THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NOMINATES THIRTEEN TO THE FEDERAL BENCH
Carlos Moreno, 48, received his college degree from Yale University in 1970, and his law degree from Stanford University in 1975. From 1975 to 1979, Moreno was a Deputy City Attorney for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office; from 1979 to 1986, he was an associate in the firm of Kelley, Dryer & Warren; and from 1986 to 1993, he was a Compton Municipal Court Judge. Since 1993, Judge Moreno has served on the Los Angeles Superior Court.
2. Jeffrey Colman, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of
Jeffrey Colman, 49, received his college degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1970, and his law degree from Stanford University Law School in 1973. After law school, Colman was an instructor in the Clinical Legal Education Program of Stanford Law School from 1973 to 1974. He also worked as an associate for the Law Office of Clinton W. White in 1974. Since 1975, Colman has practiced with the Chicago firm of Jenner & Block, first as an associate and currently as a partner.
3. G. Patrick Murphy, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of
G. Patrick Murphy, 48, received both his college degree, in 1974, and his law degree, in 1978, from Southern Illinois University. Since 1994, Mr. Murphy has been a sole practitioner in Marion, Illinois. Prior to forming his own firm, Murphy was a partner with the firm of Winters, Brewster, Murphy, Crosby & Patchett from 1983 to 1993. He was an associate with the firm of Garrison & Garrison from 1982 to 1983, and an associate with the law firm of James W. Sander & Associates from 1978 to 1982.
4. Michael P. McCuskey, U.S. District Judge for the Central District
Michael McCuskey, 49, received his college degree from Illinois State University in 1970 and his law degree from St. Louis University in 1975. From 1975 to 1988, Judge McCuskey was a partner in the firm of Pace, McCuskey and Galley; and from 1976 to 1988, he was Chief Public Defender for Marshall County. From 1988 to 1990 he served as a judge on the Tenth Judicial Circuit of the State of Illinois. Since 1990 he has served as a judge on the Third District Appellate Court of the State of Illinois.
5. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District
Rebecca Pallmeyer, 42, received her college degree from the University of Valparaiso in 1976 and her law degree from the University of Chicago in 1979. After law school, she clerked for Judge Rosalie E. Wall of the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1979 until 1980, before joining the firm of Hopkins & Sutter where she worked from 1980 until 1985. From 1985 to 1991, she was an administrative law judge for the Illinois Human Rights Commission. Since 1991 she has been a United States Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
6. Victoria A. Roberts, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
Victoria Roberts, 45, received her college degree from the University of Michigan in 1973 and her law degree from Northeastern University in 1976. From 1977 to 1983, she was in private practice; from 1983 to 1985, she was a Senior Litigation Attorney for American Motors Corporation; and from 1985 to 1988, she was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. Since 1988, Roberts has been with the firm of Goodman, Eden, Millender & Bedrosian, first as an associate and now as a partner. In addition, she served as General Counsel to Mayor-Elect Dennis Archer's Transition Team from 1993 to 1994.
7. James S. Gwin, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of
James Gwin, 42, is currently a judge on the Stark County Common Pleas Court. A native of Ohio, he received his college degree, cum laude, from Kenyon College in 1976 and his law degree from the University of Akron in 1979. After law school, he worked as an associate in the Ohio law firm of Wise & Guitierrez from 1979 to 1985 before becoming a partner in the law firm of Guiterrez, Mackay & Gwin in 1985. He was appointed as a judge to the Stark County Common Pleas Court in 1989.
8. Dan A. Polster, United States District Court for the Northern
District of Ohio
Dan Polster, 45, is currently an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. A native of Ohio, he received his college degree from Harvard College in 1972 and his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1976. Before joining the U.S. Attorney's Office in Ohio, he worked as a trial attorney from 1976 until 1982 for the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice.
9. Algenon L. Marbley, United States District Court for the Southern
District of Ohio
Algenon Marbley, 42, is currently a partner in the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease in Ohio. He received his college degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1976 and his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in 1979. After law school, he worked at the law firm of Montgomery and Holland from 1979 to 1980, before joining the United States Department of Health and Human Services as an Assistant Regional Attorney where he worked from 1980 until 1986. In 1986, he joined his current firm, Vorys, Sater.
10. A. Richard Caputo, Middle District of Pennsylvania
Frederica Massiah-Jackson, 46, is currently a judge serving on the Court of Common Pleas, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania. She graduated college from Chestnut Hill College in 1971 and from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1974. After law school, from 1974 to 1976, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert N.C. Nix, III, of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. She then joined the law firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley, where she worked from 1976 to 1979 and again from 1981 to 1984. From 1979 to 1981, she served as Chief Counsel for the Insurance and Business Committee of the Pennsylvania Senate. Since 1984, she has been a state trial court judge. In addition, Judge Messiah-Jackson was a part-time lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School from 1992 to 1995.
12. Bruce W. Kauffman, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Bruce Kauffman, 62, is currently chairman and senior partner in the law firm of Dilworth, Paxson, Kalish & Kauffman. He received his college degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1956 and his law degree from Yale Law School in 1959. After law school, he was a law clerk for the Honorable Vincent S. Haneman of the Superior Court of New Jersey from 1959 to 1960 before joining his current law firm in 1960 where he has been Chairman and Senior Partner since 1982. Prior to rejoining the Dilworth firm, he served as a Justice for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court from 1980 to 1982. In addition, he currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.
13. John H. Bingler, Jr., Western District of Pennsylvania
John Bingler, 59, is currently a partner in the Pennsylvania law firm of Thorp, Reed & Armstrong. Bingler received his college degree from Princeton University 1959 and his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh 1965. After law school, he worked as a trial attorney with the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice 1965-1967, before working as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania from 1967 to 1970. From 1970 to 1971, he was Public Safety Director for the City of Pittsburgh. In 1971, he joined his current law firm of Thorp, Reed & Armstrong where he has been a partner since 1974. In addition, he served as Chair for Pittsburgh's Home Rule Charter and as President of Pittsburgh's Civil Service Commission.