Landya B. McCafferty

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Landya McCafferty
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 17, 2013
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Steven McAuliffe
United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
In office
2010 – December 17, 2013
Personal details
Born Landya Marie Boyer
1962 (age 52–53)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Alma mater Spartanburg Day School
Harvard University
Northeastern University

Landya Boyer McCafferty (born 1962) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

Biography[edit]

McCafferty was born Landya Marie Boyer in 1962, in Washington, D.C..[1] She received an A.B. degree in 1984, cum laude, from Harvard University. She received a J.D. in 1991, from Northeastern University School of Law. She served as a law clerk to Judge Norman H. Stahl, both at the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire and at the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, following his elevation to that court. From 1993 to 1994, she served as an associate at the law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, P.A. From 1994 to 1995, she served as a law clerk to Judge A. David Mazzone of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She served as a staff attorney for the New Hampshire Public Defender Program from 1995 to 2003. She served as Disciplinary Counsel for the New Hampshire Attorney Discipline Office from 2003 to 2010.

In 2010, she was selected as a United States magistrate judge for the District of New Hampshire.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On May 23, 2013, President Barack Obama nominated McCafferty to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, to the seat vacated by Judge Steven J. McAuliffe, who took senior status on April 1, 2013.

After months of delay, the Senate confirmed McCafferty's nomination, 79-19, on December 12, 2013, after voting 58-40 for cloture on the nomination, cutting off a Republican-led filibuster.[3] McCafferty is the first woman to serve as a district judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire.[4] She received her judicial commission on December 17, 2013.[5]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Steven McAuliffe
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
2013–present
Incumbent