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.