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Kermit Lipez

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Kermit Lipez
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Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Station:   Portland, ME
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   4/7/1998-12/31/2011
Senior:   12/31/2011-Present
Preceded by:   Conrad Cyr
Succeeded by:   William Kayatta
Past post:   Maine Supreme Court
Past term:   1994-1998
Personal History
Born:   1941
Hometown:   Philadelphia, PA
Undergraduate:   Haverford College, 1963
Law School:   Yale Law, 1967
Grad. School:   University of Virginia Law, 1990

Kermit Victor Lipez is a federal judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He joined the court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. He assumed senior status on December 31, 2011.[1][2] Prior to his appointment, Lipez was a judge on the Maine Supreme Court from 1994-1998.[3]


Lipez graduated from Haverford College in Ardmore, Pennsylvania with his bachelor's degree in 1963 and from Yale Law School with his bachelor's of law degree in 1967. Lipez obtained his master's of laws degree in 1990 from the Virginia Law.[3]

Professional career

  • 1994-1998: Justice, Maine Supreme Court
  • 1985-1994: Justice, Maine Superior Court
  • 1973-1985: Attorney, Private Practice, Portland, Maine
  • 1971-1972: Legislative Aide, U.S. Sen. Edmund S. Muskie
  • 1968-1971: Special Assistant and Legal Counsel, Gov. Kenneth M. Curtis, Maine
  • 1967-1968: Staff Attorney, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice Honors Program[3]

Judicial career

First Circuit

Lipez was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit by President President Bill Clinton on October 20, 1997, to fill a seat vacated by Judge Conrad Cyr. Lipez was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 2, 1998, on a majority vote and received his commission on April 7, 1998.[4] He assumed senior status on December 31, 2011.[1][5] He was succeeded to this post by Judge William Kayatta.

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Political offices
Preceded by:
Conrad Cyr
First Circuit
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
William Kayatta