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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Active:||11/12/1997 - 11/29/2010|
|Senior:||11/30/2010 - 8/19/2011|
|Preceded by:||Robert Doumar|
|Succeeded by:||Arenda L. Wright Allen|
|Past post:||Virginia Beach Circuit Court, Judge|
|Past chief:||1994 - 1997|
|Past term:||1991 - 1997|
|Undergraduate:||Old Dominion College, B.S., 1965|
|Law School:||Wake Forest U. Law, J.D., 1969|
Jerome B. Friedman is a judge on senior status for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He joined the court in 1997 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Friedman assumed senior status on November 30, 2010. Friedman retired from the court on August 19, 2011.
Early life and education
Born in Newark, New Jersey, Friedman graduated from Old Dominion College with his bachelor's degree in 1965 and later from the Wake Forest University School of Law with his Juris Doctor degree in 1969.
Friedman was a Trust Administrator for Virginia based First Union National Bank from 1969 to 1970 before entering private practice in the State of Virginia from 1970 to 1985. Friedman was a District Court Judge in the Juvenile & Domestic Relations division of Virginia Court system, from 1985 to 1991. Friedman was appointed to serve as Circuit Court Judge in the Virginia Beach Circuit Court from 1991 to 1997, serving as the Chief Judge of the Court from 1994 to 1997.
Eastern District of Virginia
On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Chuck Robb, Friedman was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia by President Bill Clinton on June 26, 1997 to a seat vacated by Robert Doumar. Friedman was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 7, 1997 on a Senate vote and received commission on November 12, 1997. He assumed senior status on November 30, 2010. Friedman retired from the court on August 19, 2011. Friedman was succeeded in this position by Arenda L. Wright Allen.
- The Robing Room- Rate Judge Friedman
- The Virginian-Pilot "U.S. District Judge Friedman to semiretire," January 14, 2010
- Judge Friedman Biography from the Federal Judicial Center
|Federal judicial offices|
|Eastern District of Virginia
Arenda L. Wright Allen
John F. Anderson • Ivan Davis • Theresa Buchanan • Rawles Jones, Jr. • Tommy Miller • William Prince • Douglas E. Miller • David Novak • Lawrence Leonard •
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