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Brennan, Michael Brian

Born 1963 in Milwaukee, WI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by Donald J. Trump on January 8, 2018, to a seat vacated by Terence Thomas Evans. Confirmed by the Senate on May 10, 2018, and received commission on May 11, 2018.

University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1986
Northwestern University School of Law (now Pritzker School of Law), J.D., 1989

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Robert W. Warren, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1989-1991
Private practice, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1991-1995, 2008-2018
Law clerk, Hon. Daniel A. Manion, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1995-1997
Assistant district attorney, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, 1997-1999
Staff counsel, Wisconsin Criminal Penalties Committee, 1998-1999
Wisconsin Governor's Task Force to Enhance Probation, 1999-2000; staff counsel, 1999-2000; member, 2000
Judge, Wisconsin Circuit Court, Milwaukee County, 2000-2008

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, August 3, 2017; no Senate vote