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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
In office
June 17, 2015 – October 17, 2018
Appointed by Paul LePage
Preceded by Thomas E. Humphrey
Succeeded byVacant
Judge of the Maine District Court
In office
May 2, 2014 – June 17, 2015
Appointed byPaul LePage
Personal details
Born
Lance Edward Walker

(1972-03-13) March 13, 1972 (age 46)
Milo, Maine, U.S.
Education Finger Lakes Community College
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.

Education

Walker was born on March 13, 1972, in Milo, Maine. [1] He attended Finger Lakes Community College, and eventually earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maine after approximately six years. He then obtained a Juris Doctor from the University of Maine School of Law. [2]

Legal career

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. [2]

State judicial career

Walker was nominated to the state district court by Governor Paul LePage on February 7, 2014, [3] and his appointment was confirmed by the Maine Senate soon thereafter. Walker was sworn into office on May 2, 2014. [4]

On May 26, 2015, Walker was nominated to the Maine Superior Court by Governor Paul LePage. [5] He was sworn in on June 17, 2015. [6] Walker's service on the state bench terminated when he became a federal judge.

Federal judicial service

Walker was recommended to the White House for a federal judgeship by U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King of Maine. [7]

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. [8] He has been nominated to the seat vacated by Judge John A. Woodcock Jr., who assumed senior status on June 27, 2017. [9] On June 6, 2018, a hearing on his nomination was held before the Senate Judiciary Committee. [10] On June 28, 2018, his nomination was reported out of committee by a voice vote. [11] On October 11, 2018, his nomination was confirmed by voice vote. [12] He received his judicial commission on October 17, 2018.

Memberships

Walker is a member of the Federalist Society and the National Rifle Association. [2]

References

  1. ^ Lawyer Central Profile
  2. ^ a b c "United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary Questionnaire for Judicial Nominees" This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ "Governor LePage Announces Judicial Nominees" (Press release). February 7, 2014. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  4. ^ "Governor Administers Oath To Judicial Appointees" (Press release). May 2, 2014. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  5. ^ Russell, Eric (May 26, 2015). "LePage nominates three judges to Maine Superior CoWurt". Portland Press Herald. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  6. ^ @Governor_LePage (June 17, 2015). "Honored to swear in Judge Lance E. Walker as Justice of the Maine Superior Court. #mepolitics" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  7. ^ "Senators Collins, King Announce the Nomination of Maine Superior Court Justice Lance Walker to U.S. District Court for the District of Maine" (Press release). April 10, 2018. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  8. ^ Miller, Kevin (April 10, 2018). "Trump nominates Maine Superior Court judge to federal bench". Portland Press Herald.
  9. ^ "Ten Nominations Sent to the Senate Today", The White House, April 10, 2018
  10. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Nominations for June 6, 2018
  11. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – June 28, 2018, Senate Judiciary Committee
  12. ^ "PN1810 — Lance E. Walker — The Judiciary". United States Senate. April 10, 2018. Retrieved October 11, 2018.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Thomas E. Humphrey
Justice of the Maine Superior Court
2015–2018
Vacant
Preceded by
John A. Woodcock Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
2018–present
Incumbent