Judge Lombardi served as an Associate Justice of the Land Court Department from 1995 to 2008. He is a graduate of Tufts University in 1971 and received his law degree from Boston University School of Law in 1974.
Judge Lombardi was an associate in the Law Offices of Robert I. Kalis in Foxborough from 1974 to 1978. Between January 1977 and January 1983, Judge Lombardi served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives representing the towns of Easton, Mansfield, and Norton. After leaving the legislature, Judge Lombardi practiced law with Warner & Stackpole in Boston until 1995.
Judge Lombardi co-chaired a committee consisting of court personnel, private attorneys, and surveyors that drafted the “Manual of Instructions for the Survey of Lands and Preparation of Plans,” which became effective on January 2, 2006. He has participated as a faculty member in numerous seminars pertaining to Massachusetts easement law. For many years, Judge Lombardi was a member of the Real Estate Bar of Massachusetts and an ex-officio member of The Abstract Club. He received his mediation training from Mediation Works Incorporated.
Prior to his service on the bench, Judge Lombardi was a member of the boards of Suffield Academy; the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (commonly known as Amtrak); Brockton Hospital, Inc.; North Easton Savings Bank; and the Natural Resources Trust of Easton, Inc.