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Ellen A. Gorman (born November 9, 1955)[1] is an American attorney and judge who has been a justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court since 2007.



Gorman is a graduate of Trinity College (1977) and Cornell University Law School (1982). She was admitted to the Maine Bar in 1982.[2]


Gorman worked in private practice with the Portland firm Richardson, Tyler & Troubh before being appointed by Gov. John R. McKernan Jr. to serve on the Maine District Court in 1989. She has also has been a member of the Maine Judicial Education Committee and the Maine Workers Compensation Commission.[2][3]

After 11 years on the District Court, Gov. Angus King appointed Gorman to the Maine Superior Court. On October 1, 2007, Gov. John Baldacci appointed her to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.[4] She was reappointed for a second term in 2015 by Gov. Paul LePage.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Gorman is a resident of Auburn, Maine.[3]


  1. ^ "Judge Ellen A. Gorman (Supreme Judicial Court of Maine) –". CourtListener. Retrieved August 11, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Biography". Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Gov. Baldacci Nominates Justices Mills, Gorman for Reappointment to Maine Superior Court". US Fed News Service. March 29, 2007. Archived from the original on August 11, 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ Quinn, Francis X. (August 14, 2007). "Baldacci nominates Gorman for seat on state high court". Bangor Daily News. p. B1. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  5. ^ Gagnon, Dawn (February 23, 2015). "LePage announces judicial reappointments". The Bangor Daily News. Retrieved August 11, 2017.