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|Current Court Information:|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit|
|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|
|Undergraduate:||Denver U. '56|
|Law School:||U. of Denver Law '59|
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.
Early life and education
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 before being promoted to Deputy Attorney General from 1968 to 1972 before being elected Attorney General from 1972 to 1975.
Colorado Bankruptcy Judge
Porfilo became a Bankruptcy Judge appointed by the Chief Judge of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in 1975 to a fourteen year term as a bankruptcy judge. Porfilo resigned from being a bankruptcy judge in 1982 upon his nomination to the Federal Bench for the District of Colorado.
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 Fred Winner as Winner assumed senior status. Porfilo was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 24, 1982 on a senate vote 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.Porfilio was succeeded in this position by Daniel Sparr.
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 Robert McWilliams as McWilliams assumed senior status. Porfilo was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 3, 1985 on a Senate vote and received commission on May 10, 1985. Porfilo later assumed senior status on October 15, 1999.
|Federal judicial offices|
|District of Colorado
|Former judges||William E. Doyle • Robert Henry • Michael McConnell • Robert McWilliams • James Barrett • John Hazelton Cotteral • Robert E. Lewis • Robert Williams • Orie Leon Phillips • George Thomas McDermott • Sam Gilbert Bratton • Alfred Murrah • Walter Huxman • David Thomas Lewis • Jean Breitenstein • Delmas Hill • John Hickey • James Logan • John Pickett • Oliver Seth •|
|Former Chief judges|
|Magistrate judges||David West • Kathleen Tafoya • Kristen Mix • Michael Hegarty • Craig Shaffer • Boyd Boland • Michael Watanabe • Gordon Gallagher •|
|Former Article III judges||
Moses Hallett • William E. Doyle • Edward Nottingham • Zita Weinshienk • John Porfilio • Robert E. Lewis • John Foster Symes • Olin Chilson • Alfred Arraj • Jean Breitenstein • James Carrigan • Phillip Figa • Sherman Finesilver • Daniel Sparr • Fred Winner • William Knous •
|Former Chief judges|