Eleanor L. Ross

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Eleanor L. Ross
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Current Court Information:
DeKalb County State Court, Georgia
Title:   Judge
Position:   Division 5
Service:
Appointed by:   Gov. Nathan Deal
Active:   2011-2014
Preceded by:   Barbara Jean Mobley
Past post:   Fulton County District Attorney’s Office
Personal History
Undergraduate:   American University, 1989
Law School:   University of Houston, 1994
Candidate 2013:
Candidate for:  United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Eleanor L. Ross is 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 will serve out the remainder of Mobley's term, which expires in 2014.[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]

Federal judicial nomination

Northern District of Georgia

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Eleanor L. Ross
 Court:Northern District of Georgia
 Progress: 223 days since nomination.
ApprovedANominated:December 19, 2013
ApprovedAABA Rating:Majority Qualified, Minority Not Qualified
ApprovedAQuestionnaire:Questionnaire
ApprovedAHearing:May 13, 2014
ApprovedAQFRs:QFRs
ApprovedAReported:June 19, 2014 
DefeatedDPending: 

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.

[3]

—President Barack Obama[2]

The American Bar Association rated Ross Majority Qualified, Minority Not Qualified.[4]

Ross's nomination was returned by the Senate on January 3, 2014, and she was renominated on January 6th by President Obama.[5]

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Ross' nomination on May 13, 2014.[6] The committee reported Ross to the full Senate on June 19, 2014, on a voice vote.[7]

Education

Ross received her B.A. from American University in 1989 and her J.D. from the University of Houston in 1994.[8][9]

Career

Awards and associations

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

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