Anne Mahoney Appointed State’s Attorney For Judicial District of Windham

The Honorable Richard N. Palmer, Chair of the Criminal Justice Commission, announced today that the Commission has appointed veteran prosecutor Anne Mahoney as State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Windham.

Attorney Mahoney will succeed Patricia M. Froehlich, who will retire effective August 1, 2016, after having served as the Windham State’s Attorney since July 2001. Attorney Mahoney’s appointment is for the remainder of the eight-year term to which State’s Attorney Froehlich was appointed in 2009.

Attorney Mahoney joined the Division of Criminal Justice in 1992 as a Deputy Assistant State’s Attorney at Geographical Area No. 11 in Danielson. Since 1993, she has been assigned to the State’s Attorney’s office at Hartford Superior Court where she has tried more than 60 cases to verdict.

A graduate of Trinity College, she earned her law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law and served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps where she attained the rank of Captain. She currently serves as the Chief State’s Attorney’s designee to the State of Connecticut Child Fatality Review Panel and was honored in 2006 as Prosecutor of the Year by the Connecticut Criminal Justice Educational and Charitable Association.

"The Criminal Justice Commission is pleased to congratulate Attorney Mahoney on her appointment as State’s Attorney. She will be a strong addition to the senior management of the Division of Criminal Justice," Justice Palmer said. "We also wish to thank all of the outstanding prosecutors who applied for this important position."

"The Commission also wishes to extend its gratitude and appreciation to State’s Attorney Froehlich for her dedicated service and leadership. We wish her the very best in retirement," Justice Palmer added.

The State’s Attorney is the chief law enforcement officer in the Judicial District of Windham, which includes the towns of Windham, Ashford, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Danielson, Eastford, Hampton, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Scotland, Sterling, Thompson and Woodstock.

The State’s Attorney oversees the prosecutors and other Division of Criminal Justice staff at the Superior Court in Danielson and shares oversight of the staff at the Superior Court for Juvenile Matters at Willimantic.

Justice Palmer also announced that the Commission will conduct interviews at its next meeting for the position of State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of New Haven. The commission will determine which applicants will be interviewed for the position being vacated by State’s Attorney Michael Dearington, who is retiring June 1, 2016.

The Criminal Justice Commission is responsible for the appointment of all state prosecutors in Connecticut. In addition to Justice Palmer, Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, its membership includes the Honorable Juliett L. Crawford, Judge of the Superior Court, attorneys Mary M. Galvin, Maura Hughes Horan, Moy N. Ogilvie and Ann G. Taylor and Chief State’s Attorney Kevin T. Kane.