During a private ceremony held this morning, Deborah L. Boardman was sworn in as a United States District Judge for the District of Maryland. Judge Boardman previously served with distinction as a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the District of Maryland for two years. Prior to her appointment as a U.S. Magistrate Judge, Judge Boardman spent 11 years with the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the District of Maryland after six years working in private practice. Judge Boardman received her undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Villanova University and her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Following law school, Judge Boardman clerked for the Honorable James C. Cacheris of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
The President nominated Judge Boardman on March 30, 2021, to fill the vacancy created when the Honorable Richard D. Bennett announced his intention to take senior status. The Senate confirmed Judge Boardman’s nomination on June 23, 2021. Judge Boardman will remain assigned to the United States Courthouse in Baltimore. A formal investiture will be held at a later date in the Baltimore Courthouse.