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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: 8/19/2014

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

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. 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


Elevated: U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall
Position: Chief U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
Succeeding U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson
September 9, 2013


Elevated: U.S. District Judge Raner Collins
Position: Chief U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
Succeeding U.S. Senior District Judge Roslyn Silver
September 3, 2013


Elevated: U.S. District Judge Christopher C. Conner
Position: Chief U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
Succeeding U.S. District Judge Yvette Kane
September 1, 2013


Elevated: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Robert A. Katzmann
Position: Chief U.S. Court of Appeals Judge
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Succeeding U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Dennis Jacobs
September 1, 2013


Elevated: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Anita Louise Shodeen
Position: Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Iowa
Succeeding U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Lee M. Jackwig
August 26, 2013


Elevated: U.S. District Judge J. Daniel Breen
Position: Chief U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
Succeeding Senior U.S. District Judge Jon P. McCalla
August 23, 2013


Elevated: U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti
Position: Chief U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Succeeding U.S. District Judge Sean McLaughlin who resigned from office on August 16, 2013.
August 17, 2013


Elevated: Territorial District Court Judge Wilma Antoinette Lewis
Position: Chief Territorial District Court Judge
District Court of the Virgin Islands
Succeeding Judge Curtis V. Gomez
August 16, 2013


Elevated: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Edward E. Carnes
Position: Chief U.S. Court of Appeals Judge
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Succeeding U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Joel Dubina
August 1, 2013


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