|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit|
April 7, 1998 – December 31, 2011
|Appointed by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||Conrad Cyr|
|Succeeded by||William Kayatta|
October 18, 1941 |
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Alma mater||Haverford College
University of Virginia
Kermit Victor Lipez (born October 18, 1941) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Lipez's judicial career began with his service as a Justice of the Maine Superior Court, on which he served from 1985 to 1994. He was appointed to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in 1994, where he served until his investiture as a federal judge.
President Bill Clinton nominated Lipez to the First Circuit on October 20, 1997, to fill a seat vacated when Judge Conrad K. Cyr took senior status. Lipez was confirmed by the Senate on April 2, 1998, and received his commission on April 7, 1998. He assumed senior status on December 31, 2011 and was succeeded by Judge William J. Kayatta, Jr..
Lipez formerly served as a staff attorney in the United States Department of Justice Honor Program, Civil Rights Division, from 1967-1968. He then served as a special assistant and legal counsel to Maine Governor Kenneth M. Curtis from 1968–1971, and as a legislative aide to United States Senator Edmund Muskie from 1971–72, until entering private practice, where he stayed until joining the Maine trial court.
- Marie T. Finn, Diana R. Irvine, Mary Lee Bliss, Gina L. (CON) Pratton, Samantha (CON) Morgan. "The American Bench".
- Kermit Lipez at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit