Welcome to the United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit (“BAP”). The BAP consists of bankruptcy judges appointed from the five districts in the First Circuit and, from time to time, bankruptcy judges from other circuits sitting by designation. The BAP judges, sitting in three-judge panels, hear appeals from the decisions of the bankruptcy courts in the districts of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico and Rhode Island.

This website is designed to provide convenient and easy access to information about the BAP and its operations. On the left you will be able to link to our local rules, our local rules combined with the applicable federal rules, a practice manual, a quick reference guide, a FAQ, and our opinions. Please contact us should you have any feedback about our site.


Chief Judge William C. Hillman John W. McCormack Post Office and Courthouse
5 Post Office Square, Suite 910,
Boston, MA 02109-3945

Telephone: (617) 748-9650
Facsimile: (617) 748-9659
Email: ca01_BAP@ca1.uscourts.gov
Please note that email does NOT constitute "official" correspondence to the BAP and is not a valid means of filing documents with the BAP.

Office Hours: The Clerk’s Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on business days.
Judge Enrique S. Lamoutte
Judge James B. Haines, Jr.
Judge Joan N. Feeney
Judge Henry J. Boroff
Judge J. Michael Deasy
Judge Louis H. Kornreich
Judge Brian K. Tester
Judge Frank J. Bailey
Judge Mildred Caban Flores
Judge Melvin S. Hoffman
Judge Edward A. Godoy