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

Contra Costa Community College, A.A., 1966
San Francisco State College, B.A., 1968
Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D., 1972

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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