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Governor Phil Scott Appoints Rory Thibault as Washington County State’s Attorney

February 1, 2018

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced the appointment of Rory Thibault as Washington County state’s attorney. 

Gov. Scott appointed Thibault as the county’s interim state’s attorney earlier this month, filling the vacancy after former State’s Attorney Scott Williams resigned. He brings more than seven years of litigation experience with a practice focused on complex cases, including murder, sexual assault, child exploitation and fraud.

“I’m very pleased to make this appointment, as Rory has continued to demonstrate his leadership and commitment to serving his community and seeking justice for Vermonters,” said Governor Scott. 

Thibault most recently served as an assistant attorney general for the State of Vermont, and as Washington County’s chief deputy state’s attorney from June 2016 to October 2017. He is currently a major in the U.S. Army Reserve, has worked with the Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps for the U.S. Army. That work includes roles as a battalion judge advocate, senior trial counsel, defense counsel and administrative law attorney. 

“I am honored to take on this role and for the opportunity to serve the people of Washington County,” said Thibault. “With a strong team in place, together, we are committed to seeking justice for Vermonters in our court system and supporting stronger communities.”

A resident of Cabot, Thibault also owns a small business and serves on his local school board. He earned his J.D. from Vermont Law School and his B.A. in political science from the University of Richmond. 

Per the statute governing the appointment of Vermont state’s attorneys, Gov. Scott selected Thibault from a list of qualified candidates put forward by the Washington County Democratic Committee – the party committee of the vacating official.