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Casper, Denise J.

Born 1968 in East Patchogue, NY

Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Nominated by Barack Obama on April 28, 2010, to a seat vacated by Reginald C. Lindsay; Confirmed by the Senate on December 17, 2010, and received commission on December 20, 2010.


Wesleyan University, 1990
Harvard Law School, 1994

Clerk's Office
Courtroom Clerk
Lisa Hourihan
Docket Clerk Timothy Maynard 617-748-9041
Court Reporter Debra Joyce

Courtroom Number
11, 5th Floor

Courtroom Technology
Contact the courtroom clerk regarding use of this equipment.

The courtroom is equipped with a fully integrated evidence presentation system with 15" viewing monitors for each attorney table, the witness, the Judge and their staff, and a 40" plasma for the gallery. The jury box also has 15" monitors built into the front and back rows of the jury box, one for every two jurors. Evidence being displayed from any source can be annotated from the witness and lectern monitors. Two attorney tables have the ability to connect both audio and video from a computer through a standard VGA port [laptop/desktop and even Mac/Apple if you have the VGA adapter]. In addition, there are two computer audio and video inputs located at the lectern location. Also at the lectern, is a document camera for displaying physical evidence that is not electronic and a VCR. Portable video conferencing equipment can be brought in upon request for remote appearances.

Internet access is available upon request and with the consent of the presiding Judge. Click here for more information.

Chambers Procedures/Standing Orders/Sample Orders

Courtroom Opportunities for Relatively Inexperienced Attorneys
Default Standing Order
Form Of Default Judgment

Clerkship Applications

Since Judge Casper accepts and considers electronic applications through OSCAR, hard copies of applications should not be sent to chambers.


Law students interested in internships in chambers should submit a cover letter, resume, transcript and a list of three references to chambers during the following periods:

For Fall internships: Accepting applications from March 15 to April 15.

For Spring internships: Accepting applications from September 15 to October 15.

For Summer internships: Accepting applications from December 15 to January 31.

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