|Holliston man nominated to be judge||November 1, 2006|
|Theresa Freeman 508-626-3919||Milford Daily News|
HOLLISTON -- A 13-year Middlesex assistant district attorney has been nominated by Gov. Mitt Romney to serve as a judge.
David W. Cunis of Holliston was nominated yesterday to an Ayer District Court judgeship. The Governor's Council is expected to take up discussion of his nomination during the final weeks of Romney's governorship.
Cunis has served as an assistant district attorney in Middlesex County since 1993, working under former District Attorney Thomas Reilly and current District Attorney Martha Coakley, according to an administration statement.
While working with the office's trial bureau, Cunis was the prosecutor for numerous jury and bench trials at the district court level.
As deputy chief of the office's appeals bureau, he represented the state before the Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court and trained police officers in criminal law and practice.
Around 2001, Cunis worked with the district attorney's Open Meeting Law team.
Cunis began his career as an attorney in the Department of Revenue's Child Support Enforcement Division.
He is a graduate of Boston College and the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Anticipating a heavier workload than usual in coming weeks, the Governor's Council, which usually meets and conducts interviews only on Wednesdays, has spent the past two Mondays interviewing candidates to avoid crowding the Wednesday calendar. Romney's successor will take over in mid-January.
Cunis could not be reached yesterday for comment.
Middlesex district attorney's office spokeswoman Melissa Sherman last night declined to comment on the nomination.
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