Judge Michael A. Ponsor

Federal Judicial Service

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

Nominated by William J. Clinton on November 19, 1993, to a seat vacated by Frank H. Freedman; Confirmed by the Senate on February 10, 1994, and received commission on February 14, 1994.

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 1984-1994

Assumed senior status on August 15, 2011


Harvard University, B.A., 1969
Oxford University B.A. 1971
Yale Law School, J.D., 1975
Oxford University, M.A., 1979


Springfield Courthouse

United States Courthouse
300 State Street, Suite 120
Springfield, Massachusetts 01105


Hampden Courtroom

United States Courthouse - Springfield, MA
United States Courthouse - Springfield, MA

Courtroom Technology

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Courtroom Clerk Bethaney Healy 413-785-6803 bethaney_healy@mad.uscourts.gov
Docket Clerk Tamara Figueroa 413-785-6811 tamara_figueroa@mad.uscourts.gov
Chambers Procedures/Standing Orders/Sample Orders