.

Filed

Jun 07, 2011

Status

06/07/2011

Judge

Hon. Barbara J. Rouse Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Barbara J. Rouse

Court

Middlesex County

County

Middlesex County, MA

Category

Products Liability

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 09, 2021

On April 26, 2011 an other negligence - personal injury / property damage case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Barbara J. Rouse presiding.

Filed

Apr 26, 2011

Status

Dismissal

Judge

Hon. Barbara J. Rouse Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Barbara J. Rouse

Court

Middlesex County

County

Middlesex County, MA

Category

Other Negligence - Personal Injury / Property Damage

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Personal Injury

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 09, 2021

On March 16, 2011 an other negligence - personal injury / property damage case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Barbara J. Rouse presiding.

Filed

Mar 16, 2011

Status

Dismissal

Judge

Hon. Barbara J. Rouse Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Barbara J. Rouse

Court

Middlesex County

County

Middlesex County, MA

Category

Other Negligence - Personal Injury / Property Damage

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Personal Injury

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 09, 2021

On March 3, 2011 a products liability case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Barbara J. Rouse presiding.

Filed

Mar 03, 2011

Status

Dismissal

Judge

Hon. Barbara J. Rouse Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Barbara J. Rouse

Court

Middlesex County

County

Middlesex County, MA

Category

Products Liability

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 09, 2021

On March 3, 2011 a products liability case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Barbara J. Rouse presiding.

Filed

Mar 03, 2011

Status

03/03/2011

Judge

Hon. Barbara J. Rouse Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Barbara J. Rouse

Court

Middlesex County

County

Middlesex County, MA

Category

Products Liability

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 09, 2021

On February 14, 2011 a products liability case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Barbara J. Rouse presiding.

Filed

Feb 14, 2011

Status

Dismissal

Judge

Hon. Barbara J. Rouse Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Barbara J. Rouse

Court

Middlesex County

County

Middlesex County, MA

Category

Products Liability

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 09, 2021

On February 14, 2011 a products liability case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Barbara J. Rouse presiding.

Filed

Feb 14, 2011

Status

Dismissal

Judge

Hon. Barbara J. Rouse Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Barbara J. Rouse

Court

Middlesex County

County

Middlesex County, MA

Category

Products Liability

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 09, 2021

On February 14, 2011 a products liability case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Barbara J. Rouse presiding.

Filed

Feb 14, 2011

Status

Dismissal

Judge

Hon. Barbara J. Rouse Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Barbara J. Rouse

Court

Middlesex County

County

Middlesex County, MA

Category

Products Liability

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 09, 2021

On January 25, 2011 a products liability case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Barbara J. Rouse presiding.

Filed

Jan 25, 2011

Status

Dismissal

Judge

Hon. Barbara J. Rouse Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Barbara J. Rouse

Court

Middlesex County

County

Middlesex County, MA

Category

Products Liability

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 09, 2021

On January 6, 2011 a products liability case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Barbara J. Rouse presiding.

Filed

Jan 06, 2011

Status

Dismissal

Judge

Hon. Barbara J. Rouse Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Barbara J. Rouse

Court

Middlesex County

County

Middlesex County, MA

Category

Products Liability

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 09, 2021

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