James M. Moody

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This is the page about the federal judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas. If you are looking for information about the federal judge for the Northern District on Indiana, please see James T. Moody, if you want the state judge for the Sixth Circuit of Arkansas see James Moody (Arkansas), and if you are looking for information about the federal judge for the Middle District of Florida, please see James S. Moody.


James M. Moody
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #6
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   8/14/1995 - 10/1/2008
Senior:   10/1/2008 - 3/7/2014
Preceded by:   Henry Woods
Succeeded by:   Kristine Gerhard Baker
Personal History
Born:   1940
Hometown:   El Dorado, AR
Undergraduate:   University of Arkansas, B.S.I.M., 1962
Law School:   University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 1964
Military service:   U.S. Army 1964 - 1966

James Maxwell Moody was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.When Moody's son, James Moody (Arkansas), was confirmed to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas James Maxwell Moody retired from court in accordance with federal law.[1] Moody retired on March 7, 2014.[2]

Early life and education

A native of Arkansas, Moody graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor's degree in 1962 and received his Juris Doctor degree in 1964. Moody served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam from 1964 to 1966.[2]

Professional career

Moody spent his pre-judicial legal career in private practice in the State of Arkansas from 1964 and 1966 to 1995.[2]

Judicial career

Eastern District of Arkansas

On the recommendation of Senators David Pryor and Dale Bumpers, Moody was nominated by President Bill Clinton on June 27, 1995, to a seat vacated by Henry Woods. Moody was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 11, 1995 and received his commission on August 14, 1995. He assumed senior status on October 1, 2008. Moody, in accordance with federal law, retired from United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, to allow his son James Moody (Arkansas) to accept a confirmation to the same court.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Henry Woods
Eastern District of Arkansas
1995–2008
Seat #6
Succeeded by:
Kristine Gerhard Baker


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