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John Porfilio

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John Porfilio
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   5/10/1985-10/15/1999
Senior:   10/15/1999-Present
Preceded by:   Robert McWilliams
Past post:   District of Colorado
Past term:   1982-1985
Personal History
Home state:   Colorado
Undergraduate:   Denver University, 1956
Law School:   University of Denver Law School, 1959

John Porfilio is a federal appeals judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He joined the court in 1985 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Porfilo is a judge serving on senior status.[1]

Early life and education

Porfilo graduated from Denver University with his bachelor's degree in 1956 and later graduated from Denver Law with his law degree in 1959.[1]

Professional career

Porfilo began his career as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Colorado from 1959 to 1962 before becoming a Assistant Attorney General in the State of Colorado from 1962 to 1968. From 1968 to 1972, Porfilio was deputy Attorney General. He served as Attorney General of Colorado from 1972 to 1975.[1]

Judicial career

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Bill Armstrong, Porfilo was nominated by Ronald Reagan on April 5, 1985, to a seat vacated by Judge Robert McWilliams as McWilliams assumed senior status. Porfilo was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 3, 1985, and received commission on May 10, 1985. Porfilo later assumed senior status on October 15, 1999.[1]

District of Colorado

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Bill Armstrong, Porfilo was nominated by Ronald Reagan on May 18, 1982, to a seat vacated by Judge Fred Winner as Winner assumed senior status. Porfilo was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 24, 1982, and received commission on June 25, 1982. Porfilio left the District of Colorado on May 13, 1985, due to his appointment to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.[1] Porfilio was succeeded in this position by Judge Daniel Sparr.

Colorado bankruptcy judge

Porfilo was appointed by the Chief Judge of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to a fourteen-year term as a bankruptcy judge in 1975. Porfilo resigned from being a bankruptcy judge in 1982 upon his nomination to the District of Colorado.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Robert McWilliams
Tenth Circuit
1985–1999
Succeeded by:
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Preceded by:
Fred Winner
District of Colorado
1982–1985
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
Daniel Sparr




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