WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) today testified in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary in support of the nomination of William Kayatta Jr. to be a Circuit Court Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. If confirmed, he would replace fellow Mainer Kermit Lipez on the bench. Mr. Kayatta was joined at the hearing by his wife, Anne Swift-Kayatta, and their daughter, Katherine. Mr. Kayatta, of Cape Elizabeth, is a nationally recognized trial attorney and currently serves as a partner at Pierce Atwood in Portland.
Senator Snowe said:
“Through his reputation for excellence in handling complicated matters, Bill Kayatta has developed a law practice national in scope. He is admitted to practice in no fewer than five federal circuits, and has been a lead counsel in sophisticated class action liability cases from Maine to Florida to Delaware to California involving both major corporations and individuals. He also has experience in the U. S. Supreme Court where he has argued two cases, submitted merits briefs on three cases, and worked on certiorari briefs in six additional cases.
“This is a case of the President selecting a superbly-qualified nominee, who can and should attract strong, bipartisan support in the Judiciary Committee. A tremendous steward of the common good, especially the cause of access to justice for all, Bill could not be more qualified to be a Circuit Court Judge and I strongly support his nomination.”
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