Lance E. Walker
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine|
|Assumed office |
October 17, 2018
|Appointed by||Donald Trump|
|Preceded by||John A. Woodcock Jr.|
|Justice of the Maine Superior Court|
June 17, 2015 – October 17, 2018
|Appointed by||Paul LePage|
|Preceded by||Thomas E. Humphrey|
|Judge of the Maine District Court|
May 2, 2014 – June 17, 2015
|Appointed by||Paul LePage|
Lance Edward Walker
March 13, 1972
Milo, Maine, U.S.
|Education||University of Maine ( BA, JD)|
Lance Edward Walker (born March 13, 1972) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine. He was formerly a Justice of the Maine Superior Court.
Walker was born on March 13, 1972, in Milo, Maine.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from the University of Maine and obtained a Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Maine School of Law. 
Upon graduation from law school, Walker served as a law clerk to Justices Atwood, Marden, and Studstrup of the Maine Superior Court for one year. Before his nomination to the bench by Governor of Maine Paul LePage, he worked in private practice at the Portland, Maine, law firm of Norman Hanson & DeTroy. For approximately thirteen years he handled personal injury and products liability claims for insurance companies. He tried twenty cases to verdict. 
Walker was nominated to the state district court by Governor Paul LePage on February 7, 2014,  and his appointment was unanimously confirmed by the Maine Senate soon thereafter. Walker was sworn into office on May 2, 2014. 
On May 26, 2015, Walker was nominated to the Maine Superior Court by Governor Paul LePage.  He was unanimously confirmed by the Maine Senate. He was sworn in on June 17, 2015.  Walker's service on the state bench terminated when he became a federal judge.
On April 10, 2018, President Donald Trump nominated Walker to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine.  He was nominated to the seat vacated by Judge John A. Woodcock Jr., who assumed senior status on June 27, 2017.  On June 6, 2018, a hearing on his nomination was held before the Senate Judiciary Committee.  On June 28, 2018, his nomination was reported out of committee by a voice vote.  On October 11, 2018, his nomination was confirmed by voice vote.  He received his judicial commission on October 17, 2018.
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- Lance E. Walker at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- Lance Walker at Ballotpedia
Thomas E. Humphrey
| Justice of the
Maine Superior Court
John A. Woodcock Jr.
| Judge of the
United States District Court for the District of Maine