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U.S. Court of Federal Claims: Sweeney, Margaret Mary

Born 1955 in Baltimore, MD

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Nominated by George W. Bush on June 14, 2005, to a seat vacated by Robert H. Hodges, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on October 21, 2005, and received commission on October 24, 2005. Served as chief judge, 2018-present.

Education:
College of Notre Dame of Maryland, B.A., 1977
Widener University, Delaware Law School (now Widener University School of Law), J.D., 1981

Professional Career:
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1981
Law clerk, Hon. Robert D. Thompson, Family Court of the State of Delaware, 1981-1982
Master, Family Court of the State of Delaware, 1982-1983
Private practice, Morrisville, Pennsylvania, 1983-1985
Law clerk, Hon. Loren A. Smith, U.S. Claims Court, 1985-1987
Trial attorney, Environmental Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1987-1999
Attorney advisor, Office of Intelligence Policy and Review, U.S. Department of Justice, 1999-2003
Special master, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2003-2005