Rita Mendes - Councilor-at-Large

Councilor Rita Mendes

Ward Represented: Councilor-At-Large

Phone: 508-232-3378

Email: rmendes@cobma.us

Mailing Address:
Brockton City Clerk’s Office
Brockton City Hall
45 School Street
Brockton, MA 02301


With both, a thriving law practice and a real estate agency, Rita Mendes has become a leading Brazilian-American Attorney on the South Shore. Fluent in Portuguese and Spanish she has led the way for many of our new citizens to become homeowners. As a trilingual attorney focusing on both civil and criminal litigation, she has fast become a go to person for many who have immigration, criminal, divorce and custody issues in the Brockton area.

Rita Mendes received her Juris Doctorate degree from New England Law/Boston; Undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; Associates degree from Massasoit Community College and a Brockton High graduate.

Aside from being an attorney and a real estate broker, Rita Mendes is a mother, a home owner and a wife. She also volunteers her time in the community as an attorney at New England Community Center.

In 2019, she ran for the Brockton City Councilor At Large seat. She was sworn into office in January 2020 as the first Brazilian-American to hold office in Brockton.

Rita Mendes was born in Brazil. She came to the United States when she was 12 years old without speaking English. She is an American success story and a shining example of what hard work and diligence can accomplish.

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