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Parker, Linda Vivienne

Born 1958 in Detroit, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 6, 2014, to a seat vacated by Robert Hardy Cleland. Confirmed by the Senate on March 12, 2014, and received commission on March 17, 2014.

University of Michigan, B.A., 1980
George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1983

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. William S. Thompson, Carlisle Pratt, and Theodore Block, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1983-1985
Staff attorney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1985-1989
Private practice, Detroit, Michigan, 1989-1994
Executive assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Michigan, 1994-2000
Director of development, Detroit Institute of Arts, 2000-2003
Director, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, 2003-2008
Judge, Michigan Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit, 2009-2014

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, July 25, 2013; no Senate vote