Judge Rudolph Kass served as a justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court from 1979 (with a one year hiatus when mediating for REBA Dispute Resolution) until his retirement as a recall judge on the Appeals Court bench in 2003. During that period he authored close to 2000 opinions, many in real estate-related fields. Prior to his appointment to the Appeals Court, Kass was a partner in the Boston firm of Brown, Rudnick, Freed & Gesmer, known today as Brown Rudnic Berlack Israels LLP, where his field of concentration was real estate law-related with an emphasis on government-assisted housing.
Having participated in a Boston Bar Association committee that drafted and lobbied for a ondominium enabling statute, Kass became an authority on condominium law. In 1965 Kass served as counsel to a special legislative committee that drafted the statute creating the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency, now known as MassHousing.
Kass has lectured frequently in continuing legal education settings on real estate-related subjects and appellate practice. He is the editor/author of an MCLE publication, Legal Chowder.
Judge Kass received his Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College and his law degree from Harvard Law School.