Amy Davenport

Montpelier, Vermont

Judge Amy Davenport was appointed as a Superior Court judge in October of 1990. During her twenty-two years on the bench, she has presided in the civil, criminal and family divisions of Vermont’s trial courts. In September of 2005, the Vermont Supreme Court appointed her to serve as the Chief Administrative Judge of the Trial Courts in Vermont and she has served in that capacity ever since. Prior to her appointment to the bench, she served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1985 to 1990. During her last term in the Legislature, she chaired the House Judiciary Committee and was instrumental in the passage of legislation that created Vermont’s family court and environmental court. More recently, she assisted the Vermont Supreme Court in its successful legislative effort to consolidate and unify Vermont’s trial courts into a Superior Court with five divisions: civil, criminal, family, probate, and environmental. She is the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Service Award from the National Center for State Courts. She currently serves as a trustee of the NCJFCJ. Judge Davenport received a BA from Stanford University in 1969. She was admitted to the Vermont bar in 1982 after a four year law office study.