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As a public defender and then as a private-practice lawyer in Worcester, Margaret Guzman ’89 proved to be a fierce advocate for her clients, someone you’d want on your side in the courtroom.

Later, as a Massachusetts District Court judge, she carefully weighed the evidence and the arguments presented to her before rendering decisions from the bench in courtrooms throughout the state. She was very good at her job and could easily have kept at it until retirement.

Then, the President of the United States came calling.

This summer, Guzman was sworn in as a United States District Court Judge — becoming the first person of Hispanic heritage to serve as a federal judge in Massachusetts.

🔗 See link in bio to read about her unconventional path to the bench.