Welcome to the Bench, September 2020

Congratulations to the following judges who are either new to the bench or have recently been elected, appointed or hired for a new position.

Frankie Jones, Municipal Court, Maricopa County, Arizona
Brooke A. Blecher, Superior Court, Santa Clara County, California
Shannon L. Faherty, Superior Court, San Bernardino County, California
Rachel E. Holt, Superior Court, San Mateo County, California
Michael K. Wendler, Superior Court, San Mateo County, California
Daniel M. Wolk, Superior Court, Yolo County, California
Emily C. Lieberman, District Court, Adams and Broomfield counties, Colorado
Brittany Schneider, District Court, Moffat County, Colorado
Mariana Vielma, District Court, Adams County, Colorado
Adrianne L. Bennett, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, Accomack, Northampton and Virginia Beach counties, Virginia
Cela Burge, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, Accomack, Northampton and Virginia Beach counties, Virginia
Thomas K. Cullen, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, Alexandria County, Virginia
Kenneth Sneathern, District Court, Albemarle, Charlottesville, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Goochland, Greene, Louisa, Madison and Orange counties, Virginia
Matthew P. Snow, District Court, Fauquier, Loudoun and Rappahannock counties, Virginia
Michael Cunningham, Administrative Appeals, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.
Kathy Duncan, Administrative Appeals, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.
Jeffrey Sacks, Administrative Appeals, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.
Deneen Tavares, Administrative Appeals, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.
Christopher Villator, Administrative Appeals, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.
Larry Lawton, Municipal Court, Lincoln County, Wyoming

Know of a new judge (of any kind) we’ve missed? Let us know with an email to njc-communications@judges.org. Please include an email address for the person so we can verify.

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