District Nominees


Scott L. Palk
, Western District of Oklahoma

Nomination

  • December 16, 2015 – President Obama
  • May 7, 2017 – President Trump
  • Age: 49

Career

  • Assistant Dean of Students, University of Oklahoma College of Law (2011 – Present)
    • Office of General Counsel
    • Threat Assessment Review Committee
  • Assistant United States Attorney, W.D. Okla. (2002 – 2011)
  • Assistant District Attorney, Cleveland County (1992 – 2002)

Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D. (1992)
  • Oklahoma State University, B.S. (1989)
  • Business Administration
  • Finance and Economics

Awards

  • FBI Director’s Certificate of Appreciation for Assistance to the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).
  • Prosecutor of the Year, Association of Oklahoma Narcotics Enforcers (1993).

Links



Timothy J. Kelly, District of Columbia

Nomination

  • June 7, 2017 – President Trump
  • June 28, 2017 – Hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Age: 48

Career

  • Counsel, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (2013 – Present)
    • Chief Counsel for National Security
    • Senior Crime Counsel
    • Republican Staff Director, Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control
  • S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division (2007 – 2013)
  • Assistant United States Attorney, D.C. (2003 – 2007)
  • Associate, Arnold & Porter (1997 – 2003)
  • Loaned Associate, Legal Aid Society

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (1997)
    • Senior Editor, American Criminal Law Review
    • Member, The Federalist Society
  • Duke University, B.A. (1991)
  • Cum Laude
  • Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York City

Links



Trevor N. McFadden
, District of Columbia

Nomination

  • June 7, 2017
  • Age: 38

Career

  • Acting Principal Deputy Assistant AG (2017 – Present)
  • Deputy Assistant AG, Criminal Division (2017 – Present)
  • Associate, Baker & McKenzie LLP (2013 – 2017)
  • Assistant United States Attorney, D.C. (2009 – 2013)

Education

  • University of Virginia, J.D. (2006)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Editor, Virginia Law Review
    • Member, The Federalist Society
  • Wheaton College, B.A. (2001)
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Clerkship

  • Judge Colloton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Links



Dabney L. Friedrich
, District of Columbia

Nomination

  • May 8, 2017 – Announcement
  • June 7, 2017 – Nomination
  • June 25, 2017 – Hearing
  • Age: 50

Career

  • Commissioner, U.S. Sentencing Commission
  • Assistant United States Attorney
    • Southern District of California, Criminal Division
    • Eastern District of Virginia, Criminal Division
  • Chief Crime Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Associate Counsel, President George W. Bush

Education

  • Yale Law School, J.D.
    • Editor, Yale Journal on Regulation
    • Legal Studies Diploma, University of Oxford
  • University of Oxford, Trinity College, B.A.
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Economics

Clerkship

  • Judge Hogan, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Links



Claria H. Boom
, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky

Nomination

  • June 7, 2017 – President Trump
  • Age: 49 – Approximately

Career

  • Member, Frost Brown Todd L.L.C. (2006 – Present)
    • 2012 Mentor of the Year
    • Chairperson, Compensation Committee
    • Member, Women’s Initiative Steering Committee
  • Executive Director, Equine Education Project (2005 – 2006)
  • Assistant United States Attorney, EDKY (1998 – 2005)
  • Associate, King & Spalding – Atlanta, Georgia (1995 – 1998)

Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D. (1994)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Executive Editor, Journal of Transnational Law
    • Best Oralist, King & Spalding Moot Court
    • Am Jur Awards
      • Contracts I
      • Bankrputcy
  • Transylvania University, B.A. (1991)
    • Summa Cum Laude
    • W.T. Young Scholarship
    • Holleian Society

