History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Wilkins, Robert Leon
Born 1963 in Muncie, IN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Barack Obama on May 20, 2010, to a seat vacated by James Robertson. Confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 2010, and received commission on December 27, 2010. Service terminated on January 24, 2014, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on June 4, 2013, to a seat vacated by David Bryan Sentelle. Confirmed by the Senate on January 13, 2014, and received commission on January 15, 2014.

Education:
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, B.S., 1986
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1989

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Earl B. Gilliam, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1989-1990
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, 1990-2001; staff attorney, 1990-1995; chief, special litigation, 1995-2000; contract attorney, 2001
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 2001-2011

 

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