Judge Rya W. Zobel

Born 1931 in Zwickau, Germany

Federal Judicial Service

Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts.

Nominated by Jimmy Carter on January 25, 1979, to a new seat created by 92 Stat. 1629; Confirmed by the Senate on March 21, 1979, and received commission on March 23, 1979.


Radcliffe College, A.B., 1953
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1956


Boston Courthouse

John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way, Suite 2300
Boston, Massachusetts 02210


12, 5th floor

John J. Moakley Federal Courthouse - Boston, MA
John J. Moakley Federal Courthouse - Boston, MA

Courtroom Technology

Contact the courtroom clerk regarding the use of technology in the courtroom. View our courtroom technology page for more information on the technology that is available.

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

Courtroom Clerk Lisa Urso 617-748-9187 lisa_urso@mad.uscourts.gov
Docket Clerk Flaviana DeOliveira 617-748-9178 flaviana_deoliveira@mad.uscourts.gov
Court Reporter Kathleen Silva   kathysilva@verizon.net
Chambers Procedures/Standing Orders/Sample Orders