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Pro, Philip Martin

Born 1946 in Richmond, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on May 5, 1987, to a seat vacated by Harry E. Claiborne. Confirmed by the Senate on July 22, 1987, and received commission on July 23, 1987. Served as chief judge, 2002-2007. Assumed senior status on December 31, 2011. Service terminated on January 23, 2015, due to retirement.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, 1980-1987

Contra Costa Community College, A.A., 1966
San Francisco State College, B.A., 1968
Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D., 1972
Duke University School of Law, LL.M., judicial studies, 2014

Professional Career:

U.S. Naval Reserve, 1964-1968
Law clerk, Hon. William P. Compton, Nevada District Court, Eighth Judicial District, 1972-1973
Deputy public defender, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1973-1975
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Nevada, 1975-1978, 1980; chief assistant U.S. attorney, 1980
Private practice, Reno, Nevada, 1978-1979
Deputy attorney general, State of Nevada, 1979-1980
Board member, Federal Judicial Center, 2007-2011