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Franklin District/Family Courthouse

Select a county to find the judge(s), court clerk, court operations manager, address, telephone number, and two week calendar for each Criminal Division.
expand  Addison
Honorable Robert Mello, Presiding Judge

7 Mahady Court
Middlebury VT 05753
(802) 388-7741
Therese Corsones, Acting Superior Court Clerk
Maureen Mulligan, Court Operations Manager
Honorable Robert Mello
No Other Judges Assigned
No Other Judges Assigned
No Other Judges Assigned
Court Calendar: Addison Criminal Division

expand  Bennington
Honorable David Howard, Presiding Judge

200 Veterans Memorial Drive
Bennington VT 05201
(802) 447-2727
Mary Frost, Superior Court Clerk
Wendy Dickie, Court Operations Manager
Honorable David Howard
Honorable John Wesley
No Other Judges Assigned
No Other Judges Assigned
Court Calendar: Bennington Criminal Division

expand  Caledonia
Honorable Robert Bent, Presiding Judge

1126 Main St, Ste 1
St Johnsbury VT 05819
(802) 748-6600
Kathleen Pearl, Superior Court Clerk
Margaret Villeneuve, Court Operations Manager
Honorable Robert Bent
Honorable Mary Miles Teachout
No Other Judges Assigned
No Other Judges Assigned
Court Calendar: Caledonia Criminal Division

expand  Chittenden
Honorable James Crucitti, Presiding Judge

32 Cherry St, Suite 300
Burlington VT 05401
(802) 651-1950
Christine Brock, Superior Court Clerk
Joanne Charbonneau, Court Operations Manager
Honorable James Crucitti
Honorable Kevin Griffin
Honorable Alison Arms
No Other Judges Assigned
Court Calendar: Chittenden Criminal Division

expand  Essex
Honorable Robert Bent, Presiding Judge

PO Box 75; 75 Courthouse Drive
Guildhall VT 05905
(802) 676-3910
Kathleen Pearl, Superior Court Clerk
Margaret Villeneuve, Court Operations Manager
Honorable Robert Bent
No Other Judges Assigned
No Other Judges Assigned
No Other Judges Assigned
Court Calendar: Essex Criminal Division

expand  Franklin
Honorable Howard VanBenthuysen, Presiding Judge

36 Lake St
St Albans VT 05478
(802) 524-7997
Gaye Paquette, Superior Court Clerk
Barbara Hungerford, Court Operations Manager
Honorable Howard VanBenthuysen
Honorable Gregory Rainville
No Other Judges Assigned
No Other Judges Assigned
Court Calendar: Franklin Criminal Division

expand  Grand Isle
Honorable Howard VanBenthuysen, Presiding Judge

PO Box 7
North Hero VT 05474
(802) 372-8350
Gaye Paquette, Superior Court Clerk
Barbara Hungerford, Court Operations Manager
Honorable Geoffrey Crawford
No Other Judges Assigned
No Other Judges Assigned
No Other Judges Assigned
Court Calendar: Grand Isle Criminal Division

expand  Lamoille
Honorable Dennis Pearson, Presiding Judge

PO Box 570
Hyde Park VT 05655
(802) 888-3887
Kathleen Hobart, Superior Court Clerk
Linda LaClair, Court Operations Manager
Honorable Dennis Pearson
No Other Judges Assigned
No Other Judges Assigned
No Other Judges Assigned
Court Calendar: Lamoille Criminal Division

expand  Orange
Honorable Karen R. Carroll, Presiding Judge

5 Court St
Chelsea VT 05038
(802) 685-4610
Theresa Scott, Superior Court Clerk
Barbara Frizzell, Court Operations Manager
Honorable Robert Gerety
No Other Judges Assigned
No Other Judges Assigned
No Other Judges Assigned
Court Calendar: Orange Criminal Division

expand  Orleans
Honorable Timothy Tomasi, Presiding Judge

217 Main St
Newport VT 05855
(802) 334-3325
Tina de la Bruere, Superior Court Clerk
Penny Carrier, Court Operations Manager
Honorable Timothy Tomasi
No Other Judges Assigned
No Other Judges Assigned
No Other Judges Assigned
Court Calendar: Orleans Criminal Division

expand  Rutland
Honorable Thomas Zonay, Presiding Judge

9 Merchants Row
Rutland VT 05701
(802) 786-5880
Therese Corsones, Superior Court Clerk
Laurie Canty, Court Operations Manager
Honorable Thomas Zonay
No Other Judges Assigned
No Other Judges Assigned
No Other Judges Assigned
Court Calendar: Rutland Criminal Division

expand  Washington
Honorable Mary Miles Teachout, Presiding Judge

255 North Main St.
Barre VT 05641
(802) 479-4205
Tina de la Bruere, Acting Superior Court Clerk
Paula Tremblay, Court Operations Manager
Honorable Brian Grearson
No Other Judges Assigned
No Other Judges Assigned
No Other Judges Assigned
Court Calendar: Washington Criminal Division

expand  Windham
Honorable John Wesley, Presiding Judge

30 Putney Rd (2nd floor)
Brattleboro VT 05301
(802) 257-2800
Anne Damone, Superior Court Clerk
Richard Perra, Court Operations Manager
Honorable David Suntag
No Other Judges Assigned
No Other Judges Assigned
No Other Judges Assigned
Court Calendar: Windham Criminal Division

expand  Windsor
Honorable Karen R. Carroll, Presiding Judge

82 Railroad Row
White River Jct VT 05001
(802) 295-8865
Theresa Scott, Superior Court Clerk
Jane Ammel, Court Operations Manager
Honorable Karen R. Carroll
No Other Judges Assigned
No Other Judges Assigned
No Other Judges Assigned
Court Calendar: Windsor Criminal Division

Each of Vermont's fourteen counties has a Criminal Division.  This division is responsible for hearing:

  • Nearly all criminal cases
  • Some civil cases
    • Civil Suspension
    • Fish and Wildlife Violations
    • Appeals from the Judicial Bureau

There are seventeen Criminal Division Judges. These judges may hear Civil, Criminal, or Family Division cases.  Trial Court Law Clerks perform the legal research necessary to help judges reach well-informed decisions.  The Criminal Division Managers  and their staff are responsible for the daily operations of the Court.