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Judith Ann Yannello, American judge. Bar: New York 1967, District of Columbia 1970, Supreme Court of the United States Ct 1971. Recipient Distinguished Service award Federal Bar Association, 1975; Meritorious Service award Department Justice, 1972.


Yannello, Judith Ann was born on March 27, 1943 in Buffalo. Daughter of Guy Raymond and Grace (Barone) Yannello.


Bachelor, Barnard College, 1964. Juris Doctor, Cornell University, 1967.


Born in Buffalo, New York, Yannello received a B.A. from Barnard College in 1964, followed by a J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1967. She was a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Claims from 1967 to 1968, and then a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice from 1968 to 1973, when she entered private practice in Washington, D.C. In 1976, Yannello became an administrative judge on the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, and in 1977, she became a trial judge of the U.S. Court of Claims.

On October 1, 1982, she was reassigned by operation of law under the Federal Courts Improvement Act to the newly created U.S. Claims Court. She resigned from the Claims Court on May 31, 1987, and returned to the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, where she continued to serve until 1996.


Member American Bar Association (member Judicial Administration Division, chairman continuing legal education committee Public Contract Law Section 1981-1982), Federal Bar Association (chairman Court Claims committee 1974-1976), District of Columbia Bar Association (certified of appreciation 1976), New York State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar, Executive Women in Government, National Association Women Judges (vice president district 4 1979-1981) Clubs: Zonta.