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John A. Gibney

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John A. Gibney
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Station:   Richmond, VA
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   12/16/2010 - Present
Preceded by:   Robert Payne
Personal History
Born:   1951
Hometown:   Coatesville, PA
Undergraduate:   College of William & Mary, 1973
Law School:   University of Virginia Law, 1976

John Adrian Gibney, Jr. is a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He was nominated to the court by President Obama on April 14, 2010 and confirmed by the Senate on December 16, 2010.[1]

Early life and education

Gibney graduated from the College of William & Mary in 1973 and the University of Virginia School of Law in 1976.[2]

Professional career

  • 2005-2010: Adjunct Professor, University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
  • 1999-2004: Town Attorney, Ashland, Virginia
  • 1984-2010: Private Practice, Richmond, Virginia
  • 1982-1984: Assistant Attorney General, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • 1978-1982: Private Practice, Richmond, Virginia
  • 1976-1978: Law Clerk, Hon. Harry L. Carrico, Supreme Court of Virginia[3]

Judicial career

Eastern District of Virginia

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:John A. Gibney
 Court:Eastern District of Virginia
 Progress:Confirmed 246 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:April 14, 2010
ApprovedAABA Rating:Unanimously Qualified
ApprovedAHearing:April 28, 2010
ApprovedAReported:May 27, 2010 
ApprovedAConfirmed:December 16, 2010
 Vote: Voice vote

Gibney was nominated for a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia by President Obama on April 14, 2010. Obama said of the nomination:

I am pleased to nominate this dedicated public servant to serve on the United States District Court. He has an outstanding record of excellence and integrity and has exhibited a strong dedication to the rule of law throughout his career. I am confident he will serve the people of Virginia with distinction.[2][4]

Gibney was recommended to the President by Virginia U.S. senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner.[5] He was nominated to fill the seat vacated by Robert Payne.[6]

The American Bar Association rated unanimously Gibney Qualified.[7]

Judiciary committee hearing

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

Gibney had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 28, 2010. The Committee voted to forward his nomination to the full Senate on May 27, 2010 and the Senate confirmed his nomination on December 16, 2010.[7]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Robert Payne
Eastern District of Virginia
Seat #3
Succeeded by: