Mary Ann Vial Lemmon
|Mary Ann Vial Lemmon|
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana|
January 1, 2011
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana|
July 25, 1996 – January 1, 2011
|Appointed by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||Peter H. Beer|
|Succeeded by||Jane Triche-Milazzo|
|Born||1941 (age 72–73)
New Orleans, Louisiana
|Alma mater||Loyola University New Orleans
Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
Mary Ann Vial Lemmon (born 1941) is a United States federal judge.
Early life and education
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Lemmon received her undergraduate degree from Loyola University New Orleans and continued as a law student on that campus, to receive a J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law in 1964.
Lemmon was in private practice in Hahnville, Louisiana, from 1964 to 1975. She was a law clerk for her husband Hon. Harry T. Lemmon, on the Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit of Louisiana, from 1975 to 1980, and she continued with him as his law clerk on his elevation to the Supreme Court of Louisiana from 1980 to 1981.
Lemmon was a Judge pro tempore of Louisiana District Court for Louisiana's Twenty-third Judicial District from 1981 to 1982. She was a judge on the Louisiana District Court for Louisiana's Twenty-ninth Judicial District from 1982 to 1996. She was a Judge pro tempore, Court of Appeal, First Circuit, Louisiana, in 1990. Lemmon was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Lemmon was nominated by President Bill Clinton on December 19, 1995, to a seat vacated by Peter H. Beer. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 10, 1996, and received her commission on July 25, 1996.
In June 2009 Lemmon was in the news as the jurist who denied a request by Mose Jefferson to delay his trial on bribery charges also involving former Louisiana legislator Renée Gill Pratt and former Orleans Parish School Board president Ellenese Brooks-Simms.
- Laura Maggi, "Mose Jefferson asks judge to dismiss case" in Times-Picayune, 2009 June 8, Saint Tammany Edition, p. B2 (web version = Jefferson fails in bid to push back trial: School Board case set to start Aug. 1 accessed 2009 June 26).