AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday nominated three lawyers, including his own legal counsel, to serve as District Court judges.

They are Charles F. Budd Jr. of Bangor, Cynthia Montgomery of Palermo, and Thomas Nale Sr., a lifelong resident of the Waterville area. The nominees must be confirmed by the Maine Senate.

Budd is a partner at Rudman Winchell who focuses his practice on criminal law, divorce and child custody, family law and personal injury law.

Budd previously worked for a member of Congress in Washington, D.C., and for Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, as well as the Boston law firm Hill & Barlow.

A native of Toronto, Budd graduated from Dartmouth College, Boston College, and cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an editor of The Tax Lawyer, an ABA publication.

Montgomery, LePage’s chief counsel since February, is a Texas native who graduated from Georgia State University, where she also received her law degree in 1994. She was previously a union representative and in-house counsel for the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, Local 623, and was in private practice, where she litigated discrimination actions against urban governments and national and international companies.

Montgomery worked as a trial attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, representing the federal government in discrimination actions in Georgia. She moved to Maine in 2002 and worked for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. In 2003 she accepted a post in the Bureau of Employee Relations and was promoted to chief counsel in 2011.

Nale, of Nale & Nale Law Offices in Waterville, served as mayor of Waterville in 1986-87. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire School of Law and Thomas College, Nale specializes in divorce, family matters and litigation.

He is a member of the Maine State Bar Association and the Waterville Bar Association, where he serves as vice president. He was formerly president and treasurer of the Waterville Bar Association.