District of Massachusetts
About the District
WELCOME to the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts, the state’s top federal law enforcement agency. The Office is led by the U.S. Attorney, who represents the U.S. Department of Justice on all federal legal matters in the District of Massachusetts and serves as the Office's ambassador to the community. The U.S. Attorney oversees hundreds of cases each year, with more than 200 attorneys, paralegals and professional staff in Boston, Springfield and Worcester, and engages local communities on issues such as civil rights, violence prevention, and drug addiction.
The U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts represents the entire state and its 6.8 million residents. Of the 94 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices throughout the United States and its territories, the District of Massachusetts is one of the busiest, prosecuting a broad range of cases including national security, white collar crime, public corruption, cybercrime, narcotics and money laundering, organized crime and gang violence, and civil rights violations. In addition, the Office’s Civil Division tackles complex cases ranging from large affirmative health care fraud to bankruptcy. To learn more about the office, visit our About page.
Historically, the District of Massachusetts is one of the two first U.S. Attorneys’ Offices in the nation. President George Washington appointed Christopher Gore U.S. Attorney in 1789, shortly after Congress enacted the Judiciary Act. In total, 55 distinguished United States Attorneys have led the Office for the District of Massachusetts.