Born: 1944
Buffalo, New York

Paul L. Friedman

Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by William J. Clinton on March 22, 1994, to a seat vacated by Gerhard A. Gesell. Confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 1994, and received commission on June 16, 1994. Assumed senior status on December 31, 2009.

New York University School of Law
Cornell University, B.A., 1965
State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1968

Portrait Ceremony
Transcript of Ceremony: September 19, 2014

Jon R. Friedman’s portraits are included in numerous public and institutional collections in the United States and abroad, including the National Portrait Gallery, the U.S. House of Representatives, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Institutes of Health, the Carnegie Institute of Washington, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the California Institute of Technology, and Brandeis University. His landscape paintings and sculptures have appeared in exhibitions throughout the country.

Raised in Arlington, Virginia, Mr. Friedman received a BA in philosophy from Princeton University and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy with additional studies at the Corcoran College of Art and Design and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Aubrey Robinson, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 1968-1969
Law clerk, Hon. Roger Robb, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1969-1970
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1970-1974
Assistant solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1974-1976
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1976-1994