MWI District & Municipal Court Resource Page – Quincy District Court

Types of cases:

Small Claims & Summary Process

One Dennis Ryan Pkwy.
Quincy, MA 02169


T: The closest stop to the courthouse is the Quincy Center Station stop.

Small Claims: Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1:30 PM, Fridays at 9:00 AM (summer and winter breaks only)
Summary Process: Thursdays at 10:00 AM

Key People at the Court

    • First Justice: Hon. Mark S. Coven
    • Associate Justices: Diane Moriarty, Mary Orfanello
    • Clerk Magistrate:  Stephen Karll
    • First Assistant Jury Clerk: Jim Cumberford
    • Assistant Clerks: Lauralyn Mitchell, Whitney Evertte


Please use the standard MWI forms for Small Claims cases and the Quincy specific Summary Process Agreement Form for Quincy Summary Process cases.


Parking is available across from the courthouse for a fee of $1 for 1-2 hours and $2 for 2-3 hours.


Small Claims:
When you arrive at the court, proceed through security and check the bulletin board outside the clerk’s office to see in which courtroom the Small Claims session will be held that day. Then, with your co-mediator, locate your mediation space before the court session starts. The mediation may be held in any empty court or jury room, usually on the 2nd floor.

The clerk may ask a mediator to introduce mediation to the courtroom, then calls the cases on the Small Claims list and often assigns parties to mediation. When you receive a case, let the person who hands you the case know where you will be mediating.

Summary Process:
Once through security and on the second floor, wait until the court officers have opened the Summary Process session door to enter the courtroom. Once in the courtroom, take a seat to the far left of the judge’s bench. The calling clerk or judge will need to be informed of the availability and number of mediators. Before court starts, locate your mediation space for the day. The mediation may be held in any empty court or jury room, usually on the 2nd floor.


There should be a photocopier available for mediators on the second floor. If that is not accessible or not working, copies of completed forms may be made at the clerk’s office located on the basement level. Regardless of whether the parties settle or not, they must check in with the clerk who referred the case to mediation. The file must also be returned at that time.

For More Information

Please contact Clarice Parsons at cparsons@mwi.org or 617-895-4030.