Born: 1963
Muncie, Indiana

Robert Leon Wilkins

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Barack Obama on May 20, 2010, to a seat vacated by James Robertson; Confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 2010, and received commission on December 27, 2010. Service terminated on January 24, 2014, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on June 4, 2013, to a seat vacated by David Bryan Sentelle. Confirmed by the Senate on January 13, 2014, and received commission on January 15, 2014.

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, B.S., 1986
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1989

Jules Arthur-  A few years ago, Judge Wilkins asked renowned artist and art historian David Ddskcll for a recommendation of an up-and-coming artist to paint his judicial portrait. Mr. Driskell recommended Julcs Arthut, dcscribing him as a singulat talcnt among his genetation. As demonstrated by the completed work, Mr. Driskell was absolutely coffect.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Jules Atthut moved to New York City in 1995 to attend The School of Visual Arts, where he received a II.F.A. with honors in 1.999. ‘I’hc followrng ycar, hc was privilcgcd to tcccive guidance from Robctt Blackburn while attending the Robet Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. Since thcn, Mr. Arthur has bccn thc recipient of numerous awatds and has been givcn a commending review in thc Ncw York ‘I’imes for his “dcft dtaftsmanship.” Committcd to thc path of a lifelong student of life and art, he can be found frequentiy in
continuing coursc studies at the renowned Art Students League in New
York City. He states, “If one is to master the human form one must
remain in constant putsuit of it.”

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Earl B. Gilliam, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1989-1990
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, staff attorney, 1990-1996; chief, special litigation, 1996-2000; contract attorney, 2000-2002
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 2001-2010

Judges of the D.C. Circuit Courts