Are you running for judicial office this year? October 20th is the last day to guarantee your bio info gets added to Judgepedia! Please use our biographical information submission form to enhance your profile page.


Mary McLaughlin

From Judgepedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mary McLaughlin
Placeholder image.png
Do you have a photo that could go here? Submit it for this profile by emailing us!
Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #10
Alternative court:   United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
Alternative term:   5/18/2008-5/18/2015
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   5/30/2000-11/18/2013
Senior:   11/19/2013-Present
Preceded by:   Marvin Katz
Personal History
Born:   1946
Hometown:   Philadelphia, PA
Undergraduate:   Gwynedd-Mercy College, 1968
Law School:   University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1976
Grad. School:   Bryn Mawr College, 1969

Mary McLaughlin is a federal judge on senior status for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She joined the court in 2000 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. McLaughlin also serves on the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Her term on the surveillance court started on May 18, 2008 and ends on May 18, 2015.[1] McLaughlin assumed senior status for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on November 18, 2013.[2]

Early life and education

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, McLaughlin graduated from Gwynedd-Mercy College with her bachelor's degree in 1968 and from Bryn Mawr College with her master's degree in 1969. McLaughlin went on to obtain her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1976.[2]

Professional career

  • 1995: Chief counsel, Sub-committee on Terrorism, Technology, and Government for the Senate Judiciary Committee
  • 1989: Rutgers University School of Law
  • 1988: Adjunct professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • 1986-2000: Attorney, Private practice
  • 1984-1986: Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Law
  • 1980-1984: Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia
  • 1977-1980: Attorney, Private practice
  • 1976-1977: Law clerk to Judge Stanley Brotman for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey[2]

Judicial career

Eastern District of Pennsylvania

McLaughlin was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania by President Bill Clinton on March 9, 2000, to a seat vacated by Judge Marvin Katz as Katz assumed senior status. McLaughlin was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 24, 2000, and received commission on May 31, 2000.[3] On November 18, 2013, McLaughlin retired from full-time service of the court and took senior status.[2]

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

McLaughlin also concurrently serves on the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. She was appointed on May 18, 2008 and her term will end on May 18, 2015.[1]

See also

External links

References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Marvin Katz
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
2002–2013
Seat #10
Succeeded by:
NA



PennsylvaniaSupreme Court of PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Superior CourtPennsylvania Commonwealth CourtPennsylvania Court of Common PleasPennsylvania Magisterial DistrictsPhiladelphia Municipal CourtPhiladelphia Traffic CourtPittsburgh Municipal CourtUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of PennsylvaniaUnited States District Court for the Middle District of PennsylvaniaUnited States District Court for the Western District of PennsylvaniaUnited States bankruptcy court, Eastern District of PennsylvaniaUnited States bankruptcy court, Middle District of PennsylvaniaUnited States bankruptcy court, Western District of PennsylvaniaUnited States Court of Appeals for the Third CircuitPennsylvania countiesPennsylvania judicial newsPennsylvania judicial electionsJudicial selection in PennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaTemplate.jpg