Berkshire County gets 2nd public administrator

PITTSFIELD — Why have just one, when two is better?

Julia Leedham Rindfuss, 54, was sworn in as Berkshire County's second new public administrator Feb. 14.

Each county's public administrators are appointed by the governor and step in to handle the distribution of an estate's assets when the executor of that estate is unable or unwilling to do so.

Leedham Rindfuss joins Pittsfield attorney Holly Rogers as the county's administrators. Rogers was sworn in Feb. 12.

Leedham Rindfuss does mostly probate and real estate work, she said, as well as some consulting on public health benefits for those over 65.

She said she learned of the need for at least one public administrator in the county and decided to apply for the position, thinking it would be a nice addition to her practice.

The position had previously been held by defense attorney Jennifer Tyne, who has since gone on to be appointed as a judge.

Leedham Rindfuss said she is "definitely not" planning on following the same career path.

She said she wasn't sure if the administrator's duties will be rotated between herself and Rogers, but expects assignments would be doled out based on need and volume.

Leedham Rindfuss graduated Northeastern University's School of Law in 1996 and opened her practice in the Berkshires in 2006.

Bob Dunn can be reached at, at @BobDunn413 on Twitter and 413-496-6249.


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