Links



Michael L. Brown
, Northern District of Georgia

Nomination

  • July 13, 2017 – President Trump
  • Age: 49 – Approximately

Career

  • Partner, Alston & Bird LLP (2004 – Present)
    • Chambers USA: Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Leader, Government & Internal Investigations Team
  • Assistant United States Attorney
    • Northern District of Georgia (2002 – 2004)
    • Southern District of Florida (1999 – 2002)
  • Associate, King & Spalding – Atlanta, Georgia (1995 – 1999)

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D. (1994)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Managerial Board, Georgia Law Review
  • Georgetown University, B.A. (1991)

Clerkship

  • Judge Edmondson, U.S. Court of Appeals for Eleventh Circuit

Links



William “Chip” Campbell
, Middle District of Tennessee

Nomination

  • July 13, 2017 – President Trump
  • Age: 48

Career

  • Member, Frost Brown Todd L.L.C. (2011 – Present)
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2015
    • Mid-South Super Lawyer Rising Stars, 2013-2014
    • Leader, Competition Law Section
  • Member, Riley, Warnock, & Jacobsen (2003 – 2011)
  • Associate, Maynard, Cooper, & Gale, P.C. (2001 – 2003)
  • Officer, United States Marine Corps (1991 – 1998)
    • Electronic Countermeasures Officer (VMAQ-3)
    • Forward Air Controller, Camp LeJeune, NC

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D. (2001)
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Editor in Chief, Alabama Law Review
  • United States Naval Academy, B.S. (1991)
  • Political Science
  • Commission, United States Marine Corps

Links



Thomas Alvin Farr
, Eastern District of North Carolina

Nomination

  • December 1, 2006 – President Bush
  • July 13, 2017 – President Trump
  • Age: 63

Career

  • Partner, Ogletree Deakins (2006 – Present)
    • The Best Lawyers in America
    • Chambers USA: Leading Business Lawyers
    • Super Lawyers
    • A-V Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Partner, Haynsworth, Baldwin, & Greaves LLP (2003 – 2006)
  • Partner, Maupin, Taylor, Ellis & Adams, P.A. (1983 – 2003)
    • Labor Law
    • North Carolina Elections Board
  • Counsel, Senate Labor & Human Resources Committee (1981)
  • Attorney, National Right to Work Foundation (1979 – 1981)

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, L.L.M (1983)
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. (1994)
  • Hillsdale College, B.L.S. (1976)
    • Co-Salutatorian
    • Summa Cum Laude

Clerkship

  • Judge Frank Bullock, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

Links



Mark S. Norris
, Western District of Tennessee

Nomination

  • July 13, 2017 – President Trump
  • Age: 62

Career

  • Special Counsel, Adams & Reese LLP (2006 – Present)
    • Litigation Practice Group
    • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Senator, Tennessee General Assembly, District 32
    • Majority Leader (2007 – Present)
    • Chair, Senate Rules Committee
    • Vice Chair, Senate Calendars Committee
    • Member, Senate Ethics Committee
    • Member, Senate Finance, Ways and Means
    • Member, Senate and Local Government

Education

  • University of Denver, J.D. (1980)
  • Colorado College, B.A. (1977)

Awards

  • Legislator of the Year
    • Tennessee Parent Teacher Association (2014)
    • Tennessee 911 Association (2014)
    • Tennessee NFIB Guardian of Small Business (2013)
    • Tennessee School Boards Association (2004)
  • Tennessee Life Science Industry Champion Award (2014)
  • Silver Good Citizenship Medal, Sons of American Revolution
  • American Planning Association Award (2001)

Links



Thomas L. Parker
, Western District of Tennessee

Nomination

  • July 13, 2017 – President Trump
  • Age: 55

Career

  • Shareholder, Baker Donelson, P.C. (2005 – Present)
  • Assistant United States Attorney, WDTN (1996 – 2005)
  • Associate, Waring Cox PLC (1989 – 1996)

Education

  • Vanderbilt University, J.D. (1989)
  • University of South Carolina, B.S. (1985)

