Governor Administers Oath to Justice Daniel Billings and Judge William Schneider

April 16, 2014

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, April 16
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage administered the oath Tuesday to Judge William Schneider of the Maine District Court. Governor LePage nominated Judge Schneider in February.

“Maine’s Judicial Branch is of the highest quality,” said Governor LePage. “Judge Schneider has proven throughout his career that he has the temperament and experience required to serve as excellent judge. I have the utmost confidence that he will serve the people of Maine justly and with integrity.”

The Maine State Senate unanimously confirmed Schneider on March 18, 2014.

William Schneider, a resident of Durham, served as Maine Attorney General from 2011 to 2013 prior to joining the Governor’s Office of Policy and Management in 2013. Schneider has also served as Assistant United States Attorney and Anti-Terrorism Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Department of Justice from 2002 to 2010. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and the University of Maine School of Law. Schneider also served two terms in the Legislature, including one term as Assistant Republican Leader. Schneider lives in Durham on an alpaca farm with his wife, Barbara, and their daughter.

Earlier this month, Governor LePage administered the oath to Justice Daniel Billings of the Superior Court.

Billings, a resident of Bowdoinham, served as Governor LePage’s Chief Legal Counsel since January 2011. Prior to that, he was a partner at Marden, Dubord, Bernier, and Stevens in Waterville, where his practice focused on civil litigation and criminal defense. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine and the University of Maine School of Law.

Billings was sworn in on April 4.

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