Nancy Torresen

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Nancy Torresen
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Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 6, 2015
Preceded by John A. Woodcock
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
Incumbent
Assumed office
October 4, 2011
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Brock Hornby
Personal details
Born 1959 (age 55–56)
Ridgewood, New Jersey, U.S.
Spouse(s) Jay McCloskey
Alma mater Hope College
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Nancy Torresen (born 1959) is the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine.[1] The United States Senate confirmed Torresen by unanimous consent on October 3, 2011.[2] She received her judicial commission on October 4, 2011.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Torresen received a Bachelor of Science from Hope College in Holland, Michigan in 1981 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in 1987.[4]

Career[edit]

Torresen worked as a law clerk for then-District Judge Conrad K. Cyr from 1987 to 1988. Between the years 1988 to 1990, Torresen worked at the law firm of Williams & Connolly, where she was based in Washington, D.C.. In 1990, Torresen joined the United States Attorney's Office in Maine, where she handled civil actions involving United States federal agencies. Between 1994 and 2001, Torresen worked for the appellate section of the criminal division of the Maine Attorney General’s Office, where she was responsible for representing the state of Maine in appeals of serious violent crime convictions. From 2001 until becoming a federal judge in 2011, she worked in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Bangor and focused on investigating and prosecuting various federal crimes.[4]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Torresen was nominated to fill the seat of Judge D. Brock Hornby by President Barack Obama on March 2, 2011.[1] Torresen is the first woman to serve as a federal judge in Maine.[4]

The United States Senate confirmed Torresen on October 3, 2011.[3] She received her judicial commission on October 4, 2011.[3] She became Chief Judge on January 6, 2015.[5]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
John A. Woodcock
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
2015–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Brock Hornby
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
2011–present