The Town of Brookline announces that Jonathan Simpson has been appointed as First Assistant Town Counsel. He started in his new position on October 10, 2023.
As First Assistant Town Counsel, Attorney Simpson will assist the Town Counsel in the overall management and direction of legal and administrative operations in the law department and will serve as second in charge of the Town Counsel department.
Attorney Simpson previously worked with Brookline’s legal department as Associate Town Counsel for the past eight years. Prior to being appointed associate town counsel, he worked with Miyares and Harrington, LLP in Wellesley as Counsel since 2015 and as Senior Associate since 2008.
Attorney Simpson lives in Brookline with his family. He is a proud Runkle parent and legal mentor for the Runkle Middle School Discovering Justice team.
Attorney Simpson earned his A.B. from Harvard University in 1999, and his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2004.
Susan Harris has been brought on to fill Attorney Simpson’s previous role as Associate Town Counsel. Attorney Harris comes to Brookline after having served as Legal Counsel in the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Professional Practices Investigations since 2017. Before that, she worked at the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office since 2012, including the last three years as Supervising Assistant District Attorney at both Newton and Framingham District Courts.
Attorney Harris earned her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2009, and her J.D. from Boston College Law School in 2012.