Mary M. Lisi
|Mary M. Lisi|
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island|
October 1, 2015
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island|
May 9, 1994 – October 1, 2015
|Nominated by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||Francis Joseph Boyle|
|Born||1950 (age 65–66)
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Rhode Island
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Mary Mona Lisi (born 1950) is a Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island.
Early life and education
Lisi began her career as an assistant public defender in the Rhode Island Public Defender's Office, where she worked from 1977 until 1981. She then worked as an assistant child advocate for the Office of the Child Advocate for the State of Rhode Island from 1981 until 1982.
Lisi concurrently worked in private legal practice from 1981 until 1982, when she took a job as Director of the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program for the Rhode Island Family Court. She held that job from 1982 until 1987. Lisi then became Deputy Disciplinary Counsel for the Rhode Island Supreme Court from 1988 until 1990 and Chief Disciplinary Counsel for the Rhode Island Supreme Court from 1990 until 1994, when she was tapped for a seat on the federal bench.
Federal judicial service
On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell, Lisi was nominated by President Bill Clinton on January 27, 1994 to a seat vacated by Francis Joseph Boyle as Boyle assumed senior status. The United States Senate confirmed Lisi in a voice vote on May 6, 1994. Lisi was chief judge of her court from 2006 to 2014. She assumed senior status on October 1, 2015.