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Born: 1962
Kingston, Jamaica

Tanya Sue Chutkan

Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Nominated by Barack Obama on January 6, 2014, to a new seat authorized by 104 Stat. 5089. Confirmed by the Senate on June 4, 2014, and received commission on June 5, 2014.

George Washington University, B.A., 1983
University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1987

Professional Career:

Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1987-1991, 2002-2014
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, 1991-2002; staff attorney, 1990-1996, 2000-2002; lead attorney, sex offenses and domestic violence, 1996-1997; lead attorney, homicide, 1997-1999

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, December 19, 2013; no Senate vote

Judges of the D.C. Circuit Courts