History of the Federal Judiciary

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Chagares, Michael A.
Born 1962 in Pittsburgh, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 25, 2006, to a seat vacated by Michael Chertoff. Confirmed by the Senate on April 4, 2006, and received commission on April 20, 2006.

Gettysburg College, B.A., 1984
Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 1987

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Morton I. Greenberg, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1987-1988
Private practice, New Jersey, 1988-1990
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of New Jersey, 1990-2004; chief, Civil Division, 1999-2004
Adjunct professor, Seton Hall School of Law, 1991-2006
Private practice, Hackensack, New Jersey, 2004-2006


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