ST. JOHNSBURY — Governor Phil Scott recently announced the appointment of Lisa Warren of Waterford to the Superior Court, which is the state’s trial court consisting of civil, criminal, environmental, family and probate divisions.
Warren has been a prosecutor since 2005 and has served as the Caledonia County state’s attorney since March 2009 when she was appointed by Governor James H. Douglas.
She replaces former Superior Judge Dennis Pearson, and will be assigned to the north region, consisting of the Northeast Kingdom and Washington County.
Kerry Ann McDonald-Cady of Dover was also recently appointed to the Superior Court.
“I’m proud to appoint both Lisa and Kerry to the judiciary, and I’m grateful for their willingness to serve Vermonters in this new capacity,” said Governor Scott. “Both of them have demonstrated integrity, commitment to justice, and bring valuable experience to the bench.”
As state’s attorney, Warren has prosecuted a variety of cases including homicides, sexual assaults, domestic assaults and property crimes, as well as handled juvenile cases, post-conviction relief cases, and appeals.
Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Warren was in private practice for eight years and worked as a deputy clerk at the Caledonia County Court in the civil division.
Warren received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Boston College, and later clerked for the bar exam and became an attorney in 1995.
Warren and her husband, James, have been married for 31 years and are the proud parents of two adult daughters.
“Public safety is a top responsibility of any government, and the judicial branch has an important role. Lisa and Kerry both have a record of sound legal judgment to ensure justice, which protects the vulnerable and upholds public safety,” added Governor Scott.