Douglas appoints Fenster as Addison County State's Attorney

MIDDLEBURY - Gov. Jim Douglas announced the appointment of David R. Fenster as Addison County State's Attorney Oct. 7. David is replacing John T. Quinn who retired last month.

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of David to this position in my home county," said Douglas. "I believe his eleven years in the Bennington State's Attorney's office as well as his years in private practice give him the experience necessary to keep Addison County a safe place to live and raise a family."

"I want to thank Gov. Douglas for having the confidence in me to do this important job," said Fenster. "I am committed to working as hard as I can with my partners in the law enforcement community to ensure that the people of Addison County are safe."

Fenster has been in private law practice in with the firm Barr, Sternberg, Moss, Lawrence, Silver, Saltonstall & Fenster, P.C. in Bennington since July 2005. Before joining the firm he was deputy state's attorney with the Bennington State's Attorney's office for more than 11 years. Fenster was educated at the University of Vermont where he received a B.A. in political science and sociology and a minor in psychology. He received his J.D. degree cum laude from Cardozo School of Law in New York, N.Y.

Fenster has served the state and his community as a member of the board of managers for the Vermont Bar Association, the board of governors of the Vermont Association for Justice, past president of the Bennington Bar Association. He also serves as secretary of Norshaft Little League and is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

He is married to Katree Fenster and has two children, Riley age 11 and Ian age 9.

Note: An official state photograph of Fenster will appear in next week's issue Eagle.

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