Judge Gelpí was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in October 2021. He received his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University in 1987 and his law degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1991. From 1991 to 1993, Judge Gelpí served as law clerk to Judge Juan M. Pérez-Giménez. From 1993 to 1996, he served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender. From 1997 to 2000, Judge Gelpí worked as an Assistant Attorney General, served as Solicitor General of Puerto Rico, and worked in private practice. Judge Gelpí was appointed as a Magistrate Judge in the District of Puerto Rico in 2001. In 2006, President George W. Bush appointed him to the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, where he served as Chief Judge from 2018 to 2021. Chambers phone number: (787) 772-3102.