John R. Treadwell of Burlington was sworn in as Vermont’s newest Superior Court Judge before a standing-room-only crowd at the Washington County Courthouse on Friday, November 17. Judge Mary Morrissey provided opening remarks, commenting on the many experiences she shared with Judge Treadwell over the course of 20 years, working together first at the Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s Office and then at the Attorney General’s Office. She complimented Judge Treadwell on his vast legal knowledge, strong work ethic, willingness to always help others with any case, and consistent good humor.
After administering the judicial oath, Governor Scott likewise praised the numerous qualities that led to Judge Treadwell’s appointment. Judge Treadwell thanked many in the audience with whom he had worked over the years, including Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan; Executive Director of the State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs, John Campbell; numerous state’s attorneys and many of the judicial officers present including Justices Karen Carroll and Marilyn Skoglund and Judges Brian Grearson, Mary Miles Teachout, Mary Morrissey, John Pacht and Thomas Durkin. He also thanked his wife Tracy and their six children, his mother (who had traveled from New Zealand for the occasion!), his mother-in-law, sister-in-law and the many colleages and friends who were in attendance. Judge Treadwell’s first assignment will be in the Windham Civil Division in Newfane, starting in January.
Enjoy pictures from the event, below.