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Xinis, Paula

Born 1968 in Mineola, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
Nominated by Barack Obama on March 26, 2015, to a seat vacated by Deborah K. Chasanow. Confirmed by the Senate on May 16, 2016, and received commission on May 18, 2016.

University of Virginia, B.A., 1991
Yale Law School, J.D., 1997

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Diana Gribbon Motz, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1997-1998
Assistant federal public defender, District of Maryland, 1998-2011; director of training, 2006-2011; research and writing attorney supervisor, 2008-2011
Complaint examiner, District of Columbia Office of Police Complaints, 2005-2010
Private practice, Baltimore, Maryland, 2011-2016

Miscellaneous Information:

Former names: Panagiota Xinis, Paula Xinis-Fishman