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Federal Public Defender for the District of Maine

Friday, April 5, 2024

PRESS RELEASE: JAMES S. NIXON TO BECOME FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER FOR THE DISTRICT OF MAINE BOSTON (April 4, 2024) — Chief Judge David J. Barron of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit announced today that the Court has selected Attorney James S. Nixon to serve as the next Federal Public Defender (FPD) for the District of Maine. Attorney Nixon will fill the vacancy resulting from David Beneman's retirement in June 2024, and will assume the position upon the successful completion of a full FBI background investigation. Mr. Nixon is expected to maintain his principal office in Bangor.

For more information please see the official announcement here.