Awards

  • Antitrust Lawyer of the Year, 2018
  • Mid-South Super Lawyer, 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2011 – Present
  • Sam A. Myar, Jr. Memorial Award, 1999

Links


William M. Ray, Northern District of Georgia

Nomination

  • July 13, 2017 – President Trump
  • Age: 54

Career

  • 76th Judge, Court of Appeals of Georgia (2012 – Present)
  • Superior Court Judge, Gwinnett Judicial Circuit (2002 – 2012)
  • Senator, Georgia State Senate, 48th District (1996 – 2002)
    • Judiciary Committee
    • Rules Committee
    • Appropriations Committee
  • Partner, Andersen, Davidson & Tate, P.C. (1990 – 1996)

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D. (1990)
    • Cum Laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Order of the Barristers
  • University of Georgia, M.B.A. (1986)
    • With Honors
    • Finance
  • University of Georgia, B.A. (1985)
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Risk Management

Links



Eli J. Richardson
, Middle District of Tennessee

Nomination

  • July 13, 2017 – President Trump
  • Age: 63

Career

  • Member, Bass Berry & Sims (2010 – Present)
    • American Health Lawyers Association
    • FCPA Investigations
    • Monitorships
  • Expert Monitor, OECD Anti-Corruption Task Force (2010)
  • Department of Justice, Resident Legal Advisor to Serbia (2005)
  • Assistant United States Attorney
    • Middle District of Tennessee (2004 – 2009)
    • District of New Jersey (2002 – 2004)
    • Criminal Chief
  • Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation (2000 – 2004)

Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D. (1992)
  • Duke University, B.S. (1989)

Awards

  • Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an AUSA (2009)
  • “Top 40 Under 40,” The Tennessean

Teaching

  • Adjunct Professor, Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Adjunct Professor, Belmont University College of Law

Links



Tilman E. Self III
, Middle District of Georgia

Nomination

  • July 13, 2017 – President Trump
  • Age: 62

Career

  • 83rd Judge, Court of Appeals of Georgia (2016 – Present)
  • Judge, Superior Court, Macon Judicial District (2006 – 2016)
  • Partner, Sell & Melton, L.L.P. (1997 – 2006)
  • Officer, United States Army (1977 – 1994)
    • 2nd Infantry Division, DMZ, Republic of Korea
    • 2nd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment – DEA Recon
    • Transportation Lawyers Association

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D. (1997)
    • President, Student Bar Association
    • Article, Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal
  • The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina, B.A. (1977)
    • Summa Cum Laude
    • Top Business Graduate
    • 9th Overall Graduate

Awards

  • Field Artillery Officer, Commandant’s List
  • Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award

Links



Annemarie Carney Axon
, Northern District of Alabama

Nomination

  • July 19, 2017 – President Trump
  • Age: 44

Career

  • Counsel, Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt (2006 – Present)
    • Fiduciary Litigation
    • Securities Law
    • Probate Litigation
  • Associate, Edwards & Angell LLP (1999 – 2006)
  • Assistant Vice President, AmSouth Bank

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D. (1999)
    • With Honors
    • Lead Articles Editor, Law and Psychology Review
  • University of Alabama, B.A. (1995)
    • History
    • Political Science

Clerkship

  • Judge Inge Prytz Johnson, Northern District of Alabama

Links



Liles C. Burke
, Northern District of Alabama

Nomination

  • July 19, 2017 – President Trump
  • Age: 48

Career

  • Judge, Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals (2011 – Present)
  • Judge, Marshall County District Court (2006 – 2011)
    • Co-Founder, Domestic Violence Court
    • Founder, Family Drug Court
  • Municipal Judge, Arab, Alabama (2001 – 2006)
  • City Attorney, Arab, Alabama (1994 – 2001)
  • Associate, Burke, Beuoy & Maze, P.C. (1994 – 2001)

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D. (1999)
    • Board of Trustees
    • Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society
  • University of Alabama, B.A. (1991)

