Shumlin Names Superior Court Judge Kevin Griffin

Note: It’s been pointed out to Woodstock Early Bird that we all kinda’ think of Kevin Griffin as being from WOODSTOCK, not Norwich, but ya’ know the Guv sent this release out so we left it as is. We’d of course say “…Shumlin appoints WOODSTOCK attorney….”   -WEB

A press release from Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin’s Office:

Gov. Shumlin appoints Norwich attorney Griffin to Superior Court

MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin today appointed Norwich attorney Kevin Griffin to serve as a Superior Court judge to be assigned to Chittenden county.

 “Kevin’s extensive litigation background in family and criminal law, as well as his 15 years on the local school board and other civic contributions ensure he brings broad experience to the court,” Gov. Shumlin said.  “His intelligence, compassion, and firm sense of fairness will make him a strong addition to the judiciary.”

 Griffin, who served as a law clerk to Justice William Hill from 1982-’83, has owned Griffin, Marsicovetere & Wilkes, PC since 1993. He previously worked for Welch, Graham & Manby.  His practice has involved criminal defense, including work as a public defender on serious felonies, family law, and some general civil litigation. In addition, he has been an adjunct professor at Vermont Law School since 1986 and has taught courses related to trial practice and criminal law and procedure.

In addition to serving on legal committees, Griffin served on the Ottauquechee Health Board in the mid-1990s, and is currently a member of the Hartford Dismas House Board.  He is the father of three children.

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