History of the Federal Judiciary

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Schmehl, Jeffrey L.
Born 1955 in Reading, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 4, 2013, to a seat vacated by Thomas M. Golden. Confirmed by the Senate on June 13, 2013, and received commission on June 25, 2013.

Dickinson College, B.A., 1977
University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., 1980

Professional Career:
Assistant public defender, Berks County, Pennsylvania, 1980-1981
Assistant district attorney, Berks County, Pennsylvania, 1981-1986
Private practice, West Reading, Pennsylvania, 1981-1986
Private practice, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1986-1997
Solicitor, Berks County, Pennsylvania, 1989-1997
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Berks County [Pennsylvania], 1998-2013; president judge, 2007-2013

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, November 27, 2012; no Senate vote


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