3/16/2020 - COVID-19 Announcement

In response to the COVID-19 related state of emergency, the Office of Town Counsel has transitioned to remote operations.  We will be checking our voicemail and email regularly, and will respond as soon as practicable.  Please do not send correspondence to this office by facsimile; it is not likely to be received timely.  Due to the volume of calls and email we expect to receive, we ask that you bear with us as we work though this unprecedented event.

Registration Desk at Open Meeting Law and Conflict of Interest Seminar

Cynthia Pearson and Kerry Fleming at the registration desk of the September 19, 2019 Open Meeting and Conflict of Interest Law seminar hosted by the Office of Town Counsel.

Welcome to the Office of Town Counsel website. The Office of Town Counsel provides legal counsel to the Town of Brookline. Our attorneys and staff provide legal representation and support to Town of Brookline Officials, Boards and Commissions, Department Heads, and staff in matters concerning the Town and Town related business.

Please note that we are unable to provide legal assistance to private citizens concerning private matters.


  • Joslin Ham Murphy, Town Counsel 
  • Patricia Correa, First Assistant Town Counsel 
  • John Buchheit, Associate Town Counsel 
  • Michael Downey, Associate Town Counsel
  • Jonathan Simpson, Associate Town Counsel 
  • Kerry Fleming, Senior Paralegal 
  • Christina Moore, Paralegal
  • Jane Tavolieri, Senior Office Clerk