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Shannon Frison was sworn in as a Boston Municipal Judge on Wednesday. Photo provided
Lawyer with Panola ties named judge in Boston

By Rita Howell

A Massachusetts attorney with Panola County ties has been appointed to a Boston Municipal Judgeship. Shannon Frison, 38, daughter of Shirley Carter of Courtland, was sworn in Wednesday as a judge in the Roxbury district.

Frison last year was among 13 “Lawyers of the Year” named by the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly newspaper.

After being appointed to the bench in November, she closed her private law firm where she specialized in criminal defense. She started work as a judge yesterday.

She is a major in the Marine Corps Reserves, having joined the Marines in 1994 when she was a student at the Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D.C.

Prior to law school she’d earned her bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard in 1992.

Frison grew up in Chicago, but spent summers and holidays in Panola County at the home of her grandparents, E.L. and the late Jessie Mae Frison of Courtland.

She owns a home on Shiloh Road and makes several vists here yearly.

Frison said she is an avid fan of the South Panola Tigers was wearing her SP cap when contacted by a Panolian reporter this week.

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