Governor LePage Announces Judicial Nominees

August 28, 2018

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Contact: Peter Steele, communications director, 207-286-5086

AUGUSTA-Governor LePage has announced a nomination for District Court Judge and a nomination for Superior Court Justice.

Governor LePage has nominated John W. Martin for District Court Judge.

John W. Martin of Skowhegan is the sole practitioner of his general law office based in Skowhegan. Prior to opening his own practice in 2007, Martin was an associate attorney with the Law Offices of Michael A. Wiers for two years. He is a graduate of the University of Maine and earned his Juris Doctorate at the University of Maine School of Law.

Governor LePage has re-nominated John H. O'Neil, Jr. of Kennebunk to serve as a Justice on the Superior Court.

Appointed to the Superior Court in 2011 by Governor LePage, Justice O'Neil was initially appointed to the District Court in 2007. Prior to becoming a judge, he was in private practice as a trial lawyer at Smith, Elliott, Smith, & Garmey, P.A. in Saco for nearly 20 years. Before going into private practice, O'Neil was an Assistant District Attorney in York County. He is a graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University Law School.

Judicial nominees must be reviewed by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary and confirmed by the full Senate. The Committee will schedule public hearings.