Judge Kayatta was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in February 2013. He received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College in 1976 and his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1979. He served as law clerk to Judge Frank M. Coffin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit from 1979 to 1980. From 1980 to 2013, Judge Kayatta worked in private practice in Portland, Maine. Chambers phone number: (207) 699-3600.