July 17, 2017: Edward McDonough was appointed as a Massachusetts Appeals Court Judge on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, by Gov. Charlie Baker. McDonough, of Longmeadow, was appointed to the Massachusetts Superior Court in 2013, and he was named as the Court’s Regional Administrative Judge for Hampden, Hampshire, Granklin and Berkshire Counties in 2015. Before he was appointed to the Superior Court in 2013, McDonough worked as a trial lawyer for thirty-two years. McConough graduated from the Western New England University School of Law in 1981. The Massachusetts Appeals Court is the intermediate appellate court to which most appeals from the Massachusetts Trial Courts and several administrative agencies are made. The Court has one Chief Judge and twenty-four Associate Judges.