History of the Federal Judiciary


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Drain, Gershwin Allen
Born 1949 in Detroit, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Nominated by Barack Obama on November 17, 2011, to a seat vacated by Bernard A. Friedman. Confirmed by the Senate on August 2, 2012, and received commission on August 8, 2012.

Education:
Western Michigan University, B.S., 1970
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1972
University of Nevada, Reno, M.J.S., 1991

Professional Career:
Legal research clerk, Michigan Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit, 1972-1973
Attorney, Detroit [Michigan] Department of Transportation, 1973-1974
Attorney, Federal Defenders Office, Detroit, Michigan, 1974-1986
Judge, Michigan District Court, Thirty-Sixth Judicial District, 1986-1987
Judge, Detroit [Michigan] Recorder's Court, 1987-1997
Judge, Michigan Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit, 1997-2012

 

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