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Kimberly Mueller

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Kimberly Mueller
Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   12/21/2010-Present
Preceded by:   Frank Damrell
Past post:   Federal Magistrate Judge
Past term:   2003-2010
Personal History
Born:   1957
Hometown:   Newton, Kansas
Undergraduate:   Pomona College, 1981
Law School:   Stanford Law School, 1995

Kimberly J. Mueller is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. She was appointed to this position on March 10, 2010, by President President Obama and was confirmed by the Senate the following December 16, 2010.[1] Previously, she served as a federal magistrate judge in this district from March 28, 2003.[2]

Mueller is the first woman to serve as a district judge for the Eastern District of California.[3]


Mueller received a B.A. degree from Pomona College in 1981 and a J.D. degree from Stanford Law School in 1995.[2]

Professional career

  • 2000-2003: Private Practice, Sacramento, California
  • 2000-2001: Adjunct Professor, University of the Pacific
  • 1999: Adjunct Professor, University of California Davis School of Law
  • 1995-1999: Private Practice, Sacramento, California[2][4]

Judicial career

Eastern District of California

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Kimberly Mueller
 Court:Eastern District of California
 Progress:Confirmed 281 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:March 10, 2010
ApprovedAABA Rating:Unanimously Well Qualified
ApprovedAHearing:April 16, 2010
ApprovedAReported:May 6, 2010 
ApprovedAConfirmed:December 16, 2010
 Vote: Voice vote

On March 10, 2010, Judge Mueller was nominated to serve on the federal bench of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California by President President Obama. Mueller was recommended by Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer. Mueller was nominated to fill the seat vacated by Judge Frank Damrell.[5] Obama said of the nomination, "I am honored to put forward [this] highly qualified candidate for the federal bench."[4]

Mueller's appointment was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 16, 2010.[1]

Judiciary Committee hearing

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

Mueller had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 16, 2010.[6] The committee reported to the Senate on May 6, 2010, approving the nomination.[1]

Eastern District of California Magistrate judge

Kimberly Mueller was federal magistrate judge for the Eastern District of California from 2003 to 2010.[7]

Awards and associations

  • Former Health and Safety Director of the California Firefighter Foundation[4]

See also

External links


Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Frank Damrell
Eastern District of California
Seat #3
Succeeded by:

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