WASHINGTON DC – The U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Margaret Guzman to the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts today, March 1.
She will be the first Hispanic judge confirmed to the court.
She previously served on the Ayer Distict Court.
Vice President Kamala Harris was the tie-breaking vote in the U.S. Senate. The initial vote was 48-48, split along party lines.
Guzman graduated from Boston University Law School in 1992.
In 1989, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Clark University in Worcester.
She served as a public defender for the Committee for Public Counsel Services.
In 2005, she started a solo law practice.
Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick tapped her to serve as an associate justice of the Massachusetts District Court in 2009.
She became first justice of the Ayer District Court in 2017 and Biden nominated Guzman for the US District Court role in July 2022.
“I am delighted that the Senate has voted to confirm Judge Margaret Guzman to serve on the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. This is an historic day. Judge Guzman has an exceptional understanding of our entire justice system with roots in the Worcester legal community as a public defender and deep expertise as a Massachusetts trial court judge – and today, she is making history as the first Hispanic judge to serve on the District Court in Massachusetts. I was honored to support Judge Guzman’s nomination, and I have no doubt that Judge Guzman’s respect for the Constitution and commitment to equal justice under the law will benefit our Commonwealth and our country for generations to come,” said Senator Elizabeth Warren in a statement sent to SOURCE media.