FJA Officers and Board of Directors

2020

Officers

Cynthia M. Rufe, USDJ, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
President

Marilyn L. Huff, USDJ, Southern District of California
Immediate Past President

Richard R. Clifton, USCJ, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
President-Elect

Karen E. Schreier, USDJ, District of South Dakota
Secretary

J. Michelle Childs, USDJ, District of South Carolina
Treasurer


Executive Committee

Nannette Jolivette Brown, Chief USDJ, Eastern District of Louisiana

Leigh M. May, USDJ, Northern District of Georgia

Lawrence L. Piersol, USDJ, District of South Dakota

Charles R. Simpson, III, USDJ, Western District of Kentucky

Patty Shwartz, USCJ, Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Leo M. Gordon, CITJ, Court of International Trade

Malachy Mannion, USDJ, Middle District of Pennsylvania

Dan Polster, USDJ, Northern District of Ohio

Patti B. Saris, Chief USDJ, District of Massachusetts 


Directors-At-Large

1st Circuit

Allison D. Burroughs, USDJ, District of Massachusetts

Jon D. Levy, Chief USDJ, District of Maine

John J. McConnell, Jr., USDJ, District of Rhode Island

Patti Saris, USDJ, District of Massachusetts

 

2nd Circuit

P. Kevin Castel, USDJ, Southern District of New York

Peter W. Hall, USCJ, Court of Appeals

Frederick J. Scullin, Jr., USDJ, Northern District of New York

Stefan R. Underhill, Chief USDJ, District of Connecticut 

 

3rd Circuit

Cathy Bissoon, USDJ, Western District of Pennsylvania

Mark A. Kearney, USDJ, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Robert D. Mariani, USDJ, Middle District of Pennsylvania

Esther Salas, USDJ, District of New Jersey

 

4th Circuit

Albert Diaz, USCJ, Court of Appeals

John A. Gibney, Jr., USDJ, Eastern District of Virginia

Gina Marie Groh, Chief USDJ, Northern District of West Virginia

Bruce H. Hendricks, USDJ, District of South Carolina

 

5th Circuit

Debra Brown, USDJ, Northern District of Mississippi

Shelly Dick, Chief USDJ, Middle District of Louisiana 

Marina Garcia-Marmolejo, USDJ, Southern District of Texas

James E. Graves, Jr., USCJ, Court of Appeals


6th Circuit

James G. Carr, USDJ, Northern District of Ohio

Sean F. Cox, USDJ, Eastern District of Michigan

David Jason Hale, USDJ, Western District of Kentucky

Aleta Trauger, USDJ, Middle District of Tennessee

 

7th Circuit

Sara Darrow, USDJ, Central District of Illinois

Sara Ellis, USDJ, Northern District of Illinois

James D. Peterson, Chief USDJ, Western District of Wisconsin

Tanya Walton Pratt, USDJ, Southern District of Indiana 

 8th Circuit

Stephen Bough, USDJ, Western District of Missouri

Jane L. Kelly, USCJ, Court of Appeals

John M. Gerrard, Chief USDJ, District of Nebraska

Susan Richard Nelson, USDJ, District of Minnesota

 

9th Circuit

Richard F. Boulware, USDJ, District of Nevada

Michael McShane, USDJ, District of Oregon

Mary H. Murguia, USCJ, Court of Appeals

Janis L. Sammartino, USDJ, Southern District of California

 

10th Circuit

James O. Browning, USDJ, District of New Mexico

Joel Carson III, USCJ, Court of Appeals 

Joseph Heaton, USDJ, Western District of Oklahoma                                                                               

Julie A. Robinson, Chief USDJ, District of Kansas

 

11th Circuit

Leslie J. Abrams Gardner, USDJ, Middle District of Georgia

Robin S. Rosenbaum, USCJ, Court of Appeals

Mary S. Scriven, USDJ, Middle District of Florida

W. Keith Watkins, USDJ, Middle District of Alabama

 

D.C. Circuit

Cornelia Pillard, USDJ, District of Columbia

 

Federal Circuit

Kara F. Stoll, USCJ, Court of Appeals

 

Court of International Trade

Mark A. Barnett, CITJ, Court of International Trade


Committee Chairs
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Karen E. Schreier, USDJ, District of South Dakota
Bylaws

Nannette Jolivette Brown, Chief USDJ, Eastern District of Louisiana
Janis L. Sammartino, USDJ, Southern District of California
Civics and Service

Malachy Mannion, USDJ, Middle District of Pennsylvania
Communications/Publications

David O. Carter, USDJ, Central District of California
International Rule of Law

J. Michelle Childs, USDJ, District of South Carolina
Patti B. Saris, Chief USDJ, District of Massachusetts
Judicial Independence

Charles R. Simpson, III, USDJ, Western District of Kentucky
Legislative Liaison

Leigh M. May, USDJ, Northern District of Georgia
Membership Development

Leo M. Gordon, CITJ, Court of International Trade
Pay and Benefits

Dan Polster, USDJ, Northern District of Ohio
Pay and Benefits

Robert Lasnik, USDJ, Western District of Washington
Patty Shwartz, USCJ, Third Circuit Court of Appeals
Quadrennial Planning 

Henry E. Hudson, USDJ, Eastern District of Virginia
Security

Lawrence L. Piersol, USDJ, District of South Dakota
Senior Judges

Nannette Jolivette Brown, Chief USDJ, Eastern District of Louisiana
American Bar Association Liaison

Barry W. Ashe, USDJ, Eastern District of Louisiana
Federal Bar Association Liaison

Rodney W. Sippel, Chief USDJ, Eastern District of Missouri
Judicial Conference Liaison

Thank you to the outgoing directors, your service is much appreciated.

Joseph N. Laplante, USDJ, District of New Hampshire (1st circuit)

Jose L. Linares, USDJ, District of New Jersey (3rd circuit)

Daniel P. Jordan, III, USDJ, Southern District of Mississippi (5th circuit)

David M. Lawson, USDJ, Eastern District of Michigan (6th circuit)

Karen Nelson Moore, USCJ, Court of Appeals (6th circuit)

Jon E. DeGuillo, USDJ, Northern District of Indiana (7th circuit)

Audrey G. Fleissig, USDJ, Eastern District of Missouri (8th circuit)

Linda R. Reade, USDJ, Northern District of Iowa (8th circuit)

Anthony J. Battaglia, USDJ, Southern District of California (9th circuit)

William Paul Johnson, USDJ, District of New Mexico (10th circuit)

Marcia S. Krieger, USDJ, District of Colorado (10th circuit)


USCJ = United States Circuit Court Judge

USDJ = United States District Court Judge

CITJ = United States Court of International Trade Judge

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