Hon. James F. McHugh
Associate Justice (Retired), Massachusetts Appeals Court
Jim retired in 2015 from a long career in law and public service, the majority of which was spent as an Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Superior and Appeals Courts. The National Center for State Courts named Justice McHugh the 2011 recipient of the William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence in recognition of his many achievements, including his success in achieving improvements in the Massachusetts court system – for the public and for those who work in the courts – on issues ranging from information technology and case-flow management to judicial ethics.