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Thomas Griffith

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Thomas Griffith
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Title:   Judge
Position:   56
Station:   D.C.
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   6/29/2005 - Present
Preceded by:   Patricia Wald
Personal History
Born:   1954
Hometown:   Yokohama, Japan
Undergraduate:   Brigham Young U. '78
Law School:   University of Virginia Law '85

Thomas Beall Griffith is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He joined the court in 2005 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.

Early life and education

Born in Yokohama, Japan, Griffith graduated from Brigham Young University with his bachelor's degree in 1978 and later from University of Virginia Law School with his J.D. degree in 1985.[1]

Professional career

Griffith was a private practice attorney in North Carolina from 1985 to 1989 and in Washington, D.C. from 1989 to 1995. From 1999 to 2000, Griffith served as Legal Counsel for the Senate and as General Counsel for Brigham Young University from 2000 to 2005.[1]

Judicial career

DC Circuit

On the recommendation of the Congressional delegation for the District of Columbia, Griffith was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by President George W. Bush on February 14, 2005 to a seat vacated by Patricia Wald as Wald assumed senior status. Griffith was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 14, 2005 on a Senate vote and received commission on June 29, 2005.[2]

Awards and associations

Notable cases

See also

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