|Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine|
January 6, 2015
|Preceded by||John A. Woodcock|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine|
October 4, 2011
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Preceded by||Brock Hornby|
|Born||1959 (age 56–57)
Ridgewood, New Jersey, U.S.
|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. She is the first female judge to serve in the District of Maine.
Early life and education
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.
Federal judicial service
- Making History: President Obama’s Female Judicial Nominees, Alliance for Justice (June 11, 2013).
- Judy Harrison, "Bangor attorney Torresen may be first woman to become federal judge in Maine" (March 3, 2011). Bangor Daily News.
- "Nominations Sent to the Senate". The White House Office of the Press Secretary. 2011-03-02. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
- Judge Torresen Named Chief of Federal Courts in Maine" Portland Press Herald, January 6, 2015
- Nancy Torresen at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
John A. Woodcock
|Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine