History of the Federal Judiciary

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Coleman, Sharon Johnson
Born 1960 in Chicago, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by Barack Obama on February 24, 2010, to a seat vacated by Mark R. Filip. Confirmed by the Senate on July 12, 2010, and received commission on July 13, 2010.

Northern Illinois University, B.A., 1981
Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1984

Professional Career:
Assistant state's attorney, Cook County, Illinois, 1984-1989
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 1989-1993
Deputy state's attorney and chief of Public Interest Bureau, Cook County, Illinois, 1993-1996
Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Cook County, 1996-2008
Judge, Illinois Appellate Court, First District, 2008-2010


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