Hon. F. Dennis Saylor

The Honorable F. Dennis Saylor, IV

Adjunct Professor

US District Court Judge, District of Massachusetts

BSJ, Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University
JD, Harvard Law School


Hon. F. Dennis Saylor IV was appointed as United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts in 2004. Before his appointment, he was a member of the Boston law firm of Goodwin Procter LLP. He served as an assistant US attorney in the District of Massachusetts from 1987 to 1990 and as special counsel and chief of staff to the Assistant Attorney General–Criminal Division of the US Department of Justice in Washington, DC from 1990 until 1993. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and Harvard Law School.

Judge Saylor presided over the Central Division in Worcester from 2004 to 2012, when he was reassigned to the Eastern Division in Boston. In 2011, he was appointed to a term on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. He served on the Committee on Defender Services of the Judicial Conference of the United States from 2009 to 2015.

Judge Saylor also co-authors a column on trial practice in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

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