PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today appointed Felix E. "Feidlim" Gill to join the Rhode Island Family Court as an Associate Justice. His name will be submitted to the state Senate today for confirmation.
"Feidlim brings almost two decades of legal experience to the bench, including serving the past four years as a Family Court Magistrate," Raimondo said. "I am confident that he will treat everyone who comes before him with compassion and respect."
Felix E. "Feidlim" Gill, Esq., has served the Rhode Island Family Court as a General Magistrate since July 2013. He previously worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the state Attorney General's Criminal Division for 13 years in a variety of roles, including as the Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit Chief and the Juvenile Prosecution Unit Chief. Gill is also an adjunct professor at Johnson and Wales University, instructing undergraduate students on issues surrounding juvenile justice. He has trained local and state police officers on juvenile justice, and serves on the Rhode Island Justice Commission's Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee. Gill earned his law degree from the Suffolk University School of Law and his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Rhode Island. He lives in Narragansett with his wife and children.
Gill will fill the vacancy created on the Court by the elevation of Michael B. Forte to Chief Judge.
The Family Court has jurisdiction to hear all petitions for divorce, child support, adoptions, and matters related to delinquent, wayward, dependent, neglected, or abused juveniles. Additionally, the Court has specialty Family Treatment Drug, Juvenile Drug, Immigration, and Truancy calendars.