Judge Joan P. Armstrong: Professional Background and Legal Expertise

Appointed By: Gov. Deval L. Patrick


The Hon. Joan P. Armstrong (Ret.) was an associate justice of the Suffolk County Probate and Family Court in Massachusetts. She was appointed to the bench by former Governor Deval Patrick in 2008. She filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Nancy F. Gould (Ret.). Armstrong retired in 2020.

During her tenure on the bench, she also served as first justice of the Probate and Family Court in Suffolk County.

Prior to joining the judiciary, Armstrong was a partner at Murtha Cullina, LLP, where she had practiced since 1992. At the firm, she appeared for many years as a family law litigator before the Probate and Family Courts and served for sixteen years as chair of the firm’s Probate and Family Law Department.

She received a bachelor’s degree from Drew University. Armstrong then completed a J.D. at Suffolk University Law School.

She began her legal career as a law clerk at the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

At the time of her appointment, Armstrong was a resident of South Boston.

Recent Cases by Hon. Joan P. Armstrong

On January 8, 2014 an other contract action case was filed in the jurisdiction of Suffolk County. Judge Joan P. Armstrong presiding.


Jan 08, 2014




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Suffolk County


Suffolk County, MA


Other Contract Action

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Matter Type

Breach of Contract

Case Last Refreshed

Apr 22, 2021

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