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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.

Education:
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