History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Pro, Philip Martin
Born 1946 in Richmond, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on May 5, 1987, to a seat vacated by Harry E. Claiborne. Confirmed by the Senate on July 22, 1987, and received commission on July 23, 1987. Served as chief judge, 2002-2007. Assumed senior status on December 31, 2011.

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 1980-1987

Education:
Contra Costa Community College, A.A., 1966
San Francisco State College, B.A., 1968
Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D., 1972
Duke University School of Law, LL.M., judicial studies, 2014

Professional Career:
U.S. Naval Reserve, 1964-1968
Law clerk, Hon. William P. Compton, Nevada District Court, Eighth Judicial District, 1972-1973
Deputy public defender, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1973-1975
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Nevada, 1975-1978, 1980; chief assistant U.S. attorney, 1980
Private practice, Reno, Nevada, 1978-1979
Deputy attorney general, State of Nevada, 1979-1980

 

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