Honorable Paul L. Reiber

Chief Justice


Justice Reiber of Chittenden, Vermont, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on June 20, 1947, and became a resident of Vermont in 1976. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia (BA, 1970) and Suffolk Law School in Boston (JD, 1974). He is married to the former Sandra Sherburne, and they have two daughters. Justice Reiber served in the private practice of law in Rutland and as a partner in the law firm Kenlan, Schweibert & Facey from 1986 until his appointment as an associate justice by Governor James Douglas in October 2003. He was sworn in as chief justice of the Vermont Supreme Court by Governor Douglas on December 17, 2004.


  • Hampden-Sydney College (BA, 1970)
  • Suffolk Law School (JD, 1974)


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