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Cercone, David S.
Born 1952 in Pittsburgh, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by George W. Bush on March 21, 2002, to a seat vacated by Donald J. Lee. Confirmed by the Senate on August 1, 2002, and received commission on August 2, 2002.

Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, B.A., 1974
Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 1977

Professional Career:
Private practice, Pennsylvania, 1978-1979, 1982-1985
Law clerk, Hon. Paul R. Zavarella, Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County [Pennsylvania], 1978-1979
Assistant district attorney, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1979-1981
Magisterial district judge, Allegheny County [Pennsylvania] District Court, 1982-1985
Adjunct faculty, University of Pittsburgh, 1983-
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County [Pennsylvania], 1986-2002
Adjunct faculty, Robert Morris College, 1993-1995

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, July 27, 2000; no Senate vote


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