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The Maine Superior Court is the trial court of general jurisdiction in the Maine state court system.

All state jury trials are held in the Superior Court. The court is located in each of Maine's 16 counties (with two locations in Aroostook County). The Court consists of 17 justices who all have statewide jurisdiction and travel to the different courthouses to hold court.[1] Justices are nominated by the Governor and confirmed by the Maine Senate and are appointed to seven-year terms.[2]

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Current justices

As of March 6, 2008, the justices of the Maine Superior Court were:

Name Date of Birth Birthplace Appointed By Confirmed Prior Positions
Thomas E. Humphrey (Chief Justice)[3][4] 1945 Angus King August 18, 1998
Carl O. Bradford[5] (active retired) 1932 Dallas, Texas, Texas Joseph E. Brennan 1981
G. Arthur Brennan
William S. Brodrick (active retired)
Roland A. Cole
Robert E. Crowley
Kevin M. Cuddy
Thomas E. Delahanty II 1945 Lewiston, Maine Joseph E. Brennan Androscoggin County District Attorney, United States District Attorney
Paul A. Fritzsche
Jeffrey L. Hjelm[4] Angus King August 18, 1998
Andrew M. Horton
E. Allen Hunter
Joseph M. Jabar
Donald H. Marden (active retired)
Nancy D. Mills[6] John R. McKernan 1993 Judge, Maine District Court
Michaela Murphy
John Nivison
S. Kirk Studstrup (active retired)
Thomas D. Warren
Joyce A. Wheeler

Former justices

Name Date of Birth Birthplace Appointed By Confirmed Prior Positions
Ellen A. Gorman
Andrew M. Mead

See also

External links

Reference List

  1. ^ Maine Judicial Branch :Superior Courts
  2. ^ Me. Const. art. V, § 8; Me. Const. art. VI, § 4
  3. ^ Hon. Thomas E. Humphrey - a Portland, Maine (ME) Lawyer
  4. ^ a b A. Jay Higgins, Senate OKs King's Appointees, Bangor Daily News, Aug. 19, 1998, available at 1998 WLNR 852504.
  5. ^ "Hon. Carl O. Bradford". FindLaw Lawyer Directory. http://pview.findlaw.com/view/2640021_1?noconfirm=0. Retrieved 2008-03-09.  
  6. ^ Francis X. Quinn, McKernan Taps Dana for High Court Position, Mills, Murray Picked for Superior Court, Bangor Daily News, Jan. 7, 1993, available at 1993 WLNR 539755.
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