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Netti C. Vogel has served as an Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court since September 23, 1994, having been appointed to the bench by Governor Bruce Sundlun. Since 2012, she has served as an officer on the Board of Directors for the Roger Williams University School of Law. She...



Judge Netti Vogel

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Netti C. Vogel has served as an Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court since September 23, 1994, having been appointed to the bench by Governor Bruce Sundlun. Since 2012, she has served as an officer on the Board of Directors for the Roger Williams University School of Law. She previously taught Advanced Evidence as an Adjunct Professor.

Prior to taking the bench, Justice Vogel practiced law for nineteen years as a civil litigator. She started her career as an associate with Gunning, Lafazia & Gnys in 1975 and became a partner in 1980. During that time, Justice Vogel helped break barriers for women in the once male-dominated profession. From the mid-to-late 1970s, she was the first and, at that time, the only woman handling back-to-back jury trials in the private sector. In 1980, she became the first woman to try a case before a jury while visibly pregnant. Later, in 1990, Justice Vogel formed a successful civil litigation firm, Vogel, Souls & Woodbine, which was the first female-headed law office in the state to represent insurance carriers.

Justice Vogel is a recipient of the Florence Murray Award from the Rhode Island Bar Association, the Judicial Merit Award from the Rhode Island Association for Justice, and the first joint award presented by the Offices of Attorney General and Public Defender in recognition of her success in presiding over the Providence County Superior Court trial and pre-trial calendars between 2011 and 2013. In 2014, after years of coursework, Justice Vogel became the only member of the Rhode Island Superior Court to receive a Professional Certificate of Judicial Development, with a concentration in General Jurisdiction Trial Skills, from the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada.

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