Judge Edward F. Harrington

Born 1933 in Fall River, MA

Federal Judicial Service

Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts.

Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 18, 1987, to a seat vacated by Andrew A. Caffrey; Confirmed by the Senate on February 19, 1988, and received commission on February 22, 1988. Assumed senior status on March 1, 2001.


College of the Holy Cross, A.B., 1955
Boston College Law School, J.D., 1960


Boston Courthouse

John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way, Suite 2300
Boston, Massachusetts 02210


20, 7th floor

John J. Moakley Federal Courthouse - Boston, MA
John J. Moakley Federal Courthouse - Boston, MA

Courtroom Technology

Contact the courtroom clerk regarding the use of technology in the courtroom. View our courtroom technology page for more information on the technology that is available.

Internet access is available upon request and with the consent of the presiding Judge. Click here for more information.

Courtroom/Docket Clerk Tracy McLaughlin 617-748-9165 tracy_mclaughlin@mad.uscourts.gov
Chambers Procedures/Standing Orders/Sample Orders


USDC Judicial Forum Survey

Q4: Do you require the party/parties to be present or available during a mediation?

A4: Yes, a party with decision making authority must be present. Parties may make opening statements in open court if they so desire. Parties then meet separately with Judge in private.