James L. Edmondson
|James L. Edmondson|
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|Current Court Information:|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit|
|Appointed by:||Ronald Reagan|
|Active:||5/7/1986 - 7/15/2012|
|Chief:||2002 - 2009|
|Senior:||7/15/2012 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Albert Henderson|
|Undergraduate:||Emory U., B.A., 1968|
|Law School:||U. of Georgia Law, J.D., 1971|
|Grad. School:||U. of Virginia Law, M.L., 1990|
Early life and education
Born in Jasper, Georgia, Edmondson graduated from Emory University with his bachelor's degree in 1968 and later from University of Georgia School of Law with his Juris Doctor degree in 1971. Edmonsdon received a Master's of Laws degree in Judicial Process, L.L.M., from the University of Virginia in 1990.
Edmondson was a law clerk for the Honorable Sidney Smith of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia from 1971 to 1973 before entering into private practice in the State of Georgia until 1986. Edmondson was an instructor at University of Georgia School of Law from 1975 to 1984.
Edmondson was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit by President Ronald Reagan on March 26, 1986 to a seat vacated by Albert Henderson. Edmondson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 29, 1986 on a Senate vote and received commission on May 7, 1986. Edmondson served as the Chief Judge of the Court from 2002 to 2009. He assumed senior status on July 15, 2012.
Awards and associations
|Federal judicial offices|
|Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
|Former judges||John Godbold • Joseph Hatchett • Albert Henderson • Paul Roney • David Dyer • Elbert Tuttle • Thomas Clark • Richard Rives • Robert Vance • Lewis Morgan • Stanley Birch • Rosemary Barkett • Warren Leroy Jones • John Bryan Simpson • Frank M. Johnson, Jr. •|
|Former Chief judges|