History of the Federal Judiciary

  U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Michigan

   Judges of the Western District of Michigan
Maloney, Paul Lewis
Born 1949 in Cleveland, OH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
Nominated by George W. Bush on March 19, 2007, to a seat vacated by Richard Alan Enslen. Confirmed by the Senate on July 9, 2007, and received commission on July 13, 2007. Served as chief judge, 2008-2015.

Lehigh University, B.A., 1972
University of Detroit Law School (now University of Detroit Mercy School of Law), J.D., 1975

Professional Career:
Assistant prosecutor, Berrien County, Michigan, 1975-1981
Prosecutor, Berrien County, Michigan, 1981-1989
Deputy assistant attorney general, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1989-1993
Special assistant to the director, Michigan Department of Corrections, 1993-1995
Judge, Michigan District Court, Fifth Judicial Circuit, 1995-1996
Judge, Michigan Circuit Court, Second Judicial Circuit, 1996-2007

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, June 28, 2006; no Senate vote


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