Affiliations

  • President, Alabama Appellate Judges Association
  • Officer, Alabama Army National Guard, JAG Corps
  • The Federalist Society

Links



Donald C. Coggins, Jr
., District of South Carolina

Nomination

  • February 25, 2017 – President Obama
  • August 3, 2017 – President Trump
  • Age: 54

Career

  • Founder, Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins (2000 – Today)
    • The American Trial Lawyers Association Top 100
    • Best Lawyers in America
    • Super Lawyers
  • Partner, Smith & Coggins, P.C. (1993 – 2000)
  • Partner, Cummings, Smith & Coggins (1986 – 1993)
  • Associate, Cummings & Smith (1984 – 1986)

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D. (1984)
    • Robert Wagner Labor Law Moot Court Team
    • Southeastern Regional Mock Trial Team
    • Phi Delta Phi
  • Clemson University, B.A. (1981)
    • Blue Key Honor Society
    • Tiger Brotherhood

Links



Terry A. Doughty
, Western District of Louisiana

Nomination

  • August 3, 2017 – President Trump
  • Age: 54

Career

  • Judge, 5th Judicial District, Louisiana (2008 – Present)
    • Criminal
    • Civil
    • Juvenile
  • Partner, Cotton, Bolton, Hoychick & Doughty (1984 – 2008)
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Real Estate Transactions

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law School, J.D. (1984)
  • Louisiana Tech University, B.S. (1981)
    • Finance
    • Economics

Links



Michael J. Juneau
, Western District of Louisiana

Nomination

  • August 3, 2017 – President Trump
  • Age: 54

Career

  • Founder, Juneau David, P.L.C. (1987 – Present)
    • Special MasterClaims Administrator – MDL
    • Maritime
    • Professional Liability
    • Products Liability

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D. (1987)
    • Cum Laude
    • Best Oralist, Ames Moot Court Competition
    • Harvard Legal Aid Bureau
  • Louisiana State University, B.S. (1984)
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Accounting, C.P.A.

Affiliations

  • Christian Legal Society
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute

Links



Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr.
, Western District of Louisiana

Nomination

  • August 3, 2017 – President Trump
  • Age: 52

Career

  • Partner, Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough LLP
    • Complex civil litigation
    • Product liability defense

Education

  • University of South Carolina, J.D. (1989)
  • Rhodes College, B.A. (1986)

Awards

  • Complete Lawyer Award, University of South Carolina
  • Chambers USA, “Leading Lawyers for Business.”
  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
    • “Bet-the-Company Litigation”
    • “Lawyer of the Year”

Affiliations

  • South Carolina Bar President (2011-2012)
  • Permanent Member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Links



Holly Lou Teeter
, District of Kansas

Nomination

  • August 3, 2017 – President Trump

Career

  • Assistant United States Attorney, Western District, Missouri
    • Criminal Division
    • National Security Division
  • Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP
  • Los Alamos National Security, LLC
    • Patent Law Clerk
    • Los Alamos National Laboratory

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law, J.D.
    • Valedictorian
    • Legal Studies Diploma, University of Oxford
    • Editor, Kansas Law Review
  • University of Kansas, School of Engineering, B.S.

Clerkships

  • Judge Wimes, District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • Judge Murguia, District Court for the District of Kansas

Links



Robert E. Wier
, Eastern District of Kentucky

Nomination

  • August 3, 2017 – President Trump
  • Age: 50

Career

  • United States Magistrate Judge (2006 – Present)
  • Partner, Ransdell and Wier PLLC (1996 – 2006)
  • Associate, Stoll, Keenon & Park LLP (1993 – 1996)

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D. (1992)
    • Valedictorian
    • Editor-in-Chief, Kentucky Law Journal
  • University of Kentucky, B.A. (1989)
    • High Distinction
    • Departmental Honors

Clerkships

  • Judge Siler, Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Links

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