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Governor Swears in Superior Court Justice, District Court Judge, Active Retired Justice
April 14, 2016
For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 14, 2016
Contact: Peter A. Steele, Communications Director
AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage today administered the oath of office to a Maine Superior Court Justice, a District Court Judge and an Active Retired Justice in Maine Superior Court
The Governor administered the oath to attorney Harold Stewart II to serve as a Maine Superior Court Justice and Attorney Deborah Cashman to serve as Judge in Maine District Court.
Governor LePage also administered the oath to the Hon. Allen Hunter as an Active Retired Justice in Maine Superior Court.
Harold Stewart II, of Presque Isle, has served as an attorney at Stewart Law Office, a division of Marden, Dubord, Bernier & Stevens, PA, LLC. Stewart specialized in insurance defense litigation, real estate and mediation services. He graduated from University of Maine Orono with a degree in chemical engineering with an emphasis in pulp and paper. He is a graduate of Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio.
Deborah Cashman, of West Bath, has served as an assistant attorney general at the Office of the Attorney General, responsible for the prosecution of homicide cases throughout the State of Maine. Prior to working as assistant attorney general, she was the assistant district attorney in Sagadahoc, Lincoln and Androscoggin Counties. She also has practiced in the private sector at the Law Office of Deborah L. Potter, concentrating in the areas of criminal and family law. Cashman is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the University of Maine School of Law.
Hon. E. Allen Hunter, of Caribou, served as a Justice in the Maine Superior Court from 2001 to 2015. Prior to that, he was an attorney at Solman and Hunter, P.A. in Caribou from 1976 to 2001. He also served as a Superior Court Bailiff in Spokane County Superior Court in Spokane, Wash. Hunter is a graduate of University of Maine Orono and Gonzaga University School of Law.
“As Governor, I have the utmost respect for those serving in the Judicial Branch,” said Governor LePage. “In choosing judges, my focus is on the qualifications, demeanor and integrity of the candidates. These respected professionals reflect those priorities. I am confident they will live up to the high standards we expect from Maine judges.”
PHOTO CAPTION: Governor LePage administered the oath to (l. to r.) Maine Superior Court Justice Harold Stewart II, Maine District Court Judge Deborah Cashman and Active Retired Justice Allen Hunter.