NAAG Roles

Faculty, Center for Legal Advocacy and Faculty Development

Rontear Farmer is the Grand Jury Director and an Assistant Attorney General (AAG) for the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office where she manages the day-to-day operations of the Special Grand Jury. In her role she is responsible for the empaneling of the statewide grand jury, ensuring consistency and compliance with the law, policies and best practices, in addition to acting as a liaison for grand jurors, the Superior Court and the prosecuting attorneys. Additionally, Mrs. Farmer investigates and prosecutes criminal matters on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Prior to joining the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Mrs. Farmer was an Assistant District Attorney with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office in Dallas, Texas where she prosecuted over 100 criminal trials. In her previous role as Deputy Division Chief of the felony family violence division, she was responsible for the supervision of the misdemeanor and felony divisions as well as the prosecution of intimate partner offenses, including murder, kidnapping, robbery and various assaults.

Mrs. Farmer is dual licensed in the State of Texas and The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She is a member of the Dallas Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.