Associate Justice Jeffrey L. Hjelm is a graduate of Hampden Academy, Hamilton College and Case Western Reserve University School of Law. After serving as a law clerk for the Maine Superior Court and for then-Maine Supreme Judicial Court Associate Justice Gene Carter, he worked as a trial lawyer with Vafiades, Brountas & Kominsky, and with the Criminal Division of the Maine Department of the Attorney General. Justice Hjelm was appointed to the Maine District Court in 1992 and to the Maine Superior Court in 1998. He was reappointed to the Superior Court in 2005 and 2012. On August 1, 2014, Justice Hjelm was sworn in by Governor LePage to become an Associate Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.