Eleanor L. Ross

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Eleanor L. Ross
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Title:   Judge
Position:   Division 5
Service:
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   11/18/2014-Present
Preceded by:   Charles Pannell
Past post:   Judge, DeKalb County State Court, Georgia
Past term:   2011-2014
Past post 2:   Fulton County District Attorney’s Office
Past term 2:   2007-2011
Personal History
Undergraduate:   American University, 1989
Law School:   University of Houston, 1994

Eleanor L. Ross is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Prior to joining the federal court, she was a judge on the DeKalb County State Court in Georgia. She was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal on April 8, 2011, and took her oath of office on April 29, 2011. She filled the seat vacated by Barbara Jean Mobley in February of 2011. Ross served until her confirmation to the district court.[1]

On December 19, 2013, Ross was nominated by President Barack Obama to fill a vacancy on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.[2] The United States Senate confirmed Ross on November 18, 2014, by a voice vote.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag[3]

Professional career

Judicial career

Northern District of Georgia

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Eleanor L. Ross
 Court:Northern District of Georgia
 Progress:Confirmed 334 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:December 19, 2013
ApprovedAABA Rating:Majority Qualified, Minority Not Qualified
ApprovedAQuestionnaire:Questionnaire
ApprovedAHearing:May 13, 2014
ApprovedAQFRs:QFRs
ApprovedAReported:June 19, 2014 
ApprovedAConfirmed:November 18, 2014
 Vote: Voice vote

Eleanor L. Ross was nominated by President Barack Obama to fill a vacancy on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on December 19, 2013. The vacancy was created when Charles Pannell took senior status. On the nominations:

I am honored to put forward these highly qualified candidates for the federal bench... They will be distinguished public servants and valuable additions to the United States District Courts.

[4]

—President Barack Obama[2]

The American Bar Association rated Ross Majority Qualified, Minority Not Qualified.[5]

Ross's nomination was returned by the Senate on January 3, 2014, and she was renominated on January 6th by President Obama.[6]

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Ross' nomination on May 13, 2014.[7] The committee reported Ross to the full Senate on June 19, 2014, on a voice vote.[8]

The United States Senate confirmed Ross by voice vote on November 18, 2014.[9]

Awards and associations

The awards and associations sections is as it appears on Ross' questionnaire for the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Awards

  • 2011: Georgia's Most Powerful and Influential Attorney Award by Women Looking Ahead Magazine
  • 2010: Fulton County Assistant District Attorney of the Year
  • 2000: Fulton County District Attorney Homicide Attorney of the Year
  • 2000: Fulton County Voice for Victims Award

Associations

  • 2011-Present: DeKalb Lawyers Association
  • 1997-Present: DeKalb Bar Association
  • 1997-Present: State Bar of Georgia
  • 1995-1997: State Bar of Texas[10]

See also

External links

References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Charles Pannell
Northern District of Georgia
2014-Present
Seat #7
Succeeded by:
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