Timothy S. Hillman
|Timothy Spafard Hillman|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts|
Assumed office |
June 6, 2012
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Preceded by||Nancy Gertner|
|Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts|
2006 – June 6, 2012
Timothy Spafard Hillman|
March 1948 (age 70)
Coe College (B.A.)|
Suffolk University Law School (J.D.)
Timothy Spafard Hillman (born March 1948) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Hillman was born in 1948 in Chicago, Illinois. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1970 from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He received his Juris Doctor in 1973 from Suffolk University Law School in Boston. After spending over a decade in private practice, he served as City Solicitor to the cities of Fitchburg and Gardner and as Town Counsel to the towns of Athol, Lunenburg and Petersham, all located in Massachusetts. He served as a Justice of the Massachusetts District Court from 1991 to 1998 and as a Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court from 1998 to 2006. He served as a United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts from 2006 until 2012.
Federal judicial service
On November 30, 2011, President Obama nominated Judge Hillman to be District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He would replace Judge Nancy Gertner who retired in 2011. On February 15, 2012, he received a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. On March 8, 2012, the Judiciary Committee reported his nomination to the floor of the Senate in a 17-1 vote, with Senator Mike Lee casting the only no vote. The Senate confirmed Hillman's nomination on June 4, 2012, in an 88-1 vote, with Senator Mike Lee again casting the sole no vote. Hillman received his judicial commission on June 6, 2012.
- "Senate Judiciary Committee Questionnaire" (PDF).
- "President Obama Nominates Three to Serve on the US District Court Bench" White House, November 30, 2011
- "Hillman, Timothy Spafard - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
- "U.S. Senate: U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 112th Congress - 2nd Session". www.senate.gov.
- Timothy S. Hillman at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- Timothy S. Hillman at Ballotpedia
| Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts