Marshfield: Officials name new Town Counsel

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Marshfield selectmen met Thursday night to appoint a new attorney to replace retiring Town Counsel Bob Marzelli.

Originally twelve firms applied for the position, which was then narrowed down to four, but in the end sole practitioner and Marshfield resident Attorney Bob Galvin won out over the large firms.

Galvin also serves as Norwell’s town counsel.

Selectman chair Matt McDonough said that there are many reasons why Attorney Galvin is the right person for the job.

“We had four great applicants this week that we interviewed. Attorney Galvin measured up to those applicants and exceeded in many different ways.

He’s a local practicing attorney. He was born and raised in Marshfield and came back here to raise his family. He has experience in almost every level of the law that you could imagine from district court, housing court, appeals court, to the supreme judicial court, where he’s had cases that he has tried himself. He has a working relationship with all of our existing boards in town. He’s had clients before every board in town; I think he said he’s had hundreds of clients in the town of Marshfield in the course of his legal career. That, combined with the fact that he gave us a very competitive and lowest rate in terms of legal fees, which is something we always like to keep an eye on and his vast experience and his devotion to the town of Marshfield – we’re very excited for him to take over the role of town counsel”, McDonough explained.

Galvin replaces Marshfield’s long time Town Counsel Bob Marzelli, who’s retiring after 31 years of service.

About John Penny

John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.