O'Connor: Rollins’ Misplaced Criticism Of Public Defenders “A Dangerous Game”

Republican Candidate for U.S Senate Kevin O’Connor today released the following statement regarding Suffolk County D.A Rachael Rollins’ comment referring to lawyers who represent underprivleged defendants for the CPCS as ‘overwhelmingly privileged’:

“Far from being ‘overwhelmingly privileged,’ our public defenders have set aside lucrative careers in order to serve underprivileged and at-risk communities,” said O’Connor.

“It is a dangerous game Rollins plays to foment racial divisions for her political purposes at the expense of a group of individuals who work tirelessly to protect the rights of the very constituencies she claims to represent.”

Kevin O’Connor is a practicing attorney with over 30 years experience in the Boston legal community. Kevin served on the Executive Committee of the Boston Bar Association (BBA) Council, Co-Chaired the BBA’s Business Litigation Committee, and was appointed a founding member of the BBA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. He is a longstanding Fellow of the Boston Bar Foundation (BBF), and the 2020 Co-Chair of the BBF’s John and Abigail Adams Ball, the largest event for legal aid funding in Massachusetts.