AALAM proudly congratulates Attorney Catherine Ham on her appointment as an Associate Justice of the Boston Municipal Court.
Catherine was nominated by Governor Charlie Baker on June 26, 2019 and confirmed by the Governor's Council by unanimous vote on July 31, 2019. Attorney Ham has extensive experience in the Plymouth County and Suffolk County District Attorney's Offices and has spent her career protecting the Commonwealth's most vulnerable. AALAM has the utmost confidence that Attorney Ham will serve the bench well.
About Catherine H. Ham:Attorney Catherine Hyo-Kyung Ham began her legal career as Staff Attorney at the Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts, representing indigent domestic violence victims. From 2005 to 2015, she served as Assistant District Attorney in the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office in the Juvenile Court, Domestic Violence Unit, Brockton Trial Session and served as Supervising/Lead Attorney in the Brockton and Wareham District Courts. In 2010, Attorney Ham joined the Family Protection Unit and in 2014 became Deputy Chief of the Family Protection Unit. She was awarded the MDAA Spotlight Award for Outstanding Service/Professionalism in 2010 for her work in the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office. From 2015 to present, Attorney Ham has served as Assistant District Attorney in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. In that office, she has investigated and prosecuted cases in the Child Protection Unit, Senior Trial Unit and Homicide Unit. Attorney Ham has tried over 150 jury and bench trials in various District Courts and over 50 jury trials in various Superior Courts, including 12 homicide trials. She is Co-Chair of the Criminal Law Section at the Boston Bar Association and a member of Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts. Ham earned her B.A. from Haverford College in 2000 and her J.D. from New England School of Law in 2003.