History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Saris, Patti B.
Born 1951 in Boston, MA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Nominated by William J. Clinton on October 27, 1993, to a seat vacated by Walter Jay Skinner. Confirmed by the Senate on November 20, 1993, and received commission on November 24, 1993. Served as chief judge, 2013-present.

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1986-1989

Education:
Radcliffe College, B.A., 1973
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1976

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Robert Braucher, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, 1976-1977
Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1977-1979, 1981-1982
Staff counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1979-1981
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Massachusetts, 1982-1986; chief, Civil Division, 1984-1986
Associate justice, Massachusetts Superior Court, 1989-1993
Chair, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 2010-

 

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