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Governor Phil Scott Announces Two State Judicial Appointments

October 6, 2017

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced the appointment of John R. Treadwell as a Vermont Superior Court Judge and Frederick “Fred” M. Glover as the Windsor County Probate Judge.

Treadwell will sit on Vermont’s Superior Court, the state’s trial court consisting of civil, criminal, environmental, family and probate divisions. He has served in the Vermont Attorney General’s Office for more than a decade, currently as the chief of the criminal division.

“I’ve spent my career representing all Vermonters as a prosecutor in the criminal justice system,” said Treadwell. “It is a privilege to be able to continue the work of providing justice for Vermonters as a member of Vermont’s Superior Court. I am grateful to the Governor for this opportunity to help people change their lives for the better.”

Superior Court nominees are put forward by Vermont’s Judicial Nominating Board, and Treadwell was selected by the Governor from a pool of highly qualified candidates. 

Glover, a general practice attorney with nearly three decades of legal experience, will serve as a probate judge for Windsor County. He will replace Judge Joanne Ertel, a Democrat, who is set to retire, and – in following with Vermont statute – was selected from a group of nominees put forward by the Windsor County Democratic Committee.  

“I’m honored by this appointment, and the opportunity to bring my years of experience to bear in service to the Windsor County courts,” said Glover. 

“I thank John and Fred for their commitment to serving Vermont in these important judicial positions,” said Gov. Scott. “Both are legal professionals of the utmost integrity, with the skills, knowledge and temperament that will benefit our judiciary.”

About John R. Treadwell
Treadwell, a resident of Burlington, has served as chief of the criminal division for the Vermont Attorney General’s Office since 2014. Prior to that, he served 14 years in the trial and investigative unit and the appellate unit within the Division. From 2004 to 2011, he was cross-designated as a special assistant U.S. attorney. Previously, he was assigned to a general misdemeanor and felony caseload as a deputy state’s attorney in Chittenden County. He is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin Law School. 

About Frederick M. Glover
Glover, a resident of Ludlow, has practiced law as a general practice attorney since 1985. His practice has comprised of criminal defense, civil litigation, probate law, family law, administrative law, and more. Prior to that he has experience working at the U.S. Department of Justice in its Executive Office for the U.S. Attorneys, as well as the District of Columbia Pretrial Services Agency. He holds a J.D. from Antioch School of Law, and a B.A. from Castleton State College.