Judge Profile

William L. Boulden

Judicial Experience:

  • Chief Administrative Judge and Regional Director, United States Merit Protection System, Appointed

Other Professional Experience:

  • Administrative Judge, U.S. MSPB, 1992 to 2002
  • JAG Corps, U.S. Navy, 1984 to 1992


  • JD, University of Maryland School of Law, 1984
  • BA, Susquehanna University, 1978

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Maryland Court of Appeals
  • US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • Armed Forces, Third Circuit


  • Do you have any special rules governing courtroom decorum (e.g., addressing the court, dealing with opposing counsel and witnesses, proper attire, etc.)? Judge Boulden may exclude counsel, party or witness based on a certain misconduct.

  • Describe motions practice in your court. Are there any local practices that attorneys should be aware of? Judge Boulden requires most motions to be filed in writing and served to opposing counsel. They are acted upon quickly.

  • Are there any special practices or procedures lawyers appearing before you should know about? Judge Boulden requests that counsel review 5 C.F.R. Part 1201.

  • Any suggestions, admonitions or recommendations you would make to lawyers appearing before you? Judge Boulden requires all parties to be polite and honest.

  • Can the court be contacted by e-mail? Yes

  • Can the court be contacted by fax? Yes

  • Does the court accept filings by fax? Yes

  • Does the court accept filings by e-mail? philadelphia@mspb.gov