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Audrey Fleissig

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Audrey Fleissig
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #3T
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   6/9/2010 - Present
Preceded by:   E. Richard Webber
Past post:   Magistrate Judge
Past term:   2001 - 2010
Personal History
Born:   1955
Hometown:   St. Louis, MO
Undergraduate:   Carleton College, B.A., 1976
Law School:   Washington U. School of Law, J.D., 1980

Audrey Goldstein Fleissig is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Fleissig was confirmed to the court in June of 2010.[1][2]

Early life and education

Judge Fleissig received her undergraduate degree from Carleton College in 1976 and her J.D. degree from the Washington University School of Law in 1980.[2]

Professional career

During law school, Fleissig clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Edward Filippine. After school, she joined the law firm Peper, Martin, Jensen, Maichel and Hetlage (now Husch Blackwell Sanders) as a civil litigator. In 1991, Fleissig became an Assistant United States Attorney. Next, she was appointed U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri in January of 2000. Fleissig served in this position for only a year, since she was appointed a magistrate judge on the court in 2001. In 2010, President Barack Obama nominated her to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.[1][2]

Judicial career

Eastern District of Missouri

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Audrey Fleissig
 Court:Eastern District of Missouri
 Progress:Confirmed 138 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:January 20, 2010
ApprovedAABA Rating:Unanimously Well Qualified
ApprovedAHearing:February 11, 2010
ApprovedAReported:March 4, 2010 
ApprovedAConfirmed:June 7, 2010
 Vote: 90-0

On January 20, 2010, President Obama nominated Judge Fleissig to serve as a judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.[3]

Fleissig received a rating of "Unanimously Well Qualified" from the American Bar Association.[4]

Judiciary Committee hearing

Fleissig's Public Questionnaire Available Here
Questions for the Record available here

Fleissig had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 11, 2010.[4] The Committee voted to forward her nomination to the full Senate on March 4, 2010, and the Senate voted 90 - 0 to confirm her to the court on June 7, 2010.[5]

Awards and associations

  • Former President of the Women Lawyer’s Association of Greater St. Louis
  • Member of the National Association of Women Judge[3]

See also

External links


Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
E. Richard Webber
Eastern District of Missouri
Seat #3T
Succeeded by: