United States First Circuit
The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following states and Puerto Rico:
Court of Appeals
The 94 U.S. judicial districts are organized into 12 regional circuits, each of which has a United States Court of Appeals. This court hears appeals from the district courts located within its circuit and appeals from decisions of federal administrative agencies. In addition, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has nationwide jurisdiction to hear appeals in specialized cases, such as those involving patent laws and cases decided by the Court of International Trade and the Court of Federal Claims.
|Juan R. Torruella||First Circuit||10/4/1984||Hispanic/Latinx||Active||Male|
|O. Rogeriee Thompson||First Circuit||3/30/2010||African-American||Active||Female|
The United States District Courts are the trial courts of the federal court system. Within limits set by Congress and the Constitution, the District Courts have jurisdiction to hear nearly all categories of federal cases, including both civil and criminal matters.
There are 94 federal district courts, including at least one district court in each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Three territories of the United States—the Virgin Islands, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands—have District Courts that hear federal cases, including bankruptcy cases.
|Judge||Court||Commission||Race / Ethnicity||Status||Gender|
|Aida M. Delgado-Colon||Puerto Rico||03/17/2006||Hispanic/Latinx||Active||Female|
|Carmen Consuelo Cerezo||Puerto Rico||06/30/1980||Hispanic/Latinx||Active||Female|
|Daniel R. Dominguez||Puerto Rico||09/29/1994||Hispanic/Latinx||Senior Status|
|Denise Jefferson Casper||Massachusetts||12/20/2010||African-American||Active||Female|
|Francisco Augusto Besosa||Puerto Rico||09/27/2006||Hispanic/Latinx||Active||Male|
|Gustavo Antonio Gelpi Jr.***||Puerto Rico||08/01/2006||Hispanic/Latinx||Active||Male|
|Hector Manuel Laffitte||Puerto Rico||7/27/1983||Hispanic/Latinx||Terminated/Retired 2/16/07||Female|
|Indira Talwani||Massachusetts||05/12/2014||Asian-American/Pacific Islanders||Active||Female|
|Jay A. Garcia-Gregory||Puerto Rico||07/11/2000||Hispanic/Latinx||Senior Status|
|Jose Antonio Fuste||Puerto Rico||10/28/1985||Hispanic/Latinx||Terminated/Retired 6/16/16||Male|
|Juan Manuel Perez-Gimenez||Puerto Rico||12/06/1979||Hispanic/Latinx||Senior Status|
|Pedro A. Delgado Hernandez||Puerto Rico||03/07/2014||Hispanic/Latinx||Active||Male|
|Raul Manuel Arias-Marxauch||Puerto Rico||05/13/2019||Hispanic/Latinx||Active||Male|
|Salvador E. Casellas||Puerto Rico||09/29/1994||Hispanic/Latinx||Terminated/Death|
|CD - Central District||ED - Eastern District||MD - Middle District||ND - Northern District||SD - Southern District|
|WD - Western District||± LGBTQ+||*** Current Chief Judge|
Data is based on information collected through May 7, 2020.