Beverly Martin

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Beverly Martin
Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Title:   Judge
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   1/20/2010 - Present
Preceded by:   Robert Lanier Anderson
Succeeded by:   Leigh Martin May
Past post:   Northern District of Georgia
Past term:   2000-2009
Personal History
Born:   1955
Hometown:   Macon, GA
Undergraduate:   Stetson University, 1976
Law School:   University of Georgia Law, 1981

Beverly Baldwin Martin is an Article III federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.[1] On June 19, 2009, Martin was nominated to the court by Barack Obama. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate with unanimous consent on January 20, 2010. Prior to appointment, Martin was a federal judge for the Northern District of Georgia.[2]

Early life and education

Born in Macon, Georgia, Martin graduated from Stetson University with her bachelor's degree in 1976 and later graduated from Georgia Law with her J.D. degree in 1981.[3]

Professional career

  • 1997-1998: Acting U.S. attorney
  • 1984-1994: Assistant attorney general, State of Georgia
  • 1981-1984: Private practice, GeorgiaCite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Judicial career

Eleventh Circuit

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Beverly Martin
 Court:Eleventh Circuit
 Progress:Confirmed 215 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:June 19, 2009
ApprovedAABA Rating:Unanimously Well Qualified
ApprovedAHearing:July 29, 2009
ApprovedAReported:September 10, 2009 
ApprovedAConfirmed:January 20, 2010
 Vote: 97-0

Martin was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit by President Barack Obama on June 19, 2009 to a seat vacated by Robert Lanier Anderson.[4] Martin received the unanimous recommendation to the seat by both of Georgia's Republican Senators, Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss.[2]

In regards to the nomination, President Obama stated: "Judge Greenaway and Judge Martin have distinguished themselves as first-rate jurists with unflagging integrity and evenhandedness. I am grateful for their service to the states of New Jersey and Georgia and look forward to adding their considerable wisdom and experience to the Third and Eleventh Circuit Courts."[5]

Judiciary Committee hearing

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

Martin had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 29, 2009. The Committee voted to forward her nomination to the full Senate on September 10, 2009. Martin was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on January 20, 2010.[2]

Northern District of Georgia

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Max Cleland, Martin was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia by President Bill Clinton on March 27, 2000 to a seat vacated by Ernest Tidwell. Martin was confirmed by the Senate on June 16, 2000 on a majority vote and received commission on August 3, 2000.[6] She served the Northern District of Georgia until her elevation to the Eleventh Circuit.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Ernest Tidwell
Northern District of Georgia
Succeeded by:
Leigh Martin May
Preceded by:
Robert Lanier Anderson
Eleventh Circuit
Succeeded by:

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