Jon D. Levy

Jon D. Levy is a U.S. district judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine and former justice of the Maine Supreme Court.

He has given a number of talks in Maine related to the legacy of Louis D. Brandeis, including “The Vision of Louis Brandeis” and “Smartphone Privacy: How Justice Louis Brandeis Foretold the Outcome of Riley v. California, 134 S. Ct. 2473 (2014).”

He served as a law clerk for Judge John Thomas Copenhaver Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia from 1979-1981. From 1981-1982, he was appointed by Judge William Wayne Justice to serve as a special court monitor of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Ruiz v. Estelle, a statewide class-action challenging the conditions of confinement in the Texas prisons. From 1983-1995, he was an attorney in private practice in York, Maine.

From 1995-2002, he served as a Maine District Court judge, serving as deputy chief judge from 2000-2001 and chief judge from 2001-2002. From 2002 until his confirmation as a federal judge in 2014, he served as an associate justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

He is the author of the practice treatise “Maine Family Law: Divorce, Separation & Annulment,” first published in 1988.

He received a BS in 1976 from Syracuse University and a JD in 1979 from the West Virginia University College of Law, where he was the lead article editor of the Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif.