Jon McCalla

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Jon McCalla
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #5
Service:
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   2/10/1992 - 8/23/2013
Chief:   2008 - 2013
Senior:   8/23/2013 - Present
Preceded by:   104 Stat. 5089
Succeeded by:   Sheryl H. Lipman
Personal History
Born:   1947
Hometown:   Memphis, TN
Undergraduate:   University of Tennessee, B.S., 1969
Law School:   Vanderbilt U. Law School, J.D., 1974
Military service:   U.S. Army Lieutenant 1969 - 1971

Jon McCalla is an Article III federal judge serving on senior status for the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. He joined the court in 1992 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. At the time of his nomination, he was a private practice attorney. McCalla served as Chief Judge from 2008 until he assumed senior status in August of 2013.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, McCalla graduated with his bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee in 1969. McCalla then served as an U.S. Army Lieutenant until 1971. McCalla went on to graduate from Vanderbilt Law School with his Juris Doctor degree in 1974.[1]

Professional career

McCalla was a law clerk for former federal judge Bailey Brown in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee from 1974 to 1975. McCalla entered private practice in Memphis from 1975 to 1992.[1]

Judicial career

Western District of Tennessee

On the recommendation of Congressman Jimmy Quillen, McCalla was nominated to the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee by President George H.W. Bush on August 1, 1991, to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089, which was approved by Congress. McCalla was confirmed by the U.S. {{|BPSenate}} on February 6, 1992 on a Senate vote and received commission on February 10, 1992.[2] On August 23, 2013, Judge Jon McCalla assumed senior status for the Western District of Tennessee, where he served for over 21 years.[3]

Reprimand

Judge McCalla was harshly reprimanded by the Sixth Circuit Judicial Council in 2001 for verbal and physical abuse towards practicing attorneys. McCalla was only one of seven federal judges to be formally disciplined in the 2000's.[4]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
Western District of Tennessee
1992–2013
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
Sheryl H. Lipman


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