History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
McConnell, John James Jr.
Born 1958 in Providence, RI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 5, 2011, to a seat vacated by Ernest C. Torres. Confirmed by the Senate on May 4, 2011, and received commission on May 6, 2011.

Education:
Brown University, A.B., 1980
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1983

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Donald F. Shea, Supreme Court of Rhode Island, 1983-1984
Private practice, Providence, Rhode Island, 1984-2011

 

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