Norman H. Stahl

Hon. Norman H. Stahl
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Address: John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way, Suite 2500
Boston, MA 02210
Phone: (617) 748-4596
Fax: (617) 478-4081
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Judge Stahl was appointed to the First Circuit Court of Appeals in June 1992 and assumed senior status on April 16, 2001. He graduated from Tufts College in 1952 and Harvard Law School in 1955. He served as law clerk to Justice John V. Spalding of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts from 1955 to 1956. From 1956 to 1990, Judge Stahl worked in private practice in Manchester, New Hampshire, until he was appointed U.S. District Judge for the District of New Hampshire in 1990. Judge Stahl served as U.S. District Judge from 1990 to 1992, when he was elevated to the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Chambers phone number: (617) 748-4596.

Current Employment Position(s):
Senior Circuit Judge, since April 16, 2001

Appointed 1992 by George H.W. Bush
Bar Admissions:
Massachusetts, 1955
New Hampshire, 1956
U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 1956
U.S. Federal Court, 1955
Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1955

Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, 1952
Honors: magna cum laude

Honors and Awards:
Fellow, American College of Real Estate Attorneys

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Manchester Bar Association

New Hampshire Bar Association

New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners, 1967 - 1974

New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners, 1972 - 1974

State Judicial Council, 1983 - 1990

New Hampshire Judicial Council, 1989 - 1990

New Hampshire Bar Association
Member, Professional Conduct Committee

Manchester, New Hampshire, 1975
City Solicitor

Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences

Manchester Historic Association

Federated Arts of Manchester, Inc.
Founding Director and Former Board Member

Chamber of Commerce Airport Study Committee, Manchester, New Hampshire

Past Employment Positions:
District of New Hampshire, United States District Judge, 1990 - 1992

Devine, Millimet, Stahl and Branch, Professional Association, Manchester, New Hampshire, President and Managing Director, 1956 - 1990

Commission for Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, Member

Justice John V. Spalding, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Law Clerk, 1955 - 1956

Birth Information:
1931, Manchester, New Hampshire, United States of America

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