District Attorney Rachael Rollins
Suffolk County District Attorney, Massachusetts
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins is the chief law enforcement officer for Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop, Massachusetts. She is the first woman ever elected as District Attorney in Suffolk County and the first woman of color ever elected to serve in this role in Massachusetts.
Since taking office, Rollins has implemented humane and data-supported policies to keep Suffolk County safe. Policies that no longer criminalize mental health issues, substance use disorders, food and housing insecurities, and immigration status, instead focusing her limited resources on the most violent and serious crimes
An attorney for over 20 years, Rollins previously worked as a field attorney with the National Labor Relations Board; as an associate at the law firm Bingham McCutchen; and as a federal prosecutor at the United States Attorney’s Office in Boston. She has served as General Counsel for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, and as Chief Legal Counsel for the Massachusetts Port Authority.
Rollins was a Governor Deval Patrick appointee to the Judicial Nominating Commission, a past president of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, and served a three year term on the Boston Bar Association Council. She is a proud resident of Roxbury, where she lives with her daughter, two nieces, and French Bulldog Cassius.