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Lipman, Sheryl Halle

Born 1963 in Memphis, TN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 6, 2014, to a seat vacated by Jon Phipps McCalla. Confirmed by the Senate on April 30, 2014, and received commission on May 1, 2014.

University of Michigan, B.A., 1984
New York University School of Law, J.D., 1987

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Julia S. Gibbons, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 1987-1988
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1988-1991
Private practice, Memphis, Tennessee, 1991-1995, 1997-1999
Memphis Race Relations and Diversity Institute, 1996-1997; director of programs, 1996; vice president, 1997
University of Memphis, 1999-2014; senior attorney, 1999-2002; university counsel, 2002-2014

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, August 1, 2013; no Senate vote