Rhode Island’s 51st Chief Justice: Paul A. Suttell

Congratulations to the new Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court: Justice Paul A. Suttell, who was sworn in today by Governor Don Carcieri as the state’s 51st chief justice.  The Providence Journal has all of the exciting details here.

Suttell, 50, has served on the Supreme Court since 2003.  Prior to that, he was on the Family Court bench for 13 years and, prior to that, he was a State Representative from 1983 to 1990.   In addition, Suttell practiced at the law offices of Beals & DiFiore and Crowe, Chester & Adams, and was legal counsel to the Rhode Island House Minority Leader.  Suttell graduated from Northwestern University and Suffolk University Law School.   He is a resident of Little Compton and is an active member of the Sakonnet Preservation Association.

Providence Journal Photo by Bob Thayer

Providence Journal Photo by Bob Thayer

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3 responses to “Rhode Island’s 51st Chief Justice: Paul A. Suttell

  1. By my math, that means he was elected Rep as a 25 year old. Was he counsel to the Minority before or after his term as a Rep?

  2. Your math may be right, but the reported age is wrong.

    Having graduated from high school in 1967 and college in 1971, the Chief is closer to 60.

    And he served as counsel to the House Minority Leader prior to his election to the House.

    His official bio is on the SOS website at
    http://www.state.ri.us/govtracker/index.php?page=DetailJudge&rid=2260

    His official bio is in the SOS

  3. Thanks, Brass. I should have thought to look.

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