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Ivan Lemelle

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Ivan Lemelle
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #11
Station:   New Orleans, LA
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   04/7/1998 - Present
Preceded by:   Veronica Wicker
Past post:   Eastern District of Louisiana, Magistrate Judge
Past term:   1984 - 1998
Personal History
Born:   1950
Hometown:   Opelousas, LA
Undergraduate:   Xavier U., B.S., 1971
Law School:   Loyola Law, J.D., 1974

Ivan L.R. Lemelle is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He joined the court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.

Early life and education

Born in Opelousas, Louisiana, Lemelle graduated from Xavier University-Louisiana with his bachelor's degree in 1971 and later from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law with his Juris Doctor degree in 1974.[1]

Professional career

Lemelle was a law clerk for Judge Robert Collins in the New Orleans Parish Criminal District Court from 1972 to 1974 before serving as an Assistant District Attorney in New Orleans Parish, Louisiana until 1977. Lemelle was a private practice attorney in Louisiana from 1977 to 1981. Lemelle briefly served part-time as Assistant City Attorney for the City of New Orleans, Louisiana from 1977 to 1978. Lemelle was an Assistant Attorney General for the Louisiana Department of Justice from 1980 to 1984.[1]

Judicial career

Eastern District of Louisiana

Lemelle was a Federal Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.[1]

On the recommendation of Senators Mary Landrieu and John Breaux, Lemelle was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana by President Bill Clinton on February 12, 1997 to a seat vacated by Veronica Wicker as Wicker assumed senior status. Lemelle was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 3, 1998 and received commission on April 7, 1998.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Veronica Wicker
Eastern District of Louisiana
1998–Current
Seat #11
Succeeded by:
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