|Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court|
Assumed office |
July 31, 2014
|Nominated by||Deval Patrick|
|Preceded by||Ralph D. Gants|
|Associate Justice for the Massachusetts Appeals Court|
January 2013 – July 2014
October 29, 1947|
University of Wisconsin Law School
Geraldine S. Hines (born October 29, 1947) is an Associate Justice on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. She was nominated in July 2014 by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and confirmed by an 8–0 vote of the Governor's Council. She succeeded Ralph D. Gants, who was promoted to Chief Justice.
Hines was born in Scott, Mississippi. She attended Tougaloo College in Madison County, Mississippi, and received her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She worked in private practice throughout the 1980s and 1990s. She was confirmed for the Massachusetts Superior Court in May 2001 and promoted to the Massachusetts Appeals Court in January 2013. She was sworn into the Supreme Judicial Court on July 31, 2014. She now lives in Roxbury. Hines is the first black woman to serve on the S.J.C.
- Ebbert, Stephanie. "Patrick's SJC pick a Mass. milestone". www.bostonglobe.com. The Boston Globe. Retrieved 3 August 2014.