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Humetewa, Diane Joyce
Born 1964 in Phoenix, AZ

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 6, 2014, to a seat vacated by Mary Helen Murguia. Confirmed by the Senate on May 14, 2014, and received commission on May 16, 2014.

Education:
Phoenix College, A.A.S., 1985
Arizona State University, B.S., 1987
Arizona State University College of Law, J.D., 1993

Professional Career:
Deputy counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, 1993-1996
Counsel to the deputy attorney general, Office of Tribal Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, 1996-1998; special assistant U.S. attorney, District of Arizona, 1997-1998
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Arizona, 1998-2007; senior litigation counsel, 2001-2007; U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (on detail), 2005-2006
Judge, Hopi Appellate Court, Keams Canyon, Arizona, 2002-2007
U.S. attorney for the District of Arizona, 2007-2009
Acting chief prosecutor, The Hopi Tribe, Keams Canyon, Arizona, 2009
Private practice, Phoenix, Arizona, 2009-2011
Professor of practice, Arizona State University College of Law, 2011-2014
Special advisor to the president and special counsel, Office of General Counsel, Arizona State University, 2011-2014

Former names: Diane Killigrew, Diane Joyce Juarez

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, September 19, 2013; no Senate vote

 

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