History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
O`Malley, Kathleen McDonald
Born 1956 in Drexel Hill, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Nominated by William J. Clinton on September 20, 1994, to a seat vacated by John William Potter. Confirmed by the Senate on October 7, 1994, and received commission on October 12, 1994. Service terminated on December 27, 2010, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on March 10, 2010, to a seat vacated by Alvin A. Schall. Confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 2010, and received commission on December 27, 2010.

Kenyon College, A.B., 1979
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1982

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Nathaniel Jones, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1982-1983
Private practice, Cleveland, Ohio, 1983-1991
Ohio Attorney General's Office, 1991-1994; chief counsel, 1991-1993; chief of staff and first assistant, 1993-1994


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