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This page displays up-to-date information on judicial appointments, elevations, and retirements of federal judges. Milestones can be filtered by category using the drop down menu.

Last updated: 11/3/2014

Milestones from the last: One Month | Six Months | One Year

Elevated: U.S. District Judge Clay D. Land
Position: Chief Judge
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
Succeeding U.S. District Judge C. Ashley Royal
October 1, 2014


Elevated: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Brian D. Lynch
Position: Chief Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington
Succeeding U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Paul B. Snyder
October 1, 2014


Elevated: U.S. District Judge Kevin Hunter Sharp
Position: Chief Judge
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
Succeeding U.S. District Judge William J. Haynes, Jr.
October 1, 2014


Elevated: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frederick P. Corbit
Position: Chief Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington
Succeeding U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank Kurtz
September 20, 2014


Elevated: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Julie A. Manning
Position: Chief Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut
Succeeding U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Albert S. Dabrowski
September 9, 2014


Elevated: U.S. District Judge David O. Nuffer
Position: Chief Judge
U.S. District Court for the District of Utah
Succeeding U.S. District Judge Brian Ted Stewart
September 1, 2014


Elevated: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge R. Guy Cole, Jr.
Position: Chief Judge
U.S.Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
August 15, 2014


Elevated: U.S. District Judge Julie E. Carnes
Position: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Succeeding U.S. Court of Appeals Judge J.L. Edmondson
July 31, 2014


Elevated: U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark
Position: Chief U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
Succeeding U.S. District Judge Gregory M. Sleet
July 1, 2014


Elevated: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Michael E. Romero
Position: Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado
Succeeding U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Howard Tallman
July 1, 2014


Elevated: U.S. District Judge Michael K. Moore
Position: Chief U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Succeeding U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno
July 1, 2014


Elevated: U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock
Position: Chief Judge
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
Succeeding U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills
June 2, 2014


Elevated: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Daniel P. Collins
Position: Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona
Succeeding retired U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Randolph J. Haines
March 17, 2014


Elevated: U.S. District Judge David Gregory Kays
Position: Chief Judge
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
Succeeding U.S. District Judge Fernando J. Gaitan, Jr.
January 3, 2014


Elevated: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Rebecca Buehler Connelly
Position: Chief Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia
Succeeding Retired U.S. Bankruptcy Judge William F. Stone, Jr.
January 2, 2014


Elevated: U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro
Position: Chief Judge
U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
Succeeding U.S. District Judge Robert Clive Jones.
January 1, 2014


Elevated: U.S. District Judge William E. Smith
Position: Chief Judge
U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island
Succeeding U.S. District Judge Mary M. Lisi
November 30, 2013


Elevated: U.S. District Judge Karon O. Bowdre
Position: Chief Judge
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
Succeeding U.S. District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn
November 18, 2013


Elevated: U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith
Position: Chief Judge
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Succeeding retired U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Emily Hewitt.
October 21, 2013


Elevated: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge William R. Sawyer
Position: Chief Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama
Succeeding U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dwight H. Williams, Jr.
October 17, 2013


Elevated: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Neil P. Olack
Position: Chief Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
Succeeding U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Edward Ellington
October 1, 2013


Elevated: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Scott W. Dales
Position: Chief Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan
Succeeding Recalled Bankruptcy James D. Gregg
October 1, 2013


Elevated: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Diane P. Wood
Position: Chief U.S. Court of Appeals Judge
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Succeeding U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Frank H. Easterbrook
October 1, 2013


Elevated: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Jeffery A. Deller
Position: Chief Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Succeeding U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Thomas P. Agresti
September 21, 2013


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