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Diaz, Albert

Born 1960 in Brooklyn, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on November 4, 2009, to a seat vacated by William W. Wilkins. Confirmed by the Senate on December 18, 2010, and received commission on December 22, 2010. Served as chief judge, 2023-present.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Reserve Military Judge, U.S. Marine Corps, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, 2000-2005
Reserve Military Appellate Judge, U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, 2005-2006

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, B.S., 1983
New York University School of Law, J.D., 1988
Boston University, M.S., 1993

Professional Career:

Prosecutor, defense counsel, and chief review officer, Legal Services Support Section, U.S. Marine Corps, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, 1988-1991
Office of the Judge Advocate General, U.S. Navy, Washington, D.C., 1991-2000; appellate government counsel, 1991-1995; reserve appellate defense counsel, 1995-2000
Private practice, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1995-2001
Judge, North Carolina Superior Court, 2001-2005
Special judge, North Carolina Business Court, 2005-2010
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2023-present