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Richard Leo Sippel

Richard Leo Sippel, American judge. Bar: District of Columbia 1965, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1969. Albany Law School scholar Union University, 1961-1963.


Sippel, Richard Leo was born on July 13, 1938 in Jersey City. Son of Raymond L. and Catherine Cecilia (Delaplain) Sippel.


AB, Holy Cross College, 1960. Juris Doctor, Union University, 1963. Graduate with honors, Naval Justice School, Newport, Rhode Island, 1964.


Trial and defense counsel, United States Marine Corps, Quantico, Virginia, 1965-1966;staff attorney, Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, 1967-1969;partner, Sachs, Greenebaum & Tayler, Washington, 1970-1975;assistant director, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Washington, 1975-1977;senior trial attorney, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, 1978-1984;administrative law judge, unites states department of Labor, Pittsburgh, 1984-1985;administrative law judge, Federal Communication Commission, Washington, since 1986.


Chief counsel for appellants (pro bono) Leland Junior High School Appeal of Closure to Maryland. State Board Education, Chevy Chase, 1983. Captain United States Marine Corps, 1963-1966.

Member American Bar Association (executive company administrative law judges conference 1987-1990), Federal Administrative Law Judges Conference (Executive Committee since 1986), Federal Bar Association (board directors District of Columbia chapter 1972-1978, treasurer 1978-1979, Commendation 1972), Foreign Policy Association (discussion leader 1986-1991).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: American history, foreign affairs, gardening, Spanish andGerman languages, playing baseball.


Married Marie Ann Silva, October 9, 1965. Children: Kirsten Marie, Mara Catherine, Serra Delaplain.