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Blakey, John Robert

Born 1965 in South Bend, IN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by Barack Obama on August 5, 2014, to a seat vacated by James F. Holderman. Confirmed by the Senate on December 16, 2014, and received commission on December 19, 2014.

University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1988
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, C.F.A., 1989
Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1992

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. William J. Zloch, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1992-1994
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1995-1996
Assistant state's attorney, Cook County, Illinois, 1996-2000
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of Florida, 2000-2004
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 2004-2009
Chief, Special Prosecutions Bureau, Cook County [Illinois] State's Attorney's Office, 2009-2014