Note: Judgepedia will be read-only from 9pm CST on February 25-March 5 while Judgepedia is merged into Ballotpedia.
Starting on March 5, all Judgepedia content will be contained on For status updates, visit

Claire Cecchi

From Judgepedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Claire Cecchi
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 District of New Jersey
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #6
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   6/14/2011 - Present
Preceded by:   Joseph Greenaway
Past post:   District of New Jersey, Magistrate judge
Past term:   4/26/2006 - 6/14/2011
Personal History
Born:   1964
Hometown:   Queens, NY
Undergraduate:   Barnard College, Columbia U., B.A., 1982
Law School:   Fordham U. Law, J.D., 1989

Claire C. Cecchi is a federal judge for the District of New Jersey. She joined the court in 2011 after a nomination from President Barack Obama. Prior to nomination, she served as a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. She was appointed to this position on April 26, 2006.[1][2]

Early life and education

Claire Cecchi earned her B.A. degree from Barnard College of Columbia University and her J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law.[3]

Professional career

Before she became a judge, Claire Cecchi worked as a partner of the law firm McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP.[3]

Judicial career

District of New Jersey

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Claire Cecchi
 Court:District of New Jersey
 Progress:Confirmed 195 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:December 1, 2010
ApprovedAABA Rating:Majority Qualified, Minority Well Qualified
ApprovedAHearing:March 2, 2011
ApprovedAReported:March 31, 2011 
ApprovedAConfirmed:June 14, 2011
 Vote: 98-0

On December 1, 2010, President Obama nominated Cecchi to the seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey vacated by Joseph Greenaway.[4][5] President Obama had this to say about the nominations made on December 1, 2010: “These outstanding candidates have shown an unwavering commitment to justice throughout their careers. They all have long and distinguished records of service, and I am pleased to nominate them to continue serving the American people on the District Court bench.”[4]

Cecchi received a rating of "Majority Qualified, Minority Well Qualified" from the American Bar Association. She had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 2, 2011 and you can find her Committee Questionnaire available here and her Questions for the Record available here.[6]

Cecchi's nomination was returned to the President at the end of the 111th Congress. President Obama resubmitted the nomination on January 5, 2011. Cecchi's nomination was confirmed by the Senate on June 14, 2011 by a vote of 98-0.[7]

See also

External links


Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Joseph Greenaway
District of New Jersey
Seat #6
Succeeded by:

New JerseyNew Jersey Supreme CourtNew Jersey Superior Court, Appellate DivisionNew Jersey Superior CourtsNew Jersey Municipal CourtsNew Jersey Tax CourtUnited States District Court for the District of New JerseyUnited States bankruptcy court, District of New JerseyUnited States Court of Appeals for the Third CircuitNew Jersey countiesNew Jersey judicial newsNew Jersey judicial electionsJudicial selection in New JerseyNewJerseyTemplate.jpg