Governor Douglas appoints three Superior Court judges
Governor Jim Douglas today announced the appointments of Robert P. Gerety, Jr. of White River Junction, Robert A. Mello of South Burlington and Timothy B. Tomasi of Montpelier to serve on the Superior Court.
“These three individuals are respected among their peers and bring experience, commitment and a clear understanding of the law to the bench,” said Governor Douglas. “I am pleased to make these appointments today and thank each for their service to Vermont.”
Robert P. Gerety, Jr. is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and Vermont Law School. He has been in private practice since clerking in Vermont Superior Court in the early 1980’s. Since 1996, Gerety has operated his own law practice in White River Junction and currently serves as the chair of the Vermont Judicial Conduct Board.
Robert A. Mello is a graduate of Saint John’s Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts and Boston College Law School. He has managed his own law firm for the past 25 years. He formerly served in state government as a Special Counsel at the Public Service Board and General Counsel to the Department of Banking, Insurance & Securities in the 1970’s.
Timothy B. Tomasi is a graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Law School. He currently serves as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Vermont District. Tomasi previously served in the Office of Vermont Attorney General from 1994 to 2007, serving as Chief of the Civil Division from 1999 to 2007.
Source: Montpelier 11/12/2010 governor's office