Governor Announces Two Judicial Reappointments, One Appointment

January 10, 2017

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage today announced the reappointment of two District Court judges and the appointment of one judge to the District Court.

The Governor has reappointed the Hon. Beth Dobson of Falmouth and the Hon. Daniel F. Driscoll of Biddeford to the District Court and appointed attorney Michael A. Duddy of Cape Elizabeth to the District Court.

Judge Dobson, who was appointed to the Maine District Court in 2009, formerly served in private practice with Verrill & Dana, concentrating in administrative law and regulatory compliance in health care and banking. She previously served as a law clerk in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Portland, as a grants coordinator in the Governor’s Office and in the Maine State Planning Office. A graduate of University of Maine at Orono, she earned her law degree from University of Maine Law School.

Judge Driscoll of Biddeford was appointed to the Maine District Court in 2009. He previously served as a family law magistrate in the Portland District Court. Prior to that, he was Assistant Attorney General in Portland. In private practice, Driscoll was an attorney at Verrill & Dana in Kennebunk and Smith, Elliot, Smith & Garmey in Saco. He also worked as assistant general counsel for Springfield Terminal Railway Company in North Billerica, MA. Driscoll is a graduate of University of Maine School of Law.

Michael A. Duddy, an attorney with Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman in Portland, has assisted health care organizations with compliance and risk management. He has also familiar with immigration law, employment and labor law and business and corporate law. Serving in private practice since 1993, he worked at Eaton Peabody & Veague in Bangor and Kozak Gayer & Brodek in Bangor. He received a bachelor’s degree from University of Maine at Orono, a master’s degree in public policy and management at University of Southern Maine and his law degree from University of Maine Law School.

A veteran of the United States Navy, Duddy attained the rank of Lt. Commander as a Surface Warfare Officer.

The Judiciary Committee of the 128th Legislature will hear all Judicial nominations, and the Committee will schedule public hearings.