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District Attorney Hires 'Law and Order' Writer as Prosecutor

Pamela Wechsler, a Tufts grad, will join Middlesex County District Attorney Gerry Leone's office as an Assistant District Attorney.

An experienced prosecutor who had left the courtroom to write crime dramas in Hollywood has been appointed as a county prosecutor.

Pamela Wechsler will serve as an assistant district attorney in Middlesex County Superior Court in Lowell as the newest member of Middlesex County Attorney Gerry Leone's prosecution team, Leone announced in a press release Tuesday.

Wechsler, a Boston native and Tufts University graduate, has 15 years experience as a prosecutor at both the state and federal level. But she most recently worked writing scripts for crime television shows.

Before joining the Middlesex County Attorney's office, Wechsler worked as a writer and consultant for "Law and Order", "Conviction", and "Canterbury’s Law".

“Pam most recently spent time outside of the criminal justice system as a writer of television and movie crime dramas," Leone said in a written statement. "But her desire to protect and serve real victims and speak for them brought her back to the courtroom and prosecution."

After receiving her Bachelors from Tufts and a law degree from Boston University, Wechsler worked as a Suffolk County assistant district attorney for 10 years prosecuting hundreds of cases, including homicides, sexual assaults, gang violence, and child abuse cases, Leone said in the statement.

Wechsler later worked as an assistant attorney general and on the federal level as a trial attorney for the Department of Justice in Washington, DC where she prosecuted white-collar crime for the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section, Leone's statement said.

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