Paul R. Michel

Hon. Paul R. Michel

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit (ret.)

Nominated by Ronald Reagan on December 19, 1987, to a seat vacated by Phillip Benjamin Baldwin; Confirmed by the Senate on February 29, 1988, and received commission on March 4, 1988. Served as chief judge, 2004-2010. Service terminated on May 31, 2010, due to retirement.

  • Williams College, A.B., 1963
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1966


A person listed as a contributor has spoken or otherwise participated in Federalist Society events, publications, or multimedia presentations. A person's appearance on this list does not imply any other endorsement or relationship between the person and the Federalist Society. In most cases, the biographical information on a person's "contributor" page is provided directly by the person, and the Federalist Society does not edit or otherwise endorse that information. The Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues. All expressions of opinion by a contributor are those of the contributor.