Born: April 17, 1943
New York, New York

Colleen Kollar-Kotelly

Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 7, 1997, to a seat vacated by Harold H. Greene.
Confirmed by the Senate on March 20, 1997, and received commission on March 26, 1997.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1984-1997
Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, 2002-2009; presiding judge, 2002-2009

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, March 29, 1996; no Senate vote

Catholic University of America, B.A., 1965
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1968

Portrait Ceremony
Program of Ceremony: September 15, 2017

Danni Dawson, a professional artist, and teacher for over 25 years, has exhibited her paintings both nationally and internationally. She has received a number of awards including the Allied Artist Award, the Salmagundi Painting Prize, the Audubon Award, as well as an award from the National Academy of Art and Design.

Ms. Dawson has painted more than 300 portraits of heads of state, dignitaries, university officials, and senior members of the military and medical communities.

Many of the portraits and still lifes painted by MS. Dawson are displayed in collections throughout the world. Her 17 foot bronze sculpture, “St. Joseph, the Worker,” appears on the facade of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Towson, Maryland.

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Catherine Kelly, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1968-1969
Attorney, Appellate Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1969-1972
Chief legal counsel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1972-1984