History of the Federal Judiciary

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Cooke, Marcia G.
Born 1954 in Sumter, SC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Nominated by George W. Bush on November 25, 2003, to a seat vacated by Wilkie D. Ferguson. Confirmed by the Senate on May 18, 2004, and received commission on May 18, 2004.

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1984-1992

Georgetown University, B.S.F.S., 1975
Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 1977

Professional Career:
Staff attorney, Neighborhood Legal Services, Detroit, Michigan, 1978-1979
Deputy public defender, Legal Aid and Defender Association, Detroit, Michigan, 1979-1980
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Michigan, 1980-1983
Private practice, Michigan, 1983-1984
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of Florida, 1992-1999; executive assistant U.S. attorney, 1992-1994; director of professional development and training, 1992, 1994-1999
Chief inspector general, Executive Office of Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida, 1999-2002
Assistant county attorney, Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2002-2004


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