is currently a partner at the law firm of Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP
in Atlanta, Georgia
. She was nominated on February 16, 2012
, by Barack Obama
to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Federal judicial nomination
| ||Candidate:||Jill Pryor|
| ||Court:||Eleventh Circuit|
| ||Progress:|| 888 days since nomination.|
|Nominated:||February 16, 2012|
|ABA Rating:||Unanimously Well Qualified|
|Hearing:||May 13, 2014|
|Reported:||June 19, 2014 |
Barack Obama nominated Jill Pryor to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to fill the vacancy left by Stanley Birch, Jr. Obama commented on the nomination, stating, "Jill A. Pryor has displayed exceptional dedication to the legal profession through her work and I am honored to nominate her to serve the American people as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals. She will be a diligent, judicious and esteemed addition to the Eleventh Circuit bench."
Pryor was rated Unanimously Well Qualified by the American Bar Association. You can find her Committee Questionnaire available here.
Pryor's nomination was returned to the president on January 3, 2013. The nomination was resubmitted on January 4, 2013.
Pryor's nomination was returned a second time by the Senate on January 3, 2014, and she was renominated on January 6th by President Obama. She had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 13, 2014.
The Senate Judiciary Committee reported Pryor to the full Senate on June 19, 2014, on a voice vote.
Early life and education
Born in Harrisburg, PA, Pryor attended the College of William & Mary, earning her B.A. in 1985. She went on to earn her J.D. from Yale Law three years later.
- 1989-Present: Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore
- 1997-Present Partner
- 1989-1997: Associate
Awards and associations
- 2009-2013: The Best Lawyers in America
- 2008-2012: Recognition, Chambers USA
- 2012: Recognition "Litigation Star" in Georgia in Benchmark Plaintiff
- 2010-2012: "Top 100 Super Lawyers," "Georgia Super Lawyers"
- 2004-2012: "Top 50 Female Super Lawyers," Georgia Super Lawyers
- 2006: Outstanding Woman in the Profession Achievement Award, Atlanta Bar Association, Women in the Profession Committee
- 2005: Kathleen Kessler Award, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
- 2011-Present: Board of Directors, Georgia Legal Services Program, Inc.
- 2007-2011: Board of Directors, Chastain Horse Park Non-profit Therapeutic Riding Program
- 2002-2003: Everybody Wins! Children's Literacy and Mentoring Program Volunteer
- 2000-2003: Founding Board Member, Atlanta Women's Alliance
- 1996, 1997: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Team Captain, Legal Division, "Great Strides Walk for the Cure"
- 1995-2001: Federal Employees Credit Union
- 1998, 2001: Asset Liability Management Committee
- 2000: Supervisory Committee
- 1997-1999: Credit Committee
- 1995-1997: Personnel Committee
- 1995: Nominating Committee
- 1995-2000: American Heart Association Legal Campaign Firm Chair
- 1995-1998: Atlanta Women in Business
- 1994-1995: Mentor, Law Association for Women Student, Emory Law School
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The White House, "President Obama Nominates Jill A. Pryor to Serve on the US Court of Appeals," February 16, 2012
- ↑ The White House, "Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate," February 16, 2012
- ↑ Senate Judiciary Committee, "113th Congress Nomination Materials," accessed May 14, 2014
- ↑ White House, "Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate," January 7, 2014
- ↑ Senate Judiciary Committee, "Judicial Nomination," May 13, 2014
- ↑ Senate Judiciary Committee, "Results of Executive Business Meeting - June 19 2014," June 19, 2014