History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Gottschall, Joan B.
Born 1947 in Oak Ridge, TN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by William J. Clinton on March 29, 1996, to a seat vacated by James Byron Moran. Confirmed by the Senate on July 25, 1996, and received commission on August 1, 1996. Assumed senior status on April 23, 2012.

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1984-1996

Smith College, B.A., 1969
Stanford Law School, J.D., 1973

Professional Career:
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1973-1976, 1978-1982
Staff attorney, Federal Defender Program, Chicago, Illinois, 1976-1978
Staff attorney, Legal Office, University of Chicago, 1982-1984


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