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Lisi, Mary M.

Born 1950 in Providence, RI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 27, 1994, to a seat vacated by Francis J. Boyle. Confirmed by the Senate on May 6, 1994, and received commission on May 9, 1994. Served as chief judge, 2006-2013. Assumed senior status on October 1, 2015.

University of Rhode Island, B.A., 1972
Temple University School of Law (now James E. Beasley School of Law), J.D., 1977

Professional Career:

Assistant public defender, Rhode Island Public Defender's Office, 1977-1981
Assistant child advocate, Office of the Child Advocate, State of Rhode Island, 1981-1982
Private practice, Providence, Rhode Island, 1981-1982
Director, Court Appointed Special Advocate Program, Rhode Island Family Court, 1982-1987
Deputy disciplinary counsel, Supreme Court of Rhode Island, 1988-1990
Chief disciplinary counsel, Supreme Court of Rhode Island, 1990-1994
Member, Select Commission to Investigate the Failure of Rhode Island Share and Deposit Indemnity Corporation, 1991-1992
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2009