New district court judges have strong Assumption College ties

Governor Deval L. Patrick recently appointed two local attorneys, both with strong ties to Assumption College, to district court judgeships.

Janet J. McGuiggan, who graduated from Assumption in 1990, had been an assistant city solicitor in Worcester for 13 years. Judge McGuiggan is serving in the Worcester Central District Court. She earned her law degree at Wake Forest University School of Law. She is the daughter of Paul and Carol McGuiggan of West Boylston. Carol McGuiggan is co-director of Career Services at Assumption.

Timothy M. Bibaud, head coach of Assumption’s golf program, had been an assistant district attorney in Worcester for two decades. Judge Bibaud, who is serving in the Western Worcester District Court in East Brookfield, is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and the New England School of Law. He is the son of the late Charlie Bibaud '55, an Assumption College Alumni-Athletics Hall of Famer and Carol Bibaud.

When Governor Patrick first nominated the new judges, he said, “Each of these nominees has demonstrated extraordinary litigation expertise and a proven commitment to public service, and I am confident that they will serve the district court well.”

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews